Investigating the Effect of Aging on the Pharmacokinetics and Tumor Delivery of Nanomaterials using Mathematical Modeling

Prashant Dogra, Joseph D. Butner, Javier Ruiz Ramirez, Vittorio Cristini, Zhihui Wang

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Abstract

The application of nanomedicine for diagnosis and treatment of cancer has immense potential, but has witnessed only limited clinical success, in part due to insufficient understanding of the role of nanomaterial properties and physiological variables in governing nanoparticle (NP) pharmacology. Here, we present a multiscale mathematical model to examine the effects of physiological changes associated with patient age on the pharmacokinetics and tumor delivery efficiency of NPs. We show that physiological changes due to aging prolong the residence of NPs in the systemic circulation, thereby improving passive accumulation of NPs in tumors.Clinical Relevance - Understanding the effect of inter-individual variability on the pharmacological behavior of nanomaterials will improve their clinical translatability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2447-2450
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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