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Nanoceuticals governance and market review
- Kakkar, Vandita, Kumar, Manoj, Saini, Komal
- Environmental chemistry letters 2018 v.16 no.4 pp. 1293-1300
- adverse effects, drugs, functional foods, governance, markets, micelles, nanocapsules, nanocrystals, nanoemulsions, nanoparticles, nutrition, permeability, risk, solubility, therapeutics
- Nanoceuticals are pharmaceuticals or natural supplements, also known as nutraceuticals, designed using nanotechnologies. Benefits of nanoceuticals as therapeutics include better aqueous solubility and permeability, and reduced side effects. Nanoceuticals are designed using a wide variety of formulations such as nanoemulsions, micelles, nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanocochleates and nanocrystals. The article is a snapshot of the impact of nanotechnology on nutrition and food; it discusses regulations and risks.