Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000571
Title: Sodium alginate: the wonder polymer for controlled drug delivery
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    The objective of this paper is to discuss the potential of sodium alginate as a biopolymer in the formulation development and its allied applications. There is a growing trend in pharmaceutical in food industry to avoid the harsh condition in the preparation for administration to the body or for the storage purpose as it induce the side effects, instability or loss of therapeutic effect of the medicament. The sodium alginate is a versatile functional biomaterial for viscosity enhancement, stabilizer, matrixing agent, encapsulation polymer, bioadhesive and film former in transdermal and transmucosal drug delivery. The present article reviews sources, preparation, properties, crosslinking methodology, compendial standards, methods utilized for preparation of drug delivery systems using sodium alginate and its potential applications.

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    Nikhil K Sachan,1* Seema Pushkar,1 Antesh Jha,2 A. Bhattcharya3

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    1University Institute of Pharmacy, C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur – 208024 Uttar Pradesh
    2Anand College of Pharmacy, AEC Campus, Keetham, Agra – 282007, Uttar Pradesh
    3 Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh – 786004 Assam

    Received on: 27-04-2009; Accepted on: 28-06-2009

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    Nikhil K Sachan,1* Seema Pushkar,1 Antesh Jha,2 A. Bhattcharya3

    Title:Sodium alginate: the wonder polymer for controlled drug delivery
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Page No: (1191-1199)
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    Methodology: drug delivery
    Research Materials:Sodium alginates


Sodium alginates drug delivery biopolymer microbeads.

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