Nanosuspension Technology For Poorly Soluble Drugs: Recent Researches, Advances and Patents

Author(s): Vijay Agarwal, Meenakshi Bajpai.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 9 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Nowadays, in pharmaceutical industries, the attention on nanosized materials is growing gradually due to their wide applications in drug delivery systems. Recently, out of different nanosize systems, nanosuspension system has undergone a lot of interest in such a way to rectify the solubility and bioavailability problem due to their technical simplicity and cost-effectiveness property compared to other colloidal systems. Nanosuspension technology has proven that it can be a superior substitute over alternative approaches, which are available for enhancing the bioavailability of different drugs having low solubility. Since today, nanosuspensions have been greatly evolved for a huge number of drugs and also investigated for their potential applications. The various unique features make the nanosuspension to enable their utilization in numerous dosage forms and given through different routes, including parenteral, oral, topical, peroral, ocular and pulmonary routes. A large number of products grounded in nanosuspension technology are present in the market, and some are on the way. In fact, the number of such types of products is much more in comparison of other nanotechnologies based products. Additionally, the different preparation methods used to prepare the nanosuspensions are also well- established and patented. This article reviews the recent research, advances in formulation and their approaches related to nanosuspensions with emphasis given on different patents related to nanosuspension methods.

Keywords: Nanosuspension, patents on nanosuspension, poorly soluble drugs, media milling.

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Year: 2015
Page: [178 - 194]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/1872210510999151126112644
Price: $65

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