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Title: Protocells and their use for targeted delivery of multicomponent cargos to cancer cells

Various embodiments provide materials and methods for synthesizing protocells for use in targeted delivery of cargo components to cancer cells. In one embodiment, the lipid bilayer can be fused to the porous particle core to form a protocell. The lipid bilayer can be modified with targeting ligands or other ligands to achieve targeted delivery of cargo components that are loaded within the protocell to a target cell, e.g., a type of cancer. Shielding materials can be conjugated to the surface of the lipid bilayer to reduce undesired non-specific binding.
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STC.UNM (Albuquergue, NM) SSO
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Patent File Date: 2010 Oct 21
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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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United States

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