Laura I. Mosquera-Giraldo

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of surfactants on the rate of crystal growth of amorphous celecoxib, both in the presence and absence of a polymer. Celecoxib is a poorly water-soluble non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Such compounds may be formulated as amorphous solid dispersions to improve bioavailability, and solid dispersions(More)
Amorphous solid dispersions are of great current interest because they can improve the delivery of poorly water-soluble compounds. It has been recently noted that the highly supersaturated solutions generated by dissolution of some ASDs can undergo a phase transition to a colloidal, disordered, drug-rich phase when the concentration exceeds the "amorphous(More)
To investigate the phase behavior of resveratrol amorphous solid dispersions upon addition to aqueous media. Polymers with different crystallization inhibitor properties were used to form amorphous solid dispersions of resveratrol. Resveratrol crystallization in aqueous environments was monitored over time using Raman spectroscopy, and solution(More)
The design of cellulose ether-based amphiphiles has been difficult and limited because of the harsh conditions typically required for appending ether moieties to cellulose. Olefin cross-metathesis recently has been shown to be a valuable approach for appending a variety of functional groups to cellulose ethers and esters, provided that an olefin handle for(More)
Polymers play a key role in stabilizing amorphous drug formulations, a recent strategy employed to improve solubility and bioavailability of drugs delivered orally. However, the molecular mechanism of stabilization is unclear, therefore, the rational design of new crystallization-inhibiting excipients remains a substantial challenge. This article presents a(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease; approximately 2 billion people are currently latently infected with the causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Approximately 8 million new active cases and 2 million deaths due to TB are recorded annually.1 Rifampin (Rif) is a vital first-line TB treatment drug. Its effectiveness is hampered by the high(More)
Quercetin (Q) is a bioactive flavonol with potential to benefit human health. However, Q bioavailability is relatively low, due to its poor aqueous solubility and extensive phase-II metabolism. Strategies to increase solution concentrations in the small intestinal lumen have the potential to substantially increase Q bioavailability, and by extension,(More)
Olefin cross-metathesis (CM) has enabled design and synthesis of diverse, amphiphilic cellulose ether derivatives (e.g. of ethyl and methyl cellulose). In this paper, hydroxyalkyl cellulose was selected as a hydrophilic starting material, with the additional advantage that it has DS (OH) 3.0 that allows targeting of a full range of DS of selected functional(More)
Drug therapy has been instrumental in prolonging the lives of patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In order to combat development of resistance, therapies involving three or more drugs in combination are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to suppress HIV and prevent development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome(More)
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