Sample records for vitro dissolution study

  1. Estonian and Russian Federation amoxicillin formulations: a comparative study of in vitro dissolution. (United States)

    Bronnikova, O; Matto, V; Meos, A


    The in vitro dissolution properties were compared for four different formulations from the Estonian drug market and four from the Russian Federation drug market. Seven of the eight formulations tested released at least 75% or 80% amoxicillin during 30- or 90-min dissolution tests (37 degrees C, purified water, 75 rpm), respectively. One marketed Russian Federation formulation released 74% amoxicillin over a 90-min period. The present study shows that, in general, the in vitro dissolution properties of the Russian Federation amoxicillin formulations are, with some minor exceptions, comparable to those of the Estonian formulations. Copyright 2008 Prous Science, S.A.U. or its licensors. All rights reserved.

  2. [Determination of borneol in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets and study its in vitro dissolution in different dosage form]. (United States)

    Wang, Zhen; Du, Shou-ying; Lu, Yang; Zhao, Zhuang; Bai, Jie; Li, Peng-yue; Dong, Bo-yu; Du, Qin; Zhang, Lin


    The borneol was included with β-CD and prepared Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets. GC method for determination of borneol in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets was established to study its in vitro dissolution and make a comparison with the Fufang Danshen tablet, in this way, the rationality of dosage form was evaluated. The first method of dissolution determination was used for determining the in vitro dissolution of borneol in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets in artificial intestinal juice, and Fufang Danshen tablet in artificial gastric juice and intestinal juice, respectively. Result shows: the concentration of borneol in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets and Fufang Danshen tablet was 0.79% and 0.80%, respectively. Its in vitro dissolution was nearly 70% within 12 h in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets, and in Fufang Danshen tablet, the dissolution was about 60% within 20 min and more than 90% within 40 min, and in artificial gastric juice, was less than 20% within 40 min but more than 80% till 150 min. Research suggests that in comparison with Fufang Danshen tablet, in vitro dissolution of borneol in the Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets showed an obvious sustained release behavior. The borneol in Fufang Danshen intestinal adhesion pellets was included with β-CD and prepared enteric preparations. To some extent, the stimulation on stomach and intestinal mucosa can be reduced and safety can be improved.

  3. Preparation, characterization and in vitro dissolution study of Nitrazepam: Cyclodextrin inclusion complex

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    J S Patel


    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to prepare and characterize inclusion complexes of Nitrazepam with Hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD and Sulfobutyl ether β-cyclodextrin (SBEβCD to study the effect of complexation on the dissolution rate of Nitrazepam, a water-insoluble drug. The phase solubility profile of Nitrazepam with Hydroxypropyl- β-cyclodextrin and Sulfobutyl ether β-cyclodextrin was an AP-type, indicating the formation of 2:1 stoichiometric inclusion complexes. Gibbs free energy values were all negative, indicating the spontaneous nature Nitrazepam solubilization and their value decreased with increase in the cyclodextrin concentration, demonstrating that the reaction conditions became more favorable as the concentration of cyclodextrins increased. Complexes of Nitrazepam were prepared with cyclodextrin using various methods such as physical mixing, kneading, spray-drying and lyophilization. The complexes were characterized by Differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier-transform infrared, scanning electron microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction studies. These studies indicated that a complex prepared by lyophilization had successful inclusion of the Nitrazepam molecule into the cyclodextrin cavity. Complexation resulted in a marked improvement in the solubility and wettability of Nitrazepam. Among all the samples, a complex prepared with Sulfobutyl ether β-cyclodextrin by lyophilization had the greatest improvement in the in vitro rate of Nitrazepam dissolution. The mean dissolution time for Nitrazepam decreased significantly after preparing complexes. The similarity factor indicated a significant difference between the release profiles of Nitrazepam from complexes, physical mixtures and plain Nitrazepam. To conclude that, the tablets containing complexes prepared with Cyclodextrins had significant improvement in the release profile of Nitrazepam as compared to tablets containing Nitrazepam without cyclodextrin.

  4. A new rapidly absorbed paracetamol tablet containing sodium bicarbonate. II. Dissolution studies and in vitro/in vivo correlation. (United States)

    Rostami-Hodjegan, A; Shiran, M R; Tucker, G T; Conway, B R; Irwin, W J; Shaw, L R; Grattan, T J


    The objective of this study was to compare the in vitro dissolution profile of a new rapidly absorbed paracetamol tablet containing sodium bicarbonate (PS) with that of a conventional paracetamol tablet (P), and to relate these by deconvolution and mapping to in vivo release. The dissolution methods used include the standard procedure described in the USP monograph for paracetamol tablets, employing buffer at pH 5.8 or 0.05 M HCl at stirrer speeds between 10 and 50 rpm. The mapping process was developed and implemented in Microsoft Excel worksheets that iteratively calculated the optimal values of scale and shape factors which linked in vivo time to in vitro time. The in vitro-in vivo correlation (IVIVC) was carried out simultaneously for both formulations to produce common mapping factors. The USP method, using buffer at pH 5.8, demonstrated no difference between the two products. However, using an acidic medium the rate of dissolution of P but not of PS decreased with decreasing stirrer speed. A significant correlation (r = 0.773; p dissolution using the profiles obtained with 0.05 M HCl and a stirrer speed of 30 rpm. The scale factor for optimal simultaneous IVIVC in the fasting state was 2.54 and the shape factor was 0.16; corresponding values for mapping in the fed state were 3.37 and 0.13 (implying a larger in vitro-in vivo time difference but reduced shape difference in the fed state). The current IVIVC explains, in part, the observed in vivo variability of the two products. The approach to mapping may also be extended to different batches of these products, to predict the impact of any changes of in vitro dissolution on in vivo release and plasma drug concentration-time profiles.

  5. In vitro solubility, dissolution and permeability studies combined with semi-mechanistic modeling to investigate the intestinal absorption of desvenlafaxine from an immediate- and extended release formulation

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    Franek, F; Jarlfors, A; Larsen, F.


    (ERF). Semi-mechanistic models of desvenlafaxine were built (using SimCyp®) by combining in vitro data on dissolution and permeation (mechanistic part of model) with clinical data (obtained from literature) on distribution and clearance (non-mechanistic part of model). The model predictions...... for desvenlafaxine absorption (i.e. intestinal dissolution or permeation) is not fully clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate whether dissolution and/or intestinal permeability rate-limit desvenlafaxine absorption from an immediate-release formulation (IRF) and Pristiq®, an extended release formulation...... of desvenlafaxine pharmacokinetics after IRF and ERF administration were compared with published clinical data from 14 trials. Desvenlafaxine in vivo dissolution from the IRF and ERF was predicted from in vitro solubility studies and biorelevant dissolution studies (using the USP3 dissolution apparatus...

  6. In vitro dissolution profile study of mucolytic drug ambroxol hydrochloride from solid oral dosage form by UHPLC-MS/MS

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    Vujović Maja M.


    Full Text Available In this paper a simplified dissolution test was performed for the release of ambroxol from tablets according to the European Pharmacopoeia. In vitro, three different dissolution media; 0.1 M HCl pH 1.2, acetate buffer (ABS pH 4.5 and phosphate buffer (PBS pH 6.8 were used for the simulation of the gastrointestinal conditions at temperature of 37.0±0.5°C. The drug release was evaluated by a new ultra - high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC - tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS method. The method was validated to meet requirements as per ICH guidelines which include linearity, specificity, precision, accuracy and robustness. The corresponding dissolution profiles showed more than 80% drug release within 30 minutes without significant differences. Further, the developed and validated UHPLC-MS/MS method could find a useful application in the process of production, quality control and bioavailability/bioequivalence studies of new pharmaceutical formulations of drugs in order to achieve a safe therapeutic efficacy. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 175045

  7. Development of a discriminative biphasic in vitro dissolution test and correlation with in vivo pharmacokinetic studies for differently formulated racecadotril granules. (United States)

    Deng, Jia; Staufenbiel, Sven; Hao, Shilei; Wang, Bochu; Dashevskiy, Andriy; Bodmeier, Roland


    The purpose of this study was to discriminate the release behavior from three differently formulated racecadotril (BCS II) granules and to establish an in vitro-in vivo correlation. Three granule formulations of the lipophilic drug were prepared with equivalent composition but prepared with different manufacturing processes (dry granulation, wet granulation with or without binder). In vitro release of the three granules was investigated using a biphasic dissolution system (phosphate buffer pH6.8 and octanol) and compared to the conventional single phase USP II dissolution test performed under sink and non-sink conditions. In vivo studies with each granule formulation were performed in rats. Interestingly, the granule formulations exhibited pronouncedly different behavior in the different dissolution systems depending on different wetting and dissolution conditions. Single phase USP II dissolution tests lacked discrimination. In contrast, remarkable discrimination between the granule formulations was observed in the octanol phase of biphasic dissolution system with a rank order of release from granules prepared by wet granulation with binder>wet granulation without binder>dry granulation. This release order correlated well with the wettability of these granules. An excellent correlation was also established between in vitro release in the octanol phase of the biphasic test and in vivo data (R(2)=0.999). Compared to conventional dissolution methods, the biphasic method provides great potential to discriminate between only minor formulation and process changes within the same dosage form for poorly soluble drugs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. [Preparation and in vitro dissolution of magnolol solid dispersion]. (United States)

    Tang, Lan; Qiu, Shuai-Bo; Wu, Lan; Lv, Long-Fei; Lv, Hui-Xia; Shan, Wei-Guang


    In this study, solid dispersion system of magnolol in croscarmellose sodium was prepared by using the solvent evaporation method, in order to increase the drug dissolution. And its dissolution behavior, stability and physical characteristics were studied. The solid dispersion was prepared with magnolol and croscarmellose sodium, with the proportion of 1∶5, the in vitro dissolution of magnolol solid dispersion was up to 80.66% at 120 min, which was 6.9 times of magnolol. The results of DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), IR (infra-red) spectrum and SEM (scanning electron microscopy) showed that magnolol existed in solid dispersion in an amorphous form. After an accelerated stability test for six months, the drug dissolution and content in magnolol solid dispersion showed no significant change. So the solid dispersion prepared with croscarmellose sodium as the carrier can remarkably improve the stability and dissolution of magnolol. Copyright© by the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association.

  9. [Effect of plant extracts on the in vitro dissolution of cystine stones: a study at the mesoscopic scale]. (United States)

    Hannache, B; Bazin, D; Boutefnouchet, A; Daudon, M


    Assessing the efficacy to dissolve cystine stones in vitro of plant extracts used in traditional medicine to treat or prevent urolithiasis. Pure cystine stones were incubated during 8 weeks under magnetic stirring in the presence of four plant extracts or of NaCl 9 g/l solution used as control. Plants under examination were Arenaria ammophila (leaves and stems), Parietaria officinalis (leaves and flowers studied separately), Paronychia argentea (flowers). Each experiment was performed in triplicate. The mass loss of the stones and the pH of the solution were measured after each two weeks period. Possible changes in the cystine crystals at the stone surface were assessed at the mesoscopic scale using a scanning electron microscope. None of the plant extracts has revealed a significant effect to dissolve cystine stones by comparison to the control during the time of the experiment. The best result was a mass loss of 99 mg at the end of experiment in the presence of A. ammophila vs. 43.7 mg for the NaCl solution (P=0.051). Considering the slopes of the dissolution, only that extract could have an actual efficacy on a more prolonged period. Our study failed to demonstrate a significant effect of the tested plant extracts to dissolve cystine stones in vitro. However, the examination of the dissolution curves suggests that a more prolonged test period could allow an efficacy of some extracts, especially A. ammophila. Further studies are needed to verify such hypothesis. However, we cannot recommend the use of the tested plants to treat cystine stones in vivo. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  10. Real-time in vitro dissolution of 5-aminosalicylic acid from single ethyl cellulose coated extrudates studied by UV imaging

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    Gaunø, Mette Høg; Vilhelmsen, Thomas; Larsen, Crilles Casper


    dissolution testing. The release from defect extrudates was visualized by the absorbance maps and the release was highest from the compromised part of the extrudates. UV imaging has proven to be a useful technique to visualize the release of 5-aminosalicylic acid from single film coated extrudates and it has......The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vitro release of 5-aminosalicylic acid from single extrudates by UV imaging and to explore the technique as a visualization tool for detecting film coating defects on extrudates coated with a thin ethyl cellulose layer. 5-Aminosalicylic acid...... from four different coating levels were placed in agarose gels and UV imaging was performed for a total of 240min. Absorbance maps were obtained thus visualizing the release of 5-aminosalicylic acid over time and it was possible to detect a decrease in release as a function of increased ethyl cellulose...

  11. In vitro dissolution profile study of mucolytic drug ambroxol hydrochloride from solid oral dosage form by UHPLC-MS/MS


    Vujović Maja M.; Jokanović Milan; Nikolić Goran M.


    In this paper a simplified dissolution test was performed for the release of ambroxol from tablets according to the European Pharmacopoeia. In vitro, three different dissolution media; 0.1 M HCl pH 1.2, acetate buffer (ABS) pH 4.5 and phosphate buffer (PBS) pH 6.8 were used for the simulation of the gastrointestinal conditions at temperature of 37.0±0.5°C. The drug release was evaluated by a new ultra - high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) - tande...

  12. High intensity, low frequency catheter-delivered ultrasound dissolution of occlusive coronary artery thrombi: an in vitro and in vivo study. (United States)

    Steffen, W; Fishbein, M C; Luo, H; Lee, D Y; Nita, H; Cumberland, D C; Tabak, S W; Carbonne, M; Maurer, G; Siegel, R J


    This study assessed the efficacy of a new high intensity, low frequency therapeutic coronary ultrasound catheter for thrombus dissolution in vitro and in vivo in canine coronary arteries. Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to dissolve thrombi in vitro and in peripheral arteries in vivo. There have been no previous studies on in vivo coronary thrombus dissolution by ultrasound. In vitro, we exposed 1- to 4-h old human blood clots for 3 min to pulsed-wave ultrasound. Clot dissolution under various conditions was evaluated. In vivo occlusive coronary thrombi were induced in 18 dogs. In vitro irrigation alone (10 ml/min of normal saline solution) and ultrasound alone each contributed to a reduction of clot weight by 47.1 +/- 11.4 mg and 84.6 +/- 25.6 mg, respectively, after 3 min (p dissolution was considerably amplified when ultrasound energy was combined with irrigation, probably because of cavitational effects. In vivo, in three dogs mechanical passage of the unactivated probe failed to recanalize the artery, and the arteries remained thrombotically occluded. After passage of the activated ultrasound probe, angiography revealed widely patent coronary arteries in 13 of 15 dogs and partial recanalization with filling defects indicative of residual thrombus in 2 of 15 dogs. Three of 15 coronary arteries were histologically free of residual thrombi. Mural thrombi extending to thrombi > or = 50% of the vessel circumference were found in two cases. There was no histologic evidence of ultrasound-mediated vessel damage. Catheter-delivered therapeutic ultrasound effectively dissolves clots in vitro and in canine coronary arteries in vivo. Thus, therapeutic catheter-delivered ultrasound has the potential to serve as an adjunct or alternative treatment for thrombus-mediated coronary ischemic syndromes or myocardial infarction.

