New Trends: Drug Delivery Systems
S.Suhasini1* and Ch Ramesh Babu2
1Department of Biotechnology, Bhopal University, Bhopal
2Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
- *Corresponding Author:
- S. Suhasini
Department of Biotechnology, Bhopal University, Bhopal
Received date: 18/08/2016; Accepted date: 22/08/2016; Published date: 29/08/2016
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There are many Drug delivery systems are under development. The main aim of Drug delivery system is to reduce drug degradation and loss and to prevent side effects to improve bioavailability. Drug delivery system to target organs or tissues has become one of the challenges of the new century. This type of delivery methods provides major advances in specific delivery.
Drug delivery, drug degradation, Nasal Delivery, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases.
Drug delivery system is defined as “Formulation of the Drug in to suitable form like oral administration form (Tablet) or Intravenous form (solution).
These new approaches can reduce solvency problems and protects the drugs from the external environment, for example, photo degradation and pH changes, while reducing dumping by controlling the discharge profile [1-8]. Additionally, controlled focusing at the site of activity and lessened time of introduction at non-focusing on tissues in-wrinkles the viability of medications and diminish harmfulness and symptoms in this manner enhancing tolerant consistence and comfort.
New drug delivery systems are under investigation to improve the potential of the respective drug. On the other hand, scientists mainly focus on the microenvironment of the cells and their interaction with these new drug dosage forms [9-15].
Drug delivery systems are classified as follows:-
➢ Transdermal Delivery Systems
➢ Carrier Based Delivery System
➢ Variable Release Delivery Systems
➢ Implantable Delivery Systems
➢ Nasal Delivery Systems
Transdermal Delivery Systems It permits the adsorption of skin surface into blood circulation. The advantages of thermal deliver systems are lower dosages are sufficient and side effective are low.
Implantable Delivery Systems Implantable devices are polymeric devises of various shapes and introduced into body tissue [16-22]. The limitations of this type of devices are possibility of infection and irritation of implants. This type of delivery systems is mainly involved in diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and brain diseases.
Biocompatibility is one of the pharmaceutical methods, and it is designing to fit the physicochemical properties of the drug to new dosage forms. Todays, biodegradability of polymers such as poly (D-L-lac- tide-co-glycolide) is using to avoid physiological and path logical problems developing targeting strategies. This Biocompatibility method can improve the pharmacokinetic of drugs through the delivery of a huge dose at the specific site of organs by using ligands, While release and degradation to non-toxic products. Oral administration is one of the most convenient methods for drug delivery system and researchers focussed on the development of carriers that can use as biological barriers such as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract [23-28]. The main advantage of carrier is to protect the drug against host.
Microencapsulation has been important to the development of new therapeutics and has been used to produce microspheres containing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs entrapped within biocompatible polymers [29-38]. The purpose of using these carriers is to obtain a con-trolled release thus maintaining therapeutic drug levels over a specified time period while reducing systemic absorption. These systems have been used in food and cosmetic industry and drug and gene delivery [39-45].
The advantages of Drug Delivery Systems are:-
➢ Ease administration of drugs
➢ Quick absorption and onset of action
➢ Availability of Simple formulations
➢ favourable environment
➢ Bio-availability satisfactory
➢ Reduced hospital outpatient care
➢ Accurate consistent dosing
➢ lower manufacturing costs
The disadvantages Drug Delivery Systems are:
➢ Untoward immunogenic reactions may occur
➢ Insufficient availability of data for penetration enhancers
➢ Pathology may adversely affect
Based on the mechanisms drug delivery systems are divided in to two classes. These are Physical mechanism based drug delivery systems are also known as controlled drug delivery systems, for Eg, osmosis, diffusion, erosion and electro transport (Figure 1). Other one is Biochemical mechanism based drug delivery system may include monoclonal antibodies, liposomes, and gene therapy and vector systems. Some of the particles are used as carriers in drug delivery system may include soluble polymers, micro particles, biodegradable polymers, microcapsules and liposomes. These carriers are slowly degradable [46-54].
Figure 1: Phospholipid based Drug delivery system
In recent years the wide advances in drug delivery systems have enabled simpler routes of administration. To deliver the medicine to their specific target tissues, drug carriers (the substances that play crucial role in vital delivery and effectiveness of drugs) are used [55-62]. A large variety of organic systems like liposomes, micelles, vesicles, nerve fiber polymers, nanoparticles, liquid crystals, microspheres, Implants etc., are used that have vital blessings and few limitations.
➢ Polymeric micelle formulations
Liposomes are mixture, perishable and spherical vesicles whose size varies from low micrometres vary to tens of micrometres [63-68]. They carry with it a bilayer membrane entrapping associate degree binary compound core. The membranes of liposomes are sometimes derived from phospholipids with mixed lipoid chains and head teams or pure artificial lipids with outlined chemical group chains and head teams. The medicine may be either entrapped at bilayer interface, in binary compound volume or in phospholipids bilayer. Liposomes that are fashioned from phospholipids are largely accustomed modify the pharmacokinetic profile of medication, enzymes etc. This specific drug carrier is extremely advantageous in enhancing the therapeutic result of anti-cancer agents through increasing drug concentration levels in growth cells and decreasing the exposure to traditional cells. Liposomes play a crucial role in solubility sweetening, bioavailability, targeting sites and prolonged unleash of drug.
