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See detailPorous pellets as drug delivery system
Cosijns, A; Nizet, D; Nikolakakis, I et al

in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy (2009), 35(6), 655-662

Background: Multi particulate drug delivery systems, such as pellets, are frequently used as they offer therapeutic advantages over single-unit dosage forms. Aim: Development of porous pellets followed by ... [more ▼]

Background: Multi particulate drug delivery systems, such as pellets, are frequently used as they offer therapeutic advantages over single-unit dosage forms. Aim: Development of porous pellets followed by evaluation of potential drug loading techniques. Method: Porous microcrystalline pellets were manufactured and evaluated as drug delivery system. Pellets consisting of Avicel PH 101 and NaCl (70%,w/w) were prepared by extrusion/spheronization. The NaCl fraction was extracted with water and after drying porous pellets were obtained (33.2% porosity). Immersion of the porous pellets in a 15% and 30% (w/v) metoprolol tartrate solution, ibuprofen impregnation via supercritical fluids and paracetamol layering via fluidized bed coating were evaluated as drug loading techniques. Results: Raman spectroscopy revealed that immersion of the pellets in a drug solution and supercritical fluid impregnation allowed the drug to penetrate into the porous structure of the pellets. The amount of drug incorporated depended on the solubility of the drug in the solvent (water or supercritical CO2). Drug release from the porous pellets was immediate and primarily controlled by pure diffusion. Conclusion: The technique described in this research work is suitable for the production of porous pellets. Drug loading via immersion the pellets in a drug solution and supercritical fluid impregnation resulted in a drug deposition in the entire pellet in contrast to fluid bed layering where drugs were only deposed on the pellet surface. [less ▲]

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See detailMonoolein-water liquid crystalline gels of gentamicin as bioresorbable implants for the local treatment of chronic osteomyelitis: in vitro characterization
Ouédraogo, M; Semdé, R; Somé, I.T et al

in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy (2008), 34

To maximize the efficacy of chronic osteomyelitis antibiotherapy while reducing antibiotic systemic toxicity, as well as time and costs of hospitalizations, it has been thought that monoolein-water gels ... [more ▼]

To maximize the efficacy of chronic osteomyelitis antibiotherapy while reducing antibiotic systemic toxicity, as well as time and costs of hospitalizations, it has been thought that monoolein-water gels incorporating gentamicin sulfate could be used as local, bioresorbable,and sustained-release implants. For this purpose, four formulations were examined with regard to their physicochemical and in vitro drug release characteristics. Hot stage microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA),and X-ray diffraction showed cubic liquid crystalline and eutectic structures. The more suitable formulation consisting of 80-15-5%wt/wt monoolein-water-gentamicin sulfate progressively released the antibiotic for a period of 3 weeks without burst effect. Moreover, the content and the release profile of gentamicin sulfate were not significantly changed after storage at 2-6 degrees C for a period of 10 months. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of Melting and Rheological Properties of Fatty Binders on the Melt Granulation Process in a High-Shear Mixer
Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Amighi, K.; Beten, D. et al

in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy (1999), 25(11), 1177-84

The preparation of granules by melt granulation was investigated using a laboratory-scale high-shear mixer (Pellmix PL 1/8) and binary mixtures containing lactose and different lipidic binders, namely ... [more ▼]

The preparation of granules by melt granulation was investigated using a laboratory-scale high-shear mixer (Pellmix PL 1/8) and binary mixtures containing lactose and different lipidic binders, namely, Compritol 888, Cutina HR, or Precirol ATO5. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro evaluation of lipid matrices for the development of a sustained-release sulfamethazine bolus for lambs
Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Delattre, Luc ULg

in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy (1996), 22(2), 111-118

The aim of this study is the development of a high-density bolus to be given to lambs in order to release sulfamethazine during 4 days after a single oral administration. The suitability of 12 lipid ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is the development of a high-density bolus to be given to lambs in order to release sulfamethazine during 4 days after a single oral administration. The suitability of 12 lipid matrix formulations was assessed in order to maintain the integrity of the tablet even after complete dissolution of the active substance. The influence of both nature and concentration of the lipid excipient on the in vitro release of sulfamethazine was investigated. The influences of the granulation method and of the compression force were assessed on a formulation containing Cutina® HR as a binding and sustained-release agent. Finally, stability tests showed that the in vitro release characteristics remain unchanged during storage. [less ▲]

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