School of Health Sciences
Biotechnology | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry | Nanomedicine | Polymer Chemistry
Savas, Paul E. Jr., "Therapeutic Delivery Technology and its Economic Impact" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 827.
Therapeutic delivery technology is a current area of high interest in both university and industrial settings. These technologies are being developed in order to deliver therapeutic agents, such as genes, proteins, and drugs, to patients more efficiently. Nanoscale delivery vehicles have proven to be useful for these applications; these vehicles may either be naturally produced or chemically synthesized. The physical properties of these nanomaterials must be characterized correctly using instrumentation that evaluates their size, morphology, and potential for agglomeration. These technologies represent a high-growth economic area that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation. Because of this innovative spirit, research and economic interest will continue to be focused on therapeutic delivery technologies.