C08B 37/003(20130101), Y10S 977/742(20130101), Y10S 977/75(20130101), Y10S 977/753(20130101)
Functionalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) complexed with nanochitosan for use in the delivery of bioaffecting substances and diagnostic applications. fSWCNT complexed with the chitosan NG042 were used for delivery of DNA-encoding EGFP reporter protein and peptide. The results demonstrate that shown CNT-chitosan hybrid nanoparticles exhibit significantly higher transfection efficiency in vivo than chitosan alone. Furthermore, the functionalized nanotubes were tested for peptide transfer into HEK293 cells. The results showed that the hybrid nanoparticles efficiently transferred peptides. Together, these results show that hybrid SWCNT-chitosan particles increase DNA and peptide transfer into cells.
Mohapatra, Shyam S. and Kumar, Arun, "Method of drug delivery by carbon nanotube-chitosan nanocomplexes" (2013). USF Patents. 240.
University of South Florida