Liposomes are made up of lipids or fat molecules are surrounded by water core. These types of liposomes are widely used for cancer treatment, infectious diseases and for vaccine preparation [69-73]. The disadvantage of liposomes is leakage with poor controlled release and less encapsulation capacity.
There are varied drug delivery systems to deliver a drug to focus on the site during a sustained controlled release fashion. One amongst the strategies is exploitation microspheres as drug carriers. These are created from solid chemical compound matrices for endovenous and intra-arterial targeted drug delivery systems. Microspheres are spherical in form and size varies from 1-300 μm. There are totally different types of polymers that are used for fabrication of microspheres are albumin, starch, gelatin, dextran, polypropene etc. The administration of drug mediate by these microspheres is controlled by degradation and dissolution of matrix. The drug delivery is affected by the polymer type, size of matrix [74-82]. There are various kinds of strategies to provide these small particulate systems such as evaporation technique, cross linking and high blending technique. The precise benefits of those small particulate systems are they will be injected or ingested and also conjointly they produce sustained release action and site specific delivery.
Polymeric Micelle Formulations
The polymeric micelle consists of fine pharmaceutical properties and is simply manageable. They are the superb drug carrier that contains inner hydrophobic core and outer hydrophilic corona. The inner core is capable of solubilizing lipophilic substances and it's stabilized by hydrophilic chemical compound chains that are towards aqueous surroundings. The outer corona acts as an interface between inner core and binary compound surroundings [83-88].
Implants measure the compound devices that are used for the sustained drug release or to focus on high drug concentrations to the encompassing space of target tissue. These implants typically applied once when chronic medical aid is indicated in things like chemical castration in prostatic adenocarcinoma treatment, in hormones replacement [89-92]. The Implants are extremely viscous liquids or semisolid formulations that are directly placed within the body fluids, injected or impregnated with biodegradable polymers.
Hydrogels are capable of binding large amount of water or biological fluids. The compositions of hydrogels are homopolymers or copolymers. These are insoluble in the presence of chemical cross links and physical cross links. Hydrogels as drug delivery systems can be very important materials if is combined with the molecular techniques.
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles like nanospheres and nanocapsules are used as carrier for drug delivery systems. Nanoparticles can able to adsorb or encapsulate a drug and protecting it against chemical and enzymatic degradation. These nanoparticles are act as carriers of DNA in gene therapy and genetic engineering studies. Other nanoparticles like nanotubes, nano wires, nanoshells and nanopores are used in drug delivery systems. These types of nanoparticles are used as marker in cancer studies.
Nanoparticles are sub-micron sized particles having size of 10 to 200 nm are within the solid state either in amorphous or crystalline type (Figure 2). The nanoparticles are wide used as carriers because of their stability and future storage. They will encapsulate or take up the drug and facilitate in protective it from chemical and catalyst degradation [88-93]. Nanoparticles embrace nanocapsules and nanospheres. The nanocapsules are sac systems in which drug is restrained or engulfed in a cavity enclosed by chemical compound membrane;whereas the drug is uniformly unfold within the nanosphere matrix systems. The nanoparticles are terribly economical in delivering each deliquescent and hydrophobic medication. In the recent years the biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles have gained a big attention as potential drug carrier within the applications of targeted drug delivery system, and as an economical carrier of DNA in factor medical aid and conjointly capable to handle proteins, peptides and genes through pre-oral route.
Figure 2: Types of carriers in Drug delivery system
Polymeric Micelle Formulations
The polymeric micelle consists of fine pharmaceutical properties and is simply manageable. They are the superb drug carrier that contains inner hydrophobic core and outer hydrophilic corona. The inner core is capable of solubilizing lipophilic substances and it's stabilized by hydrophilic chemical compound chains that are towards aqueous surroundings. The outer corona acts as an interface between inner core and binary compound surroundings.
Implants measure the compound devices that are used for the sustained drug release or to focus on high drug concentrations to the encompassing space of target tissue. These implants typically applied once when chronic medical aid is indicated in things like chemical castration in prostatic adenocarcinoma treatment, in hormones replacement. The Implants are extremely viscous liquids or semisolid formulations that are directly placed within the body fluids, injected or impregnated with biodegradable polymers [98-101].
Drug Loaded Erythrocytes
It is one of the powerful systems for delivery of drugs. Erythrocytes are long circulation can be used with different biologically active substances. Carrier erythrocytes are prepared by using blood sample form organism and separated by different physical and chemical methods.
New technologies have been developed for the treatment of Different diseases. The use of Drug delivery systems in developing drugs for bringing lots of hope in the field of Pharmacology and Medical research. Nanoparticle drug delivery devices have advantages which show higher efficiency than other particle drug delivery systems. But, toxicity of the nanoparticle formulations should be avoided. Full proof procedures should be established to know both the short-term and long-term toxicity analysis of the nanoparticle drug delivery systems.
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