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Table 1 Nanocarriers advantages and properties required for clinical translation [22]

From: Rational design for multifunctional non-liposomal lipid-based nanocarriers for cancer management: theory to practice

Advantages offered by nanocarriers
• Prevention of undesired drug interaction with the biological environment (i.e., drug inactivation by metabolization)
• Control on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters
• Enhanced drug accumulation at the tumor target site and improved intracellular uptake
• Safety (i.e.; decrease of drug toxicity and side-effects).