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GIOVANNA PITARRESI

A NANOPARTICULATE DRUG-DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR RIVASTIGMINE: PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND IN VITRO BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION

  • Autori: Craparo, E.; Pitarresi, G.; Bondi', M.; Casaletto, M.; Licciardi, M.; Giammona, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2008
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES, RIVASTIGMINE, DRUG DELIVERY

Abstract

The preparation and characterization of surface-PE Gylated polymeric nanoparticles are described. These systems were obtained by UV irradiation of PHM and PHM-PEG(2000) as an inverse microemulsion, using an aqueous solution of the PHM/PHM-PEG(2000) copolymer mixture as the internal phase and triacetin saturated with water as the external phase, and characterized by dimensional analysis, zeta-potential measurements and XPS. in vitro biological tests demonstrated their cell compatibility and their ability to escape from phagocytosis. Rivastigmine was encapsulated into the nanoparticle structure and drug-release profiles from loaded samples were investigated in PBS at pH = 7.4 and human plasma.