Dennis Douroumis

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The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of hydrophilic polymers to enhance the dissolution rate of poorly water-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) processed by hot-melt extrusion (HME). Indomethacin (INM) and famotidine (FMT) were selected as model active substances while polyvinyl caprolactam graft copolymer, soluplus (SOL)(More)
The purpose of this study was the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of the masking efficiency of hot melt extruded paracetamol (PMOL) formulations. Extruded granules containing high PMOL loadings in Eudragit EPO (EPO) or Kollidon VA64 (VA64) were prepared by hot-melt extrusion (HME). The taste masking effect of the processed formulation was evaluated in vivo(More)
A novel inkjet printing technology is introduced as a process to coat metal microneedle arrays with three anticancer agents 5-fluororacil, curcumin and cisplatin for transdermal delivery. The hydrophilic graft copolymer Soluplus(®) was used as a drug carrier and the coating formulations consisted of drug-polymer solutions at various ratios. A piezoelectric(More)
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) are a versatile drug delivery system that can be used for loading of different guest molecules such as peptides, proteins, anticancer agents, and genetic material. MSNs are considered promising drug carriers due to their tuneable particle size, pore structure, and surface functionalization. Thus, MSNs provide(More)
Over the last three decades industrial adaptability has allowed hot-melt extrusion (HME) to gain wide acceptance and has already established its place in the broad spectrum of manufacturing operations and pharmaceutical research developments. HME has already been demonstrated as a robust, novel technique to make solid dispersions in order to provide time(More)
Silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with a highly ordered mesoporous structures (103A) with cubic Im3 m have been synthesized using triblock copolymers with high poly(alkylene oxide) (EO) segments in acid media. The produced nanoparticles displayed large specific surface area (approximately 765 cm(2)/g) with an average particles size of 120 nm. The loading(More)
The aim of this work was to develop sustained release solid lipid matrices of diclofenac sodium (Df-Na) processed by hot melt extrusion (HME) and subsequent compression into tablets. Different extrusion processing approaches such as "cold", "hot" and pre-mixed formulations were used to develop the Compritol(®) 888 ATO lipid matrices by altering the(More)
In the current study Ibuprofen was embedded in a methacrylate copolymer (Eudragit® EPO) matrix to produce solid dispersions by hot-melt extrusion (HME) processing. The obtained granules were incorporated in orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs). The tablets were developed by varying the ratio of superdisintegrants such as sodium croscarmellose and(More)
In the current study nano and microparticle engineering of water insoluble drugs was conducted using a novel piezoelectric spray-drying approach. Cyclosporin A (CyA) and dexamethasone (DEX) were encapsulated in biodegradable poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) grades of different molecular weights. Spray-drying studies carried out with the Nano Spray(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate and identify the interactions within solid dispersions of cationic drugs and anionic polymers processed by hot-melt extrusion (HME) technique. Propranolol HCl (PRP) and diphenhydramine HCl (DPD) were used as model cationic active substances while pH sensitive anionic methacrylic acid based methyl methacrylate(More)