Patent Number: 8,512,697

Title: Delivery of micro- and nanoparticles with blood platelets

Abstract: The invention is directed to platelets containing micron or nanometer size particles wherein the micron or nanometer sized particles comprises an active agent. The invention is also directed to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the above platelets. The invention is further directed to methods of delivering the micron or nanometer size particles containing an active agent to a site of interest in a patient.

Inventors: Fischer; Thomas H. (Hillsborough, NC), Eskridge, Jr.; E. Stan (Chapel Hill, NC), Nichols; Timothy C. (Chapel Hill, NC), Gallippi; Caterina Maria (Cary, NC)

Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

International Classification: A01N 63/00 (20060101); A01N 1/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-20 0:00:00