Raghupathi Kandarapu

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Ion-exchange resins (IER), or ionic polymer networks, have received considerable attention from pharmaceutical scientists because of their versatile properties as drug-delivery vehicles. In the past few years, IER have been extensively studied in the development of novel drug-delivery systems (DDSs) and other biomedical applications. Some of the DDSs(More)
Microbicides, the compounds and formulations that can prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/HIV are being pursued actively as a promising AIDS intervention. The drug development chain for a topical microbicide differs significantly from that of any systemic or topical compound/formulation regarding to time line, cost, activities, and(More)
The vagina is a potential site for the local and systemic delivery of drugs. Presently, significant attention is given to the development of vaginal formulations (‘microbicides’) that prevent sexual acquisition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases. Acceptability of vaginal dosage forms may vary among women(More)
In recent years, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have become a burgeoning problem and are spreading at an alarming rate. Microbicides are being developed as a new therapeutic category for prevention of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Many of the microbicide formulations (MF) may fail to elicit a protective(More)
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