1 Department of Pharmaceutics (PG), Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kopargaon, Maharashtra 423603, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Pune University, Kopargaon, Maharashtra 423603, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutics (PG), Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Pune University, Kopargaon, Maharashtra 423603, India
The recent advances in the drug delivery system using a variety of technological platforms have resulted in innovation in the attitude towards diagnosis and therapeutics alike in the present times. Mesoporous Silica possesses favourable chemical properties, thermal stability, and biocompatibility. The unique structure of mesoporous silica makes possible the effective loading of drugs and their subsequent release in a controlled manner at the target site. The properties like pore size, high drug loading, and porosity as well as the surface properties of Mesoporous silica make them a suitable platform for many drug delivery applications. This review focuses on the applications and the advances made in the mesoporous silica to broaden the spectrum of its use especially in the field of medicine. The Mesoporous Silica carrier has proved its use in the field of biosensing, controlled and targeted drug release, gene delivery, water treatment, solubility and bioavailability enhancement and wound healing.
Keywords: Mesoporous Silica, Theranostic, Biocompatible, Biodegradable, Biosensing, Drug delivery system.
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