Author(s): Gershkovich P, Wasan KM, Barta CA
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Abstract The introduction of combinatorial chemistry and the development of high-throughput techniques has significantly increased the amount of new active lipophilic molecular entities. As a result, the need for successful delivery of these lipophilic active compounds has also increased. One such method of delivery is through the use of advanced lipid-based drug delivery systems. Traditionally, the majority of reviews of lipid-based drug delivery systems were based on the oral administration field only. This review article focuses on the use of lipids in parenteral, dermal/ transdermal, and ocular drug delivery systems. Specific needs, considerations, approaches, and limitations in lipid-based drug delivery are discussed herein on the basis of the anatomical and physiological diversity of the target organs and systems.
This article was published in Crit Rev Ther Drug Carrier Syst
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology