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Advancement of Lipid-Based Nanocarriers and Combination Application with Physical Penetration Technique

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Meng Yang, Yongwei Gu, Xiaomeng Tang, Ting Wang and Jiyong Liu*   Pages 312 - 324 ( 13 )

Abstract:


On account of the advantages of transdermal delivery and the application situation of transcutaneous technology in transdermal delivery, the article critically comments on nanosystems as permeation enhancement model. Nanosystems possess great potential for transcutaneous drug delivery. This review focuses on recent advances in lipid-based nanocarriers, including liposome, transfersomes, ethosomes, nanoemulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid carriers and combination application of the lipid-based nanocarriers with microneedle, iontophoresis, electroporation and sonophoresis in the field for the development of the transdermal drug delivery system.

We attempted to give an overview of lipid-based nanocarriers with the aim to improve transdermal and dermal drug delivery. A special focus is given to the nanocarrier composition, characteristic and interaction mechanisms through the skin. Recent combination applications of lipid-based nanocarriers with the physical penetration technology demonstrate the superiority of the combined use of nanocarriers and physical methods in drug penetration enhancement compared to their single use. In the future, lipidbased nanocarriers will play a greater role in the field of transdermal and dermal drug delivery.

Keywords:

Transdermal drug delivery system, enhancement techniques, lipid-based nanocarriers, physical penetration technique, combination application, microneedle.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacy, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, 200032, College of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, 250355, Department of Pharmacy, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200433, College of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, 250355, Department of Pharmacy, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, 200032

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