  13. Evaluation of a biphasic in vitro dissolution test for estimating the bioavailability of carbamazepine polymorphic forms. (United States)

    Deng, Jia; Staufenbiel, Sven; Bodmeier, Roland


    The purpose of this study was to discriminate three crystal forms of carbamazepine (a BCS II drug) by in vitro dissolution testing and to correlate in vitro data with published in vivo data. A biphasic dissolution system (phosphate buffer pH6.8 and octanol) was used to evaluate the dissolution of the three polymorphic forms and to compare it with conventional single phase dissolution tests performed under sink and non-sink conditions. Similar dissolution profiles of three polymorphic forms were observed in the conventional dissolution test under sink conditions. Although a difference in dissolution was seen in the single phase dissolution test under non-sink conditions as well as in the aqueous phase of the biphasic test, little relevance for in vivo data was observed. In contrast, the biphasic dissolution system could discriminate between the different polymorphic forms in the octanol phase with a ranking of form III>form I>dihydrate form. This was in agreement with the in vivo performance. The dissolved drug available for oral absorption, which was dominated by dissolution and solution-mediated phase transformation, could be reflected in the biphasic dissolution test. Moreover, a good correlation was established between in vitro dissolution in the octanol phase of the biphasic test and in vivo pharmacokinetic data (R(2)=0.99). The biphasic dissolution method is a valuable tool to discriminate between different crystal forms in the formulations of poorly soluble drugs. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  14. HPLC method development for the simultaneous analysis of amlodipine and valsartan in combined dosage forms and in vitro dissolution studies

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    Mustafa Çelebier


    Full Text Available A simple, rapid and reproducible HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of amlodipine and valsartan in their combined dosage forms, and for drug dissolution studies. A C18 column (ODS 2, 10 μm, 200 x 4.6 mm and a mobile phase of phosphate buffer (pH 3.6 , 0.01 mol L-1:acetonitrile: methanol (46:44:10 v/v/v mixture were used for separation and quantification. Analyses were run at a flow-rate of 1 mL min-1 and at ambient temperature. The injection volume was 20 μL and the ultraviolet detector was set at 240 nm. Under these conditions, amlodipine and valsartan were eluted at 7.1 min and 3.4 min, respectively. Total run time was shorter than 9 min. The developed method was validated according to the literature and found to be linear within the range 0.1 - 50 μg mL-1 for amlodipine, and 0.05 - 50 μg mL-1 for valsartan. The developed method was applied successfully for quality control assay of amlodipine and valsartan in their combination drug product and in vitro dissolution studies.Desenvolveu-se método de HPLC rápido e reprodutível para a determinação simultânea de anlodipino e valsartana em suas formas de associação e para os estudos de dissolução dos fármacos. Utilizaram-se coluna C18 (ODS 2, 10 μm, 200 x 4,6 mm e fase móvel tampão fosfato (pH 3,6, 0,01 mol L-1:acetonitrila: metanol para a separação e a quantificação. As análises foram efetuadas com velocidade de fluxo de 1 mL min-1 e à temparatura ambiente O volume de injeção foi de 20 μL e utilizou-se detector de ultravioleta a 240 nm. Sob essas condições, anlodipino e valsartana foram eluídas a 7,1 min e 3,4 min, respectivamente. O tempo total de corrida foi menor que 9 min. O método desenvolvido foi validado de acordo com a literatura e se mostrou linear na faixa de 0,1-50 μg mL-1 para anlodipino e de 0,05-50 μg mL-1 para valsartana. O método desenvolvido foi aplicado com sucesso para ensaios de controle de qualidade de associações de

  15. Effect of chlorine dioxide and sodium hypochlorite on the dissolution of human pulp tissue - An in vitro study. (United States)

    Singh, Sandeep; Sinha, Ramen; Kar, S K; Ather, Amber; Limaye, S N


    Organic tissue dissolution is an important property of an irrigant which aids in the success of root canal treatment. Recent studies have advocated the use of Chlorine dioxide as an endodontic irrigant. The aim of this study is to compare the dissolution efficacy of chlorine dioxide and sodium hypochlorite on human pulp tissue. In this study, 2% Sodium hypochlorite, 5% Chlorine dioxide and isotonic saline solution (control) were used. Thirty human pulp tissue specimens were exposed to three test solutions (n = 10) for 30 min following which the loss of weight was compared from the original weight by using a digital analytical balance. Sodium hypochlorite was more efficient in dissolving human pulp tissue when compared to Chlorine dioxide. Isotonic saline solution failed to dissolve any of the specimens. 5% Chlorine dioxide is capable of dissolving human pulp tissue but sodium hypochlorite was more effective.

  16. Comparative Pharmaceutical Evaluation of Candesartan and Candesartan Cilexetil: Physicochemical Properties, In Vitro Dissolution and Ex Vivo In Vivo Studies. (United States)

    Amer, Ahmed M; Allam, Ahmed N; Abdallah, Ossama Y


    The aim of the present work is to answer the question is it possible to replace the ester prodrug candesartan cilexetil (CC) by its active metabolite candesartan (C) to bypass the in vivo variable effect of esterase enzymes. A comparative physicochemical evaluation was conducted through solubility, dissolution, and stability studies; additionally, ex vivo permeation and in vivo studies were assessed. C demonstrated higher solubility over CC at alkaline pH. Moreover, dissolution testing using the pharmacopeial method showed better release profile of C even in the absence of surfactant in the testing medium. Both drugs demonstrated a slight degradation in acidic pH after short-term stability. Instead, shifting to alkaline pH of 6.5 and 7.4 showed superiority of C solution stability compared to CC solution. The ex vivo permeation results demonstrated that the parent compound C has a significant (P candesartan for clinical use similarly to azilsartan and its prodrug.

  17. Surfactants enhance recovery of poorly soluble drugs during microdialysis sampling: Implications for in vitro dissolution-/permeation-studies. (United States)

    Koplin, Sebastian; Kumpugdee-Vollrath, Mont; Bauer-Brandl, Annette; Brandl, Martin


    Aim of this project was to investigate the applicability of a recently developed in vitro microdialysis-sampling approach in connection with a dissolution-/permeation (D/P) system, especially the impact of surfactants within the perfusion fluid. The D/P-system is based on side-by-side chambers, separated by a barrier that simulates the intestinal barrier. Here, in contrast to conventional D/P-systems, the dissolution of the drug (donor chamber concentration) is followed by microdialysis sampling. This approach appears promising, because it is expected not to disturb the dynamic interplay between drug-dissolution (-release) and drug permeation. Furthermore, it should allow quantification of the unbound (free) drug concentration. In the first step, it was assessed, if the addition of the anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) to the perfusate of the microdialysis system affects the recovery of the (slightly) water-soluble model drug acyclovir and the poorly water soluble model drug celecoxib (CXB). SDS had no influence on acyclovir-recovery, but substantially enhanced CXB-recovery, partly due to improved extraction efficiency, partly due to inhibition of loss of CXB due to non-specific binding to surfaces and the probe. The fraction of CXB recovered from aqueous CXB-solutions by microdialysis sampling using SDS-containing perfusates correlated well with the celecoxib concentration in the samples, but was found independent of the SDS-concentrations (above critical micelle concentration). In the next step microdialysis sampling with SDS-containing perfusates was assessed for celecoxib solutions in fasted state simulated intestinal fluid (FaSSIF) and compared to that in buffer. In FaSSIF, the measured CXB-concentrations were far below the overall CXB concentration, likely representing the free celecoxib, i.e. the fraction of drug, which is not associated with taurocholate surfactant micelles. In buffer, the measured concentrations matched the overall CXB

  18. Rod shaped nanocrystals exhibit superior in vitro dissolution and in vivo bioavailability over spherical like nanocrystals: a case study of lovastatin. (United States)

    Guo, Mengran; Fu, Qiang; Wu, Chunnuan; Guo, Zhibin; Li, Mo; Sun, Jin; He, Zhonggui; Yang, Li


    The objective of this study was to compare the in vitro and in vivo performance of rod shaped and spherical like nanocrystals for oral administration. Lovastatin (LOV) was chosen as the model drug and LOV rod shaped nanocrystals (LOV-RNs) and spherical like nanocrystals (LOV-SNs) were prepared by sonoprecipitation and bead milling, respectively. The dry powders obtained following freeze-drying were characterized by hydrodynamic diameter, polydispersity index, zeta potential, transmission electron microscope, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and in vitro dissolution test. The pharmacokinetic study was performed in beagle dogs. The results obtained showed that LOV-RNs and LOV-SNs had similar hydrodynamic diameters (500.6±21.0 nm versus 503.2±20.4 nm), and the same crystalline state. The dissolution test showed that LOV-RNs had a higher dissolution rate than LOV-SNs. The AUC(0-24h) values of LOV-RNs and LOV-SNs were higher than Junning® for both LOV (p0.05 for LOV-SNs) and lovastatin acid (p>0.05). More importantly, the oral bioavailability of LOV-RNs was higher than LOV-SNs (p>0.05). The findings of this study show that the crystal shape has a significant effect on oral bioavailability. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. In vitro dissolution study of acetylsalicylic acid solid dispersions. Tunable drug release allowed by the choice of polymer matrix. (United States)

    Policianova, Olivia; Brus, Jiri; Hruby, Martin; Urbanova, Martina


    Abstract Due to their high versatility and diverse excipient options, solid dispersions (SDs) are an elegant choice for the formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients with inconvenient solubility. Four distinct types of polymers with different physicochemical properties [polyvinylpyrrolidone, poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)-metacrylamide], poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), and polyethylene glycol] and variable molecular weights were compared to investigate the influence of the polymer matrix on drug release. To probe the extent of intercomponent interactions, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) was used as a model active substance. Controlled drug release was demonstrated for all four types of polymer-ASA SDs created by the freeze-drying method. While the polyethylene glycol-ASA SD exhibited an increased dissolution rate, the other polymer-ASA systems exhibited significantly reduced drug dissolution kinetics compared to free ASA. Furthermore, in contrast to physical mixtures, the prepared SDs all exhibited zero-order dissolution kinetics for ASA. The dissolution rate was strongly dependent on the molecular weight of the polymer. These results demonstrate that the type of SD may be controlled by the chemical constitutions of the polymers and that appropriate selection of the molecular weight of the polymer matrix enables finely tuned drug release over a wide range of dissolution rates.

  20. Prediction of oral absorption of griseofulvin, a BCS class II drug, based on GITA model: utilization of a more suitable medium for in-vitro dissolution study. (United States)

    Fujioka, Yoshitsugu; Kadono, Keitaro; Fujie, Yasuko; Metsugi, Yukiko; Ogawara, Ken-ichi; Higaki, Kazutaka; Kimura, Toshikiro


    The in-vivo absorbability of drugs categorized into the biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) class II is very difficult to be predicted because of the large variability in the absorption and/or dissolution kinetics and the lack of an adequate in-vitro system for evaluating the dissolution behavior. We tried to predict the in-vivo absorption kinetics of griseofulvin, categorized into BCS class II, orally administrated as powders into rats, based on Gastrointestinal-Transit-Absorption model (GITA model), consisting of the absorption, dissolution and GI-transit processes. Using the dissolution rate constants (k(dis)) of griseofulvin obtained with JP 1st solution, JP 2nd solution, FaSSIF, FeSSIF and modified SIBLM as a medium, simulation lines were not able to describe the observed mean plasma profile at all. On the other hand, a calculated line provided by employing k(dis) obtained with MREVID 2 (medium reflecting in-vivo dissolution 2), a new medium, was in better agreement with the observed mean plasma profile than existing media, indicating that the utilization of adequate k(dis) value made it possible to predict the in-vivo absorption kinetics of drugs classified into BCS class II based on GITA model and that MREVID 2 could be a useful medium for describing the in-vivo dissolution kinetics.

