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Anti-Inflammatory Dendrimers

The search for new anti-inflammatory drugs is an area of strong interest, related to several health issues, but dendrimer-based anti-inflammatory strategies are rather scarce. This chapter presents different strategies that have been already proposed in the past years for many of them. These strategies include (i) the cargo-loading approach (non-covalent association of antiinflammatory drugs with dendrimers), (ii) the pro-drug approach (anti-inflammatory drugs linked to dendrimers, with a possible control over the drug release), and (iii) dendrimers having intrinsic anti-inflammatory properties.