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The reliable targeting of specific drug release profiles by integrating arrays of different albumin-encapsulated microsphere types

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The reliable targeting of specific drug release profiles by integrating arrays of different albumin-encapsulated microsphere types
Abstract

Biodegradable polymer microspheres have been successfully utilized as a medium for controlled protein or peptide-based drug release. Because the release kinetics has been typically controlled by modulating physical or chemical properties of the medium, these parameters must be optimized to obtain a specific release profile. However, due to the complexity of the release mechanism and the complicated interplay between various design parameters of the release medium, detailed prediction of the resulting release profile is a challenge. Herein we suggest a simple method to target specific release profiles more efficiently by integrating release profiles for an array of different microsphere types. This scheme is based on our observation that the resulting release profile from a mixture of different samples can be predicted as the linear summation of the individually measured release profiles of each sample. Hence, by employing a linear equation at each time point and formulating them as a matrix equation, we could determine how much of each microsphere type to include in a mixture in order to have a specific release profile. In accordance with this method, several targeted release profiles were successfully obtained. We expect that the proposed method will allow us to overcome limitations in controlling complicated release mechanisms so that drug delivery systems can be reliably designed to satisfy clinical demands.

Keywords
Controlled drug release; Microsphere; Microencapsulation; Biodegradation
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 30, Issue 34, December 2009, Pages 6648–6654
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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