Author(s): Gajanan S. Sanap, Guru Prasad Mohanta
Solid Lipid Nanoparticle (SLN) have emerged as potential drug delivery system with wide application in the several fields including pharmaceutical, cosmetics, research along with other allied sciences. The prime use of SLN in several fields is as colloidal drug carriers for incorporation of several hydrophilic and lipophilic drugs including proteins and antigens. The several routes of drug administration like parentral routes along with oral, nasal and pulmonary has been utilized for further administration of SLN along with drug. Specially, proteins and antigens with therapeutics purposes may be incorporated or adsorbed onto SLN. The several problems related with conventional chemotherapy may be partially overcome with the encapsulation of them as SLN. This present review largely deals with advantages, method of production and characterization along with applications of SLN in several areas.