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Double-layered ternary-phase microparticles composed of a poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (50:50) (PLGA) core and a poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) shell impregnated with poly(caprolactone) (PCL) particulates were loaded with ibuprofen (IBU) and metoclopramide HCl (MCA) through a one-step fabrication process. MCA and IBU were localized in the PLGA core and in the(More)
The advances in strategies for bone and cartilage regeneration have been centered on a concept that describes the close relationship between osteogenic cells, osteoconductive scaffolds, delivery growth factors and the mechanical environment. The dynamic nature of the tissue repair process involves intricate mimicry of signals expressed in the biological(More)
Double-layered microparticles, composed of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (50:50) (PLGA) core and poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) shell, of controllable sizes ranging from several hundred microns to few microns were fabricated using a one-step solvent evaporation method. Metoclopramide monohydrochloride monohydrate (MCA), a hydrophilic drug, was selectively(More)
Modern drug discovery technologies are discovering more and more potent therapeutic agents with narrow therapeutic windows, thus necessitating the improvement of current particulate drug delivery systems. Conventional single-layered polymeric particles have limited control over drug release profiles, including burst release, the inability to provide(More)
Particulate systems have tremendous potential to achieve controlled release and targeted delivery of drugs. However, conventional single-layered particles have several inherent limitations, including initial burst release, the inability to provide zero-order release, and a lack of time-delayed or pulsatile release of therapeutic agents. Multilayered(More)
Diabetic wounds are imbued with an early excessive and protracted reactive oxygen species production. Despite the studies supporting PPARβ/δ as a valuable pharmacologic wound-healing target, the therapeutic potential of PPARβ/δ agonist GW501516 (GW) as a wound healing drug was never investigated. Using topical application of polymer-encapsulated GW, we(More)
UNLABELLED Double-layered microparticles composed of poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid, 50:50) (PLGA) and poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) were loaded with doxorubicin HCl (DOX) and paclitaxel (PCTX) through a solvent evaporation technique. DOX was localized in the PLGA shell, while PCTX was localized in the PLLA core. The aim of this study was to investigate how(More)
Numerous models that predict drug release from nonerodible reservoir-membrane sphere systems have been presented. Most of these models cater only to a phase of drug release from a constant reservoir. All these models, however, are not applicable to drug release from biodegradable triple-layered microparticle system, in which the drug-loaded core (reservoir)(More)
First-line cancer chemotherapy necessitates high parenteral dosage and repeated dosing of a combination of drugs over a prolonged period. Current commercially available chemotherapeutic agents, such as Doxil and Taxol, are only capable of delivering single drug in a bolus dose. The aim of this study is to develop dual-drug-loaded, multilayered(More)
This work reports how novel multi-layered (from double-layered to quadruple-layered) microparticles comprising immiscible polymers can be fabricated through a simple, economical, reliable and versatile one-step solvent evaporation method. These multi-layered microparticles would be excellent candidates to overcome problems inherent in single-layered(More)