Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy (DRUG DEV IND PHARM )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Description

Covering aspects of the development, production, and evaluation of drugs and pharmaceutical products, this international journal highlights both the technical and regulatory facets of industrial pharmacy. Topics addressed within this continually evolving discipline include computerization of production, quality control, export problems, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics, drug regulatory affairs, and successful manufacturing practices.

  • Impact factor
    1.54
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    Impact factor
  • 5-year impact
    1.65
  • Cited half-life
    9.40
  • Immediacy index
    0.28
  • Eigenfactor
    0.00
  • Article influence
    0.31
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  • Other titles
    Drug development and industrial pharmacy (Online), Drug development and industrial pharmacy
  • ISSN
    0363-9045
  • OCLC
    39497092
  • Material type
    Document, Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro skin permeation and in vivo transdermal absorption of natural progesterone (Prog) from alcoholic gel-based transdermal formulations containing Prog dissolved stably at a concentration of 3%. Methods: 3% Prog dissolved gel formulations were prepared containing with water, ethanol, 1,3-butylene glycol, carboxyvinylpolymer, diisopropanolamine, polyoxyethylene (2) oleylether and benzyl alcohol. The gel formulations added different hydrophilic surfactants and isopropyl myristate or propylene glycol dicaprylate (PGDC) as oily solvents were applied in vitro permeation study through excised rat skin on unocclusive condition. The gel formulations added polyoxyethylene (20) oleylether (Oleth-20) as hydrophilic surfactant and PGDC were applied in vivo single- and repeated-dose transdermal absorption study of rat on unocclusive condition. Results: The results of evaluation of the gel formulations by an in vitro skin permeation study revealed a high flux of Prog from the formulation containing Oleth-20 and Oleth-20 with PGDC. The results of single and repeated in vivo transdermal absorption studies confirmed that good plasma levels of Prog were achieved and maintained by Oleth-20 and PGDC containing gel formulation. Conclusions: The Oleth-20 and PGDC containing ethanolic gel formulation seemed to have the ability to maintain a high activity of Prog and high diffusivity or solubility of Prog in the epidermis on the practical formulation application.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to develop a novel ethylcellulose (EC)-coated pellet with partial active dose as a pore former for the controlled release of water-soluble metoprolol succinate (MS) without an initial lag phase (slow/non-drug release phase). MS-layered cores with a high drug-loading efficiency (97%, w/w), a smooth surface, and an acceptable level of resistance to abrasion were first obtained by spraying a concentrated drug solution (60% w/w at 70 °C) on non-pareils in the absence of other binders. The presence of the drug in an EC coating solution significantly improved the coating process by reducing pellet stickiness. Central composite design and response surface methodology was employed to optimize and explore the effect of pore former MS level (X1) and EC coating level (X2) on the drug release. The pore former level had a positive effect on the MS release and the coating level had a negative effect. The level of X1 and X2 of the optimization were 17% and 23%, respectively, and the cumulative percent of MS released within 1 h was up to 9.2%. Accordingly, the initial lag phase associated with in vitro drug release from EC-coated pellets was absent when MS drug was used as a pore former, which was further confirmed by in vivo drug release in beagle dogs. Thus, a novel approach for the controlled release of MS from coated pellets without lag phase has been successfully developed, which is valuable for the advancement of sustained-release pellets.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Nausea and vomiting are some of the major side effects caused by certain drug therapies, e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy and general anesthesia. Because of the nature of the symptoms, oral delivery is inappropriate, while intravenous administration may be unpractical. The aim of the present study was to develop a transdermal gel (2% Klucel®) for ondansetron, a first line 5-HT3-receptor-antagonist antiemetic. The effects of the penetration enhancer camphor and isopropyl-myristate (IPM) were first investigated in-vitro using modified Franz diffusion-cells and then tested in-vivo in a rabbit model by measuring skin and plasma concentrations. Since a disadvantage of transdermal delivery is a prolonged lag-time, the effect of skin treatment with a micro-needle roller was tested. The in-vitro permeation studies through excised porcine ear skin showed that the presence of 2.5% camphor or IPM increased steady state flux by 1.2- and 2.5-fold, respectively, compared to the control gel. Ondansetron was not detectable in either skin or plasma following in-vivo application of the base-gel, whereas the camphor gel and IPM gel delivered 20 and 81 µg/cm(2) of ondansetron, respectively. Microporation led to an increase in plasma Cmax and AUC by 10.47 ± 1.68-fold and 9.31 ± 4.91-fold, respectively, for the camphor gel, and by 2.31 ± 0.53-fold and 1.59 ± 0.38-fold, respectively for the IPM gel. In conclusion, the 2.5% IPM gel demonstrated optimal in-vivo transdermal flux. Skin pretreatment with a micro-needle roller slightly improved the delivery of the IPM gel, whereas dramatically increased the transdermal delivery of the camphor gel.