Novel Technologies of Oral Controlled Release Drug Delivery System

Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2010,1,2,128-132.
Published:Jan, 2010
Type:Review Article

Novel Technologies of Oral Controlled Release Drug Delivery System

Patel RR, Patel JK

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Nootan Pharmacy College, Visnagar – 384 315, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

Abstract:

Novel oral drug delivery technologies have emerged and expanded into different drug delivery systems with different drug release mechanisms in the last few decades. Sophisticated instrumentation, modern mathematical models and computational power have revolutionized the entire process of formulation and development of drug delivery systems and advanced the concept of drug delivery from a simple pill to a programmable, time controlled smart system. In situ forming oral controlled release formulation is a new technology in the field of oral controlled release delivery systems. The concept of in situ forming devices (ISFD) entered the pharmaceutical field in the early 1980s as parenteral controlled release dosage forms. In the last decade, this technology has grown significantly due to its potential advantages compared to the traditional parenteral controlled release dosage forms. However, a review of literature revealed that there are not many publications describing the usage of this technology for oral controlled release formulations.