Treating Brain Disorders with Dextrin-Based Polymers

Time: 3:30 pm
day: Conference Day One


  • β-cyclodextrin and other natural dextrin are exploited as starting materials for the synthesis of polymers with excellent properties as delivery systems of several active molecules
  • The dextrin-based polymers can be tailored to encapsulate drugs, oligonucleotides, and antibodies via well-established synthetic protocols
  • The possible therapeutic applications are broad, including the local brain delivery of siRNA and chemotherapeutic drugs for glioblastoma, and the oral delivery of dopamine receptor agonists for neurodegenerative diseases