Special Issue "Self-Emulsifying Systems for Bioactive Compounds Delivery and Pharmaceutical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 599
Interests: drug delivery systems; buccal drug administration; smart materials; biopharmaceutics; nanotechnology; biopolymers; biocompatible materials
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Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS) can improve the poor water solubility of many active pharmaceutical ingredients, from natural or synthetic origin, and resulting in increased absorption and biological availability. SEDDS systems are commonly composed of an isotropic mixture of oils, surfactants, and co-solvents. When they come into contact with the aqueous medium, they can form emulsion systems. Their physicochemical characteristics and self-emulsification ability are dependent on parameters of formulation, such as surfactant amount, oil/surfactant ratio, system polarity, droplet charge, and size and charge. Over the last few decades, many SEDDS formulations have been proposed and investigated for pharmaceutical applications. A wide variety of oils, solvents, co-solvents, surfactants, drugs, and technologies have been used to obtain self-emulsifying formulations to be administered using different routes aiming at controlled drug delivery and improved drug bioavailability.
This Special Issue highlights recent advances in self-emulsifying systems for the delivery of compounds of natural and/or synthetic origin, and also considering pharmaceutical applications. Manuscripts covering controlled drug release, including development of formulations and investigations of physicochemical and pharmaceutical properties of SEDDS are welcome. We invite articles on all aspects of research in this field, aiming to improve the scientific knowledge and the clinical applications.
Prof. Dr. Marcos Luciano Bruschi
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- drug delivery
- pharmaceutical systems
- self-emulsifying drug delivery system
- modified release
- emulsion systems