Carolina Loureiro da Silva

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We report the development of D, L lactic co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)-based nanoparticles (NPs) for topical delivery of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), a photosensitizer (PS), in treatments like photodynamic therapy (PDT) of skin cancers. PpIX-NPs were obtained in ~75.0% yield, encapsulation efficiency of 67.7%, drug content of 50.3 μg mg(-1), average diameter of 290(More)
Poly(D,L lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) based nanoparticles (NPs) are proposed for topical delivery of Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in Photodynamic Therapy of skin cancers. PpIX loaded into PLGA NPs showed nanometric average diameter (-280 nm), spherical forms and pH - 5.7, conditions suitable for topical application. In vitro release of PpIX from NPs was(More)
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