Glossary

Drug Delivery

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The process by which a formulated drug is administered to the patient. Traditional routes are oral or intravenous perfusion. New methods deliver through the skin with a transdermal patch or across the nasal membrane with an aerosol spray. Optimized compliance and increased prescription writing tends to occur when agents are developed in ways to ease adverse and uncomfortable effects associated with delivery and systems thereof.
  • Liposome

    An artificial phospholipid vesicle. Liposomes can be useful for the enclosure of macromolecules such as nucleic acids or after loading with an appropriate drug. They may be used therapeutically to achieve slow release of the drug into circulation. Se…
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  • Sustained Delivery

    A drug delivery system that releases API during an extended period of time. Also known as sustained release.…
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  • DDS

    Drug Delivery Systems…
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  • Preformulation

    The utilization of biopharmaceutical principle to determine the physicochemical properties of a drug substance. Through the process of choosing the substance's best form, evaluating its physical properties and understanding its stability under variou…
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  • Self Emulsifying Drug Delivery System (SEDDS)

    Technology to improve oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs.…
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