Masafumi Dohi

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An effective way to design well-fitting products is to analyse human body forms and to classify them into several groups. In the present study, a new method is proposed to analyse human body forms using the FFD (Free Form Deformation) technique. The FFD method is a way to deform the shapes of object smoothly by moving control lattice points set around the(More)
The percutaneous penetration of R-(+)- and S-(-)-propranolol (PL) through rat excised skin was investigated in vitro. The flux of S-(-)-PL after application to normal skin was high compared with that of R-(+)-PL. On the other hand, in damaged rat skin, the flux of R-(+)-PL was almost equivalent to that of S-(-)-PL. It is suggested that there is an(More)
The enhancing effect of cetyl lactate (CL) on the percutaneous absorption of indomethacin (ID) from test solutions in propylene glycol (PG) was investigated by using the abdominal skin of rats in vivo. The percutaneous absorption rate of ID from 1 or 3% CL-PG test solution through the intact skin of rats was observed to be faster than that from the control(More)
Here, we statistically identified the critical factor of the granulation rate during the fluidized bed granulation process. Lactose was selected as the excipient and was granulated with several binders, including hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and polyvinylpyrrolidone. The viscosity, density, and surface tension of the binder(More)
The enhancing effects of myristyl lactate (ML) and lauryl lactate (LL) on the percutaneous absorption of indomethacin (ID) from test solutions in propylene glycol (PG) were investigated in rats. ID absorption was observed to be markedly enhanced by the addition of ML or LL to PG as compared with the control (PG alone). The marked enhancing effects were(More)
The effects of oleic acid (OA) added to mixtures of fatty alcohol and propylene glycol (FAPG bases) on the percutaneous absorption of indomethacin (ID) were investigated by using the abdominal skin of rats in vivo. The percutaneous absorption of propylene glycol (PG) from FAPG base was simultaneously examined. The percutaneous absorption of ID from FAPG(More)
With thrombosis a major cause of death in Japan and the Western world, thrombin-inhibitory agents that constrain the formation of fibrin are sought. We screened for basidiomycetes showing anti-thrombin activity and isolated Laetiporus sulphureus. However, it was difficult to cultivate and its form was not satisfactory. We therefore used protoplast fusion(More)
Manufacturing the solid dosage form of an orally administered drug requires lubrication to enhance manufacturability, ensuring that critical quality attributes such as disintegration and dissolution of the drug product are maintained during manufacture. Here, to evaluate lubrication performance during manufacture, we used terahertz attenuated total(More)
We evaluated models for predicting spray mist diameter suitable for scaling-up the fluidized bed granulation process. By precise selection of experimental conditions, we were able to identify a suitable prediction model that considers changes in binder solution, nozzle dimension, and spray conditions. We used hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), hydroxypropyl(More)