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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Alvarez-Lorenzo C, Concheiro A
Article Title: Molecularly imprinted polymers for drug delivery.
Publication date: 2004
Journal: Journal of Chromatography B-Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume: 804
Issue: (1)
Page numbers: 231-245.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2003.12.032
Alternative URL: http://www.uu.nl/content/pinaples1.pdf

Abstract: Molecular imprinting technology has an enormous potential for creating satisfactory drug dosage forms. Although its application in this field is just at an incipient stage, the use of MIPs in the design of new drug delivery systems (DDS) and devices useful in closely related fields, such as diagnostic sensors, is receiving increasing attention. Examples of MIP-based DDS can be found for the three main approaches developed to control the moment at which delivery should begin and/or the drug release rate, i.e. rate-programmed, activation- modulated, or feedback-regulated drug delivery. The utility of these systems for administering drugs by different routes (e.g. oral, ocular or transdermal) or trapping undesired substances under in vivo conditions is discussed. This review seeks to highlight the more remarkable advantages of the imprinting technique in the development of new efficient DDS as well as pointing out some possibilities to adapt the synthesis procedures to create systems compatible with both the relative instable drug molecules, especially of peptide nature, and the sensitive physiological tissues with which MIP-based DDS would enter into contact when administered. The prospects for future development are also analysed. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
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