Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) are a novel nanoparticle drug delivery system that can be used to deliver a wide range of therapeutic agents, including nucleic acids such as DNA, siRNA, and mRNA. Lipid nanoparticles are commonly used for the intracellular delivery of nucleic acids, but they can also be used to deliver more traditional therapeutics, including small molecules, peptides, and proteins. Lipid nanoparticles can also be used for intravascular delivery of nucleic acids. This is a promising method for brain drug delivery and cancer therapies, as it allows for precise targeting of tumor cells. In addition, lipid nanoparticles can be used as a delivery method for inoculations, as with the recent COVID-19 vaccines.
Using lipid nanoparticles for drug delivery is a promising area of research, and the clinical pipeline is filled with lipid nanoparticle products that provide innovative solutions unmatched by traditional drug delivery systems. In this blog, discover the benefits of LNP delivery, the types of lipid nanoparticles, their safety for drug delivery, and more.