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Poly(lactic acid) [PLA] and its co-polymers with glycolic acid [PLCG] have been known to be biodegradable and histocompatible for the past 20 years. Their physico-chemical and biological properties have been found suitable, in many instances, for sustaining drug release in vivo for days or months. Several dosage forms for parenteral administration have been(More)
Poly(L-lactic acid), (L-PLA) pellets containing theophylline as a model drug were prepared with increasing bovine serum albumin (BSA) load of 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50% by direct compression. The drug release from pellets was studied in phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.4) at 37 degrees C. The annealing effect on theophylline release from pellets was also(More)
Poly(L-lactic acid) (L-PLA) pellets intended for either parenteral or oral use were successfully prepared by a direct compression technique without the use of heat or organic solvents. Salicylic acid and theophylline were chosen as drug candidates. The drug release from pellets was affected by the compression pressure. The Higuchi plots of the drugs showed(More)
Poly (DL-lactic acid) [DL-PLA] microcapsules containing phenobarbitone were prepared using a W/O emulsion method. Microcapsules of nominal C : P ratio, 1 : 2 and 1 : 3 using three different molecular weight polymers, 20,500, 13,300 and 5,200 were investigated to study the effect of storage conditions on the microcapsule properties. All microcapsules were(More)
A sustained-release (SR) formulation of phenobarbital (PB) microcapsule tablet was prepared using low molecular weight (MW) DL- and high MW L-poly(lactic acid) (PLA) polymer. Microencapsulation of PB showed a unimodal size distribution (375 to 550 microns) of the microcapsules with high loading capacity (> 84%). Drug release from the microcapsule was(More)
Microcapsules were prepared using a poly (L-lactic acid) (L = PLA), mol. wt. 43,200, by an emulsification and solvent evaporation technique. Phenobarbitone (PB) was used as a reference drug, (core to polymer ratio, 1:1). Both the o/w and w/o emulsion system were investigated in order to study microcapsule properties affected by the preparative technique. In(More)
Poly(DL-lactic acid) [DL-PLA] microcapsules containing phenobarbitone (PB) were prepared using a w/o emulsion-evaporation method. DL-PLA of three different molecular weights, 20,200, 13,300 and 5,200 were used to prepare microcapsules of nominal core: polymer (C:P) ratios of 1 : 2, 1 : 2.5, 1 : 3 and 1 : 4. The release of PB was investigated in aqueous(More)
In respect to the change of climatic conditions and global warming, the position of water sources in many countries is in crisis. Therefore, constructing sewage treatment plants is of the first priorities of developmental plans aiming at preventing from the pollution of water sources and reusing the sewage , but owing to investors’ insufficient awareness of(More)
Poly(DL-lactic acid) (DL-PLA, molecular weight 20,500) microcapsules containing phenobarbitone (PB) as a reference core were prepared using a water/oil (W/O) emulsion system. Surface morphology, particle size and 'encapsulation efficiency' of the microcapsules prepared using different preparative variables have been investigated. Buffer pH 9 was used as a(More)
Poly (L-lactic acid) microcapsules were prepared using an emulsification and organic solvent evaporation technique (w/o system) with phenobarbitone as a reference core. Three polymers of different molecular weight (61,300; 43,200, 2400), were used to prepare different core loaded microcapsules. Microcapsule size increased with increase in polymer molecular(More)