Recent Inventions in Powder Technology and Granular Science Incorporating Improved Drug Delivery
Zagabathuni V.P. Murthy and Virangkumar N. Lad
Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat–395007,Gujarat, India.
Controlled drug release and drug delivery are always emerged as the area to which medicinal technology is extensively inclined. Thanks to the latest inventions and all the patents in the ambit of drug delivery, powder technology and granular science which provide the pathway to effectively control the diseases in conjunction with the latest available techniques. In this paper, exploration of various latest processes and methods for drug delivery are reviewed and information regarding novel inventions and patents in the field of powder technology and granular science, useful for drug delivery; are presented to the point and all the original inventions appreciated. The hands on information related to the work done for improvement of flow behavior of medicaments, types of apparatus and processes discovered provide good tool for improving the existing facilities for drug delivery.
Keywords: Drug delivery, powder technology, granular science, powder inhaler, particulate flow, coating, drug release, medicament powder, powder formulation
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