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Oral chemotherapy with SN38 is restricted by its poor solubility in gastrointestinal (GI) fluids and low permeability. Here we report the oral delivery of SN38 by a combined lipophilic prodrug and lipid-based formulation strategy. A lead lipophilic prodrug of SN38, SN38-undecanoate (SN38-unde20), was incorporated into a self-microemulsifying drug delivery(More)
SN38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxy camptothecin) is a prominent and efficacious anticancer agent. It is poorly soluble in both water and pharmaceutically approved solvents; therefore, the direct formulation of SN38 in solution form is limited. Currently, the water soluble prodrug of SN38, irinotecan (CPT-11), is formulated as a low pH solution and is approved for(More)
SN38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin) is a highly potent anti-cancer compound. However, it is poorly soluble in pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, thus the direct formulation and delivery are restricted. The current study focused on lipid-based formulation design to enable oral delivery of SN38 at high doses and at therapeutic levels. The pH dependent(More)
SN38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxy camptothecin) is a potent anticancer agent belonging to the camptothecin family; however, its oral delivery is extensively restricted by poor solubility in pharmaceutically acceptable excipients and low transmucosal permeability. Lipid-based carriers are well-known for their ability to improve oral absorption and bioavailability of(More)
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