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Controlled Delivery of Corticosteroids Using Tunable Tough Adhesives.

Koh, Esther, Freedman, Benjamin R, Ramazani, Farshad, Gross, Johannes, Graham, Adam, Kuttler, Andreas, Weber, Eckhard and Mooney, David J (2022) Controlled Delivery of Corticosteroids Using Tunable Tough Adhesives. Advanced healthcare materials. e2201000. ISSN 2192-2659


Hydrogel-based drug delivery systems typically aim to release drugs locally to tissue in an extended manner. Tissue adhesive alginate-polyacrylamide tough hydrogels are recently demonstrated to serve as an extended-release system for the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide. Here, the stimuli-responsive controlled release of triamcinolone acetonide from the alginate-polyacrylamide tough hydrogel drug delivery systems (TADDS) and evolving new approaches to combine alginate-polyacrylamide tough hydrogel with drug-loaded nano and microparticles, generating composite TADDS is described. Stimulation with ultrasound pulses or temperature changes is demonstrated to control the release of triamcinolone acetonide from the TADDS. The incorporation of laponite nanoparticles or PLGA microparticles into the tough hydrogel is shown to further enhance the versatility to control and modulate the release of triamcinolone acetonide. A first technical exploration of a TADDS shelf-life concept is performed using lyophilization, where lyophilized TADDS are physically stable and the bioactive integrity of released triamcinolone acetonide is demonstrated. Given the tunability of properties, the TADDS are a suggested technology platform for controlled drug delivery.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2022 00:45
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2022 00:45


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