Vivekanand Bhardwaj

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Antioxidants are emerging as prophylactic and therapeutic agents. These are the agents, which scavenge free radicals otherwise reactive oxygen species and prevent the damage caused by them. Free radicals have been associated with pathogenesis of various disorders like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative(More)
The present investigation was aimed at optimization of estradiol loaded PLGA nanoparticulate formulations resulting in improved oral bioavailability and sustained release of estradiol by varying the molecular weight and copolymer composition of PLGA. Nanoparticles were prepared following emulsion-diffusion-evaporation method employing didodecyldimethyl(More)
The cyclosporine-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by the emulsion-diffusion-evaporation method and were optimized for particle size and entrapment efficiency. The optimized particles were 143.3+/-8.7 nm in size with narrow size distribution and 71.9+/-1.7% entrapment efficiency at 20% w/w initial drug loading when(More)
Ultra-violet (UV) spectrophotometric and high performance liquid chromatographic methods for quantitative determination of ellagic acid (EA), an antioxidant were developed. The analytical methods were validated for linearity, accuracy, intra- and inter-day variability, and precision. EA was eluted using a polyethylene glycol (PEG) column with mobile phase(More)
Biodegradable glucose-sensitive in situ gelling system based on chitosan for pulsatile delivery of insulin was developed. The sols/gels were thoroughly characterized for swelling properties, rheology, texture analysis and water content. The developed glucose-sensitive gels responded to varied glucose concentrations in vitro indicating their ability to(More)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant with well-established pharmacological activities against several chronic diseases; however, it is marketed only as a nutritional supplement without any claims of its therapeutic activity and one of the reasons for this could be the poor oral bioavailability rendering difficulties in administering this molecule to(More)
The aim of the present work was to develop ellagic acid (EA) loaded poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles for oral administration. PLGA nanoparticles were prepared by a method based on the concept of emulsion-diffusion-evaporation by using polyethylene glycol (PEG) 400 as a cosolvent for solubilizing the drug. While developing this method,(More)
The aim of present investigation was to screen different solvents for optimizing nanoparticle preparation in terms of particle size, entrapment efficiency, and finally, release behavior using a model drug estradiol. Nanoparticles were prepared following emulsion-diffusion-evaporation method using didodecyldimethyl ammonium bromide (DMAB) or polyvinyl(More)
Since its discovery in 1971, ciclosporin has revolutionized organ transplantation and the treatment of autoimmune disorders. The wide array of applications resulting from its clinical efficacy warrant unique administration strategies and varying doses, times of exposure and extents of distribution, depending on target tissue. The poor biopharmaceutical(More)