Development of nanoparticle drug-delivery systems for the inner ear.
Nanomedicine (Lond). 2020 Jul 01;:
Authors: An X, Zha D
Hearing loss has become the most common sensory nerve disorder worldwide, with no effective treatment strategy. Low-permeability and limited blood supply to the blood-labyrinth barrier limit the effective delivery and efficacy of therapeutic drugs in the inner ear. Nanoparticle (NP)-based drugs have shown benefits of stable controlled release and functional surface modification, and NP-based delivery systems have become a research hotspot. In this review, we discuss the development of new targeted drug-delivery systems based on the biocompatibility and safety of different NPs in the cochlea, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their prescription methods and approaches. We believe that targeted NP-based drug-delivery systems will be effective treatments for hearing loss.
PMID: 32605499 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]