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Topical delivery of ebselen encapsulated in biopolymeric nanocapsules: drug repurposing enhanced antifungal activity.

Ebselen (Eb) is an example of a repurposed drug with poor aqueous solubility which requires sophisticated delivery system such as nanoencapsulation in nanocapsules for topical application.


3D printed drug delivery and testing systems - a passing fad or the future?

The US Food and Drug Administration approval of the first 3D printed tablet in 2015 has ignited growing interest in 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), for drug delivery and testing systems. Beyond just a novel method for rapid prototyping, AM provides key advantages over traditional manufacturing of drug delivery and testing systems. These includes the ability to fabricate complex geometries to achieve variable drug release kinetics; ease of personalising pharmacotherapy for patient and lowering t...

Acyclovir lipid nanocapsules gel for oromucosal delivery: A preclinical evidence of efficacy in the chicken pouch membrane model.

The study aimed to develop a patient-friendly acyclovir gel with improved efficacy in viral mouth infections, in response to patients' need for an intraoral acyclovir product. Acyclovir was loaded in lipid nanocapsules in gel form, and formulae were evaluated for oromucosal delivery. Lipid nanocapsules were prepared by the phase inversion method. Formulae were optimized to achieve maximum acyclovir entrapment and minimum acyclovir precipitation. Colloidal properties, and pharmaceutical performance indicator...


Deformable Hollow Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanocapsules for Significantly Improved Cellular Uptake.

Mesoporous solids have been widely used in various biomedical areas such as drug delivery and tumor therapy. Although deformability has been recognized as a prime important characteristic influencing cellular uptake, the synthesis of deformable mesoporous solids is still a great challenge. Herein, deformable thioether-, benzene-, and ethane-bridged hollow periodic mesoporous organosilica (HPMO) nanocapsules have successfully been synthesized for the first time by a preferential etching approach. The prepare...

Recent Advances in the Application of Vitamin E TPGS for Drug Delivery.

D-ɑ-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (Vitamin E TPGS or TPGS) has been approved by FDA as a safe adjuvant and widely used in drug delivery systems. The biological and physicochemical properties of TPGS provide multiple advantages for its applications in drug delivery like high biocompatibility, enhancement of drug solubility, improvement of drug permeation and selective antitumor activity. Notably, TPGS can inhibit the activity of ATP dependent P-glycoprotein and act as a potent excipient for overc...

Hydrogels for Hydrophobic Drug Delivery. Classification, Synthesis and Applications.

Hydrogels have been shown to be very useful in the field of drug delivery due to their high biocompatibility and ability to sustain delivery. Therefore, the tuning of their properties should be the focus of study to optimise their potential. Hydrogels have been generally limited to the delivery of hydrophilic drugs. However, as many of the new drugs coming to market are hydrophobic in nature, new approaches for integrating hydrophobic drugs into hydrogels should be developed. This article discusses the poss...

Silk Fibroin based Drug Delivery Applications: Promises and Challenges.

Silk Fibroin (SF), a natural source material obtained from Bombyx mori, has been widely enlisted as biomaterial having outstanding mechanical properties. SF has been reported one of the propitious bio-polymer for various drug delivery systems, as well as drug delivery vehicle.

Tailoring Porous Silicon for Biomedical Applications: From Drug Delivery to Cancer Immunotherapy.

In the past two decades, porous silicon (PSi) has attracted increasing attention for its potential biomedical applications. With its controllable geometry, tunable nanoporous structure, large pore volume/high specific surface area, and versatile surface chemistry, PSi shows significant advantages over conventional drug carriers. Here, an overview of recent progress in the use of PSi in drug delivery and cancer immunotherapy is presented. First, an overview of the fabrication of PSi with various geometric st...

Role of self-emulsifying drug delivery systems in optimizing the oral delivery of hydrophilic macromolecules and reducing interindividual variability.

Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS) have been widely employed to improve the oral bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. In the past few years, SEDDS were extensively investigated to overcome various barriers encountered in the oral delivery of hydrophilic macromolecules (e.g., protein/peptide therapeutics and plasmid DNA (pDNA)), as well as in lowering the effect of food on drugs' bioavailability. However, the main mechanism(s) by which SEDDS could achieve such promising effects remains not fu...

