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Abstract

Engineered Erythrocytes As A Drug Delivery System

Author(s): Sanjay Jain, N. K Jain

Engineered erythrocytes as a drug delivery system is a topic of interest to the pharmacists working in industry, research & development, education, drug control administration and profession. This review presents an overview of isolation, encapsulation methods, characterization, routes of administration, crosslinking, stability, survival in vivo, storage, mechanism of drug release, toxicity and immunological considerations, potential for targeting, recent advances and pharmaceutical application of engineered erythrocytes. This drug delivery system is endowed with several exclusive advantages and hence holds potential for further research and clinical application.