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Recent Findings from University of Lyon Provides New Insights into Drug Delivery Systems

February 19, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Drugs and Therapies are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Villeurbanne, France, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Cyclodextrins (CDs) offer a very broad spectrum of applications in diverse fields of drug delivery. They are a family of cyclic ce.-(1-4)-linked oligosaccharides of ce.-D-glucopyranose subunits forming a more hydrophobic central cavity and a hydrophilic outer shell."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Lyon, "CDs bear cage like supramolecular structures, similar to calixarenes, cyclophanes and crown ethers. No covalent bonds are required to host a guest molecule in the central cavity. The aim of this review is to throw light on some of the applications and formulation techniques for the novel multifunctional CD based nanocarriers used in diverse areas of drug delivery."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Furthermore, this article highlights the molecular structure, chemical, complexation properties and the use of CDs in nanosystems like liposomes, magnetic nanoparticles, biodegradable polymers, micro and nanospheres and capsules."

For more information on this research see: Cyclodextrin containing biodegradable particles: From preparation to drug delivery applications. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2014;461(1-2):351-366. International Journal of Pharmaceutics can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; International Journal of Pharmaceutics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Zafar, University of Lyon, CPE, LAGEP, CNRSUMR 5007, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France. Additional authors for this research include H. Fessi and A. Elaissari (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Villeurbanne, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems

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Source: Biotech Week

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