Scientific article

Chitosan: a unique polysaccharide for drug delivery

Published inDrug development and industrial pharmacy, vol. 24, no. 11, p. 979-993
Publication date1998

The aim of this review is to give an insight into the many potential applications of chitosan as a pharmaceutical drug carrier. The first part of this review concerns the principal uses of chitosan as an excipient in oral formulations (particularly as a direct tableting agent) and as a vehicle for parenteral drug delivery devices. The use of chitosan to manufacture sustained-release systems deliverable by other routes (nasal, ophthalmic, transdermal, and implantable devices) is discussed in the second part.

  • Chitosan
  • Drug delivery
  • Review
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FELT-BAEYENS, Olivia, BURI, Pierre, GURNY, Robert. Chitosan: a unique polysaccharide for drug delivery. In: Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 1998, vol. 24, n° 11, p. 979–993. doi: 10.3109/03639049809089942
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