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Nanotherapeutics - product development along the "Nanomaterial" discussion

 
: Wacker, M.G.

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Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 103 (2014), No.3, pp.777-784
ISSN: 0022-3549
ISSN: 1520-6017
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IME ()

Abstract
Nanomaterials have become part of formulation development in the pharmaceutical industry and offer exciting opportunities in the area of targeted drug delivery. But they may also exert unexpected toxicities and potentially pose a threat to human health and the environment. Since the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks recommended a definition of nanomaterials for implementation into the existing and upcoming regulatory framework in the European Union, a discussion about safety requirements of new nanoscale products has emerged. At the same time, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States still observes recent developments in this area. Although the impact on the pharmaceutical product chain is still uncertain, guidelines on risk assessment in food products and cosmetics are available and offer a preview of future developments in the regimens of pharmaceuticals.

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