Current approaches and future prospects of nanofibers: a special focus on antimicrobial drug delivery


Topcu B., GÜLTEKİNOĞLU BAYRAM M. , TİMUR S. S. , EROĞLU İ. , ULUBAYRAM K. , EROĞLU H.

JOURNAL OF DRUG TARGETING, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1061186x.2020.1867991
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DRUG TARGETING

Abstract

Antibacterial nanofibers have a great potential for effective treatment of infections. They act as drug reservoir systems that release higher quantities of antibacterial agents/drug in a controlled manner at infection sites and prevent drug resistance, while concomitantly decreasing the systemic toxicity. With this drug delivery system, it is also possible to achieve multiple drug entrapment and also simultaneous or sequential release kinetics at the site of action. Therefore, advances in antibacterial nanofibers as drug delivery systems were overviewed within this article. Recently published data on antibacterial drug delivery was also summarised to provide a view of the current state of art in this field. Although antibacterial use seems to be limited and one can ask that 'what is left to be discovered?'; recent update literatures in this field highlighted the use of nanofibers from very different perspectives. We believe that readers will be benefiting this review for enlightening of novel ideas.