An overview of the development of composites containing Mg and Zn for drug delivery

  • Firooze Niazvand School of medicine, Abadan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
  • Amir Cheshmi Department of Materials Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Shariati Avenue, Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran (
  • Maryam Zand Department of Physics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
  • Reyhaneh NasrAzadani Department of Biomaterials Nanotechnology and Tissue engineering, School of Advanced Technology in Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Beena Kumari Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana, India
  • Ali Raza School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
  • Shima Nasibi Materials Science and Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Keywords: Drug delivery, Biomedical application, Zinc oxide composite, Mg composites


Drug delivery is known as the administration of drugs using suitable vehicle for achieving effective treatment with no unwanted effects. In recent years, various composite materials have been developed and evaluated for being used in different biomedical fields such as wound dressings, cardiac prosthesis, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. Zinc is the second most available element after Fe in our body. Nanoparticles based on metal oxides, such as zinc oxides and Zn-containing composites, can be considered as viable platforms for some biomedical uses, especially for drug delivery applications. Mg composite biomaterials are also suggested for diverse biomedical applications due to their good mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and bioactivity. This paper highlights applications of zinc and magnesium-based composites in development of drug delivery systems.

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Niazvand, F., Cheshmi, A., Zand, M., NasrAzadani, R., Kumari, B., Raza, A., & Nasibi, S. (2020). An overview of the development of composites containing Mg and Zn for drug delivery. Journal of Composites and Compounds, 2(5), 193-204.
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