Oral peptide delivery: in-vitro evaluation of thiolated alginate/poly(acrylic acid) microparticles.

The purpose of this study was to develop an oral thiomer-based microparticulate delivery system for insulin by ionic gelation. The microparticulate matrix consisted of either poly(acrylic acid)-cysteine (PAA-Cys) and alginate-cysteine (Alg-Cys) or the corresponding unmodified polymers (PAA, Alg). Two different viscosities of alginates were provided for the… CONTINUE READING