Genipin-Crosslinked gelatin Solid emulsion gels as a Matrix for Controlled delivery

Thakur, Goutam and Pal, Kunal and Rousseau, Derick and Mitra, Analava and Basak, Amit (2009) Genipin-Crosslinked gelatin Solid emulsion gels as a Matrix for Controlled delivery. In: 22nd European Conference on Biomaterials, 08-12th September, 2009, Lausanne, CH. (Submitted)

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Gelatin gels are three-dimensional networks of macromolecular chains, physically cross-linked through hydrogen bonding. The use of gelatin gels as a matrix for drug delivery is limited due its reversible gel-sol transition at ~35oC and potentially low gel strength. As a result, gelatin is often chemically crosslinked to increase its thermal stability and rigidity. Genipin, a natural low-cytotoxicity crosslinker of amino groups, has been shown to improve gelatin’s mechanical properties for biomedical applications. Solid emulsion gels (SEGs) are oil-in-water (o/w) emulsions stabilized by a hydrated polymer matrix that maintains entrapped oil within a solid gel or highly viscous continuous structure. In the current study, SEGs based on genipin-crosslinked gelatin were examined for controlled delivery purposes, using indomethacin as a model hydrophobic drug.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:10
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 04:10

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