Versatile Use of Nanosponge in the Pharmaceutical Arena: A Mini-Review

Author(s): Shubham Shrestha, Sankha Bhattacharya*

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 2020

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Drug delivery for a long time has been a major problem in the pharmaceutical field. The development of a new Nano-carrier system called nanosponge has shown the potential to solve the problem. Nanosponge has a porous structure and can entrap the drug in it. It can carry both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. They also provide controlled release of the drugs and can also protect various substances from degradation. Nanosponge can increase the solubility of drugs and can also be formulated into an oral, topical and parenteral dosage form. The current review explores different preparation techniques, characterization parameters, as well as various applications of nanosponge. Various patents related to nanosponge drug delivery system have been discussed in this study.

Keywords: Nanocarrier system, Nanosponge, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), protein degradation.

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Article Details

Year: 2020
Published on: 24 December, 2020
Page: [351 - 359]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1872210514999200901200558
Price: $65

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