Due to their size and their adjustable properties, there is an increased application of nanoparticles in therapy. On the one hand, they can be applied as carrier for medical active substances and on the other hand be a therapeutic agent itself.
In their role as drug carrier they can encapsulate sensitive drugs. The particle matrix protects the active substances from outside impacts and enables the controlled drug release. Due to tailor-made structure and surface properties, the particles can be targeted to the respective location which enables a optimal dosage and reduces side effects.