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Development of Sustained-Release Anti-HIV Nucleoside Phosphonate Nanoparticles

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In this application, researchers propose to utilize novel synthetic chemistry to develop a series of aliphatic tenofovir prodrugs designed to greatly enhance cellular uptake and to provide prolonged intracellular exposure to molecules with potent antiviral activity. They will further extend systemic exposure to these compounds by delivering them in slow-release nanoparticle formulations. They believe that with this “dual-modulation” of drug presentation we will provide systemic exposure to therapeutic concentrations of highly active antiviral compounds for periods of at least four weeks following intramuscular injection.

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