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The potential for nanoparticle-based drug delivery to the brain: overcoming the blood-brain barrier

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The potential for nanoparticle-based drug delivery to the brain: overcoming the blood-brain barrier. / Barbu, Eugen; Molnar, E.; Tsibouklis, John; Gorecki, Darek.

In: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2009, p. 553-565.

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Barbu, Eugen ; Molnar, E. ; Tsibouklis, John ; Gorecki, Darek. / The potential for nanoparticle-based drug delivery to the brain: overcoming the blood-brain barrier. In: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. 2009 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 553-565.

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