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Title: Mucoadhesion of chitosan and derivatives : from mechanism to dosage form design : understanding of chitosan solubility parameters, interactions with mucosal membranes and BCS class II drugs in formulations, targeting enhanced permeation and increased bioavailability of poorly absorbable drugs
Author: Sogias, Ioannis Andrea
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 0757
Awarding Body: Reading University
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2009
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Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide produced commercially from chitin by partial deacetylation. It consists of glucosamine and Al-acetyl glucosamine units chained through glycosidic bonds. Due to the biocompatible and mucoadhesive profile it presents, it has attracted considerable attention for potential uses in pharmaceutics. However, the limited solubility of chitosan only in acidic solutions constrains some of its possible uses in biological applications. Thus, the synthesis of chitosan derivatives with broader solubility and increased functionality has been considered as a strategy to extend chitosan uses.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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