Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

Ryan F. Donnelly
School of Pharmacy
Queen's University Belfast


Advancement in Microsponge Drug Delivery System: Preparation Methods, Patents and Commercial Utility

Author(s): Deeksha Dubey, Rishabha Malviya and Pramod K. Sharma

Affiliation: Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, Galgotias University, Plot No.2, Sector 17-A, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Microsponge is developing as a novel drug delivery system for controlled release of medicinally active ingredients. It is generally prepared by polymerization or quasi emulsion solvent diffusion technique and has been successfully used for targeted drug delivery. Microsponges are preferred over the microspheres owing to their better drug loading capacity. The present article deals with recent advancements in the microsponge preparation and its pharmaceutical applications and commercial utility considering patents.

Keywords: Advanced drug delivery, controlled drug delivery, microsponge, patents.

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Article Details

Page: [101 - 110]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1872211308666140305222905