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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 571702, 10 pages
Poly(hydroxyalkanoates)-Based Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Laboratory of Bioactive Polymeric Materials for Biomedical & Environmental Applications, UdR-INSTM, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Via Risorgimento 35, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Received 13 February 2009; Accepted 29 June 2009
Academic Editor: Phillip E. Klebba
Copyright © 2009 Cesare Errico et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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