chapter  14
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Supramolecular Drug-Delivery Systems

Today, a vast number of low-molecular weight drug molecules (typically <500 g/mol) are commonly used as therapeutic agents. Most new drugs, however, are poorly soluble in water. As a consequence, relatively small amounts of the drug reach the target  site. Thus far, numerous supramolecular drug-delivery systems are under investigation to circumvent these limitations and improve the potential of the respective drug.