So far, there is only one study published on the behaviour of synthetically produced nanozeolites in the body. No information is available on whether synthetically produced zeolite nanoparticles can cross the blood-brain barrier or not.

 

Biomedical applications of nanozeolites as scaffolding material are a current research focus. A study on mice has investigated the suitability of nanomaterial-equipped membranes as scaffolding structures for bone or tissue growth. In animal experiments, the combination of membrane and zeolite nanoparticles stimulated cell growth as desired without causing toxic side effects or inflammatory reactions. [1]

 

Behaviour at the Blood-Brain Barrier

There are no data availabel whether nanozeolithes are able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Nanozeolites caused no toxic effects in laboratory experiments with different cell types of the brain (astrocytes, neurons).[2,3]

 

However, long-term effects as well as the effects on the whole body in particular for use as a substrate for drugs in biomedical applications have to be further investigated.

 

 

 

 

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