Inna Miroshnyk

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Cocrystallization and salt formation have been shown to entail substantial promise in tailoring the physicochemical properties of drug compounds, in particular, their dissolution and hygroscopicity. In this work, we report on the preparation and comparative evaluation of a new cocrystal of itraconazole and malonic acid and two new hydrochloric salts(More)
Nanosizing is an advanced formulation approach to address the issues of poor aqueous solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Here we present a procedure to prepare a nanoparticulate formulation with the objective to enhance dissolution kinetics of taxifolin dihydrate, a naturally occurring flavonoid with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and(More)
Betulin, a triterpenoid present in birch bark, possesses a broad spectrum of biological activity. Its bioavailability is limited by low solubility in water whereas the shape and size of particles are not suited for administration via inhalation. One of the main drawbacks of inhalation preparations is low bioavailability because of the sedimentation of(More)
By maximizing our understanding of materials and the relative importance of interactions on all levels (i.e., molecular, particle, powder, product), we can improve the manufacture of drug dosage forms and thus meet target specifications for mechanical durability, stability and biopharmaceutical performance. Pharmaceutical co-crystals are the latest material(More)
A thorough understanding of solid state properties is of growing importance. It is often necessary to apply multiple techniques offering complementary information to fully understand the solid state behavior of a given compound and the relations between various polymorphic forms. The vast amount of information generated can be overwhelming and the need for(More)
An at-line process analytical approach was applied to better understand process-induced transformations of erythromycin dihydrate during pellet manufacture (extrusion-spheronisation and drying process). The pellets contained 50% (w/w) erythromycin dihydrate and 50% (w/w) microcrystalline cellulose, with purified water used as a granulating fluid. To(More)
Baclofen, a widely used antispastic agent, has been found to exist in two crystalline forms, the anhydrate and monohydrate. The aim of this study was (1) to identify and characterize these two solid phases of baclofen, and (2) to examine the processing-induced phase transformations associated with wet granulation of baclofen. Using multiple techniques(More)
Since the quality and performance of a pharmaceutical solid formulation depend on solid state of the drug and excipients, a thorough investigation of potential processing-induced transformations (PITs) of the ingredients is required. In this study, the physical phenomena taking place during formulation of erythromycin (EM) dihydrate solid dispersions with(More)
Several biologically relevant phospholipids were assessed as potential carriers/additives for rapidly dissolving solid formulations of piroxicam (Biopharmaceutics Classification System Class II drug). On the basis of in vitro dissolution studies, dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) was ranked as the first potent dissolution rate enhancer for the model(More)
An in-line near infrared (NIR) spectrometer was employed to monitor phase transformations of erythromycin dihydrate during a miniaturized fluid bed drying process. The pellets, containing 50% (w/w) erythromycin dihydrate and 50% (w/w) microcrystalline cellulose, were dried at 30, 45, and 60 degrees C. Principal component analysis was used to determine(More)