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Advanced drug delivery systems can assist in targeting coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A hypothesis


Mehta, M and Prasher, P and Sharma, M and Shastri, MD and Khurana, N and Vyas, M and Dureja, H and Gupta, G and Anand, K and Satija, S and Chellappan, DK and Dua, K, Advanced drug delivery systems can assist in targeting coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A hypothesis, Medical Hypotheses, 144 pp. 1-5. ISSN 0306-9877 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110254


The highly contagious coronavirus, which had already affected more than 2 million people in 210 countries, triggered a colossal economic crisis consequently resulting from measures adopted by various goverments to limit transmission. This has placed the lives of many people infected worldwide at great risk. Currently there are no established or validated treatments for COVID-19, that is approved worldwide. Nanocarriers may offer a wide range of applications that could be developed into risk-free approaches for successful therapeutic strategies that may lead to immunisation against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) which is the primary causative organism that had led to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We address existing as well as emerging therapeutic and prophylactic approaches that may enable us to effectively combat this pandemic, and also may help to identify the key areas where nano-scientists can step in.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:COVID-19, drug delivery, nanoparticles
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmaceutical delivery technologies
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Shastri, MD (Mr Madhur Shastri)
ID Code:151579
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2022-08-02
Last Modified:2022-09-30

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