Nanoparticle Vaccines for Immunotherapy: From Design to Clinical Trials

Achraf Noureddine, Jonas G. Croissant, Harrison O. Davis, Lorenza I. Friedrich, Rita E. Serda

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Nanoparticles have the capacity to activate the immune system, based on both intrinsic particle characteristics and through the delivery of immune activating cargo. Co-delivery of antigens with adjuvants, such as cytokines, cytotoxic agents or pathogen-associated molecular patterns, presents opportunities for stimulating antigen-specific immune responses. This chapter highlights the immunogenic benefits of select chemotherapeutics and the use of nanoparticles to deliver immunogenic molecules and antigens. The influence of intrinsic nanoparticle properties and biological barriers on immune responses to nanoparticles is also discussed. In closing, a summary of nanoparticles approved for clinical use in the United States and examples of those approved in other countries are presented to highlight successes in nano-immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series
ISSN (Print)2210-7371
ISSN (Electronic)2210-738X


  • Adjuvant
  • Cancer
  • Delivery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanoparticle vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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