S. N. Murthy

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Magnetophoresis is a method of enhancement of drug permeation across the biological barriers by application of magnetic field. The present study investigated the mechanistic aspects of magnetophoretic transdermal drug delivery and also assessed the feasibility of designing a magnetophoretic transdermal patch system for the delivery of lidocaine. In vitro(More)
The stratum corneum (SC) is a primary rate limiting barrier to permeation of drug molecules through the skin. Small molecular weight lipophilic drugs that are effective at low doses can be effectively delivered by passive transdermal delivery. The SC does not permit passage of polar/hydrophilic and macromolecules. Passive and physical penetration(More)
Successful treatment of deep-seated nail infections remains elusive as the delivery of efficacious levels of antifungal drug to the site of action is very difficult. The aim of the present study was to attain rapid trans-ungual delivery of an antifungal agent, terbinafine, via the topical route using iontophoresis. Initial studies revealed that application(More)
The main objective of the study was to investigate the efficacy of chitosan to facilitate brain bioavailability of intranasally administered nerve growth factor (NGF). In vitro permeability studies and electrical resistance studies were carried out across the bovine olfactory epithelium using Franz diffusion cells. The bioavailability of intranasally(More)
The electroporation mediated transdermal delivery (Protocol - 120 V, 10 ms, 30 pulses at 1 Hz with post pulse waiting period of 20 min) of doxepin using pure drug solution (PDS) and doxepin-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPCD) complex solution (CDS) was studied using porcine epidermis model. The stoichiometry of drug-HPCD inclusion complex was determined(More)
Trans-nail permeability is limited due to the innate nature of the nail plate and the recent investigations indicated the potential of iontophoresis in enhancing the transungual drug delivery in normal nails. However, the onychomycotic nails differ from the normal nails with respect to the anatomical and biological features. The current study investigated(More)
The diffusional barrier property of biological systems varies with ultrastructural organization of the tissues and/or cells, and often plays an important role in drug delivery. The nail plate is a thick, hard and impermeable membrane which makes topical nail drug delivery challenging. The current study investigated the effect of physical and chemical(More)
The efficiency of low voltage electropulsation (LVE) technique for delivery of drugs and macromolecules across the skin was investigated. The in vitro studies were carried out across the porcine epidermis in Franz diffusion cells using salicylic acid and fluorescein labeled Dextran of molecular weight 10,000 Da (FD10K). LVE enhanced the transport of(More)