Author(s): Bhushan Prabhakar Kolte, Kalyani V Tele, Vinayak S Mundhe, Sandeep S Lahoti
In the recent years there is new development in field of colon specific drug delivery system. Colonic drug delivery has gained increased importance not jus t for the delivery of the drugs for the treatment of local diseases associated with the colon like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc. but also for the systemic delivery of proteins, therapeutic peptides, anti - asthmatic drugs, antihypertensive drugs and anti - diabetic agents. New systems and technologies have been developed for colon targeting and to overcome pervious method’s limitations. Colon targeting holds a great potential and still need more innovative work. This review article discusses introdu ction of colon, need and approaches of colonic drug delivery, factor effecting colonic transition, colonic diseases and the novel and emerging technologies for colon targeting .