Polyethyleneimine - based materials for gene therapy, bioimaging and drug delivery systems applications

  • Reza Masoumzadeh
  • Anahita zare
Keywords: Polyethyleneimine, Biomedicine, Gene therapy, Drug delivery systems


Polyethylene (PEI) has certain properties that have been widely considered for medical purposes. PEI has a primary, secondary and tertiary cationic structure that gives it special chemical properties that make it have special applications in medicine. The amine groups on PEI are used for biomedical applications such as the preparation of organic / inorganic or organic / organic composites. In this paper, we review the latest scientific advances in medical applications of PEI, such as bioimaging applications, especially cancer diagnosis, gene therapy, and drug delivery systems.


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