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Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Drug Delivery Systems

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Drugs and Therapies. According to news reporting originating in New Delhi, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this study, polyurethane/nanoclay nanocomposite nanofibrous webs were prepared by electrospinning. An antiseptic drug, chlorhexidine acetate (CA), was loaded onto montmorillonite clay and was then incorporated into polyurethane nanofibers."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "For comparison, the CA drug was loaded directly into the polyurethane solution dope used to electrospin the nanofibers. The emphasis was on investigating the effect of the drug loading into the nanoclay vis-a-vis direct drug loading on the drug-release behavior of nanofibrous webs."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The nanofibrous webs were also evaluated for other properties, such as moisture vapor transmission, porosity determination, contact angle measurement, and antibacterial activity, which are important for topical drug-delivery application."

For more information on this research see: Drug- Loaded Polyurethane/ Clay Nanocomposite Nanofibers for Topical Drug- Delivery Application. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014;131(10):31-39. Journal of Applied Polymer Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of Applied Polymer Science -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Saha, Indian Inst Technol Delhi, Dept. of Text Technol, New Delhi 110016, India. Additional authors for this research include B.S. Butola and M. Joshi (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, New Delhi, Nanofiber, Nanotechnology, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies

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