About Targeted Therapies
Targeted therapy is one of the methods used to destroy the diseased cell in the tissue. It is generally used for the treatment of a disease, identify and kill the specific infected cells by inhibiting their growth while doing minimum damage to the normal cells in the body. The Various targeted therapies involved in Theranostics are Drug release, Hyperthermia (elevating a body temperature), X-ray and Free radicals.
The advancements in the field of nanotechnology have been influencing the development of targeted therapies in Theranostics and hence the technologies like material science, Biochips, nano-analytical probes and nano-biotechnology are invented.