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The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of budesonide loaded nanocarriers for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). First, budesonide was encapsulated in poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles by an oil in water (O/W) emulsion technique. A second batch of the same nanoparticles was additionally coated(More)
Understanding the penetration behaviour of drugs into human skin is a prerequisite for the rational development and evaluation of effective dermal drug delivery. The general procedure for the acquisition of quantitative drug penetration profiles in human skin is performed by sequential segmentation and extraction. Unfortunately, this technique is(More)
Non-linear optics encompasses a range of optical phenomena, including two- and three-photon fluorescence, second harmonic generation (SHG), sum frequency generation (SFG), difference frequency generation (DFG), third harmonic generation (THG), coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). The combined advantages of(More)
In this study, we investigated the release mechanism of the poorly water soluble drug aprepitant from different amorphous solid dispersions using confocal Raman microscopy (CRM). Solid dispersions were fabricated based on either Soluplus®, as an amphiphilic copolymer and solubilizer, or on polyvinylpyrrolidone, as a hydrophilic polymer, in order to(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)
Dissolution testing is a crucial part of pharmaceutical dosage form investigations and is generally performed by analyzing the concentration of the released drug in a defined volume of flowing dissolution medium. As solid-state properties of the components affect dissolution behavior to a large and sometimes even unpredictable extent there is a strong need(More)
Extrudates based on varying ratios of the triglyceride tripalmitin and the hydrophilic polymer polyethylene glycol as matrix formers were produced as oral dosage forms with controlled release characteristics. The extrudates were processed below the melting points of the excipients and contained the hydrophobic model drug chloramphenicol. The influence of(More)
Polyphenols, which are secondary plant metabolites, gain increasing research interest due to their therapeutic potential. Among them, resveratrol and curcumin are two agents showing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial as well as anticarcinogenic effects. In addition to their individual therapeutic effect, increased activity was reported upon(More)
Three monoacid triglycerides differing in their fatty acid chain lengths were extruded below their melting temperatures. Physical characterization was conducted on the powders as well as the extrudates with a combination of DSC, XRPD and vibrational spectroscopy to get a deeper insight into the complex solid-state behaviour of lipids and solid lipid(More)
Different lipids were melted and resolidified as model systems to gain deeper insight into the principles of recrystallization processes in lipid-based dosage forms. Solid-state characterization was performed on the samples with differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray powder diffraction. Several recrystallization processes could be identified during(More)