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to corroborate the effects of naringin, a P-glycoprotein inhibitor, on the intestinal absorption and pharmacokinetics of candesartan (CDS) from candesartan cilexetil (CAN) solid dispersions using in-situ rat models. Materials and methods: Intestinal transport and absorption studies were examined by in-situ single pass perfusion and closed-loop models. We evaluated the intestinal membrane damage in the presence of naringin by measuring the release of protein and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). Results and discussion: We noticed 1.47-fold increase in Peff of CDS from freeze-dried CAN-loaded solid dispersions with naringin (15 mg/kg, w/w) when compared with freeze-dried solid dispersion without naringin using in-situ single pass intestinal perfusion model. However, no intestinal membrane damage was observed in the presence of naringin. Our findings from in-situ closed-loop pharmacokinetic studies showed 1.34-fold increase in AUC with elevated Cmax and shortened tmax for freeze-dried solid dispersion with naringin as compared to freeze-dried solid dispersion without naringin. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that increased solubilization (favored by freeze-dried solid dispersion) and efflux pump inhibition (using naringin), the relative bioavailability of CDS can be increased, suggesting an alternative potential for improving oral bioavailability of CAN.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Throughout the period of evaluation and selection in drug development, the assessment of the permeability potential of a compound to achieve an efficient refinement of the molecular structure has been widely appraised by the transport of substances across cell monolayers. This study aims to develop in vitro assays through Caco-2 cells in order to analyze the permeability of 5-nitro-heterocyclic compounds analogues to nifuroxazide with antimicrobial activity, especially showing promising activity against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Caco-2 cell monolayers cultivated for 21 days in Transwell® plates were used for the in vitro permeability assays. The quantification of the nifuroxazide derivatives in the basolateral chambers was performed by a validated high performance liquid chromatography with UV (HPLC-UV) method. Apparent permeability values (Papp) show that these compounds can be considered as new drug candidates with the potential to present high absorption in vivo, according to the classifications of Yee and Biganzoli. The thiophenic derivatives showed permeability values higher than the furanic ones, being AminoTIO the compound with the greatest potential for the development of a new drug against MRSA, since it showed the best cytotoxicity, permeability and solubility ratio among all the derivatives. Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/Wgz4twtK2vHD8Sz4IiNv/full
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Throughout the period of evaluation and selection in drug development, the assessment of the permeability potential of a compound to achieve an efficient refinement of the molecular structure has been widely appraised by the transport of substances across cell monolayers. This study aims to develop in vitro assays through Caco-2 cells in order to analyze the permeability of 5-nitro-heterocyclic compounds analogues to nifuroxazide with antimicrobial activity, especially showing promising activity against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Caco-2 cell monolayers cultivated for 21 days in Transwell® plates were used for the in vitro permeability assays. The quantification of the nifuroxazide derivatives in the basolateral chambers was performed by a validated high performance liquid chromatography with UV (HPLC-UV) method. Apparent permeability values (Papp) show that these compounds can be considered as new drug candidates with the potential to present high absorption in vivo, according to the classifications of Yee and Biganzoli. The thiophenic derivatives showed permeability values higher than the furanic ones, being AminoTIO the compound with the greatest potential for the development of a new drug against MRSA, since it showed the best cytotoxicity, permeability and solubility ratio among all the derivatives.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The objective of this study is to evaluate the dissolution of a poorly soluble drug (prednisolone) from different sized matricial particles (from <250 to >1500 µm) with two drug contents (10% or 20%) obtained by hot melt extrusion using the hyperbranched polyesteramide Hybrane S1200 (water-soluble and with a Tg of 45 °C) as the carrier. X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and SEM studies permit us to conclude that in 10% prednisolone extrudate, the drug is mainly dispersed within the carrier, whereas in those containing 20% an important fraction of the drug remains in a crystalline state and is accumulated on the surface of the extrudates. On particles proceeding from 10% drug extrudate, the drug dissolution rate is very high and slightly dependant on particle size and in all cases, higher than the pure micronized drug. However, on particles proceeding from 20% prednisolone extrudate particle size have a major effect on drug dissolution rate, attributable to higher proportions of crystalline drug accumulated on the surface, hindering polymer dissolution. Thus, the reduction of the particle size after extrudate grinding creates new surfaces from inside, that leads to strong increments on prednisolone dissolution rate, and becomes higher than the pure micronized drug one when the particle size is <250 µm.