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In vitro and in silico investigations of drug delivery via zeolite BEA

In vitro and in silico investigations of drug delivery via zeolite BEA

Fatouros, Dimitrios G., Douroumis, Dennis, Nikolakis, Vladimiros, Ntais, Spyridon, Moschovi, Anastasia Maria, Trivedi, Vivek, Khima, Bhavin, Roldo, Marta, Nazar, Hamde and Cox, Paul A. (2011) In vitro and in silico investigations of drug delivery via zeolite BEA. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (21). pp. 7789-7794. ISSN 0959-9428 (Print), 1364-5501 (Online) (doi:10.1039/c1jm10204d)

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Abstract

A combination of experiment and theory has been used to assess the potential use of the zeolite BEA as a drug delivery agent. Molecular dynamics (MD) has been used to examine the diffusion of two different drug molecules, salbutamol and theophylline, inside the zeolite BEA. MD shows that the two molecules display different diffusion behaviour, with the salbutamol molecule able to diffuse more freely than theophylline within the internal channel system of the zeolite. Several experimental techniques have been used to investigate the loading and release of the drug molecules from the BEA host. The results obtained support the observations from the modelling and suggest that modelling has an important role to play in screening zeolite–drug combinations prior to experimental investigation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published on the web 26 Apr 2011. [2] Published in print: 7 June 2011. [3] Published as: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 21, 7789–7794.
Uncontrolled Keywords: in vitro, in silico, drug delivery, zeolite BEA
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:12
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8675

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