Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000789
Title: Role of Natural Polymers in the Development of Floating Drug Delivery Systems
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Floating drug delivery systems are the gastroretentive forms that precisely control the release rate of target drug to a specific site which facilitate an enormous impact on health care. This can be achieved by use of various polymeric substances including natural polymers. These polymers are inexpensive, safe and available in a variety of structures with versatile characteristics. Large number of derivatizable groups, wide range of molecular weights, varying chemical composition and gel forming nature of these polymers also provide an exciting opportunities in the fascinating arena of applied polymer science and drug delivery technology. All these characteristics make them suitable candidate for design and fabrication of novel gastroretentive drug delivery systems. Various natural polymers have been investigated worldwide by scientific community for their potential as floating drug delivery systems. The present article highlights various recent efforts and advanced approaches exploiting several natural polymers in this technology.

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    Rakesh Pahwa1*, Shiv Bhagwan1, Vipin Kumar1, Kanchan Kohli2

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    1Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119, India.
    2Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Delhi-110062, India.

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    Rakesh Pahwa
    Assistant Professor
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Kurukshetra University,
    Kurukshetra - 136119,INDIA

    Received on:12-01-2010; Revised on: 14-03-2010; Accepted on:13-04-2010

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    Rakesh Pahwa1*, Shiv Bhagwan1, Vipin Kumar1, Kanchan Kohli2

    Title:Role of Natural Polymers in the Development of Floating Drug Delivery Systems
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (June)
    Page No: (1312-1318)
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    Methodology:Floating Drug Delivery Systems, Bioavailability
    Research Materials:Natural Polymers


Floating Drug Delivery Systems Natural Polymers Site-Specific Bioavailability

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