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract The focus of this study was to evaluate the applicability of chemometrics to differential scanning calorimetry data (DSC) to evaluate nimodipine polymorphs. Multivariate calibration models were built using DSC data from known mixtures of the nimodipine modification. The linear baseline correction treatment of data was used to reduce dispersion in thermograms. Principal component analysis of the treated and untreated data explained 96% and 89% of the data variability, respectively. Score and loading plots correlated variability between samples with change in proportion of nimodipine modifications. The R(2) for principal component regression (PCR) and partial lease square regression (PLS) were found to be 0.91 and 0.92. The root mean square of standard error of the treated samples for calibration and validation in PCR and PLS was found to be lower than the untreated sample. These models were applied to samples recrystallized from a cosolvent system, which indicated different proportion of modifications in the mixtures than those obtained by placing samples under different storage conditions. The model was able to predict the nimodipine modifications with known margin of error. Therefore, these models can be used as a quality control tool to expediently determine the nimodipine modification in an unknown mixture.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The primary goal of the present study was to investigate the combined prospective of proliposomes and surface charge for the improved oral delivery of raloxifene hydrochloride (RXH). Keeping this objective, the present systematic study was focused to formulate proliposomes by varying the ratio of hydrogenated soyphosphatidylcholine and cholesterol. Furthermore, to assess the role of surface charge on improved absorption of RXH, anionic and cationic vesicles were prepared using dicetyl phosphate and stearylamine, respectively. The formulations were characterized for size, zeta potential and entrapment efficiency. The improved dissolution characteristics assessed from dissolution efficiency, mean dissolution rate were higher for proliposome formulations. The solid state characterization studies indicate the transformation of native crystalline form of the drug to amorphous and/or molecular state. The higher effective permeability coefficient and fraction absorbed in humans extrapolated from in situ single-pass intestinal absorption study data in rats provide an insight on the potential of proliposomes and cationic surface charge for augment in absorption across gastro intestinal barrier. To draw the conclusions, in vivo pharmacokinetic study carried out in rats indicate a threefold enhancement in the rate and extent of absorption of RXH from cationic proliposome formulation which unfurl the potential of proliposomes and role of cationic charge for improved oral delivery of RXH.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 12/2013; 39(12):1895-906.
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    ABSTRACT: Angelica gigas Nakai and its components are known to have neuroprotective, antiplatelet, and anticancer activities. The present study evaluated the in vitro and in vivo biopharmaceutical characterization of Angelica gigas component substances, including decursin (the main substance), decursinol angelate (decursin isomer), JH714 (ether form of decursin) and epoxide decursin (epoxide form of decursin). Decursin, decursinol angelate and JH714 exhibited acceptable metabolic stability (>50%) in liver microsomes from human and higher bound fraction (>90%) in human plasma operating ultrafiltration. Decursin and decursinol angelate in CYP1A2 and CYP2C19 indicated less than 50% CYP activity, suggesting inhibition of the CYP isoforms using Vivid® CYP screening kit. JH714 only showed an apparent permeability coefficient of 1.5, suggesting good brain/plasma ratio at 0.5, 1, 3, and 5 h. In contrast, Cbrain/Cplasma was 1.5% of the dose remained in GI tract after 8 h, and the excretion rate in urine was
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 09/2013; 39(10).
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this work was to develop and evaluate the physical–chemical properties of oil-in-water nanoemulsions for application as nanocosmetics for sun protection. Oil-in-water dispersions were processed by ultrasound (US) to obtain small emulsion droplets. These emulsions were obtained in the presence of commercial nonionic surfactants based on polyoxides and avocado oil as the oil phase. The US generated small but unstable droplets. This problem was solved by using a different surfactant, with a longer ethylene oxide chain, able to promote stabilization by steric mechanisms. The light scattering technique was used to characterize the nanoemulsions by their dispersed droplets’ size, size distribution and variation of distribution with time (stability). Chemical and physical sunscreens – octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) and titanium dioxide (TiO2), respectively – were added to the stable system. The anti-UVB activity of the nanoemulsions and their components were evaluated by the method of Mansur et al. (1986) and spectral transmittance. The solar protection factor (SPF) was proportional to the OMC and TiO2 concentrations. The in vitro OMC release was evaluated, and the presence of TiO2 in the nanoemulsion did not affect the release profile, which showed the diffusion-dependent kinetics of the active ingredient in the formulation.
    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 07/2013; 39(9).