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Microfluidic devices can form emulsions that are highly uniform in size; [1–3] they can also form compound emulsions, in which each supradroplet contains exactly the same number of internal droplets, packed in exactly the same configuration. [4–6] Because the drops can be formed with a highly controlled structure and uniformity, they are useful as templates(More)
How droplet microfluidics can be used to fabricate solid-shelled microcapsules having precisely controlled release behavior is described. Glass capillary devices enable the production of monodisperse double emulsion drops, which can then be used as templates for microcapsule formation. The exquisite control afforded by microfluidics can be used to tune the(More)
Simultaneous encapsulation of multiple active substances in a single carrier is essential for therapeutic applications of synergistic combinations of drugs. However, traditional carrier systems often lack efficient encapsulation and release of incorporated substances, particularly when combinations of drugs must be released in concentrations of a prescribed(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the specifically targeted efficiency of budesonide loaded PLGA nanoparticles for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The nanoparticles were prepared by an oil/water (O/W) emulsion evaporation technique. The nanoparticles were characterized for their size, shape and in vitro drug release profile. Solid(More)
Confocal Raman microscopy is an analytical technique with a steadily increasing impact in the field of pharmaceutics as the instrumental setup allows for nondestructive visualization of component distribution within drug delivery systems. Here, the attention is mainly focused on classic solid carrier systems like tablets, pellets, or extrudates. Due to the(More)
The effectiveness of drug delivery relies on the drug being released from its pharmaceutical dosage form, such as a tablet or capsule, and dissolving in body fl uids prior to absorption, and transport to the therapeutic target. [ 1 ] The analytical investigation of drug release from its dosage form is called dissolution testing and is essential in(More)
Early development drug formulation is exacerbated by increasingly poor bioavailability of potential candidates. Prevention of attrition due to formulation problems necessitates physicochemical analysis and formulation studies at a very early stage during development, where the availability of a new substance is limited to small quantities, thus impeding(More)
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