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Bhandari, J; Mishra, H; Mishra, PK; Wimmer, R; Ahmad, FJ; Talegaonkar, S.
(2017): Cellulose nanofiber aerogel as a promising biomaterial for customized oral drug delivery
INT J NANOMED. 2017; 12: FullText FullText_BOKU

Cellulose nanofiber (CNF) aerogels with favorable floatability and mucoadhesive properties prepared by the freeze-drying method have been introduced as new possible carriers for oral controlled drug delivery system. Bendamustine hydrochloride is considered as the model drug. Drug loading was carried out by the physical adsorption method, and optimization of drug-loaded formulation was done using central composite design. A very lightweight-aerogelwith- matrix system was produced with drug loading of 18.98%+/- 1.57%. The produced aerogel was characterized for morphology, tensile strength, swelling tendency in media with different pH values, floating behavior, mucoadhesive detachment force and drug release profiles under different pH conditions. The results showed that the type of matrix was porous and woven with excellent mechanical properties. The drug release was assessed by dialysis, which was fitted with suitable mathematical models. Approximately 69.205%+/- 2.5% of the drug was released in 24hours in medium of pH 1.2, whereas similar to 78%+/- 2.28% of drug was released in medium of pH 7.4, with floating behavior for similar to 7.5 hours. The results of in vivo study showed a 3.25-fold increase in bioavailability. Thus, we concluded that CNF aerogels offer a great possibility for a gastroretentive drug delivery system with improved bioavailability.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Wimmer Rupert

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