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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

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ISSN (Print): 1872-2113
ISSN (Online): 2212-4039

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

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

Volume 8, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [101 - 110] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1872211308666140305222905

Price: $65

Abstract

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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