  1. Poloxamer-based binary hydrogels for delivering tramadol hydrochloride: sol-gel transition studies, dissolution-release kinetics, in vitro toxicity, and pharmacological evaluation (United States)

    dos Santos, Ana Claudia Mendonça; Akkari, Alessandra Cristina Santos; Ferreira, Iasmin Rosanne Silva; Maruyama, Cintia Rodrigues; Pascoli, Monica; Guilherme, Viviane Aparecida; de Paula, Eneida; Fraceto, Leonardo Fernandes; de Lima, Renata; Melo, Patrícia da Silva; de Araujo, Daniele Ribeiro


    In this work, poloxamer (PL)-based binary hydrogels, composed of PL 407 and PL 188, were studied with regard to the physicochemical aspects of sol-gel transition and pharmaceutical formulation issues such as dissolution-release profiles. In particular, we evaluated the cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and in vivo pharmacological performance of PL 407 and PL 407–PL 188 hydrogels containing tramadol (TR) to analyze its potential treatment of acute pain. Drug–micelle interaction studies showed the formation of PL 407–PL 188 binary systems and the drug partitioning into the micelles. Characterization of the sol-gel transition phase showed an increase on enthalpy variation values that were induced by the presence of TR hydrochloride within the PL 407 or PL 407–PL 188 systems. Hydrogel dissolution occurred rapidly, with approximately 30%–45% of the gel dissolved, reaching ~80%–90% up to 24 hours. For in vitro release assays, formulations followed the diffusion Higuchi model and lower Krel values were observed for PL 407 (20%, Krel =112.9±10.6 μg·h−1/2) and its binary systems PL 407–PL 188 (25%–5% and 25%–10%, Krel =80.8±6.1 and 103.4±8.3 μg·h−1/2, respectively) in relation to TR solution (Krel =417.9±47.5 μg·h−1/2, P72 hours) pointed to PL-based hydrogels as a potential treatment, by subcutaneous injection, for acute pain. PMID:25848258

  2. In vitro dissolution methodology, mini-Gastrointestinal Simulator (mGIS), predicts better in vivo dissolution of a weak base drug, dasatinib. (United States)

    Tsume, Yasuhiro; Takeuchi, Susumu; Matsui, Kazuki; Amidon, Gregory E; Amidon, Gordon L


    USP apparatus I and II are gold standard methodologies for determining the in vitro dissolution profiles of test drugs. However, it is difficult to use in vitro dissolution results to predict in vivo dissolution, particularly the pH-dependent solubility of weak acid and base drugs, because the USP apparatus contains one vessel with a fixed pH for the test drug, limiting insight into in vivo drug dissolution of weak acid and weak base drugs. This discrepancy underscores the need to develop new in vitro dissolution methodology that better predicts in vivo response to assure the therapeutic efficacy and safety of oral drug products. Thus, the development of the in vivo predictive dissolution (IPD) methodology is necessitated. The major goals of in vitro dissolution are to ensure the performance of oral drug products and the support of drug formulation design, including bioequivalence (BE). Orally administered anticancer drugs, such as dasatinib and erlotinib (tyrosine kinase inhibitors), are used to treat various types of cancer. These drugs are weak bases that exhibit pH-dependent and high solubility in the acidic stomach and low solubility in the small intestine (>pH 6.0). Therefore, these drugs supersaturate and/or precipitate when they move from the stomach to the small intestine. Also of importance, gastric acidity for cancer patients may be altered with aging (reduction of gastric fluid secretion) and/or co-administration of acid-reducing agents. These may result in changes to the dissolution profiles of weak base and the reduction of drug absorption and efficacy. In vitro dissolution methodologies that assess the impact of these physiological changes in the GI condition are expected to better predict in vivo dissolution of oral medications for patients and, hence, better assess efficacy, toxicity and safety concerns. The objective of this present study is to determine the initial conditions for a mini-Gastrointestinal Simulator (mGIS) to assess in vivo

  3. An in vitro-in vivo correlation study for nifedipine immediate release capsules administered with water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages: Impact of in vitro dissolution media and hydrodynamics. (United States)

    Mercuri, A; Fares, R; Bresciani, M; Fotaki, N


    The impact of hydrodynamics and media composition on nifedipine dissolution profile from IR (immediate release) soft capsules was investigated using dissolution apparatus USP1, USP2, USP3 and USP4 (United State Pharmacopoeia). Media composition was varied in terms of pH and content, to mimic the dosage form intake with water or non-alcoholic beverages (orange juice) and alcoholic beverages (orange juice/ethanol mixture (47% v/v)). Through construction of in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVC) with corresponding in vivo data from the literature, it was possible to evaluate the in vitro conditions that are likely to simulate the in vivo formulation behaviour. Both linear and nonlinear correlations were obtained depending on experimental set-ups. Testing of 20mg nifedipine capsules in FaSSGFst (Fasted State Simulated Gastric Fluid pH 1.6; water administration) produced IVIVC with the USP3 (after time scaling) and USP4 apparatus. IVIVC were obtained for USP2, USP3 and USP4 in FaSSGFoj (Fasted State Simulated Gastric Fluid pH 3.4; orange juice administration). Linear and nonlinear correlations were obtained with the USP1, USP2 and USP3 apparatus when testing the capsules in FaSSGFoj/EtOH (orange juice/ethanol administration). This study highlighted that selection of physiologically relevant dissolution set-ups is critical for predicting the in vivo impact of formulations co-administration with water, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Effects of dissolution medium, pH and temperature on the in vitro ...

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    The effects of dissolution medium, pH and temperature on the in vitro release properties of metronidazole, a commonly used antiprotozoal, from its tablet dosage forms have been studied. Metronidazole tablets were formulated using the conventional wet granulation technique. The standard tablet characteristics such as ...

  5. In-vitro bioactivity, biocompatibility and dissolution studies of diopside prepared from biowaste by using sol-gel combustion method. (United States)

    Choudhary, Rajan; Vecstaudza, Jana; Krishnamurithy, G; Raghavendran, Hanumantha Rao Balaji; Murali, Malliga Raman; Kamarul, Tunku; Swamiappan, Sasikumar; Locs, Janis


    Diopside was synthesized from biowaste (Eggshell) by sol-gel combustion method at low calcination temperature and the influence of two different fuels (urea, l-alanine) on the phase formation temperature, physical and biological properties of the resultant diopside was studied. The synthesized materials were characterized by heating microscopy, FTIR, XRD, BET, SEM and EDAX techniques. BET analysis reveals particles were of submicron size with porosity in the nanometer range. Bone-like apatite deposition ability of diopside scaffolds was examined under static and circulation mode of SBF (Simulated Body Fluid). It was noticed that diopside has the capability to deposit HAP (hydroxyapatite) within the early stages of immersion. ICP-OES analysis indicates release of Ca, Mg, Si ions and removal of P ions from the SBF, but in different quantities from diopside scaffolds. Cytocompatability studies on human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) revealed good cellular attachment on the surface of diopside scaffolds and formation of extracellular matrix (ECM). This study suggests that the usage of eggshell biowaste as calcium source provides an effective substitute for synthetic starting materials to fabricate bioproducts for biomedical applications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Interactions between a poorly soluble cationic drug and sodium dodecyl sulfate in dissolution medium and their impact on in vitro dissolution behavior. (United States)

    Huang, Zongyun; Parikh, Shuchi; Fish, William P


    In the pharmaceutical industry, in vitro dissolution testing ofsolid oral dosage forms is a very important tool for drug development and quality control. However, ion-pairing interaction between the ionic drugand surfactants in dissolution medium often occurs, resulting in inconsistent and incomplete drug release. The aim of this study is toevaluate the effects ofsodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) mediated medium onthe dissolution behaviors of a poorly soluble cationic drug (Drug B). The study was carried out by measuring solubility of Drug B substance and dissolution rate of Drug B product in media containing SDS.Desolubilization of Drug B substance was observed at pH 4.5 in the presence of SDS at concentrations below critical micelle concentration (CMC) which is attributed to the formation of an insoluble di-dodecyl sulfate salt between SDS and Drug B. This ion-pairing effect is less significant with increasing medium pH where Drug B is less ionized and CMC of SDS is lower. In medium at pH 4.5, dissolution of Drug B product was found incomplete with SDS concentration below CMC due to the desolubilization of Drug B substance. In media with SDS level above CMC, the dissolution rate is rather slower with higher inter-vessel variations compared to that obtained in pH 4.5 medium without SDS. The dissolution results demonstrate that the presence of SDS in medium generates unexpected irregular dissolution profiles for Drug B which are attributed to incompatible dissolution medium for this particular drug. Therefore, non-ionic surfactant was selected for Drug B product dissolution method and ion-pairing effect in SDS mediated medium should be evaluated when developing a dissolution method for any poorly soluble cationic drugs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. In vivo in vitro correlations for a poorly soluble drug, danazol, using the flow-through dissolution method with biorelevant dissolution media

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    Sunesen, Vibeke Hougaard; Pedersen, Betty Lomstein; Kristensen, Henning Gjelstrup


    phospholipids, were used as the bile source. The effect of adding different concentrations and molar ratios of monoglycerides and fatty acids to the fed state media was investigated. In vivo release profiles under fasted and fed conditions were obtained from a previous study by deconvolution [Sunesen, V......The purpose of the study was to design dissolution tests that were able to distinguish between the behaviour of danazol under fasted and fed conditions, by using biorelevant media. In vitro dissolution of 100mg danazol capsules was performed using the flow-through dissolution method. Flow rates...... were 8, 16 or 32 ml/min, corresponding to total volumes dissolution medium of 960, 1920 and 3840 ml, respectively. The media used contained bile salt and phospholipid levels relevant for either fasted or fed conditions in vivo. Crude and inexpensive bile components, Porcine Bile Extract and soybean...

  8. In vitro dissolution testing of parenteral aqueous solutions and oily suspensions of paracetamol and prednisolone. (United States)

    Probst, Mareike; Schmidt, Martin; Tietz, Katharina; Klein, Sandra; Weitschies, Werner; Seidlitz, Anne


    The number of intramuscularly applied dosage forms has been continuously increasing during the last decades. However, up to date no in vitro dissolution test method for parenteral dosage forms has been described in the Ph. Eur. or USP. It was the aim of this study to investigate dissolution test setups based on the compendial flow-through cell and the reciprocating holder for this purpose. Both apparatuses were equipped with dialysis membranes to accommodate the drug formulation. The suitability of the dissolution method was evaluated by comparing release profiles with blood level curves that were obtained previously in an in vivo study in rats by our group. Aqueous solutions and oily suspensions of paracetamol and prednisolone were tested in vitro that were also applied in the in vivo study. In the case of the aqueous solutions in which no formal dissolution occurs, transport from the applied depot across a dialysis membrane was investigated. While the drug transport across the dialysis membrane of both drugs in aqueous solution was similar in all applied test methods, differences in the release behavior of paracetamol and prednisolone as an oily suspension were observed. This was mainly due to sedimentation of the particles within the oily depot. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. A comparison of mathematical methods for the determination of in vitro dissolution constants for glass fibers. (United States)

    Foy, Jeffrey W-D; Collier, Clare; Swauger, James E


    Biopersistence plays a significant role in determining the potential bioactivity of respirable fibers. In vivo biopersistence in the lung is frequently assessed by in vitro fiber dissolution studies using simulated biological solutions and flow-through techniques. The dissolution rate (k) of a fiber is typically determined by elemental analysis of the flow-through solution to measure the mass of material leached from the fibers over a given time. Various methods may be used to estimate the value of k from these results. The present study compared the in vitro dissolution characteristics of seven experimental glass fiber compositions to those obtained for four recognized fiber compositions (MMVF 10-glass fiber; MMVF 11-glass fiber; MMVF 21-rockwool fiber; crocidolite fiber). Fiber dissolution was examined over a 17-wk period using a flow-through system designed to simulate the conditions encountered by fibers in the extracellular environment of the lung. Mass loss and changes in fiber diameter were determined over time and were then used to calculate k using five different methods. Although the selected methodologies did not produce identical estimations of k for each fiber, the resulting ranking of fiber solubility for each method was consistent. The seven experimental glass fibers were found to have k values intermediate between those of MMVF 11 and MMVF 21.

  10. Comparative In Vitro Dissolution of Two Commercially Available Er-Zhi-Wan Herbal Medicinal Products. (United States)

    Wang, M; Jin, X; Ren, X; Zhu, Y; Liu, Z; Gao, X


    In vitro dissolution test is an essential tool to assess the quality of herbal medicinal products in the solid dosage forms for oral use. Our work aimed to evaluate the dissolution behavior of Er-Zhi-Wan, in the formulations of water-honeyed pill and formula granule. Different media (water, 30% EtOH, 0.1 M HCl, acetate buffer, pH 4.5 and phosphate buffer, pH 6.8) were used following United States Pharmacopoeia and Chinese Pharmacopeia. An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method was developed and validated to detect simultaneously six active ingredients for quantification and dissolution study (salidroside, specnuezhenide, nuezhenoside, luteolin, apigenin, oleanolic acid). As we observed, contents of main active ingredients were close in the two formulations for daily dose. In each medium, more ingredients dissolved from formula granule with higher Ymax and Ka. The mean dissolution time of the most ingredients in granule was significantly shorter than that in pill in acetate buffer, pH 4.5 and phosphate buffer, pH 6.8. Furthermore, salidroside, specnuezhenide and luteolin dissolved more than 80% in 30 min from formula granule, which indicated higher solubility along the intestinal tract according to biopharmaceutics classification system. The dissolution test developed and validated was adequate for its purposes and could be applied for quality control of herbal medicine. This work also can be used to provide necessary information on absorption for its biopharmaceutical properties.

  11. Effect of solvent on in vitro dissolution: Summary of results for uranium, americium, and cobalt aerosols

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    Guilmette, R.A.; Hoover, M.D.


    The revised 10 CFR Part 20 has adopted the ICRP Publication 30 method for calculating the committed effective dose equivalent from intakes of radionuclides. This dosimetry scheme requires knowledge or assumptions about the chemical form of the radionuclide, its particle size, and its known or assumed solubility. The solubility is classified as being either D (relatively soluble), W, or Y (relatively insoluble), depending on whether the material dissolves over periods of days, weeks, or years. Although Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees may wish to take advantage of material-specific knowledge in order to adjust annual limits on intake and derived air concentrations, relatively few radioactive materials to which workers and the general population may be exposed have been adequately characterized either in terms of physicochemical form or solubility. Experimental measurement of solubility using some type of in vitro dissolution measurement system is therefore needed. However, there is currently no clear consensus regarding the appropriate design of in vitro dissolution systems, particularly when considering the range of different radionuclides to be studied, and the complexity of the biological mechanisms involved in the retention and clearance of inhaled deposited radioactive particles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the several solvents on the dissolution of four test aerosols ({sup 57}Co{sub 3}O{sub 4}, {sup 241}AmO{sub 2}, ammonium diuranate [ADU], and U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) selected to encompass a variety of chemical and biochemical properties in vivo. The results of this study provide some guidance on the usefulness of in vitro dissolution tests for estimating the solubility of unknown radionuclide particles within the context of a simple model such as the class D, W, and Y formulation of ICRP 30.

  12. In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation. (United States)

    McCarthy, Carol A; Faisal, Waleed; O'Shea, Joseph P; Murphy, Colm; Ahern, Robert J; Ryan, Katie B; Griffin, Brendan T; Crean, Abina M


    Drug release from mesoporous silica systems has been widely investigated in vitro using USP Type II (paddle) dissolution apparatus. However, it is not clear if the observed enhanced in vitro dissolution can forecast drug bioavailability in vivo. In this study, the ability of different in vitro dissolution models to predict in vivo oral bioavailability in a pig model was examined. The fenofibrate-loaded mesoporous silica formulation was compared directly to a commercial reference product, Lipantil Supra®. Three in vitro dissolution methods were considered; USP Type II (paddle) apparatus, USP Type IV (flow-through cell) apparatus and a USP IV Transfer model (incorporating a SGF to FaSSIF-V2 media transfer). In silico modelling, using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling and simulation software package (Gastroplus™), to generate in vitro/in vivo relationships, was also investigated. The study demonstrates that the in vitro dissolution performance of a mesoporous silica formulation varies depending on the dissolution apparatus utilised and experimental design. The findings show that the USP IV transfer model was the best predictor of in vivo bioavailability. The USP Type II (paddle) apparatus was not effective at forecasting in vivo behaviour. This observation is likely due to hydrodynamic differences between the two apparatus and the ability of the transfer model to better simulate gastrointestinal transit. The transfer model is advantageous in forecasting in vivo behaviour for formulations which promote drug supersaturation and as a result are prone to precipitation to a more energetically favourable, less soluble form. The USP IV transfer model could prove useful in future mesoporous silica formulation development. In silico modelling has the potential to assist in this process. However, further investigation is required to overcome the limitations of the model for solubility enhancing formulations. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Influence of polymer molecular weight on in vitro dissolution behavior and in vivo performance of celecoxib:PVP amorphous solid dispersions

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    Knopp, Matthias Manne; Nguyen, Julia Hoang; Becker, Christian


    In this study, the influence of the molecular weight of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the non-sink in vitro dissolution and in vivo performance of celecoxib (CCX):PVP amorphous solid dispersions were investigated. The dissolution rate of CCX from the amorphous solid dispersions increased with dec...

