Title: Top-down production of drug nanocrystals: Nanosuspension stabilization, miniaturization and transformation into solid products
Authors: Van Eerdenbrugh, Bernard
Van den Mooter, Guy
Augustijns, Patrick # ×
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Series Title: International journal of pharmaceutics vol:364 issue:1 pages:64-75
Abstract: During the last 10-15 years, the formulation of drugs as nanocrystals has rapidly evolved into a mature drug delivery strategy, with currently five products on the market. The major characteristic of these systems is the rapid dissolution velocity, enabling bioavailability enhancement after oral administration. This mini-review focuses on recent advances with respect to three topics considering drug nanocrystals. The first topic is nanosuspension stabilization. A current literature status is provided and special attention is given to studies attempting to extend our physicochemical understanding of the underlying principles. The second part describes recent advances on miniaturization of nanosuspension production, to enable formulation screening during preclinical development. Finally, literature available on further nanosuspensions solidification is discussed, focussing on the maintenance of the preservation of the rapid dissolution properties of the nanocrystals after further downstream processing.
ISSN: 0378-5173
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Drug Delivery and Disposition
× corresponding author
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