Nano delivery platforms

The properties of blood platelets small discoid cells that carry out a broad range of functions related to hemostasis mark them out as prime candidates to form the basis of drug delivery systems. These authors report a new nanoparticle based delivery platform, in which polymeric nanoparticles are enclosed in the plasma membrane of human platelets. They demonstrate the use of these platelet membrane cloaked nanoparticles for antibiotic delivery  for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infection.