Publications by authors named "Harsiddhi M Chaudhary"

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Cubosomes: Innovative Nanostructures for Drug Delivery.

Curr Drug Deliv 2016 ;13(4):482-93

University of Mumbai, Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, CBD Belapur, Sector-8, Navi-Mumbai-400614, India.

Background: Some amphiphilic lipids can self-assemble to form bicontinuous cubic liquid crystalline materials in aqueous media. These cubic structures have gained considerable attention since they impart unique properties of practical interest. Cubosomes, being dispersions of an inverted type bicontinuous cubic phase, separate two continuous aqueous regions with a lipid bilayer having the propensity to incorporate drugs of varying polar characteristics. These novel versatile materials possess the properties to form a section of the next generation of advanced biocompatible nanoparticles.

Methods: This review chiefly considers the scope and importance of cubosomes as a proficient drug delivery vehicle. In addition, it also takes into account the various methods of preparation, the drug loading and release behavior as well as different methods of characterization. Their current advances in various arenas ranging from sustained drug release, burn management, melanoma therapy, vaccine delivery, protein delivery, cosmeceutical and theranostic applications are briefly summarized in this overview.

Results: The drug release from cubosomal dispersions have shown enhancement in bioavailability by solubilisation of poorly water soluble drugs, decrease in adverse effects, enhancement of intracellular penetration, protection against degradation, possibility of sustained drug release and the biodegradable nature of lipids is an added advantage.

Conclusion: Recognizing the desirable properties of cubosomes, it has been proposed as a novel carrier for drug delivery systems. Their unique solubilizing, encapsulating, transporting and protecting capabilities make them an attractive vehicle for numerous in vivo drug delivery routes.
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February 2017

Nanodiamonds as a new horizon for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

Curr Drug Deliv 2015 ;12(3):271-81

University of Mumbai, Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, CBD Belapur, Sector-8, Navi-Mumbai-400614, India.

A palpable need for the optimization of therapeutic agents, due to challenges tackled by them such as poor pharmacokinetics and chemoresistance, has steered the journey towards novel interdisciplinary scientific field for emergence of nanostructure materials as a carrier for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents. Amongst various nanostructures, nanodiamonds are rapidly rising as promising nanostructures that are suited especially for various biomedical and imaging applications. Advantage of being biocompatible and ease of surface functionalization for targeting purpose, besides safety which are vacant by nanodiamonds made them a striking nanotool compared to other nonmaterials which seldom offer advantages of both functionality as well as safety. This review outlines the summary of nanodiamonds, regarding their types, methods of preparation, and surface modification. It also portrays the potential applications of nanodiamond as targeted drug delivery of various bioactive agents. Based on photoluminescent and optical property, nanodiamonds are envisioned as an efficient bioimaging nanostructure. Nanodiamonds as a novel platform hold great promise for targeting cancer cells and in-vivo cell imaging. Based upon their inimitable properties and applications nanodiamonds propose an exciting future in field of therapeutics and thus possess vibrant opportunities.
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February 2016