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Recent Patents on Nanomedicine


ISSN (Print): 1877-9123
ISSN (Online): 1877-9131

Patenting Activities Related to Biomedical Applications of Fullerenes

Author(s): Tarek Baati, Henri Szwarc and Fathi Moussa

Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011

Page: [101 - 108] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1877912311101020101

Price: $65


Fullerene patents take advantage of the many very interesting biological properties of C60 and its derivatives to encompass a wide range of biomedical applications, including antiviral and anti-cancer ones. Some cosmetic applications have already reached the commercial area, but the main industrial potential of fullerenes in the medical field is still to be exploited. It is to be expected that certified toxicity data of each active derivative must be provided in order to boost this promising field.

Keywords: [60]fullerene, C60, free radicals, antioxidant, imaging, drug delivery, targeting, photodynamic therapy, HIV, fungal, cell death, aging, toxicity, fullerenes, free-radical scavenging

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