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ISSN: 2157-7439

Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology
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Proliposomes as Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery System: A Brief Review

Muneer S1,2,3* , Masood Z1, Butt S1, Anjum S1, Zainab H1, Anwar N1and Ahmad N1

1Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lahore, Pakistan

2Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Pakistan

3Pharmacy Australia Center of Excellence, University of Queensland, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Saiqua Muneer
University of Queensland
Australia
Tel: 61469085227
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 07, 2017; Accepted Date: June 24, 2017; Published Date: June 29, 2017

Citation: Muneer S, Masood Z, Butt S, Anjum S, Zainab H, et al. (2017) Proliposomes as Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery System: A Brief Review. J Nanomed Nanotechnol 8: 448. doi: 10.4172/2157-7439.1000448

Copyright: © 2017 Muneer S, 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.

 

Abstract

Liposomes, the microscopic vesicles, are composed of a bilayer of phospholipids and a novel drug delivery system that provides drug at predetermined rate decided according to need, pharmacological aspects, drug profile, physiological conditions of body etc. But liposomes exhibit poor stability problem and this leads to their storage problem. To circumvent this problem Pro-liposomes (PLs) were discovered in 1986. Pro-liposomes are free flowing granular products composed of drug and phospholipid precursors which on hydration lead to liposomes. This paper reviews various features regarding pro-liposomes, their method of preparation, evaluation, applications and pointing out its potential to be employed for different routes of administration.

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