Thiruganesh Ramasamy

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The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) in improving the oral bioavailability of a lipid lowering agent, fenofibrate (FEN). FEN-loaded NLCs (FEN-NLCs) were prepared by hot homogenization followed by an ultrasonication method using Compritol 888 ATO as a solid lipid, Labrafil M 1944CS as a liquid lipid,(More)
To investigate the effect of polyelectrolytes on the formation and physicochemical properties of chitosan nanoparticles (CS-NPs) used for the delivery of an anticancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX). Three DOX-loaded CS-NPs were formulated with tripolyphosphate (CS-TP/DOX NPs), dextran sulfate (CS-DS/DOX NPs), and hyaluronic acid (CS-HA/DOX NPs) by using(More)
To investigate whether delivery of a histone deacetylase inhibitor, vorinostat (VOR), by using solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) enhanced its bioavailability and effects on multidrug-resistant cancer cells. VOR-loaded SLNs (VOR-SLNs) were prepared by hot homogenization using an emulsification-sonication technique, and the formulation parameters were(More)
The attachment of polyethylene glycol (PEG) increases the circulation time of drug-containing nanoparticles; however, this also negatively affects cellular uptake. To overcome this problem, unique lipid polymer hybrid (LPH) nanoparticles were developed with a pH-responsive PEG layer that detached prior to cell uptake. Docetaxel (DTX) was incorporated into(More)
Irinotecan (IRI) is a broad spectrum chemotherapeutic agent used individually or in combination to treat multiple malignancies. Present study aimed at developing polypeptide-based block ionomer complex (BIC) micelles to improve the pharmacokinetic and antitumor response of IRI. Irinotecan-loaded BIC micelles (IRI-BIC) was prepared and evaluated in terms of(More)
To improve the solubility and oral bioavailability of erlotinib, a poorly water-soluble anticancer drug, solid self-emulsifying drug delivery system (SEDDS) was developed using solid inert carriers such as dextran 40 and Aerosil® 200 (colloidal silica). The preliminary solubility of erlotinib in various oils, surfactants, and co-surfactants was determined.(More)
To investigate the potential of thermosensitive and biadhesive nanomicelles in improving the bioavailability of docetaxel (DCT) and its chemotherapeutic effect. DCT-loaded nanomicelles were prepared by emulsufication and characterized in terms of physico-chemical and visco-elastic parameters. The optimzed formulation was evaluated for in vivo localization,(More)
The primary aim of this work was to investigate the potential of bile salt, sodium taurocholate (NaTC), in improving the bioavailability and anti-tumor efficacy of docetaxel (DCT) upon rectal administration. Poloxamer-based nanomicelles with thermosensitive and mucoadhesive properties were prepared using the cold method. The optimized nanomicellar(More)
In this study, a transferrin-anchored albumin nanoplatform with PEGylated lipid bilayers (Tf-L-APVN) was developed for the targeted co-delivery of paclitaxel and vorinostat in solid tumors. Tf-L-APVN exhibited a sequential and controlled release profile of paclitaxel and vorinostat, with an accelerated release pattern at acidic pH. At cellular levels,(More)
Photodynamic (PDT) and photothermal (PTT) therapy are proven effective strategies for the treatment of cancer. PDT, a photochemistry-based therapy, utilises light energy based photosensitiser for the production of cytotoxic species via electron transfer to biological substrates and potential excitation or energy transfer to molecular oxygen. On the other(More)