Lipoidal-Nano Architecture for Parental Drug Delivery: Formulation Development and Regulatory Concerns

Author(s): Vikas Jhawat*, Anil Kumar Sharma, Vandana Garg, Monika Gulia, Rohit Dutt

Journal Name: Current Applied Polymer Science

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2021

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The nanoparticles as drug carriers have demonstrated enhanced targeting, and sustained/- controlled drug release, as evident from numerous investigations that have shown promising outcomes facilitating the wellbeing of humans in the desired manner. The lipid-based nanoparticles are biodegradable and considered biocompatible by virtue of being composed of lipid moieties mimicking physiological lipids of biological systems which is their prime advantage over the other polymeric systems. A variety of such lipid carriers have been reported to be delivered from the parenteral route. However, there are certain pitfalls which are associated with lipid nanoparticles such as toxicity, poor scale up potential, immunological reactions and absence of straight forward regulatory guidelines that address the issues of lipoidal nanocarriers such as their classification, approval and compliance of governmental policies. Therefore attention must be given to address the technological and regulatory challenges associated with lipoidal nano-formulations for parenteral administration to smoothen the approval process throughout the world and bringing the same to the terminal users on time.

Keywords: Lipids carriers, nanotechnology, parenteral route, regulatory challenges, lipid nanoparticulates, lipoidal nanocarriers.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 05 March, 2021
Page: [31 - 39]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2452271604999200706014809
Price: $65

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