NANOPARTICLE AS THE STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SARS-COV-2 ANTIVIRAL DRUGS
Keywords:Nanoparticle, SARS-CoV-2, Antiviral drugs
In just a matter of months, SARS-CoV-2 had spread around the world. Scientists collaborate to solve the problem. The development of antiviral drugs is a challenge in itself due to the rapidly changing nature of the virus. Selection of drug candidates can be done quickly through the repurposing drug method. Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs may be strong candidates for SARS-CoV-2 therapy. Nanotechnology is one solution in the development of antiviral drug delivery systems. The advantages possessed by the nanoparticle system can answer the need for an ideal antiviral drug. This article will focus on the development of nanoparticle preparations as a strategy in handling viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
The selection of article for the current review was searched from specialized databases such as Elsevier, Pubmed, Science Direct, Medscape and other credible databases using the keywords nanoparticle, SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19, drug repurposing, polymeric nanoparticle, micelle, liposome, solid lipid nanoparticle, nanostructured lipid carrier, dendrimer, metallic nanoparticle. The range of articles was 2007–2021.
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