Editorial: Liposomes, lipid assemblies, nanotechnology, and everything interesting in between

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Since the introduction of the term “liposome” within early papers such as those by Belt (1958), Schlunk and Lombardi (1967), Kinsky et al. (1968), and Sessa and Weissmann (1968), the field of liposome research has grown and evolved to such a degree that a PubMed search on “liposome” currently produces over 35,000 items, over 1,600 of which were published in the last year alone—a rather impressive, yet impossible, volume of research to keep fully abreast with. Moreover, this is just searching for publications using the term liposome and does not include the many variations on the theme, which can include niosomes, virosomes, immunoliposomes, lipoplexes, microbubbles, and synthetic vesicles, to name but a few.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Liposome Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009


  • liposomes
  • nanotechnology
  • lipid assemblies

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