Manuela Berna

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Metronidazole (MTZ), a drug used for the treatment of protozoal infections caused by protozoa and anaerobic microorganisms, was conjugated to linear or branched poly(ethylene glycol) of 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 Da. An ester linkage between polymer and drug was used in the coupling to yield a polymeric prodrug. The modification allowed overcoming the known(More)
Dendrimers, dendrons, and hyperbranched polymers are gaining popularity as novel drugs, imaging agents, and drug delivery systems. They present advantages of well-defined molecular weight, multivalent surfaces, and high drug carrying capacity. Moreover, it is emerging that such architectures can display unique endocytic properties. As poly(ethylene glycol)(More)
Two antibiotics, tylosin tartrate and oxytetracycline hydrochloride, were entrapped in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels (MW 31,000-50,000) by a cryogen procedure obtaining a controlled release system suitable for veterinary application. It was found that at a low drug matrix loading (10 mg/ml), the in vitro release rate of both antibiotics could be(More)
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