  14. Multiparametric study of thorium oxide dissolution in aqueous media

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    Simonnet, Marie; Barre, Nicole; Drot, Romuald; Le Naour, Claire; Sladkov, Vladimir; Delpech, Sylvie [Universite Paris-Saclay, CNRS-IN2P3, Orsay (France). Institut de Physique Nucleaire


    Thorium oxide is poorly soluble: unlike uranium oxide, concentrated nitric acid medium is not sufficient to get quantitative dissolution. Addition of small amounts of fluoride is required to achieve thorium oxide total dissolution. The effect of several parameters on thorium oxide dissolution in order to optimize the dissolution conditions is reported in this paper. Thus the influence of solid characteristics, dissolution method, temperature and composition of dissolution medium on ThO{sub 2} dissolution rate has been studied. No complexing agents tested other than fluoride allows total dissolution. Beyond a given HF concentration a decrease of the dissolution rate is observed due to the formation of a precipitate at the solid/solution interface. It was demonstrated by XPS measurements that this precipitate is constituted of thorium fluoride (ThF{sub 4}) formed during the ThO{sub 2} dissolution. The low concentration of HF required to achieve a total dissolution and the activation energy value measured tends to show a catalytic effect of HF on the dissolution process.

  15. In Vitro Dissolution of Fluconazole and Dipyridamole in Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS), Predicting in Vivo Dissolution and Drug-Drug Interaction Caused by Acid-Reducing Agents. (United States)

    Matsui, Kazuki; Tsume, Yasuhiro; Amidon, Gregory E; Amidon, Gordon L


    Weakly basic drugs typically exhibit pH-dependent solubility in the physiological pH range, displaying supersaturation or precipitation along the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, their oral bioavailabilities may be affected by coadministration of acid-reducing agents that elevate gastric pH. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of a multicompartmental in vitro dissolution apparatus, Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS), in predicting in vivo dissolution of certain oral medications. In vitro dissolution studies of fluconazole, a BCS class I, and dipyridamole, a BCS class II weak bases (class IIb), were performed in the GIS as well as United States Pharmacopeia (USP) apparatus II and compared with the results of clinical drug-drug interaction (DDI) studies. In both USP apparatus II and GIS, fluconazole completely dissolved within 60 min regardless of pH, reflecting no DDI between fluconazole and acid-reducing agents in a clinical study. On the other hand, seven-fold and 15-fold higher concentrations of dipyridamole than saturation solubility were observed in the intestinal compartments in GIS with gastric pH 2.0. Precipitation of dipyridamole was also observed in the GIS, and the percentage of dipyridamole in solution was 45.2 ± 7.0%. In GIS with gastric pH 6.0, mimicking the coadministration of acid-reducing agents, the concentration of dipyridamole was equal to its saturation solubility, and the percentage of drug in solution was 9.3 ± 2.7%. These results are consistent with the clinical DDI study of dipyridamole with famotidine, which significantly reduced the Cmax and area under the curve. An In situ mouse infusion study combined with GIS revealed that high concentration of dipyridamole in the GIS enhanced oral drug absorption, which confirmed the supersaturation of dipyridamole. In conclusion, GIS was shown to be a useful apparatus to predict in vivo dissolution for BCS class IIb drugs.

  16. In vitro dissolution of calcium phosphate-mullite composite in simulated body fluid. (United States)

    Priya, Ashok; Nath, Shekhar; Biswas, Krishanu; Basu, Bikramjit


    In our recent research, we have developed novel CaP-mullite composites for bone implant applications. In order to realize such applications, the in vitro dissolution behaviour of these materials needs to be evaluated. In this perspective, the present paper reports the dissolution behavior of pure hydroxyapatite (HAp) and hydroxyapatite composites with 20-30 wt% mullite in simulated body fluid (SBF). The in vitro dissolution experiments were carried out for different time duration starting from 7 days up to 28 days. XRD and SEM results show almost no dissolution for pure HAp and HAp composite with 30 wt% mullite. However, HAp-20 wt% mullite composite exhibits considerable dissolution after 7 days. The alpha-TCP phase mainly contributes to the dissolution process. Based on the dynamic changes in pH, ionic conductivity, Ca and P ion concentration in SBF as well as microstructural observations of the bioceramic surfaces after various time frames of immersion in SBF, the differences in dissolution behaviour are discussed.

  17. Dry powder inhalers: An overview of the in vitro dissolution methodologies and their correlation with the biopharmaceutical aspects of the drug products. (United States)

    Velaga, Sitaram P; Djuris, Jelena; Cvijic, Sandra; Rozou, Stavroula; Russo, Paola; Colombo, Gaia; Rossi, Alessandra


    In vitro dissolution testing is routinely used in the development of pharmaceutical products. Whilst the dissolution testing methods are well established and standardized for oral dosage forms, i.e. tablets and capsules, there are no pharmacopoeia methods or regulatory requirements for testing the dissolution of orally inhaled powders. Despite this, a wide variety of dissolution testing methods for orally inhaled powders has been developed and their bio-relevance has been evaluated. This review provides an overview of the in vitro dissolution methodologies for dry inhalation products, with particular emphasis on dry powder inhalers, where the dissolution behavior of the respirable particles can have a role on duration and absorption of the drug. Dissolution mechanisms of respirable particles as well as kinetic models have been presented. A more recent biorelevant dissolution set-ups and media for studying inhalation biopharmaceutics were also reviewed. In addition, factors affecting interplay between dissolution and absorption of deposited particles in the context of biopharmaceutical considerations of inhalation products were examined. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Evaluation of a Miniaturized Rotating Disk Apparatus for In Vitro Dissolution Rate Measurements in Aqueous Media : Correlation of In Vitro Dissolution Rate with Apparent Solubility


    Persson, Anita M.


    The general aim of this thesis was to evaluate a newly designed and constructed miniaturized rotating disk apparatus for in vitro dissolution rate measurements of different drug substances from all of the classes in the Biopharmaceutical Classification System (BCS). The new equipment is based on a low volume flow-through cell of Plexiglas, a gold plated magnetic bar and a special designed press. The disk of drug substance (approx. 5 mg) is placed eccentrically in the bar. Rotation speeds were...

  19. K Basin sludge dissolution engineering study

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    Westra, A.G.


    The purpose of this engineering study is to investigate the available technology related to dissolution of the K Basin sludge in nitric acid. The conclusion of this study along with laboratory and hot cell tests with actual sludge samples will provide the basis for beginning conceptual design of the sludge dissolver. The K Basin sludge contains uranium oxides, fragments of metallic U, and some U hydride as well as ferric oxyhydroxide, aluminum oxides and hydroxides, windblown sand that infiltrated the basin enclosure, ion exchange resin, and miscellaneous materials. The decision has been made to dispose of this sludge separate from the fuel elements stored in the basins. The sludge will be conditioned so that it meets Tank Waste Remediation System waste acceptance criteria and can be sent to one of the underground storage tanks. Sludge conditioning will be done by dissolving the fuel constituents in nitric acid, separating the insoluble material, adding neutron absorbers for criticality safety, and then reacting the solution with caustic to co-precipitate the uranium and plutonium. There will be five distinct feed streams to the sludge conditioning process two from the K East (KE) Basin and three from the K West (KW) Basin. The composition of the floor and pit sludges which contain more iron oxides and sand than uranium is much different than the canister sludges which are composed of mostly uranium oxides. The sludge conditioning equipment will be designed to process all of the sludge streams, but some of the operating parameters will be adjusted as necessary to handle the different sludge stream compositions. The volume of chemical additions and the amount of undissolved solids will be much different for floor and pit sludge than for canister sludge. Dissolution of uranium metal and uranium dioxide has been studied quite thoroughly and much information is available. Both uranium metal and uranium dioxide have been dissolved on a large scale in nuclear fuel

  20. Comparative in vitro dissolution and in vivo bioequivalence of two diclofenac enteric coated formulations. (United States)

    Basmenji, Saeed; Valizadeh, Hadi; Zakeri-Milani, Parvin


    The aim of this study was the comparison of in vitro dissolution and in vivo bioavailability of two different brands of diclofenac sodium (CAS 15307-86-5) enteric coated tablets in healthy male Iranian volunteers in a single-dose, randomized, open-label, single blind study, which was conducted according to a crossover design in healthy volunteers. A washout interval of two weeks was selected between administrations to each subject in this study. Serial venous blood samples over 10 h after each administration to measure diclofenac sodium concentration in serum were obtained, and placed into tubes containing sodium heparin. Then the plasma was separated and kept frozen at -20 degrees C for subsequent analysis with a modified HPLC method with UV detection. In addition, the in vitro dissolution study was performed on the brands. For the test and reference formulation, mean Cmax values were 2257.3 (ng/ml) and 2156 (ng/ml), respectively. The mean AUC(0)tau and AUC(0)infinity were 5726.1 (ng x h/ml) and 5917.8 (ng x h/ml) for the test and 5689.9 (ng x h/ml) and 5967.4 (ng x h/ml) for the reference formulation, respectively. Results show that the 90% confidence intervals for the ratio of test and reference products in Cmax (101.4-114.9%), AUC(0)tau (96.3-109.1%) and AUC(0)infinity (94.7-107.3%) were all within the 80-125% interval proposed by the FDA and EMA. Both formulations released > 80% of drug within 30 min in buffer pH = 6.8 medium. Therefore the diclofenac sodium enteric coated tablets of the test and reference formulations are bioequivalent in terms of rate and extent of absorption.

  1. Evaluation and comparison of in-vitro dissolution profiles for different ...

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    However, the presences of generic products those are not interchangeable with that of the innovator and/or with each others have been reported. Objective: To evaluate and compare the in-vitro dissolution profiles of different generic brands of amoxicillin capsules with the innovator that are available in Ethiopian market.

  2. In vitro dissolution of proton-pump inhibitor products intended for paediatric and geriatric use in physiological bicarbonate buffer. (United States)

    Liu, Fang; Shokrollahi, Honaz


    Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) products based on enteric coated multiparticulates are design to meet the needs of patients who cannot swallow tablets such as children and older adults. Enteric coated PPI preparations exhibit delays in in vivo absorption and onset of antisecretory effects, which is not reflected by the rapid in vitro dissolution in compendial pH 6.8 phosphate buffer commonly used for assessment of these products. A more representative and physiological medium, pH 6.8 mHanks bicarbonate buffer, was used in this study to evaluate the in vitro dissolution of enteric coated multiparticulate-based PPI products. Commercially available omeprazole, lansoprazole and esomeprazole products were subject to dissolution tests using USP-II apparatus in pH 4.5 phosphate buffer saline for 45 min (acid stage) followed by pH 6.8 phosphate buffer or pH 6.8 mHanks bicarbonate buffer. In pH 6.8 phosphate buffer, all nine tested products displayed rapid and comparable dissolution profiles meeting the pharmacopeia requirements for delayed release preparations. In pH 6.8 mHanks buffer, drug release was delayed and failed the pharmacopeia requirements from most enteric coated preparations. Despite that the same enteric polymer, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1), was applied to all commercial multiparticulate-based products, marked differences were observed between dissolution profiles of these preparations. The use of pH 6.8 physiological bicarbonate (mHanks) buffer can serve as a useful tool to provide realistic and discriminative in vitro release assessment of enteric coated PPI preparations and to assist rational formulation development of these products. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. In vitro human digestion test to monitor the dissolution of silver nanoparticles (United States)

    Bove, P.; Malvindi, M. A.; Sabella, S.


    Nanotechnology is a scientific revolution that the food industry has experienced over the last years. Widely employed as food additives and/or food contact materials in consumer products, silver nanoparticles are an example of this innovation. However, their increasing use makes also likely the human ingestion, thus requiring a proper risk analysis. In this framework, a comprehensive characterization of biotransformation of silver nanoparticles in biological fluids is fundamental for the regulatory needs. Herein, we aimed at studying the dissolution behaviour of silver nanoparticles using an in vitro test, which simulates the human oral ingestion of NPs during their passage through the gastrointestinal tract. The nanoparticle suspensions were characterized in the different digestion phases using several techniques to follow the changes of key physical properties (e.g., size, surface charge and plasmon peak) and to quantify the biotransformed products arisen by the process, as for example free silver ions.

  4. Dissolution Studies With Pilot Plant and Actual INTEC Calcines

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    Herbst, Ronald Scott; Garn, Troy Gerry


    The dissolution of Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) pilot plant calcines was examined to determine solubility of calcine matrix components in acidic media. Two representatives pilot plant calcine types were studied: Zirconia calcine and Zirconia/ Sodium calcine. Dissolution of these calcines was evaluated using lower initial concentrations of nitric acid than used in previous tests to decrease the [H+] concentration in the final solutions. Lower [H+] concentrations contribute to more favorable TRUEX/SREX solvent extraction flowsheet performance. Dissolution and analytical results were also obtained for radioactive calcines produced using high sodium feeds blended with non-radioactive A1(NO3)3 solutions to dilute the sodium concentration and prevent bed agglomeration during the calcination process. Dissolution tests indicated >95 wt. % of the initial calcine mass can be dissolved using the baseline dissolution procedure, with the exception that higher initial nitric acid concentrations are required. The higher initial acid concentration is required for stoichiometric dissolution of the oxides, primarily aluminum oxide. Statistically designed experiments using pilot plant calcine were performed to determine the effect of mixing rate on dissolution efficiency. Mixing rate was determined to provide minimal effects on wt. % dissolution. The acid/calcine ratio and temperature were the predominate variables affecting the wt. % dissolution, a result consistent with previous studies using other similar types of pilot plant calcines.

