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Porous microsphere and its applications

Authors Cai Y, Chen Y, Hong X, Liu Z, Yuan W, Hu Z

Received 6 December 2012

Accepted for publication 12 January 2013

Published 15 March 2013 Volume 2013:8(1) Pages 1111—1120


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Yunpeng Cai,1,2* Yinghui Chen,3* Xiaoyun Hong,2 Zhenguo Liu,1 Weien Yuan2

1Department of Neurology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 2School of Pharmacy, Shanghai JiaoTong University, 3Department of Neurology Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Abstract: Porous microspheres have drawn great attention in the last two decades for their potential applications in many fields, such as carriers for drugs, absorption and desorption of substances, pulmonary drug delivery, and tissue regeneration. The application of porous microspheres has become a feasible way to address existing problems. In this essay, we give a brief introduction of the porous microsphere, its characteristics, preparation methods, applications, and a brief summary of existing problems and research tendencies.

Keywords: pore, porosity, porogen, suspension polymerization, seed swelling, pulmonary drug delivery, tissue regeneration

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