Aurélie Schoubben

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The present review discusses the potential use of solid lipid nanoparticles for brain drug targeting purposes. The state of the art on surfactant-coated poly(alkylcyanoacrylate) nanoparticles specifically designed for brain targeting is given by emphasizing the transfer of this technology to solid lipid matrices. The available literature on solid lipid(More)
The aim of the work was to produce inhalable capreomycin powders using a novel spray-drying technology. A 2(3) factorial design was used to individuate the best working conditions. The maximum desirability was identified at the smallest mean volume diameter (dv) and span, and the highest yield. Powders were characterized for size, morphology, flowability(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize the stability of KSL-W, an antimicrobial decapeptide shown to inhibit the growth of oral bacterial strains associated with caries development and plaque formation, and its potential as an antiplaque agent in a chewing gum formulation. KSL-W formulations with or without the commercial antibacterial agent(More)
The aim of this work was to develop a novel composite alginate/poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid microparticulate system for protein stabilization and delivery using bovine insulin as model drug. Alginate particles, prepared by ionic gelation, were embedded into PLGA microparticles using the solvent diffusion evaporation technique. Actual loading was determined(More)
The purpose of this study was to produce low-releasing spray-dried polymeric microparticles (MP) useful to target alveolar macrophages in tuberculosis (TB) inhalation therapy. Ofloxacin (Ofx) was encapsulated as ofloxacin-palladium (Ofx-Pd) complex into poly DL-lactide (PLA) MP by spray-drying. Ofx-Pd was prepared according to a method previously reported.(More)
This review reports the state of the art on innovative drug delivery strategies designed for antitubercular chemotherapeutics. The introduction contains the fundamental biological background concerning tuberculosis and a review of the current antitubercular therapy, and is followed by a critical report of the micrometric and nanometric particulate systems(More)
Dermal therapy is still a challenge due to the difficulties in controlling the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) fate within the skin. Recently, lipid nanoparticles have shown a great potential as vehicle for topical administration of active substances, principally owing to the possible targeting effect and controlled release in different skin strata.(More)
The aim of this work was to provide an understanding of the interaction occurring between ketoprofen and poly(lacticco-glycodic acid) (PLGA) that leads to polymer plasticization. Experimental glass transition temperature (Tg) values were fitted with the theoretical ones predicted by the Fox and Gordon-Taylor/Kelley-Bueche equations. PLGA films containing(More)
Cell encapsulation technology raises great hopes in medicine and biotechnology. Transplantation of encapsulated pancreatic islets represents a promising approach to the final cure of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Unfortunately, long-term graft survival and functional competence remain only partially fulfilled. Failure was often ascribed to the lack of(More)
The aim of this work was to characterize lipid nanoparticles from a rheological point of view, intended for drug delivery after parenteral administration. The conditions to obtain a re-dispersible powder using freeze-drying and spray-drying have also been investigated. Lipid nanoparticles (179.9±6.2nm) were prepared with the high pressure homogenization(More)