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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Anirudhan TS, Nair AS, Parvathy J
Article Title: Extended wear therapeutic contact lens fabricated from timolol imprinted carboxymethyl chitosan-g-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate-g-poly acrylamide as a onetime medication for glaucoma.
Publication date: 2016
Journal: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Volume: 109
Page numbers: 61-71.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2016.09.010
Alternative URL: http://dl.umsu.ac.ir/bitstream/Hannan/130241/1/2016%20EJPB%20Volume%20109%20December%20(7).pdf

Abstract: An extended wear therapeutic contact lens (TCL) for the sustained delivery of timolol maleate (TML) was fabricated based on molecular imprinting technique. The designed TCL comprised of a TML imprinted copolymer of carboxymethyl chitosan-g-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate-g-polyacrylamide (CmCS-g-HEMA-g-pAAm) embedded onto a poly HEMA matrix (pHEMA). Successful reloading of TML onto the lens was monitored using a simple and novel UV-Visible spectrophotometric method which showed an excellent reloading capacity of 6.53 μg TML/TCL. The in vitro drug release profile in lacrimal fluid after each cycle was fitted onto Higuchi model of drug release suggesting diffusion release mechanism with no polymer degradation. Also, the TML release kinetics indicated a sustained drug delivery which can effectively achieve the therapeutic index of TML leading to a onetime medication for glaucoma. Biological activity of eluted drug after each cycle and cell viability of the TCL were verified using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,3-bis(2-methoxynitro-5-sulfophenyl)-5-(phenylaminocarbonyl)-2H-tetrazolium hydroxide (XTT) assay, respectively
Template and target information: timolol, timolol maleate, TML
Author keywords: therapeutic contact lenses, molecular imprinting, Carboxymethyl chitosan, timolol


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