Pharma Focus Asia

Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers Used in Controlled Drug Delivery System: An Overview

Amit Jagannath Gavasane and Harshal Ashok Pawar

Polymers are becoming increasingly important in the field of drug delivery. The pharmaceutical applications of polymers range from their use as binders in tablets to viscosity and flow controlling agents in liquids, suspensions and emulsions. Use of polymer is now extended to controlled release and targeting drug delivery system. Polymers are obtained from natural source as well as synthesized chemically. Polymers are classified as biodegradable and nonbiodegradable. Biodegradable polymers have been widely used in biomedical applications because of their known biocompatibility and biodegradability. The present review gives an overview of the different biodegradable polymers that are currently being used in the development of controlled drug delivery system.

Polymers possess a unique strength in their application towards drug delivery systems which enables the new advancement in the formulation of new drug delivery systems which improves the therapy and treatment. Biodegradable polymers have proven their potential for the development of new, advanced and efficient drug delivery system. They are capable of delivering a wide range of bioactive materials. From a polymer chemistry perspective, it is important to appreciate that the mechanisms of controlled-release require polymers with a variety of physico-chemical properties. Several types of polymers have been investigated as potential drug delivery systems, including Nano and micro-particles, dendrimers, Nano and micro-spheres, capsosomes and micelles. In these systems, drugs can be encapsulated or conjugated into polymer matrices to control the drug release.

Citation: Gavasane AJ, Pawar HA (2014) Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers Used in Controlled Drug Delivery System: An Overview. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 3:121.doi: 10.4172/2167-065X.1000121
Received: September 08, 2014; Accepted: September 18, 2014; Published: September 22, 2014

Copyright: 2014 Gavasane AJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Authors are very much thankful to Dr. P. S. Gide, Principal, Hyderabad (Sindh) National Collegiate Board’s Dr. L.H.Hiranandani college of pharmacy, Ulhasnagar for his continuous support, guidance and encouragement.

Conflict of Interests: The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this article.

Latest Issue
Get instant
access to our latest e-book
THERMOFISHER SEACertara - Adopting the Power of AI to Drug Development ProjectsROUQETTE - Pharma Virtual LabDUPHAT 2024Thermo Fisher Scientific - Rapid Mycoplasma TestingAsia Healthcare Week 20247th Annual Pharma Project & Portfolio Management 2024CHEMICAL INDONESIA 2024INALAB 2024The Drug Safety Symposium 2024Medlab Middle East 2024ISPE Singapore Affiliate Conference & Exhibition 2024