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The objective of this study was to prepare amorphous fenofibrate (FB) solid dispersions using thin film freezing (TFF) and to incorporate the solid dispersions into pharmaceutically acceptable dosage forms. FB solid dispersions prepared with optimized drug/polymer ratios were characterized by modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC), powder X-ray(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The aim of this study was to develop an immediate-release pellet formulation with improved drug dissolution and adsorption. Carbamazepine, a poorly water-soluble drug, was adsorbed into mesoporous silica (SBA-15-CBZ) via a wetness impregnation method and then processed by extrusion/spheronization into pellets. Physicochemical(More)
The unique structure and protective mechanisms of the eye result in low bioavailability of ocular drugs. Using a mucoadhesive material is an efficient solution to improve ocular drug therapeutic efficacy. This study was designed to prepare a liposomal formulation coated by a novel adhesive excipient, silk fibroin (SF), for topical ocular drug delivery. The(More)
This study was designed to investigate the feasibility of silk fibroin nanoparticles (SFNs) for sustained drug delivery in transscleral ultrasound. Fluorescein isothiocynate labeled bovine serum albumin (FITC-BSA, MW 66.45 kDa) was chosen as a model macromolecular protein drug and SFNs were used as nano-carrier systems suitable for ocular drug delivery.(More)
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccines are attenuated live strains of Mycobacterium bovis and are among the most widely used vaccines in the world. BCG is proven to be effective in preventing severe infant meningitis and miliary tuberculosis. Intravesical instillation of BCG is also a standard treatment for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. In the past(More)
The objective of this study was to prepare silk fibroin SF microspheres containing the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) by using a novel ultra-fine particle processing system (UPPS) and to evaluate the microspheres as possible carriers for long-term delivery of sensitive biologicals. The drug content, encapsulation efficiency, and in vitro release(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the transarterial chemoembolic agent based on docetaxel-loaded phytantriol cubic phase precursor (DTX PCPP) by in vitro cytotoxicity study and in vivo evaluation of antitumor efficacy as well as the histological examination. The methythiazolyl tereazolium bromide assay in Hep G2 cell line revealed that DTX PCPP(More)
Glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) is a rate-limiting enzyme catalyzing ceramide glycosylation, thereby regulating cellular ceramide levels and the synthesis of glycosphingolipids (GSLs) in cellular membranes. Alterations of GCS not only affect membrane integrity, but also closely correlate with stem cell pluripotency, cancer drug resistance, GSL storage(More)
OBJECTIVES Hot melt extrusion (HME) as a technique for producing amorphous solid dispersion (ASD) has been widely used in pharmaceutical research. The biggest challenge for the application of HME is the thermal degradation of drug, poor physical stability of ASD and precipitation of drug during dissolution. Interactions between drugs and polymers may play(More)
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