Laura Matilainen

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Cyclodextrins (CDs) can improve the pulmonary drug delivery by increasing aqueous solubility, absorption and bioavailability of drugs. Although the systemic absorption of CDs from gastrointestinal tract is very limited, their systemic absorption after pulmonary administration cannot be excluded. The aims of this study were 1) to evaluate the in vitro(More)
The aim was to investigate if solid drug/cyclodextrin complexes could be produced in a single-step process with a solution enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids (SEDS) method. Budesonide and gamma-cyclodextrin (CD) solutions (50% or 99.5% ethanol) were pumped from the same (conventional method) or separate (modified method) containers together with(More)
In the present study, the solid-state stability and the dissolution of glucagon/gamma-cyclodextrin and glucagon/lactose powders were evaluated. Freeze-dried powders were stored at an increased temperature and/or humidity for up to 39 weeks. Pre-weighed samples were withdrawn at pre-determined intervals and analyzed with HPLC-UV (HPLC=high performance liquid(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of cyclodextrin (CD) complexation on the chemical and physical stability of a polypeptide hormone glucagon and to study the interactions between glucagon and gamma-cyclodextrin molecules in inclusion complexes. The chemical stability of glucagon at pH 2.0 was studied with HPLC-UV and HPLC-MS/MS. The(More)
Retroanandamide (2f) and its 10 analogues (1a-e, 2a-e) were synthesized and evaluated for the cannabinoid receptor activation by a [35S]GTPgammaS binding assay using rat cerebellar membranes, and Chinese hamster ovary cell membranes expressing human CB2 receptors. The primary goal of the study was to develop cannabinoid receptor agonists having improved(More)
Systemic drug delivery through intraoral membranes may offer a promising administration route for lipophilic peptide drugs. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of alpha-cyclodextrin (alpha-CD) and a novel chitosan derivative, chitosan N-betainate (CH), on sublingual absorption of a hydrophobic model peptide cyclosporin A (CsA), and(More)
The present study describes the crystal structure changes of γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) during the solution enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids (SEDS) process and its effect on dissolution behaviour of complexed budesonide. γ-CD solution (10 mg/ml in 50% ethanol) was pumped together with supercritical carbon dioxide through a coaxial nozzle with or(More)
The effect of hydroxypropyl-alpha-cyclodextrin (HP-alpha-CD) complexation on in vitro pulmonary deposition of a cyclic peptide cyclosporin A (CsA) was studied. In addition, the effect of storage (32 days, 40 degrees C, 75% RH) on CsA/HP-alpha-CD complexes was studied. The complexation of CsA with CDs was evaluated by a phase-solubility method. Solid(More)
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