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Abstract of the PhD thesis entitled “Oral delivery systems intended for colonic release of insulin and selected functional adjuvants” Colon delivery has gained increased attention as a potential approach to improve the oral bioavailability of peptides and proteins. In this respect, the suitability of a previously developed release platform (ChronotopicTM) was explored for the conveyance of insulin and selected functional adjuvants. The system consists of a drug core and a swellable/erodible hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) release-controlling coating. When an outer enteric film is applied, colon delivery is obtained based on relatively consistent small intestinal transit time. Preliminarily, the compatibility of insulin with a protease inhibitor (camostat mesilate, CM) and an absorption enhancer (sodium glycocholate, NaGly) was ...
BACKGROUND: This paper summarises the outcome from a consensus meeting, held in Rome on 5 October 2005, that aimed to review the state of the art regarding the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) nimesulide, with reference to its chemical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacological and clinical characteristics. SCOPE: The meeting aimed to provide a continuous and up-to-date evaluation of the clinical and safety profile of nimesulide, and of its role in the treatment of inflammatory pain, in light of existing therapeutic alternatives, through a revision and critical discussion on the information available on the drug among authoritative experts in different fields of medical science. FINDINGS: The members of the Consensus Report Group on Nimesulide (CRGN) recognised that nimesulide is an NSAID which exerts its analgesic, anti-inflammator...
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