North Tehran IAU Create Smart Nanomedicine to Prevent Osteoporosis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:54

Researchers of Islamic Azad University, North Tehran branch, have created a Smart Nanomedicine to prevent and cure Osteoporosis.

According to an ISCA report, this research examined the performance of two kinds of industrial and herbal drugs encapsulated in nanoparticles with a shell of starch and cellulose and an alginate core as a new technique for nanoparticle drug delivery.

Sahar Behzadi, MS expert of Organic Chemistry of North Tehran IAU, explained that, biocompatible materials were used in this research, which caused no environmental pollution.

She explained that the industrial drug calcitonin and an extract of the herb Amaranthus retroflexcus L. were added separately and in combination to the nanoparticles, and the performance of each configuration was evaluated.

Variables like shape, size of nanoparticle, and pH were examined for their effect in vitro. Response surface methodology (RSM) was employed for optimization of parameters. The properties of the nanoparticles were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis).

Behzadi noted that the result of this research can be applied in treating osteoporosis without drugs side effects as a smart and purposeful treatment.

The research was carried out by Akbar Esmaeili, faculty member of North Tehran IAU, and Sahar Behzadi.

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