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Mesoporous materials have an ability to enhance dissolution properties of poorly soluble drugs. In this study, different mesoporous silicon (thermally oxidized and thermally carbonized) and non-ordered mesoporous silica (Syloid AL-1 and 244) microparticles were compared as drug carriers for a hydrophobic drug, itraconazole (ITZ). Different surface(More)
Mesoporous silicon (PSi) microparticles were produced using thermal carbonization (TCPSi) or thermal oxidation (TOPSi) to obtain surfaces suitable for oral drug administration applications. The loading of five model drugs (antipyrine, ibuprofen, griseofulvin, ranitidine and furosemide) into the microparticles and their subsequent release behaviour were(More)
For the first time the feasibility of siliceous mesoporous material TUD-1 (Technische Universiteit Delft) for drug delivery was studied. Model drug, ibuprofen, was adsorbed into TUD-1 mesopores via a soaking procedure. Characterizations with nitrogen adsorption, XRD, TG, HPLC and DSC demonstrated the successful inclusion of ibuprofen into TUD-1 host. The(More)
Sink conditions used in dissolution tests lead to rapid dissolution rates for nanosuspensions, causing difficulties in discriminating dissolution profiles between different formulations. Here, non-sink conditions were studied for the dissolution testing of poorly water-soluble drug nanosuspensions. A mathematical model for polydispersed particles was(More)
A poorly soluble model drug, indomethacin (IMC), was loaded into two types of silica particles using three different loading methods. The loading efficiency and the extent/rate of drug release were evaluated. Widely used equipment in pharmaceutical laboratories, rotavapor and fluid bed, were used in the loading. The porous materials used were ordered(More)
In this work, it is shown that the common toxicity indicator, MTT (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide), will fail to predict the toxicity of porous silicon (PSi) microparticles. This is due to the spontaneous redox reactions where the MTT is reduced and the PSi particle surfaces are oxidized simultaneously. MTT was shown to even(More)
The aim was to investigate if solid drug/cyclodextrin complexes could be produced in a single-step process with a solution enhanced dispersion by supercritical fluids (SEDS) method. Budesonide and gamma-cyclodextrin (CD) solutions (50% or 99.5% ethanol) were pumped from the same (conventional method) or separate (modified method) containers together with(More)
The feasibility of four mesoporous materials composed of biocompatible Si (TCPSi) or SiO(2) (MCM-41, SBA-15, and TUD-1) were evaluated for oral drug delivery applications. The main focus was to study the effect of the materials different pore systems (unidirectional/2D/3D) and their pore diameters, pore size distributions, pore volumes on the maximal drug(More)
The combined release and permeation behavior of furosemide loaded into thermally carbonized mesoporous silicon (TCPSi) microparticles was studied in order to evaluate the potential of TCPSi-loading to improve permeation of furosemide, a BCS class IV compound. Permeation was studied across Caco-2 monolayers at pH 5.5, 6.8 and 7.4 from drug solutions and(More)
Stability of high indomethacin (IMC) content formulations based on ordered mesoporous silica MCM-41 and SBA-15 materials was studied before and after a 3 month storage in stressed conditions (30°C/56% RH). Overall, the physical stability of the samples was found satisfactory after the storage. However, some issues with the chemical stability were noted,(More)