Hollow Mesoporous Silica@Metal-Organic Framework and Its Applications for pH-Responsive Doxorubicin Drug Delivery.

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a new type of porous crystalline materials, have great potential in biomedical applications, such as drug delivery. However, the efficacy of drug delivery is limited by the low loading of drugs. We have synthesized hollow mesoporous silica (HMS)@MOF capsule that can be used as pH-responsive drug delivery system for anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (DOX). DOX is loaded into the inner cavity of HMS.Then, zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanoparticles are coated on the oute...

Intracellular Transport of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles and Biological Responses: An Update.

Medicine, food, and cosmetics represent the new promising applications for silver (Ag) and gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs). AgNPs are most commonly used in food and cosmetics; conversely, the main applications of gold NPs (AuNPs) are in the medical field. Thus, in view of the risk of accidentally or non-intended uptake of NPs deriving from the use of cosmetics, drugs, and food, the study of NPs⁻cell interactions represents a key question that puzzles researchers in both the nanomedicine and nanotoxicology f...

Topical drug delivery devices: A review.

For the treatment and prevention of ocular diseases, most patients are treated with conventional drug delivery formulations such as eye drops or ointments. However, eye drops and ointments suffer from low patient compliance and low effective drug concentration at the target site. Therefore, new medical devices are being explored to improve drug delivery to the eye. Over the years, various delivery devices have been developed including resorbable devices, oval- and ring-shaped devices, rod-shaped devices, pu...

Recent Advances in Drug Development and Regulatory Science in China.

As the second largest pharmaceutical market with a great potential for future growth, China has drawn much attention from the global pharmaceutical community. With an increasing government investment in biomedical research, the domestic biopharmaceutical (biotechnological) companies in China are turning their attention to the development of innovative medicines and targeting the global market. To introduce innovative products to Chinese patients sooner, to improve the efficiency of its review and approval p...

Combined use of nanocarriers and physical methods for percutaneous penetration enhancement.

Dermal and transdermal drug delivery (due to its non-invasiveness, avoidance of the first-pass metabolism, controlling the rate of drug input over a prolonged time, etc.) have gained significant acceptance. Several methods are employed to overcome the permeability barrier of the skin, improving drug penetration into/through skin. Among chemical penetration enhancement methods, nanocarriers have been extensively studied. When applied alone, nanocarriers mostly deliver drugs to skin and can be used to treat s...

Therapeutic Applications and Pharmacoeconomics of Microneedle Technology.

Microneedle (MN) arrays contain a backing plate with multiple microscopic projections to puncture the skin and can be used to deliver drug in a minimally invasive way. Advantages of MNs are numerous including administration of large molecules, avoiding first pass metabolism, ease of administration, lack of pain, site specific drug targeting and dose reduction due to increased absorption efficacy. The growth in the transdermal market has been fueled by an increasing number of chronic disease patients and a d...

Albumin-covered lipid nanocapsules exhibit enhanced uptake performance by breast-tumor cells.

Liquid lipid nanocapsules (LLN) represent a promising new generation of drug-delivery systems. They can carry hydrophobic drugs in their oily core, but the composition and structure of the surrounding protective shell determine their capacity to survive in the circulatory system and to achieve their goal: penetrate tumor cells. Here, we present a study of LLN covered by the protein human serum albumin (HSA) and loaded with curcumin as a hydrophobic model drug. A cross-linking procedure was performed to furt...

Assessing market competition and vendors' size and scope on AlphaBay.

Since 2011, drug market participants have traded illegal drugs through cryptomarkets, a user-friendly infrastructure in which drug market participants can conduct business transactions. This study assesses market competition and the size and scope of drug vendors' activities on one of the largest cryptomarkets, AlphaBay, in order to better understand the challenges that drug vendors face when selling on this venue.

Investigation of Carrageenan Aerogel Microparticles as a Potential Drug Carrier.

