Jaleh Varshosaz

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To increase the low bioavailability and short ocular residence time of ciprofloxacin eye drops, aqueous solutions of drug in chitosan/ Pluronic (poloxamer) were prepared to identify suitable compositions with regard to gel forming properties and drug release behavior. Mixtures of solutions of Pluronic (10-25% w/w) with chitosan (0.1-0.3% w/w) of different(More)
Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a highly water-soluble, hemorheologic drug that undergoes first-pass effect with 20% bioavailability. The solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) of PTX were prepared to enhance its oral bioavailability by homogenization, followed by the sonification method. Seven different variables, each at two levels, were studied: lipid type, surfactant(More)
The aim of this study was to develop novel biomedicated nanofiber electrospun mats for controlled drug release, especially drug release directly to an injury site to accelerate wound healing. Nanofibers of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc), and a 50:50 composite blend, loaded with ciprofloxacin HCl (CipHCl), were successfully prepared by(More)
Poly epsilon-caprolactone (PCL) nanofibers containing metronidazole benzoate (MET) were successfully electrospun and evaluated for periodontal diseases. Solutions of 10.5% w/v PCL and 5-15%w/w MET in mixtures of dichloromethane (DCM)/N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) with ratios of 90:10, 80:20 and 70:30 v/v were prepared, and the nanofibers were produced by(More)
In this study, niosomes of polyoxyethylene alkyl ethers (Brij) were prepared for encapsulation of insulin by film hydration method. Without cholesterol, brij 35 and brij 58 did not form niosomes, apparently because of relatively large polar head groups in comparison with their alkyl chains. The size of vesicles depended on the cholesterol content, charge(More)
Niosomes of sorbitan monoesters (Span 20, 40, 60, and 80) were prepared using the film hydration method without sonication. Unlike the other surfactants, Span 80 did not form niosomes in the absence of a sufficient amount of cholesterol. The size of vesicles depended on the cholesterol molar ratio or charge incorporation. The amount of insulin released in(More)
Chitosan is a partially deacetylated polymer obtained from the alkaline deacetylation of chitin, which is a glucose-based, unbranched polysaccharide that occurs widely in nature as the principal component of exoskeletons of crustaceans and insects, as well as of the cell walls of some bacteria and fungi. Chitosan exhibits a variety of physicochemical and(More)
The aim of this study was developing colon targeted-delivery of budesonide for ulcerative colitis. Microcapsules were prepared using spray drying technique by different drug-to-dextran ratios and three molecular weights (MWs) of polymer. Differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), drug release and loading efficiency of microcapsules were(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diverse properties of transferrin (Tf)-conjugated nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) prepared using three different fatty amines, including stearylamine (SA), dodecylamine (DA) and spermine (SP), and two different methods for Tf coupling. Etoposide-loaded NLCs were prepared by an emulsion-solvent(More)
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) have been studied as a drug-delivery system for the controlling of drug release. These colloidal systems have many important advantages, such as biocompatibility, good tolerability, and ease of scale-up. In the preparation of SLNs, many factors are involved in the characteristics of the particles, such as particle size, drug(More)