volume 274, issue 1-2, P167-183 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2004.01.019
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Abstract: A novel drug delivery system for the treatment of periodontitis was developed using two components. The first was tetracycline base loaded into the microtubular excipient halloysite, which was coated with chitosan to further retard drug release. Encapsulation efficiencies of 32.5% were achieved with the loading procedure, with tetracycline base showing in vitro release for up to 50 days in simulated gingival crevicular fluid. The second component developed was a vehicle for the drug loaded coated halloysite, w…

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