Materials for pharmaceutical dosage forms: Molecular pharmaceutics and controlled release drug delivery aspects

Heidi M. Mansour, Min Ji Sohn, Abeer Al-Ghananeem, Patrick P. DeLuca

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Controlled release delivery is available for many routes of administration and offers many advantages (as microparticles and nanoparticles) over immediate release delivery. These advantages include reduced dosing frequency, better therapeutic control, fewer side effects, and, consequently, these dosage forms are well accepted by patients. Advances in polymer material science, particle engineering design, manufacture, and nanotechnology have led the way to the introduction of several marketed controlled release products and several more are in pre-clinical and clinical development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3298-3322
Number of pages25
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Biodegradable
  • Biomaterials
  • Copolymers
  • Manufacture
  • Microparticle
  • Nanoparticle
  • Particle engineering design
  • Pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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