Novel PEG-Modified Hybrid PLGA-Vegetable Oils Nanostructured Carriers for Improving Performances of Indomethacin Delivery
AbstractThe purpose of this work was to more exhaustively study the influence of nanocarrier matrix composition and also the polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified surface on the performances of formulations as lipophilic drug delivery systems. Poly (d,l-lactide-co-glycolide), two vegetable oils (Nigella sativa oil and Echium oil) and indomethacin were employed to prepare novel PEG-coated nanocarriers through emulsion solvent evaporation method. The surface modification was achieved by physical PEG adsorption (in the post-production step). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) nanographs highlighted the core-shell structure of hybrid formulations while scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed no obvious morphological changes after PEG adsorption. Drug loading (DL) and entrapment efficiency (EE) varied from 4.6% to 16.4% and 28.7% to 61.4%, solely depending on the type of polymeric matrix. The oil dispersion within hybrid matrix determined a more amorphous structure, as was emphasized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) investigations. The release studies highlighted the oil effect upon the ability of nanocarrier to discharge in a more sustained manner the encapsulated drug. Among the kinetic models employed, the Weibull and Korsmeyer-Peppas models showed the better fit (R2 = 0.999 and 0.981) with n < 0.43 indicating a Fickian type release pattern. According to cytotoxic assessment the PEG presence on the surface increased the cellular viability with ~1.5 times as compared to uncoated formulations. View Full-Text
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Ghitman, J.; Stan, R.; Ghebaur, A.; Cecoltan, S.; Vasile, E.; Iovu, H. Novel PEG-Modified Hybrid PLGA-Vegetable Oils Nanostructured Carriers for Improving Performances of Indomethacin Delivery. Polymers 2018, 10, 579.
Ghitman J, Stan R, Ghebaur A, Cecoltan S, Vasile E, Iovu H. Novel PEG-Modified Hybrid PLGA-Vegetable Oils Nanostructured Carriers for Improving Performances of Indomethacin Delivery. Polymers. 2018; 10(6):579.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ghitman, Jana; Stan, Raluca; Ghebaur, Adi; Cecoltan, Sergiu; Vasile, Eugeniu; Iovu, Horia. 2018. "Novel PEG-Modified Hybrid PLGA-Vegetable Oils Nanostructured Carriers for Improving Performances of Indomethacin Delivery." Polymers 10, no. 6: 579.
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