3 years ago

Biopolymers and Their Composites for Drug Delivery: A Brief Review

Sabu Thomas, Nimisha P. Sukumaran, Sreeraj Gopi, Józef T. Haponiuk, Augustine Amalraj

Abstract

In recent years, excipient development has become a core area of research in pharmaceutical drug delivery because it influences the formulation development and drug delivery process in various ways. Polymeric drug delivery systems have been of great interest for controlled delivery as they show the great advantage in drug delivery systems because of optimized drug loading and releasing property. Then, the side effects of synthetic polymers far exceed that it leads to some difficulties like they impose dose reduction, treatment delay, or the given therapy is not continuous. With this in mind and together with the need for a protective delivery system for drugs, natural polymeric substances such as biopolymers and their composites are the choice of research as excipient because of their low toxicity, biodegradability, stability, and renewable nature. Furthermore, they have a wide variety of structures, different physiological functions and may provide a variety of biomedical applications, owing to their distinctive properties. The present brief review explores the concept of excipient delivery and the recent advances in both the biopolymers and the methods in the pharmaceutical drug delivery systems.

Publisher URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/masy.201800114

DOI: 10.1002/masy.201800114

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.