Harpreet K. Sandhu

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The objective of the study was to characterize the physical and viscoelastic properties of binary mixtures of drug and selected polymers to assess their suitability for use in the hot-melt extrusion (HME) process as a means to improve solubility by manufacturing either solid dispersion or solid solution. Indomethacin (INM) was selected as a model drug.(More)
The processing parameters for HME have been evaluated and the impact of solid state intermolecular drug-polymer interactions on supersaturation has been investigated. Poorly water soluble drugs Indomethacin (IND), Itraconazole (ITZ), and Griseofulvin (GSF) and hydrophilic polymers - Eudragit EPO, Eudragit L-100-55, Eudragit L-100, HPMCAS-LF, HPMCAS-MF,(More)
The present work deals with improving the solubility of vemurafenib, a practically insoluble drug, by converting it into an amorphous-solid dispersion using a solvent-controlled precipitation process. The dispersion containing vemurafenib and hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS), an enteric polymer, is termed microprecipitated bulk powder (MBP), in which(More)
The solid state properties of solid dispersions of Compound A in hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMC-AS) prepared by hot-melt extrusion (HME) and solvent co-precipitation (CP) processes were evaluated using powder X-ray diffractometry (PXRD), thermal analysis, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy, water vapor(More)
A method is presented for determining the equilibrium solubility of a drug in a solid polymer at or near room temperature, which represents a typical storage temperature. The method is based on a thermodynamic model to calculate the Gibbs energy change ΔG(SS) associated with forming a binary drug-polymer solid solution from the unmixed polymer and solid(More)
The solid dispersions with poloxamer 188 (P188) and solid solutions with polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVPK30) were evaluated and compared in an effort to improve aqueous solubility and bioavailability of a model hydrophobic drug. All preparations were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, powder X-ray diffraction, intrinsic dissolution rates, and(More)
The objectives of this study were to formulate and stabilize amorphous formulation of low T(g) drug (Indomethacin, INM) with selected polymers and compare these formulations based on solubility and dissolution rate studies. Eudragit EPO (EPO), Polyvinylpyrrolidone-vinyl acetate copolymer (PVP-VA), and Polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVPK30) were selected as(More)
HPMCAS is a widely used polymer in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient. In this work, the physicochemical stability of HPMCAS was investigated for hot melt extrusion (HME) application. The reduction in zero rate viscosity (η0) of the polymer with the increase in temperature was determined using rheological evaluation prior to HME processing. The(More)
To present a novel approach of greatly enhancing aqueous solubility of a model weakly basic drug, haloperidol, by using weak acids that would not form salts with the drug and to attain physically stable form of amorphous drug by drying such aqueous solutions. Aqueous solubility of haloperidol in presence of increasing concentrations of four different weak(More)
A novel method was developed to manufacture amorphous formulations of poorly soluble compounds that cannot be processed with existing methods such as spray drying and melt extrusion. The manufacturing process and the characterization of the resulting amorphous dispersion are presented via examples of two research compounds. The novel process is utilized(More)