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Microencapsulation of gentamicin into PLGA-chitosan matrices

Abdullah Hazim, Anas and Harun Ismail, Ahmad Fahmi and Awang, Mohamed and Mohamed, Farahidah (2011) Microencapsulation of gentamicin into PLGA-chitosan matrices. In: Current Issues in Pharmacy. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 112-128. ISBN 9789674180195

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Poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), are the most commonly used biodegradable synthetic polymers as it has extensive clinical applications and has shown to be effective in implantation drug delivery. In this project, chitosan mixed with PLGA were used to encapsulate gentamicin (model drug) to evaluate feasibility of encapsulating highly water soluble drug. A modified single step solvent-evaporation method was employed to synthesize the microspheres. In this study, different types of surfactants (PVA, Tween 20 and Span 80) were used to test the loading efficiency. surface morphology, and particle size of the microspheres. From the results obtained, fabrication of microspheres using the solvent-evaporation method has successfully produced a locally administered drug delivery system for gentamicin. The application of different types of surfactants has yielded different microspheres characteristics with Tween 20 fabricated microspheres produced the smallest particle size, smooth surface morphology and the highest encapsulation et1iciency

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4330/13966
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microencapsulation, gentamicin, PLGA-chitosan, matrices
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Farahidah Mohamed
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 14:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13966

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