Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  0976-2981

ISSN Online :  2321-5844


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Microsphere: A Review

Address:   Deepak S. Kshirsagar1*, R. B. Saudagar2
1Department of Quality Assurance Techniques, R. G. Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Nashik-422213, Maharashtra, India.
2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, R.G. Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Nashik-422213, Maharashtra, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5844.2016.00006.6

Microspheres are characteristically free flowing powders consisting of proteins or synthetic polymers having a particle size ranging from 1-1000 ┬Ám. The range of Techniques for the preparation of microspheres offers a variety of opportunities to control aspects of drug administration and enhance the therapeutic efficacy of a given drug. There are various approaches in delivering a therapeutic substance to the target site in a sustained controlled release fashion. One such approach is using microspheres as carriers for drugs also known as microparticles. It is the reliable means to deliver the drug to the target site with specificity, if modified, and to maintain the desired concentration at the site of interest. Microspheres received much attention not only for prolonged release, but also for targeting of anticancer drugs. In future by combining various other strategies, microspheres will find the central place in novel drug delivery, particularly in diseased cell sorting, diagnostics, gene and genetic materials, safe, targeted and effective in vivo delivery and supplements as miniature versions of diseased organ and tissues in the body.
Microspheres, controlled release, therapeutic efficacy, novel drug delivery
Deepak S. Kshirsagar, R. B. Saudagar. Microsphere: A Review. Research J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 2016; 7(1): 27-37.
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