Carrageenan and its applications in drug delivery.

  title={Carrageenan and its applications in drug delivery.},
  author={Liang Li and Rui Ni and Yang Shao and Shirui Mao},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
Carrageenan is a sulphated linear polysaccharide of D-galactose and 3, 6-anhydro-D-galactose obtained by extraction of certain red seaweeds of the Rhodophyceae class. The objective of this review is to summarize recent applications of carrageenan in drug delivery systems. So far, carrageenan has been investigated as an excipient in pharmaceutical industry, for example, as polymer matrix in oral extended-release tablets, as a novel extrusion aid for the production of pellets and as a carrier… CONTINUE READING
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