Colonic drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides and their evaluation.

@article{Pachuau2013ColonicDD,
  title={Colonic drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides and their evaluation.},
  author={Lalduh Sanga Pachuau and Bhaskar Mazumder},
  journal={Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 13},
  pages={1982-91}
}
Natural polysaccharides are found in abundance, are inexpensive, safe and available in a variety of structures which can easily be modified chemically and biochemically. A number of natural gums and mucilages along with their chemically modified forms have been evaluated as controlled drug delivery devices. They are reported to be capable of providing the desired drug release profiles and in some cases, have shown comparable drug release properties with currently available sustained release… CONTINUE READING