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Title: Advances in Natural Polymers as Pharmaceutical Excipients
Authors: Ogaji, Ikoni J.
Nep, Elijah I.
Audu-Peter, Jennifer D.
Keywords: Natural Polymeric materials,
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2012
Publisher: Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta
Citation: Ogaji IJ , Nep EI , Audu-Peter JD (2012) Advances in Natural Polymers as Pharmaceutical Excipients . Pharm Anal Acta 3:146. doi: 10.4172/2153- 2435.1000146
Series/Report no.: Vol.3;No.1;Pp 1-16
Abstract: Abstract Research in natural polymeric materials has witnessed growing interest and attention. This is attributable to a number of factors which include their relative abundance, low cost, and biodegrable and eco-firendly profiles. This article reviews the current applications of natural polymeric materials in pharmaceutical formulations. The pharmaceutical applications of some of the traditional and commercially available natural polymers were discussed. Emerging potential pharmaceutical excipients of natural origins were also discussed. The increasing research interests in this group of materials are indications of their increasing importance. It is believed that as technology and testing techniques advance, more understanding of their physicochemical nature would be gained that can enable them to be tailored for wider Pharmaceutical applications than their synthetic counterparts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/402
ISSN: 2153-2435
Appears in Collections:Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

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