  5. Physicochemical Characterization and Dissolution Studies of Solid ...

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    Physicochemical characterization of the dispersions were performed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), x-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). In vitro drug release was carried out using the rotating disc method. Results: These studies showed that there was no ...

  6. Mechanistic analysis of solute transport in an in vitro physiological two-phase dissolution apparatus (United States)

    Mudie, Deanna M.; Shi, Yi; Ping, Haili; Gao, Ping; Amidon, Gordon L.; Amidon, Gregory E.


    In vitro dissolution methodologies that adequately capture the oral bioperformance of solid dosage forms are critical tools needed to aid formulation development. Such methodologies must encompass important physiological parameters and be designed with drug properties in mind. Two-phase dissolution apparatuses, which contain an aqueous phase in which the drug dissolves (representing the dissolution/solubility component) and an organic phase into which the drug partitions (representing the absorption component), have the potential to provide meaningful predictions of in vivo oral bioperformance for some BCS II, and possibly some BCS IV drug products. Before such an apparatus can be evaluated properly, it is important to understand the kinetics of drug substance partitioning from the aqueous to the organic medium. A mass transport analysis was performed of the kinetics of partitioning of drug substance solutions from the aqueous to the organic phase of a two-phase dissolution apparatus. Major assumptions include pseudo-steady-state conditions, a dilute aqueous solution and diffusion-controlled transport. Input parameters can be measured or estimated a priori. This paper presents the theory and derivation of our analysis, compares it with a recent kinetic approach, and demonstrates its effectiveness in predicting in vitro partitioning profiles of three BCS II weak acids in four different in vitro two-phase dissolution apparatuses. Very importantly, the paper discusses how a two-phase apparatus can be scaled to reflect in vivo absorption kinetics and for which drug substances the two-phase dissolution systems may be appropriate tools for measuring oral bioperformance. PMID:22847296

  7. In Vitro Dissolution and In Vivo Bioavailability of Six Brands of Ciprofloxacin Tablets Administered in Rabbits and Their Pharmacokinetic Modeling

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    Sahar Fahmy


    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to assess the in vitro dissolution and in vivo bioavailability of six brands of ciprofloxacin oral tablets available in the UAE market using rabbits. The in vitro dissolution profiles of the six ciprofloxacin products were determined using the USP dissolution paddle method. Pharmacokinetic modeling using compartmental and noncompartmental analysis was done to determine the pharmacokinetic parameters of ciprofloxacin after single-dose oral administration. In vitro release study revealed that the amount of ciprofloxacin released in 20 minutes was not less than 80% of the labeled amount which is in accordance with the pharmacopoeial requirements. All tested products are considered to be very rapid dissolving except for formulae A and D. Ciprofloxacin plasma concentration in rabbits was best fitted to a two-compartment open model. The lowest bioavailability was determined to be for product A (93.24% while the highest bioavailability was determined to be for product E (108.01%. Postmarketing surveillance is very crucial to ensure product quality and eliminating substandard products to be distributed and, consequently, ensure better patient clinical outcome. The tested ciprofloxacin generic products distributed in the UAE market were proven to be of good quality and could be used interchangeably with the branded ciprofloxacin product.

  8. Comparative In Vitro Dissolution of Two Commercially Available Er-Zhi-Wan Herbal Medicinal Products


    Wang, M.; Jin, X.; X. Ren; Zhu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Gao, X


    In vitro dissolution test is an essential tool to assess the quality of herbal medicinal products in the solid dosage forms for oral use. Our work aimed to evaluate the dissolution behavior of Er-Zhi-Wan, in the formulations of water-honeyed pill and formula granule. Different media (water, 30% EtOH, 0.1 M HCl, acetate buffer, pH 4.5 and phosphate buffer, pH 6.8) were used following United States Pharmacopoeia and Chinese Pharmacopeia. An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method wa...

  9. The delayed dissolution of paracetamol products in the canine fed stomach can be predicted in vitro but it does not affect the onset of plasma levels. (United States)

    Kalantzi, Lida; Polentarutti, Britta; Albery, Tamsin; Laitmer, Dimitris; Abrahamsson, Bertil; Dressman, Jennifer; Reppas, Christos


    Although it is generally believed that paracetamol can be used as a marker of gastric emptying, there have been reports in the literature that show delayed dissolution of immediate release paracetamol tablets using standard in vitro setups and food-simulating media, delayed disintegration of paracetamol products in the fed stomach, and no correlation of paracetamol absorption with gastric emptying in the fed state. In this study, we confirmed that dissolution of Panodil and Apotel tablets is delayed in food-simulating media regardless of the in vitro hydrodynamics and on a formulation dependent manner. Further, we assessed the usefulness of in vitro dissolution data in the prediction of delayed disintegration time in the fed stomach and we examined the importance of delayed gastric disintegration on the onset of plasma levels using the canine model. In vitro dissolution data in cow's milk reflected the delayed disintegration of Panodil tablets in the fed stomach. In vitro dissolution of Apotel tablets in milk was delayed less than of Panodil and the effect of dosing conditions on the in vivo disintegration was not apparent. However, for the products tested in this study, there was no correlation between intragastric disintegration and onset of plasma levels probably because gastric emptying in also delayed in the fed state.

  10. In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Casein as a Drug Carrier for Enzymatically Triggered Dissolution Enhancement from Solid Dispersions. (United States)

    Bani-Jaber, Ahmad; Alshawabkeh, Iyad; Abdullah, Samaa; Hamdan, Imad; Ardakani, Adel; Habash, Maha


    Due to its unique properties, such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, high amphiphilic property, and micelle formation, casein (CS) has been increasingly studied for drug delivery. We used CS as a drug carrier in solid dispersions (SDs) and evaluated the effect of its degradation by trypsin on drug dissolution from the dispersions. SDs of CS and mefenamic acid (MA) were prepared by physical mixing, kneading, and coprecipitation methods. In comparison to pure MA, the dispersions were evaluated for drug-protein interaction, loss of drug crystalinity, and drug morphology by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffractometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Drug dissolution from the dispersions was evaluated in simulated intestinal fluid as enzyme free and trypsin-enriched media. Furthermore, in vivo drug absorption of MA from CS-MA coprecipitate was evaluated in rats, in comparison with a reference SD of polyethylene glycol and MA (PEG-MA SD). Relative to other CS preparations, CS-MA coprecipitate showed the highest loss of drug crystallinity, drug micronization, and CS-MA interaction. CS remarkably enhanced the dissolution rate and extent of MA from the physical and kneaded mixtures. However, the highest dissolution enhancement was obtained when MA was coprecipitated with CS. Trypsin that can hydrolyze CS during dissolution resulted in further enhancement of MA dissolution from the physical and kneaded mixtures. However, a corresponding retardation effect was obtained for the coprecipitate. In correlation with in vitro drug release, CS-MA coprecipitate also showed significantly higher MA bioavailability in rats than PEG-MA SD.

  11. Development of oral solid self-emulsifying lipid formulations of risperidone with improved in vitro dissolution and digestion. (United States)

    Kazi, Mohsin; Al-Qarni, Hassan; Alanazi, Fars K


    Liquid adsorption on solid adsorbent carriers is an emerging technique for oral lipid-based drug delivery systems. The purpose of the current study is to convert liquid into solid self-emulsifying lipid formulations (SELFs) using an inorganic adsorbent Neusilin® grade US2 (NUS2) and investigate in vitro dissolution and digestion performance of the model antipsychotic compound risperidone. The liquid SELFs were designed using various oils, nonionic surfactants and converted into solid at various SELF: NUS2 (%m/m) mixing ratios. The characterization of solid SELF powder was performed by using SEM, XRD, FT-IR & DSC to investigate the physical nature of the drug. The in vitro dissolution experiments were conducted to compare the representative formulations with marketed product risperdal®. In vitro digestion experiments were performed using a pH-stat at pH 6.8 for 30mins to predict the fate of risperidone in the GI tract after exposure of the solid SELF to pancreatic enzymes and bile. The results from the characterization studies showed that NUS2 with SELF at 1:1 (%m/m) yield superior flowability of the powder. The SEM revealed that pure risperidone was in irregular crystal shape whereas the drug loaded solid SELFs were in smooth regular shape. The XRD and DSC analyses of pure risperidone also confirmed the intense peaks due to the native crystalline form of the drug. However, the absence of sharp peaks in solid SELFs indicated the amorphous form of the drug. From the dissolution studies it was found that solid SELFs provided significant release profiles (>95%) compared to marketed product risperdal®. The digestion experiments suggested that risperidone was in a supersaturated state which could be maintained in the presence of mixed bile salt micelles. Solid SELF of risperidone with improved dissolution and digestion profile was successfully prepared using Neusilin® US2 as an adsorbent carrier. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Comparative quality assessment and in vitro dissolution profile of ...

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    Background: Studies have shown an increase in the usage of generic drug products from multiple sources. These generic drugs are expected to satisfy similar established standards as the original or innovator brands. Aim: To assess the standards and interchangeability of six common brands of paracetamol ...

  13. Investigating the impact of drug crystallinity in amorphous tacrolimus capsules on pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence using discriminatory in vitro dissolution testing and PBPK modeling and simulation. (United States)

    Purohit, Hitesh S; Trasi, Niraj S; Sun, Dajun D; Chow, Edwin C Y; Wen, Hong; Zhang, Xinyuan; Gao, Yi; Taylor, Lynne S


    Delivering a drug in amorphous form in a formulated product is a strategy used to enhance the apparent solubility of a drug substance and its oral bioavailability. Drug crystallization in such products may occur during the manufacturing process or upon storage, reducing the solubility advantage of the amorphous drug. However, the impact of partial drug crystallization in the drug product on the resulting bioavailability and pharmacokinetics is unknown. In this study, dissolution testing of commercial tacrolimus capsules (which are formulated to contain amorphous drug), both fresh and those containing different amounts of crystalline drug, was conducted using both USP and non-compendial dissolution tests with different dissolution media and volumes. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) absorption model was developed to predict the impact of crystallinity extent on the oral absorption of the products and to evaluate the discriminatory ability of the different dissolution methods. Virtual bioequivalence simulations between partially crystallized tacrolimus capsules versus fresh Prograf or generic tacrolimus capsules were performed using the PBPK model and in vitro dissolution data of the various fresh and partially crystallized capsules under USP and non-compendial dissolution conditions. The results suggest that compendial dissolution tests may not be sufficiently discriminatory with respect to the presence of crystallinity in an amorphous formulation. Non-sink dissolution tests using lower dissolution volumes generate more discriminatory profiles that predict different pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus capsules containing different extents of drug crystallinity. In conclusion, the PBPK modeling approach can be used to assess the impact of partial drug crystallinity in the formulated product and to guide the development of appropriate dissolution methods. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  14. A rotating disk study of gold dissolution by bromine (United States)

    Pesic, Batric; Sergent, Rodney H.


    Gold dissolution with bromine was studied using the rotating disk technique with Geobrom™ 3400 as a source of bromine. The parameters studied were speed of rotation, lixiviant concentration, pH, temperature, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid concentrations, and the concentrations of various cations (i.e., copper, iron, zinc, aluminum, manganese, potassium, and sodium) and anions (i.e., chloride, bromide, sulfate, nitrate, and iodide). According to the Lavich plot and activation energy, gold dissolution is controlled by a chemical reaction rate. Copper, iron, and manganese in their highest oxidation states, as well as aluminum, zinc, sodium, and potassium, have no effect on the rate of gold dissolution. The presence of manganous ion substantially decreases the gold dissolution rate. The kinetic performance of bromine was found to be dramatically better than the performance of cyanide and thiourea.


    Zimmer, Łukasz; Kasperek, Regina; Poleszak, Ewa


    The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the effect of four superdisintegrants such as croscarmellose sodium (Ac-Di-Sol), crospovidone (Kollidon CL and with smaller particle sizes Kollidon CL-F), sodium starch glycolate (Explotab) in combination with β-lactose and microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel PH-102) as base excipients exhibiting properties of directly compressed tablets and increasing the disintegration and the dissolution rate of sulfadimidine sodium (SDD-Na) and trimethoprim (TMP). All tablets were prepared by direct compression method and superdisintegrants were used at 2% for all formulations. The tablets were evaluated with regard to uniformity of weight, hardness, friability, drug content, disintegration time and dissolution properties. Dissolution properties such as t50% and t80% (time to release 50 and 80% of drug), DP3045 (percent of drug dissolved in 30 and 45 min) and the dissolution rate constant value (K) were considered in comparing the dissolution results. The results showed that crospovidone (Kollidon CL) provides the shortest disintegration time and the fastest rate of dissolution for both TMP and SDD-Na. The kinetic study of the dissolution data reveals that in vitro release profiles of TMP and SDD-Na can be best explained by first order model or by Higuchi model. The obtained data were plotted into Korsmeyer-Peppas equation to find out the confirmed diffusion mechanism. For TMP release, the values of the release exponent are beyond the limits of Korsmeyer model, so-called, power law. For SDD-Na release, exponent values are characteristic for anomalous transport (non-Fickian) or the value of the release exponent is beyond the limits of Korsmeyer model.

  16. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies of a miniaturized dissolution system. (United States)

    Frenning, G; Ahnfelt, E; Sjögren, E; Lennernäs, H


    Dissolution testing is an important tool that has applications ranging from fundamental studies of drug-release mechanisms to quality control of the final product. The rate of release of the drug from the delivery system is known to be affected by hydrodynamics. In this study we used computational fluid dynamics to simulate and investigate the hydrodynamics in a novel miniaturized dissolution method for parenteral formulations. The dissolution method is based on a rotating disc system and uses a rotating sample reservoir which is separated from the remaining dissolution medium by a nylon screen. Sample reservoirs of two sizes were investigated (SR6 and SR8) and the hydrodynamic studies were performed at rotation rates of 100, 200 and 400rpm. The overall fluid flow was similar for all investigated cases, with a lateral upward spiraling motion and central downward motion in the form of a vortex to and through the screen. The simulations indicated that the exchange of dissolution medium between the sample reservoir and the remaining release medium was rapid for typical screens, for which almost complete mixing would be expected to occur within less than one minute at 400rpm. The local hydrodynamic conditions in the sample reservoirs depended on their size; SR8 appeared to be relatively more affected than SR6 by the resistance to liquid flow resulting from the screen. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Interactions between ciprofloxacin and antacids--dissolution and adsorption studies. (United States)

    Arayne, M Saeed; Sultana, Najma; Hussain, Fida


    Ciprofloxacin is a fluorinated quinolone antibacterial agent extensively used against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. In certain polytherapy programs, ciprofloxacin can be administered with some antacids that could modify its dissolution rate and reduce its absorption leading to therapeutic failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of some antacids on the availability of ciprofloxacin. The release of ciprofloxacin from tablets in the presence of antacids, such as sodium bicarbonate, calcium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, magnesium trisilicate and magaldrate was studied on BP 2002 dissolution test apparatus. These studies were carried out in simulated gastric and intestinal juices for 3 hours at 37 degrees C. The results confirmed that the dissolution rate of tablets was markedly retarded in the presence of all the antacids studied. Magaldrate and calcium carbonate in simulated gastric juice exhibited relatively higher adsorption capacities, as did magnesium trisilicate and calcium hydroxide in simulated intestinal juice.

