Electrospun polymeric nanofibers for transdermal drug delivery

Rahmani, Mahya and Arbabi Bidgoli, Sepideh and Rezayat, Seyed Mahdi (2017) Electrospun polymeric nanofibers for transdermal drug delivery. Nanomedicine Journal, 4 (2). pp. 61-70.

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Abstract

Conventional transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS) have been designed for drug delivery through the skin. These systems use the permeability property of stratum corneum, the outermost surface layer of the skin. Applying polymeric micro and nanofibers in drug delivery has recently attracted great attention and the electrospinning technique is the preferred method for polymeric micro-nanofibers fabrication with a great potential for drug delivery. More studies in the field of nanofibers containing drug are divided two categories: first, preparation and characterization of nanofibers containing drug and second, investigation of their therapeutic applications. Drugs used in electrospun nanofibers can be categorized into three main groups, including antibiotics and antimicrobial agents, anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins with therapeutic applications. In this paper, we review the application of electrospun polymeric scaffolds in TDDS and also introduce several pharmaceutical and therapeutic agents which have been used in polymer nanofibrous patches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QT physiology
Divisions: Journals > Nanomedicine Journal
Depositing User: nmj nmj
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1799

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