Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri A.

Abstract

Recent research has shown that emulsions, stabilized by a biocompatible surfactant, are a superior form of drug delivery, as compared to conventional forms. The hydrophobically-modified dextran polymer DexP20 can be used to form stable nujol oil and olive oil emulsions. Stable nujol oil emulsions up to 40%, and olive oil emulsions up to 30% can be created by varying the polymer concentration up to 40 g/L. Both nujol and olive oil emulsions display a controlled drug release rate, and are therefore an effective means of controlled drug delivery.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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