Journal article

Targeted Drug Delivery to the Virus-Infected Airway; Complications and Remedies

Daniel TW Clarke, Nigel AJ McMillan

CURRENT DRUG DELIVERY | BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Drug delivery to the airway and lower respiratory tract by aerosol inhalation has become a successful, non-invasive method of preventing and treating local disease of the lung. Consequently, it has been a promising route for clinical trials using highly specific and novel therapies to overcome viral pulmonary infection such as RNA interference, neutralising monoclonal antibodies and microparticle treatments. Yet despite this great potential, this form of delivery has proven somewhat ineffective due to airway remodeling, inflammation and mucus hypersecretion that results from viral symptoms in the respiratory tract. Here we review the research into the delivery technologies available as well ..

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