  18. Physicochemical characterization and in vitro dissolution behavior of olanzapine-mannitol solid dispersions

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    Venkateskumar Krishnamoorthy


    Full Text Available The objective of the present work is to study the dissolution behavior of olanzapine from its solid dispersions with mannitol. Solid dispersions were prepared by melt dispersion method and characterized by phase solubility studies, drug content and in vitro dissolution studies. The best releasing dispersions were selected from release data, dissolution parameters and their release profiles. Solid state characterization techniques like Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, differential scanning calorimetry, near-infrared and Raman spectroscopy were used to characterize the drug in selected dispersions. The dispersions were also evaluated by wettability studies and permeation studies. The results of phase solubility studies and the thermodynamic parameters indicated the spontaneity and solubilization effect of the carrier. The release study results showed greater improvement of drug release from solid dispersions compared to pure drug, and the release was found to increase with an increase in carrier content. The possible mechanism for increased release rate from dispersions may be attributed to solubilization effect of the carrier, change in crystal quality, phase transition from crystalline to amorphous state, prevention of agglomeration or aggregation of drug particles, change in surface hydrophobicity of the drug, and increased wettability and dispersability of the drug in dissolution medium. The suggested reasons for increased release rate from dispersions were found to be well supported by results of solid state characterization, wettability and permeation studies. The absence of any interaction between the drug and the carrier was also proved by FT-IR analysis.O objetivo do presente trabalho é estudar o comportamento de dissolução da olanzapina a partir de suas dispersões sólidas de manitol. As dispersões sólidas foram preparadas por dispersão por fusão e caracterizadas por estudos de solubilidade de

  19. Investigation on in vitro dissolution rate enhancement of indomethacin by using a novel carrier sucrose fatty acid ester

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    Murthy Kolapalli Venkata


    Full Text Available Abstract Background and the purpose of the study The purpose of the present investigation was to characterize and evaluate solid dispersions (SD of indomethacin by using a novel carrier sucrose fatty acid ester (SFE 1815 to increase its in vitro drug release and further formulating as a tablet. Methods Indomethacin loaded SD were prepared by solvent evaporation and melt granulation technique using SFE 1815 as carrier in 1:0.25, 1:0.5 1:0.75 and 1:1 ratios of drug and carrier. Prepared SD and tablets were subjected to in vitro dissolution studies in 900 mL of pH 7.2 phosphate buffer using apparatus I at 100 rpm. The promising SD were further formulated as tablets using suitable diluent (DCL 21, Avicel PH 102 and pregelatinised starch to attain the drug release similar to that of SD.. The obtained dissolution data was subjected to kinetic study by fitting the data into various model independent models like zero order, first order, Higuchi, Hixon-Crowell and Peppas equations. Drug and excipient compatibility studies were confirmed by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and scanning electron microscopy. Results The in vitro dissolution data exhibited superior release from formulation S6 with 1:0.5 drug and carrier ratio using solvent evaporation technique than other SDs prepared at different ratio using solvent evaporation and melt granulation technique. The in vitro drug release was also superior to that of the physical mixtures prepared at same ratio and also superior to SD prepared using common carriers like polyvinyl pyrollidone and PEG 4000 by solvent evaporation technique. Tablets (T8 prepared with DCL21 as diluent exhibited superior release than the other tablets. The tablet formulation (T8 followed first order release with Non-Fickian release. Conclusion SFE 1815 a novel third generation carrier can be used for the preparation of SD for the enhancement of in vitro drug release of

  20. Enhanced in vitro dissolution of Iloperidone using Caesalpinia Pulcherrima mucoadhesive microspheres

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    Pradum Pundlikrao Ige


    Full Text Available The aim of the present investigation was to improve the solubility and dissolution rate of Iloperidone. Microspheres containing Iloperidone were prepared by spray drying using mucilage extracted from seeds of Caesalpinia pulcherrima. The novelty of this work is that, the extraction of mucilage and its usage for preparation of drug loaded microspheres. The prepared microspheres were characterized by SEM, DSC, XRPD, FTIR, 1H-NMR, particle size, drug content, entrapment efficiency, in vitro dissolution and ex vivo mucoadhesion. Based on particle size, drug content, ex vivo mucoadhesive strength and in vitro drug release, the best formulation was optimized. Percent entrapment efficiency and mean particle size for optimized formulation was found to be 73.49 and 3.27 ± 1.23 μm, respectively. More precisely, mucilage of C. pulcherrima could be significant carrier of (drug and polymer ratio 1:5 microspheres for the development of oral drug delivery.

  1. Preparation, characterization, and dissolution studies of naproxen solid dispersions using polyethylene glycol 6000 and labrafil M2130

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    Jafar Akbari


    Full Text Available Naproxen is a poor water soluble, non-steroidal analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug. The enhancement of oral bioavailability of poor water soluble drugs remains one of the most challenging aspects of drug development. Although salt formation, solubilization and particle size reduction have commonly been used to increase dissolution rate and thereby oral absorption and bioavailability of low water soluble drugs, there are practical limitation of these techniques. However, the most attractive option for increasing the release rate is improvement of solubility through formulation approaches. In this study, solid dispersions (SD of naproxen were prepared by hot melt method using various ratios of drug to polymers (PEG6000 separately and characterized for physical appearance, FTIR, DSC, X-Ray crystallography, and in-vitro dissolution studies. The influence of several amounts of Labrafil M2130 was also studied. FTIR study revealed that drug was stable in SDs, and great state of amorphous formed particles was proofed by DSC analysis. The in vitro dissolution studies were carried using USP type II (paddle dissolution apparatus at medium (pH 1.5. Solubility of naproxen from SDs was increased in dissolution media. The prepared dispersion showed increase in the dissolution rate of naproxen comparing to that of physical mixtures of drug and polymers and pure drug. Percent of drug released in 60 minutes was 23.92% for pure naproxen witch is increased in SDs and reached to100% for best formulations of PEG6000 and labrafil based SDs respectively, considering ratio of drug to polymers.It is concluded that dissolution of the naproxen could be improved by the solid dispersion. Although physical mixtures have increased the rate of dissolution, dissolution shows faster release from SDs which would therefore be due to formation of amorphous particles through the hot melt process which was also revealed by DSC analysis and XRD.

  2. In vitro evaluation of Biosilicate® dissolution on dentin surface: a SEM analysis

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    Michele Carolina Pinheiro

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Biomaterials such as bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics have been proposed for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the dissolution of a novel bioactive glass-ceramic (Biosilicate® 1-20 µm particles on dentin surface samples, with different application methods and different dilution medium used for applying Biosilicate®. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 280 dentin samples were randomly divided into four groups: (1 Biosilicate® plus fluoride gel applied with Robinson brush; (2 Biosilicate® plus fluoride gel applied with microbrush; (3 Biosilicate® plus distilled water applied with Robinson brush; (4 Biosilicate® plus distilled water applied with microbrush. After treatment, the samples were immersed in saliva at different periods (0, 15 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 12 and 24 hours. Two photomicrographs were obtained from each sample and were further analyzed by a blind calibrated examiner according to a "Particle Dissolution Index" created for this study. RESULT: The data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn's tests. There was no statistical difference among the degrees of dissolution between the 4 groups in any period. CONCLUSION: Biosilicate® can be incorporated in both substances without differences in the degree of dissolution of the particles in any of the evaluated periods and the application of dentine can be performed with both methods evaluated.

  3. Evaluation and comparison of in-vitro dissolution profiles for different brands of amoxicillin capsules. (United States)

    Kassaye, L; Genete, G


    Amoxicillin is an oral semi-synthetic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible micro organisms. It is usually prepared in capsule, tablet and powder for oral suspension form. Solid dosage forms for oral administration pose bioavailability problems related to the absorption process The World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted the use of generic brands in order to make the cost of medicines affordable. Generic substitution could be considered when a generic copy of a reference drug contains identical amounts of the same active ingredient in the same dose formulation and route of administration. However, the presences of generic products those are not interchangeable with that of the innovator and/or with each others have been reported. To evaluate and compare the in-vitro dissolution profiles of different generic brands of amoxicillin capsules with the innovator that are available in Ethiopian market. Dissolution profiles for nine brands of amoxicillin capsules contained amoxicillin 500 mg which are available in Ethiopian market were determined using a method from the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP, 2009). The obtained dissolution profile data of the eight brands were evaluated and compared with the innovator brand (Amoxil™) using two different statistical methods: the fit factors (f1 & f2) and the dissolution efficiency (D.E.) model. Most generic brands of amoxicillin capsules (62.5% of the tested brands) are not interchangeable with the innovator brand. The calculated f1 factor for Brand A and Brand G are 10.1 and 1.1 respectively. However, for the rest six brands the f1 factors are greater than 15. The f2 factor for Brand G is 74.1 and for Brand A is 48.5 which is near to 50. Similarly, the f2 factors for the six brands are less than 50 which support the result of the f1 factors for the dissimilarity of these brands with the innovator brand. The mean dissolution efficiencies as well as the 95% confidence intervals are

  4. Enhanced dissolution and bioavailability of Nateglinide by microenvironmental pH-regulated ternary solid dispersion: in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation. (United States)

    Wairkar, Sarika; Gaud, Ram; Jadhav, Namdeo


    Nateglinide, an Antidiabetic drug (BCS II), shows pH-dependent solubility and variable bioavailability. The purpose of study was to increase dissolution and bioavailability of Nateglinide by development of its microenvironmental pH-regulated ternary solid dispersion (MeSD). MeSD formulation of Nateglinide, poloxamer-188 and Na2 CO3 was prepared by melt dispersion in 1 : 2 : 0.2 w/w ratio and further characterised for solubility, In-vitro dissolution, microenvironmental pH, crystallinity/amorphism, physicochemical interactions, bioavailability in Wistar rats. Solubility of Nateglinide was increased notably in MeSD, and its in-vitro dissolution study showed fourfold increase in the dissolution, particularly in 1.2 pH buffer. Prominent reduction in the peak intensity of X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and absence of endotherm in DSC thermogram confirmed the amorphism of Nateglinide in MeSD. Attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectra revealed the hydrogen bond interactions between Nateglinide and poloxamer-188. In-vivo study indicated that MeSD exhibited fourfold increase in area under curve over Nateglinide. Tmax of MeSD was observed at 0.25 h, which is beneficial for efficient management of postprandial sugar. Instead of mere transformation of the Nateglinide to its amorphous form as evidenced by DSC and XRPD, formation of a soluble carboxylate compound of Nateglinide in MeSD was predominantly responsible for dissolution and bioavailability enhancement. The study demonstrates the utility of MeSD in achieving pH-independent dissolution, reduced Tmax and enhanced bioavailability of Nateglinide. © 2017 Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  5. Studies on Dissolution Enhancement of Prednisolone, a Poorly Water-Soluble Drug by Solid Dispersion Technique

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    Parvin Zakeri-Milani


    Full Text Available Introduction: Prednisolone is a class II substance according to the Biopharmaceutics Classification System. It is a poorly water soluble agent. The aim of the present study was to improve dissolution rate of a poorly water-soluble drug, prednisolone, by a solid dispersion technique. Methods: Solid dispersion of prednisolone was prepared with PEG 6000 or different carbohydrates such as lactose and dextrin with various ratios of the drug to carrier i.e., 1:10, 1:20 and 1:40. Solid dispersions were prepared by coevaporation method. The evaluation of the properties of the dispersions was performed using dissolution studies, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and x-ray powder diffractometery. Results: The results indicated that lactose is suitable carriers to enhance the in vitro dissolution rate of prednisolone. The data from the x-ray diffraction showed that the drug was still detectable in its solid state in all solid dispersions except solid dispersions prepared by dextrin as carrier. The results from infrared spectroscopy showed no well-defined drug–carrier interactions for coevaporates. Conclusion: Solid dispersion of a poorly water-soluble drug, prednisolone may alleviate the problems of delayed and inconsistent rate of dissolution of the drug.

  6. In Vitro Dissolution Profile of Dapagliflozin: Development, Method Validation, and Analysis of Commercial Tablets

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    Rafaela Zielinski Cavalheiro de Meira


    Full Text Available Dapagliflozin was the first of its class (inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporter to be approved in Europe, USA, and Brazil. As the drug was recently approved, there is the need for research on analytical methods, including dissolution studies for the quality evaluation and assurance of tablets. The dissolution methodology was developed with apparatus II (paddle in 900 mL of medium (simulated gastric fluid, pH 1.2, temperature set at 37±0.5°C, and stirring speed of 50 rpm. For the quantification, a spectrophotometric (λ=224 nm method was developed and validated. In validation studies, the method proved to be specific and linear in the range from 0.5 to 15 μg·mL−1 (r2=0.998. The precision showed results with RSD values lower than 2%. The recovery of 80.72, 98.47, and 119.41% proved the accuracy of the method. Through a systematic approach by applying Factorial 23, the robustness of the method was confirmed (p>0.05. The studies of commercial tablets containing 5 or 10 mg demonstrated that they could be considered similar through f1, f2, and dissolution efficiency analyses. Also, the developed method can be used for the quality evaluation of dapagliflozin tablets and can be considered as a scientific basis for future official pharmacopoeial methods.

