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Microemulsions As Drug Delivery Systems

R. Alany, Jingyuan Wen
Published 2010 · Materials Science

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Microemulsions (ME) represent an exciting opportunity for pharmaceutical formulators and drug delivery scientists. They can accommodate drugs of different physicochemical properties and protect those that are labile. This article focuses on the historical background, structure, formation, and pharmaceutical formulation of microemlsions, their application as drug delivery systems, and techniques used to characterize ME. Keywords: microemulsions; drug delivery system; polarized light microscopy; transmission electron microscopy; pharmaceutical formulation
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