Carrageenan is an anionic polysaccharide offering many advantages to be used in drug delivery applications. These include availability, thermo-stability, low toxicity, and encapsulating properties. Combination of these properties with aerogel properties like large surface area and porosity make them an ideal candidate for drug adsorption and delivery applications. Emulsion-gelation technique was used to prepare carrageenan gel microparticles with supercritical CO for drying and loading purposes. Ibuprofen h...

Bioaccessible trace metals in lip cosmetics and their health risks to female consumers.

Females can be exposed to toxic elements in lip cosmetics following ingestion. The bioaccessibility of Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Cd, Sb and Pb in lip cosmetics (n = 32) were assessed via the dilute HCl extraction method, In Vitro Gastrointestinal protocol (IVG) and the United States Pharmacopeia Methodology (USPM), and then health risks were characterized. The total concentrations of trace metals (TMs) in lip cosmetics were in the range of 15.55-111.97 mg/kg (Mean: 60.99 mg/kg). Cu, Pb and Cr were the th...

Nanoencapsulation of lemon essential oil in Chitosan-Hicap system. Part 1: Study on its physical and structural characteristics.

Lemon essential oils (LEOs) as a bioactive compound with health beneficial potential are used as safe additives in foods, medicine and nutritional supplements. However, it is a chemical compound which is sensitive to light, thermal condition and oxidation. To overcome these challenge encapsulation could be an adequate technique to protect them from degradation and evaporation. In this study, nanocapsules based on chitosan (CS) and modified starch (Hicap) with LEOs as an active ingredient was prepared by fre...

A comprehensive review on contact lens for ophthalmic drug delivery.

With the prevalence of electronic devices and an aging population, the number of people affected with eye disease is increasing year by year. In spite of a large number of eye drops on the market, most of them do not perform sufficiently, due to rapid clearance mechanisms and ocular barriers. To enhance drug delivery to the eye, a number of novel formulations for ocular diseases have been investigated over recent decades, aiming to increase drug retention and permeation while also allowing for sustained dru...

Functionalizing PLGA and PLGA Derivatives for Drug Delivery and Tissue Regeneration Applications.

Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) is one of the most versatile biomedical polymers, already approved by regulatory authorities to be used in human research and clinics. Due to its valuable characteristics, PLGA can be tailored to acquire desirable features for control bioactive payload or scaffold matrix. Moreover, its chemical modification with other polymers or bioconjugation with molecules may render PLGA with functional properties that make it the Holy Grail among the synthetic polymers to be applied...

Engineering biocompatible hydrogels from bicomponent natural nanofibers for anti-cancer drug delivery.

Natural hydrogels have attracted extensive research interests and recently showed promising potential for many biomedical applications. In this paper, we report a series of biocompatible hydrogels based on the self-assembly of positively-charged partially deacetylated α-chitin nanofibers (α-DECHN) and negatively-charged TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibers (TOCNF) for anti-cancer drug delivery. We studied the formation mechanisms of the α-DECHN/TOCNF hydrogels with different mixing proportions and compreh...

Red Blood Cells as Smart Delivery Systems.

Red blood cells (RBCs), also called erythrocytes are the most abundant type of blood cells. Recently, RBCs have been extensively studied as drug delivery systems for their remarkable properties, including inherent bio-compatibility, low immunogenicity, flexibility and long systemic circulation. Over the years, a number of different RBC-based drug delivery systems including genetically engineered RBCs, non-genetically engineered RBCs, as well as RBC membrane coated nanoparticles have been explored, aiming at...

Preparation, characterization, and antimicrobial activity of nanoemulsions incorporating citral essential oil.

Citral is a typical essential oil used in the food, cosmetic, and drug industries and has shown antimicrobial activity against microorganisms. Citral is unstable and hydrophobic under normal storage conditions, so it can easily lose its bactericide activity. Nanoemulsion technology is an excellent way to hydrophilize, microencapsulate, and protect this compound. In our studies, we used a mixed surfactant to form citral-in-water nanoemulsions, and attempted to optimize the formula for preparing nanoemulsions...


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