  7. Combinational approach using solid dispersion and semi-solid matrix technology to enhance in vitro dissolution of telmisartan

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    Syed Faisal Ali


    Full Text Available The present investigation was focused to formulate semi-solid capsules (SSCs of hydrophobic drug telmisartan (TLMS by encapsulating semi-solid matrix of its solid dispersion (SD in HPMC capsules. The combinational approach was used to reduce the lag time in drug release and improvise its dissolution. SDs of TLMS was prepared using hot fusion method by varying the combinations of Pluronic-F68, Gelucire 50/13 and Plasdone S630. A total of nine batches (SD1-SD9 were characterized for micromeritic properties, in vitro dissolution behavior and surface characterization. SD4 with 52.43% cumulative drug release (CDR in phosphate buffer, pH 7.4, in 120 min, t50% 44.2 min and DE30min 96.76% was selected for the development of semi-solid capsules. Differential scanning calorimetry of SD4 revealed molecular dispersion of TLMS in Pluronic-F68. SD4 was formulated into SSCs using Gelucire 44/14 and PEG 400 as semi-solid components and PEG 6000 as a suspending agent to achieve reduction in lag time for effective drug dissolution. SSC6 showed maximum in vitro drug dissolution 97.49 % in phosphate buffer, pH 7.4 with in 20 min that was almost a three folds reduction in the time required to achieve similar dissolution by SD. Thus, SSCs present an excellent approach to enhance in vitro dissolution as well as to reduce the lag time of dissolution for poorly water soluble drugs especially to those therapeutic classes that are intended for faster onset of action. Developed approach based on HPMC capsules provided a better alternative to target delivery of telmisartan to the vegetarian population.

  8. Interactions between sparfloxacin and antacids - dissolution and adsorption studies. (United States)

    Hussain, Fida; Arayne, M Saeed; Sultana, Najma


    Sparfloxacin is a broad-spectrum oral fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent with a long elimination half-life, extensively used against both Gram-positive as well as Gram-negative microorganism. Concurrent administration of antacids and sparfloxacin decreases the gastrointestinal absorption of sparfloxacin and therapeutic failure may result. The present study was designed to evaluate the influence of some antacids on the availability of sparfloxacin. The release of sparfloxacin from tablets in the presence of antacids like sodium bicarbonate, calcium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, magnesium trisilicate and magaldrate has been studied on BP 2003 dissolution test apparatus. These studies were carried out in simulated gastric and intestinal juices for three hours at 37 degrees C. The results confirmed that the dissolution rate of tablets was markedly retarded in the presence all of antacids studied, whereas magaldrate and calcium carbonate exhibited relatively higher adsorption capacities in simulated gastric juice and magnesium trisilicate and calcium hydroxide in simulated intestinal juice.

  9. Controlled Dissolution of Griseofulvin Solid Dispersions from Electrosprayed Enteric Polymer Micromatrix Particles: Physicochemical Characterization and in Vitro Evaluation. (United States)

    Roine, Jorma; Kaasalainen, Martti; Peurla, Markus; Correia, Alexandra; Araújo, Francisca; Santos, Hélder A; Murtomaa, Matti; Salonen, Jarno


    The oral bioavailability of a poorly water-soluble drug is often inadequate for the desired therapeutic effect. The bioavailability can be improved by enhancing the physicochemical properties of the drug (e.g., dissolution rate, permeation across the gastrointestinal tract). Other approach include shielding the drug from the gastric metabolism and targeted drug release to obtain optimal drug absorption. In this study, a poorly water-soluble model drug, griseofulvin, was encapsulated as disordered solid dispersions into Eudragit L 100-55 enteric polymer micromatrix particles, which were produced by electrospraying. Similar micromatrix particles were also produced with griseofulvin-loaded thermally oxidized mesoporous silicon (TOPSi) nanoparticles dispersed to the polymer micromatrices. The in vitro drug dissolution at pH 1.2 and 6.8, and permeation at pH 7.4 across Caco-2/HT29 cell monolayers from the micromatrix particles, were investigated. The micromatrix particles were found to be gastro-resistant, while at pH 6.8 the griseofulvin was released very rapidly in a fast-dissolving form. Compared to free griseofulvin, the permeability of encapsulated griseofulvin across the intestinal cell monolayers was greatly improved, particularly for the TOPSi-doped micromatrix particles. The griseofulvin solid dispersions were stable during storage for 6 months at accelerated conditions. Overall, the method developed here could prove to be a useful oral drug delivery solution for improving the bioavailability of poorly water-soluble or otherwise problematic drugs.

  10. Mebeverine-loaded electrospun nanofibers: physicochemical characterization and dissolution studies. (United States)

    Illangakoon, Upulitha Eranka; Nazir, Tahir; Williams, Gareth R; Chatterton, Nicholas P


    Both fast dissolving and sustained release drug delivery systems (DDSs) comprising mebeverine hydrochloride (MB-HCl) embedded in either povidone (PVP) K60 or Eudragit(®) L 100-55 nanofibers have been prepared by electrospinning. The fibers are found to have cylindrical morphologies with smooth surfaces, except at high drug loadings that appear to induce surface roughness (PVP) or fragmentation (Eudragit). There is a general increase in fiber diameter with drug loading. Differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction demonstrate that the drug exists in an amorphous state in the fibers. Infrared spectroscopy data indicate that the drug has good compatibility with the polymer, whereas nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and high-performance liquid chromatography analyses confirmed that the MB-HCl was not degraded during the spinning process. In vitro dissolution tests of the PVP fiber mats show them to dissolve within 10 s, an improved dissolution profile over the pure drug. The Eudragit fibers show pH-dependent drug release profiles, with only very limited release at pH 2.0 but sustained release over approximately 8 h at pH 6.8. The Eudragit nanofibers have the potential to be developed as oral DDSs for localized drug release in the intestinal tract, whereas the PVP materials may find the application as buccal delivery systems or suppositories. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association.

  11. Effect of micro-environment modification and polymer type on the in-vitro dissolution behavior and in-vivo performance of amorphous solid dispersions. (United States)

    Sun, Weiwei; Pan, Baoliang


    This study investigates the effects of micro-environment modification and polymer type on the in-vitro dissolution behavior and in-vivo performance of micro-environment pH modifying solid dispersions (pHM-SD) for the poorly water-soluble model drug Toltrazuril (TOL). Various pHM-SDs were prepared using Ca(OH)2 as a pH-modifier in hydrophilic polymers, including polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG6000), polyvinylpyrrolidone k30 (PVPk30) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). Based on the results of physicochemical characterizations and in-vitro dissolution testing, the representative ternary (Ca(OH)2:TOL:PEG6000/HPMC/PVPk30=1:8:24, w/w/w) and binary (TOL:PVPk30=1:3, w/w) solid dispersions were selected and optimized to perform in-vivo pharmacokinetic study. The micro-environment pH modification improved the in-vitro water-solubility and in-vivo bioavailability of parent drug TOL. Furthermore, the addition of alkalizers not only enhanced the release and absorption of prototype drug, but also promoted the generation of active metabolites, including toltrazuril sulfoxide (TOLSO) and toltrazuril sulfone (TOLSO2). The in-vitro dissolution profiles and in-vivo absorption, distribution and metabolism behaviors of the pHM-SDs varied with polymer type. Moreover, in-vivo bioavailability of three active pharmaceutical ingredients increased with an increase in in-vitro dissolution rates of the drug from the pHM-SDs prepared with various polymers. Therefore, a non-sink in-vitro dissolution method can be used to predict the in-vivo performance of pHM-SDs formulated with various polymers with trend consistency. In-vitro and in-vivo screening procedures revealed that the pHM-SD composed of Ca(OH)2, TOL and PVPk30 at a weight ratio of 1:8:24, of which the safety was adequately proved via histopathological examination, may be a promising candidate for providing better clinical outcomes. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  12. A dissolução in vitro na previsão da absorção oral de fármacos em formas farmacêuticas de liberação modificada Dissolution studies in vitro as a prognostic tool for oral absorption of modified release pharmaceutical dosage forms

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    Rui Manadas


    Full Text Available Pretende-se com o presente trabalho abordar os aspectos teóricos e práticos dos estudos de dissolução das formas farmacêuticas sólidas orais de liberação modificada, em três partes. Na primeira parte faz-se referência à classificação, interesse terapêutico e teoria da liberação do fármaco. Na segunda parte abordam-se as teorias de dissolução, os modelos de liberação, os sistemas de dissolução e sua validação, as especificações e critérios de aceitação dos ensaios de dissolução e ainda os fatores condicionantes da dissolução, liberação e absorção. Na terceira parte confrontamse as condições em que são efetuados os ensaios de dissolução com os parâmetros fisiológicos, fazendo referência aos meios de dissolução e composição do lume do trato gastrintestinal e aos modelos hidrodinâmicos.The aim of the present work focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of the dissolution studies of the modified release pharmaceutical dosage forms. This paper was divided in three parts: the first refers to the classification, therapeutic interest and release of the drug; the second part presents the theory of the dissolution process, the models of drug release, dissolution systems and their validation, specifications and acceptance criteria for the dissolution studies and the factors conditioning the dissolution, release and absorption of the drug; the third part discusses the conditions in which the dissolution studies are performed and the physiological parameters making reference to the dissolution media, to the composition of the gastrointestinal tract lumen and to the hydrodynamic models.

  13. A Novel Approach to Experimental Studies of Mineral Dissolution Kinetics

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    Chen Zhu; William E. Seyfried


    Currently, DOE is conducting pilot CO{sub 2} injection tests to evaluate the concept of geological sequestration. One strategy that potentially enhances CO{sub 2} solubility and reduces the risk of CO{sub 2} leak back to the surface is dissolution of indigenous minerals in the geological formation and precipitation of secondary carbonate phases, which increases the brine pH and immobilizes CO{sub 2}. Clearly, the rates at which these dissolution and precipitation reactions occur directly determine the efficiency of this strategy. However, one of the fundamental problems in modern geochemistry is the persistent two to five orders of magnitude discrepancy between laboratory-measured and field derived feldspar dissolution rates. To date, there is no real guidance as to how to predict silicate reaction rates for use in quantitative models. Current models for assessment of geological carbon sequestration have generally opted to use laboratory rates, in spite of the dearth of such data for compositionally complex systems, and the persistent disconnect between lab and field applications. Therefore, a firm scientific basis for predicting silicate reaction kinetics in CO{sub 2} injected geological formations is urgently needed to assure the reliability of the geochemical models used for the assessments of carbon sequestration strategies. The funded experimental and theoretical study attempts to resolve this outstanding scientific issue by novel experimental design and theoretical interpretation to measure silicate dissolution rates and iron carbonate precipitation rates at conditions pertinent to geological carbon sequestration. In the first year of the project, we have successfully developed a sample preparation method and completed three batch feldspar dissolution experiments at 200 C and 300 bars. The changes of solution chemistry as dissolution experiments progressed were monitored with on-line sampling of the aqueous phase at the constant temperature and pressure

  14. Dissolution and Protection of Aluminium Oxide in Corrosive Aqueous Media - An Ellipsometry and Reflectometry Study

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    Karlsson, P.M.; Postmus, B.R.; Palmqvist, A.E.C.


    Dissolution of alumina has been studied from wafers in aqueous solution by means of ellipsometry and reflectometry. It was discovered that the dissolution of aluminium oxide is promoted by ethanol amines like N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)glycine and triethanolamine, and that this dissolution is retarded

  15. The differences between the branded and generic medicines using solid dosage forms: In-vitro dissolution testing. (United States)

    Al Ameri, Mubarak Nasser; Nayuni, Nanda; Anil Kumar, K G; Perrett, David; Tucker, Arthur; Johnston, Atholl


    Dissolution is the amount of substance that goes into solution per unit time under standardised conditions of liquid/solid interface, solvent composition and temperature. Dissolution is one of the most important tools to predict the in-vivo bioavailability and in some cases to determine bioequivalence and assure interchangeability. To compare the differences in dissolution behaviour of solid dosage forms between innovators (reference products) and their generic counterparts (tested products). Four replicates for each batch of 37 tested medicines was carried out using A PT-DT70 dissolution tester from Pharma Test. A total of 13 branded medicines and 24 generic counterparts were obtained locally and internationally to detect any differences in their dissolution behaviour. They were tested according to the British Pharmacopeia, European Pharmacopeia and the US Pharmacopeia with the rate of dissolution determined by ultra-violet Spectrophotometery. Most tested medicines complied with the pharmacopoeial specifications and achieved 85% dissolution in 60 min. However, some generic medicines showed significant differences in dissolution rate at 60 and 120 min. Many generic medicines showed a slower dissolution rate than their branded counterparts such as the generic forms of omeprazole 20 mg. Some showed an incomplete dissolution such as the generic form of nifedipine 10 mg. Other generics showed faster dissolution rate than their branded counterpart such as the generic forms of meloxicam 15 mg. Moreover, some generics from different batches of the same manufacturer showed significant differences in their dissolution rate such as the generic forms of meloxicam 7.5 mg. Nevertheless, some generic medicines violated the EMA and the FDA guidelines for industry when they failed to achieve 85% dissolution at 60 min, such as the generic form of diclofenac sodium 50 mg. Most medicines in this study complied with the pharmacopeial limits. However, some generics dissolved

  16. An electrical impedance tomography-based approach to monitor in vitro sodium chloride dissolution from pharmaceutical tablets (United States)

    Rimpiläinen, Ville; Heikkinen, Lasse M.; Kuosmanen, Marko; Lehikoinen, Anssi; Voutilainen, Arto; Vauhkonen, Marko; Ketolainen, Jarkko


    An approach to monitor in vitro dissolution process from pharmaceutical tablets utilizing electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is introduced. In the demonstration, a tablet containing sodium chloride (NaCl) was dissolution tested using tap water as a dissolution medium within an apparatus similar to the United States Pharmacopoeia dissolution apparatus II. During the process, the three-dimensional sodium chloride concentration distribution was monitored with EIT measurements as a function of time. For EIT measurements, an array of electrodes was attached on the boundary of the dissolution vessel, a set of alternating electric currents was injected through the electrodes, and the resulting voltages were measured. With these data and by applying mathematical algorithms, an approximation for the spatial/temporal concentration distribution inside the vessel was computed. It was found that the computed distributions were relatively homogeneous. A NaCl release curve was computed by integrating the concentration distribution over the vessel volume, and the final value of the curve matched well with the reference point based on the weight loss of the tablet. Finally, EIT monitoring is suggested to be used for research and product development purposes.

