Rohan M Shah

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Development of drug delivery systems, as much as the drug molecule itself, is an important consideration for improving drug absorption and bioavailability. The mechanisms by which drug carriers enter target cells can differ depending on their size, surface properties and components. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) have gained an increased attention in(More)
Oleo gum resin secreted by Commiphora mukul, also known as gum guggul, has been used widely as an ayurvedic drug. Commiphora mukul is a short thorny shrub that is native to the Indian subcontinent. Oleo gum resin extracted by incision of the bark is a very complex mixture of gum, minerals, essential oils, terpenes, sterols, ferrulates, flavanones and(More)
HYPOTHESIS Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) produced by conventional microemulsion techniques using thermal heat have specific limitations (e.g. high polydispersity, instability and low encapsulation). Replacing thermal heat with microwave heat may produce SLNs which overcome some of these limitations. EXPERIMENTS Stearic acid-based SLNs prepared with(More)
Stearic acid-based solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) were prepared using the microwave assisted one-pot microemulsions procedure pioneered by our group. In this study, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including indomethacin, ketoprofen and nimesulide were selected as ideal "test" drugs, based on their poor water solubility. The model drugs were(More)
The microwave-assisted production of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) is a novel technique reported recently by our group. The small particle size, solid nature and use of physiologically well-tolerated lipid materials make SLNs an interesting and potentially efficacious drug carrier. The main purpose of this research work was to investigate the suitability(More)
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are a well-tolerated lipid carrier system due to the employment of a physiological and/or biodegradable lipid matrix. Physicochemical properties such as particle size, polydispersity index (PI) and zeta potential are SLN quality response parameters. Increased particle size is a good indicator of in-vitro instability. This(More)
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