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Fig. 1 | Cancer Nanotechnology

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From: Nanomedicine review: clinical developments in liposomal applications

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Nanoparticles commonly used as drug delivery systems. a Liposomes: biomimetic structure, encapsulate hydrophobic and hydrophilic drugs. Schematic image done with Adobe® Photoshop® CS6. b Viral vector: schematic representation of viral adenovirus. From Gomes et al. (2017). c Self-assembled proteins: ribbon diagram representing the structure of the ferritin protein. From Colton et al. (2014). d Polymeric nanoparticle [image from van Rijt et al. (2014)]. e Metallic nanoparticle: magnetic and non-immunogenic sphere, rod or cage nanoparticles (schematic image done with Paint 3D®). f Single-walled carbon nanotube: efficient drug-loading capacity because of ultrahigh surface area. Diameter range from 0.4 to 2 nm for SWCN and 2–100 nm for MWCN. From Kaur et al. (2019). g Astruc’s 54-ferrocene dendrimer. From Hudson (2001). h Polystyrene-coated magnetic NPs with core/shell structure. Modified from Wu et al. (2008). i Micelle formulation as drug delivery system. Public domain

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