Advances in new micro- and nanotechnologies are accelerating the identification and evaluation of drug candidates, and the development of new delivery technologies that are required to transform biological potential into medical reality. This article will highlight the emerging micro- and nanotechnology tools, techniques and devices that are being applied to advance the fields of drug discovery and drug delivery. Many of the promising applications of micro- and nanotechnology are likely to occur at the interfaces between microtechnology, nanotechnology and biochemistry.
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LaVan, D., Lynn, D. & Langer, R. Moving smaller in drug discovery and delivery. Nat Rev Drug Discov 1, 77–84 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrd707
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