Evangelos Karavas

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In the present study, solid dispersion systems of felodipine (FEL) with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) were developed, in order to enhance solid state stability and release kinetics. The prepared systems were characterized by using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, X-Ray Diffraction, and Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques, while the interactions which(More)
In the present study the release mechanism of the sparingly water-soluble drug felodipine (FELO) from particulate solid dispersions in PVP or PEG was investigated. FT-IR data indicated that a N-H...O hydrogen bond is formed between FELO and polymers. The drug-polymer interaction was theoretically studied with the density functional theory with the B3LYP(More)
Solid dispersions of Fluvastatin with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), eudragit RS100 (Eud), and chitosan (CS) as drug carrier matrices, were prepared using different techniques in order to evaluate their effect on Fluvastatin stability during storage. The characterization of the three different systems was performed with the use of differential scanning(More)
The aim of this study was the preparation of novel polyester nanoparticles based on folic acid (FA)-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(propylene succinate) (PEG-PPSu) copolymer and loaded with the new anticancer drug ixabepilone (IXA). These nanoparticles may serve as a more selective (targeted) treatment of breast cancer tumors overexpressing the(More)
The aim of the present study was to experimentally examine whether poorly water-soluble drugs dispersed in a polymeric matrix exist as amorphous nanodispersions or molecularly dispersed compounds. Felodipine (Felo) dispersed in PVP matrix (solid dispersion) was used as a model drug in this study. Drug/polymer ratios have an impact on the drug average(More)
Solid dispersion systems are widely investigated for the dissolution enhancement of poorly water soluble drugs. Nevertheless, very limited commercial use has been achieved due to the poor predictability of such systems caused by the lack of a basic understanding of the dissolution optimization mechanism. In the present study an investigation of the release(More)
The aim of the present study was to prepare pulsatile release formulations consisting of two-layered tablets appropriate for preventing ischemic heart diseases. For this reason the active core was constituted by a FELO/PVP 10/90 w/w solid dispersion while for the adjustment of the drug release time the coating layer was composed of PVP/HPMC blends at(More)
Five polyesters based on 1,3-propanediol or ethylene glycol and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid were used for the preparation of Ropinirole HCl-loaded nanoparticles. The advantage of the present study is that the used polyesters - as well as poly(lactic acid) (PLA) - have similar degree of crystallinity but different melting points, varying from 46.7 to(More)
In the present study, the efficiency of PVP/PEG200 mixtures as appropriate carries for the preparation of solid dispersions by melt mixing was evaluated. Felodipine (FELO) was used as a poorly water soluble model drug. The effect of several melt mixing parameters, (PVP/PEG ratio, time and temperature of melt mixing, and drug content), on the physical state(More)
In the present study predictable pulsatile chronotherapeutics of felodipine (FELO), which is a poorly-water soluble drug, were prepared in the form of two layered tablets. As active core PVP/FELO nanodispersion was used while as effective coating layer different PVP/HPMC blends were added. From dissolution studies of FELO nanodispersions it was revealed(More)