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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
ISSN (Print): 1872-2113
ISSN (Online): 2212-4039
DOI: 10.2174/187221110789957282

Microemulsions as Carriers for Therapeutic Molecules

Author(s): Surinder K. Mehta and Gurpreet Kaur
Pages 35-48 (14)
The thrust for finding newer drug delivery systems for exiting therapeutic molecules has opened a wide window for colloidal systems. Due to the presence of different domains of variable polarity in the microemulsion systems, they show a huge potential to be used as drug delivery vehicles for a variety of drugs. The use of microemulsion as drug delivery vehicles through a number of routes has engaged a large number of research groups in this area. Microemulsion media finds several applications ranging from drug delivery to drug nanoparticle templating due to its ability to enhance solubility, stability and bioavailability. This review on patent articles recounts the patent literature dealing with different kind of microemulsion carriers used via different routes, solubility and permeability enhancement and its use as a template for nanoparticle synthesis.
Microemulsions, drug delivery systems, solubility and bioavailability enhancement, drug delivery potential
Department of Chemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.