Thermal-sensitive liposomes

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Liposomes are microscopic lipid bubbles designed to entrap drugs. They have been used locally as well as systemically for targeting of drugs to specific organs or for prolonging drug effect. The encapsulation of drugs in liposomes has been shown to reduce the toxicity, provide solubility in plasma, and enhance permeability through tissue barriers. Some applications related to cancer and infectious diseases have reached clinical use, while others are currently in Phase I–III human clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraocular Drug Delivery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420016505
ISBN (Print)9780824728601
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Asrani, S., Goldberg, M. F., & Zeimer, R. (2006). Thermal-sensitive liposomes. In Intraocular Drug Delivery (pp. 143-156). CRC Press.