  17. A stable hydrocortisone nanosuspension for improved dissolution: Preparation, characterization and in vitro evaluation. (United States)

    Ali, Hany Sm; Khan, Shahzeb; York, Peter; Shah, Syed Mukarram; Khan, Jahangir; Hussain, Zahid; Khan, Barkat Ali


    Drug nanosuspensions have gained tremendous attraction as a platform in drug delivery. In the present work, a nanosuspension was prepared by a wet milling approach in order to increase saturation solubility and dissolution of the water insoluble drug, hydrocortisone. Size of the generated particeles was 290 nm ± 9 nm having a zeta potential of -1.9 mV ± 0.6 mV. Nanosized particles were found to have a rod shape with a narrow particle size distribution (PDI =0.17). Results of differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction analyses revealed minor modifications of crystallinity of hydrocortisone following the milling process. Solubility of hydrocortisone was enhanced by nanonization to 875µg/ml ±2.5, an almost 2.9-fold compared to the raw hydrocortisone. Moreover, the nanosuspension formulation substabtially enhanced the dissolution rate of hydrocortisone where >97% of the hydrocortisone was dissolved within 10 minutes opposed to 22.3% for the raw 50% for the raw hydrocortisone and the commercial tablet, respectively. The bioavailability study resulted in AUC 0-9h for HC nanosuspensions (31.50±2.50), which is significantly (p<0.05) higher compared to the AUC 0-9h (14.85±3.25) resulted for HC solution. The nanosuspension was physically stable at room temperature for 24 months.

  18. DissolvIt: An In Vitro Method for Simulating the Dissolution and Absorption of Inhaled Dry Powder Drugs in the Lungs. (United States)

    Gerde, Per; Malmlöf, Maria; Havsborn, Lina; Sjöberg, Carl-Olof; Ewing, Pär; Eirefelt, Stefan; Ekelund, Katarina

    The main purpose of this work was to develop an in vitro method for simulating the dissolution and absorption of inhaled dry powder drugs that also mimics systemic pharmacokinetic data. A second purpose was to evaluate this method. DissolvIt(®) was developed as a simulation of the air-blood barrier of the upper airways, constituting: "airborne" particles deposited on a glass cover slip, a mucus simulant, a polycarbonate (basal) membrane, and a pumped albumin buffer simulating the pulmonary blood flow. The PreciseInhale(®) exposure system was used to aerosolize and deposit test formulations onto cover slips. The particle dissolution was observed by optical microscopy as particle disappearance, and it was started directly when the particles came into contact with the mucus simulant. Solute from the dissolving particles diffused through the barrier and was absorbed into the perfusate. The drug concentration in the perfusate over time and the remaining drug in the barrier at the end of the experiment were quantitated by using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Budesonide and fluticasone propionate generated different pharmacokinetic dissolution/absorption profiles in DissolvIt. This study indicates that DissolvIt simulates dissolution and absorption of drugs in the lung, and that DissolvIt also mimics pharmacokinetic profiles and parameters.

  19. The influence of saliva on the dissolution of calcium fluoride after application of different fluoride gels in vitro. (United States)

    Hellwig, Elmar; Polydorou, Olga; Lussi, Adrian; Kielbassa, Andrej M; Altenburger, Markus J


    To determine the formation and dissolution of calcium fluoride on the enamel surface after application of two fluoride gel-saliva mixtures. From each of 80 bovine incisors, two enamel specimens were prepared and subjected to two different treatment procedures. In group 1, 80 specimens were treated with a mixture of an amine fluoride gel (1.25% F-; pH 5.2; 5 minutes) and human saliva. In group 2, 80 enamel blocks were subjected to a mixture of sodium fluoride gel (1.25% F; pH 5.5; 5 minutes) and human saliva. Subsequent to fluoride treatment, 40 specimens from each group were stored in human saliva and sterile water, respectively. Ten specimens were removed after each of 1 hour, 24 hours, 2 days, and 5 days and analyzed according to potassium hydroxide-soluble fluoride. Application of amine fluoride gel resulted in a higher amount of potassium hydroxide-soluble fluoride than did sodium fluoride gel 1 hour after application. Saliva exerted an inhibitory effect according to the dissolution rate of calcium fluoride. However, after 5 days, more than 90% of the precipitated calcium fluoride was dissolved in the amine fluoride group, and almost all potassium hydroxide-soluble fluoride was lost in the sodium fluoride group. Calcium fluoride apparently dissolves rapidly, even at almost neutral pH. Considering the limitations of an in vitro study, it is concluded that highly concentrated fluoride gels should be applied at an adequate frequency to reestablish a calcium fluoride-like layer.

  20. Importance of in vitro dissolution conditions for the in vivo predictability of an amorphous solid dispersion containing a pH-sensitive carrier

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    Wendelboe, Johan; Knopp, Matthias Manne; Khan, Fauzan


    :EUD) were investigated. During in vitro dissolution a significant effect of the pH of the dissolution media on the release of CCX was observed. In fasted state simulated intestinal fluid (FaSSIF) pH 6.5, the release of CCX from the amorphous solid dispersion was comparable to that of crystalline CCX...

  1. Effect of iron II on hydroxyapatite dissolution and precipitation in vitro. (United States)

    Delbem, A C B; Alves, K M R P; Sassaki, K T; Moraes, J C S


    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of iron II on the dissolution and precipitation of synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA). HA powder was suspended in solutions of iron (0.84 µg/ml, Fe0.84; 18.0 µg/ml, Fe18; 70.0 µg/ml, Fe70), fluoride (1,100 µg/ml, F1,100), and deionized water and submitted to pH cycling. After pH cycling, the samples were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The concentrations of fluoride, calcium, phosphorus, and iron were also analyzed. The data were submitted to ANOVA, and analyzed by Tukey's test (p 0.05). There was an increase in Fe concentration in the HA directly related to the Fe concentration of the treatment solutions. Results show that the presence of Fe causes the precipitation of apatite with high solubility. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  2. Prediction of drug interaction between oral adsorbent AST-120 and concomitant drugs based on the in vitro dissolution and in vivo absorption behavior of the drugs. (United States)

    Koya, Yohei; Uchida, Shinya; Machi, Yoshiki; Shobu, Yuko; Namiki, Noriyuki; Kotegawa, Tsutomu


    AST-120 is used to decrease the abundance of serum uremic toxins in treatment of chronic kidney disease; however, it could also adsorb concomitantly administered drugs. This study aimed to develop a prediction method for drug interaction between AST-120 and concomitantly administered drugs based on in vitro dissolution and in vivo absorption behavior. Sixty-eight drugs were selected for the analysis. For each drug, theoretical dissolution (R d ) and absorption (R a ) rates at estimated dosing intervals (1, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 240 min) were calculated using the Noyes-Whitney formula and compartment analysis, respectively. The optimal thresholds for R d and R a (R dth and R ath ) were estimated by comparing the results with those of previous drug interaction studies for six drugs. Four drug interaction risk categories for 68 drugs at each dose interval were defined according to the indices of dissolution and absorption against their thresholds. The in vitro dissolution and in vivo absorption behavior of the selected drugs were well fitted to the Noyes-Whitney formula and one- or two-compartment models. The optimal R dth and R ath that gave the highest value of consistency with the equivalence of drug interaction studies were 90 and 30 %, respectively. As the dosing intervals were lengthened, the number of drugs classified into the low-risk categories increased. A new drug interaction prediction method based on the pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs was developed. The new model is useful for estimating the risk of drug interaction in clinical practice when AST-120 is used in combination with other drugs.

  3. In Vitro Dissolution Tests of Plutonium and Americium Containing Contamination Originating From ZPPR Fuel Plates

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    William F. Bauer; Brian K. Schuetz; Gary M. Huestis; Thomas B. Lints; Brian K. Harris; R. Duane Ball; Gracy Elias


    Assessing the extent of internal dose is of concern whenever workers are exposed to airborne radionuclides or other contaminants. Internal dose determinations depend upon a reasonable estimate of the expected biological half-life of the contaminants in the respiratory tract. One issue with refractory elements is determining the dissolution rate of the element. Actinides such as plutonium (Pu) and Americium (Am) tend to be very refractory and can have biological half-lives of tens of years. In the event of an exposure, the dissolution rates of the radionuclides of interest needs to be assessed in order to assign the proper internal dose estimates. During the November 2011 incident at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) involving a ZPPR fuel plate, air filters in a constant air monitor (CAM) and a giraffe filter apparatus captured airborne particulate matter. These filters were used in dissolution rate experiments to determine the apparent dissolution half-life of Pu and Am in simulated biological fluids. This report describes these experiments and the results. The dissolution rates were found to follow a three term exponential decay equation. Differences were noted depending upon the nature of the biological fluid simulant. Overall, greater than 95% of the Pu and 93% of the Am were in a very slow dissolving component with dissolution half-lives of over 10 years.

  4. International harmonization of generic drugs: in vitro dissolution tests for Japanese and American generic tablets. (United States)

    Otsuka, Makoto; Tomita, Hisako; Otsuka, Kuniko; Kamae, Isao; Jorgenson, James A


    Ibuprofen tablets on the market in Japan and the USA were compared by manual- and automatic-dissolution tests according to USP24 criteria. Dissolution test were performed in 900 ml of phosphate buffer of pH 7.2 at 37.0+/-0.5 degrees C at 50 rpm for 60 min, and the time required for 70% dissolution (T70%) and 5% dissolution after 60 min (A60) were evaluated. The dissolution profiles of both Japanese and American tablets by the automatic-method showed almost the same profiles as those of the manual method. T70% of the American and Japanese tablets by the manual method were not significantly different (p>0.05) from the automatic-method at various sampling positions. The A60 of the American and Japanese tablets by the manual-method was not significantly different (p>0.05) except at one position. The results indicate that the automatic-method was more reproducible than the manual-method, and also that systematic error was negligible. The T70% and A60 of the American tablets were significantly different (p<0.05) from the Japanese tablets. The American tablets were a film-coated over-the-counter drug and the Japanese tablets were a sugar-coated prescription drug. There was a difference in dissolution behavior between the dosage forms of the two countries.

  5. Influence of dissolution media composition on drug release and in-vitro/in-vivo correlation for paracetamol matrix tablets prepared with novel carbomer polymers. (United States)

    Parojcić, J; Ethurić, Z; Jovanović, M; Ibrić, S; Jovanović, D


    The influence of dissolution media composition on drug release kinetics and in-vitro/in-vivo correlation (IVIVC) for hydrophilic matrix tablets based on Carbopol 971P and Carbopol 71G was investigated. A number of buffered and unbuffered media differing with respect to their pH value, ionic strength and ionic species was evaluated. The observed in-vitro drug release profiles were compared with the hypothetical drug release profiles in-vivo calculated by numerical deconvolution from the results of an in-vivo study. The obtained IVIVC plots were examined using linear and non-linear (proportional odds, proportional hazards and proportional reversed hazards) mathematical models. Although the studied sustained release agents were chemically identical, they exhibited pronounced differences in drug product behaviour both in-vitro and in-vivo. The use of non-linear modelling resulted in an improved level of correlation, especially in the case of Carbopol 71G matrices. The obtained results indicated the susceptibility of drug release kinetics and hence IVIVC in the case of anionic polymer matrices to media composition, and emphasized the need for thorough evaluation of applied media during the development of biorelevant dissolution methodology. Although the use of non-linear modelling could be advantageous, the need for a simple and meaningful non-linear relationship is pointed out. Copyright 2004 The Authors

  6. Growth of rhombohedral insulin crystals and in vitro modeling of their dissolution in the blood stream

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    Nanev, C.N.; Dimitrov, I.L.; Hodzhaoglu, F.V. [Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria)


    Insulin is the only protein that is secreted in a crystalline form in a human healthy body. To mimic the secretion process we used NaCl salting-out to growing tiny rhombohedral Zn-insulin crystals. The dissolution of the insulin crystals is of special interest for the therapeutical praxis, because the human body is supplied with the physiologically active monomers of the insulin through dissolution of the crystalline granules secreted in the pancreatic {beta}-cells. Sets of tiny rhombohedral Zn-insulin crystals, which resembled the granules secreted in the {beta}-cells, were subjected to dissolution in blood plasma and model solutions. The impacts of the solution composition, flow rate, pH and ionic strength on the insulin crystal dissolution were investigated. The effect of the blood plasma was determinant because it dissolved the rhombohedral Zn-insulin crystals almost instantly, while the effects of solution's physicochemical characteristics were of minor importance. In addition, we found that the presence of abundant zinc ions suppressed the dissolution of the insulin crystals. (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  7. Studies on PEM fuel cell noble metal catalyst dissolution

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    Andersen, S. M.; Grahl-Madsen, L.; Skou, E. M.


    A combination of electrochemical, spectroscopic and gravimetric methods was carried out on Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell electrodes with the focus on platinum and ruthenium catalysts dissolution, and the membrane degradation. In cyclic voltammetry (CV) experiments, the noble metals were...... found to dissolve in 1 M sulfuric acid solution and the dissolution increased exponentially with the upper potential limit (UPL) between 0.6 and 1.6 vs. RHE. 2-20% of the Pt (depending on the catalyst type) was found to be dissolved during the experiments. Under the same conditions, 30-100% of the Ru...... (depending on the catalyst type) was found to be dissolved. The faster dissolution of ruthenium compared to platinum in the alloy type catalysts was also confirmed by X-ray diffraction measurements. The dissolution of the carbon supported catalyst was found one order of magnitude higher than the unsupported...

  8. Developing a quality by design approach to model tablet dissolution testing: an industrial case study. (United States)

    Yekpe, Ketsia; Abatzoglou, Nicolas; Bataille, Bernard; Gosselin, Ryan; Sharkawi, Tahmer; Simard, Jean-Sébastien; Cournoyer, Antoine


    This study applied the concept of Quality by Design (QbD) to tablet dissolution. Its goal was to propose a quality control strategy to model dissolution testing of solid oral dose products according to International Conference on Harmonization guidelines. The methodology involved the following three steps: (1) a risk analysis to identify the material- and process-related parameters impacting the critical quality attributes of dissolution testing, (2) an experimental design to evaluate the influence of design factors (attributes and parameters selected by risk analysis) on dissolution testing, and (3) an investigation of the relationship between design factors and dissolution profiles. Results show that (a) in the case studied, the two parameters impacting dissolution kinetics are active pharmaceutical ingredient particle size distributions and tablet hardness and (b) these two parameters could be monitored with PAT tools to predict dissolution profiles. Moreover, based on the results obtained, modeling dissolution is possible. The practicality and effectiveness of the QbD approach were demonstrated through this industrial case study. Implementing such an approach systematically in industrial pharmaceutical production would reduce the need for tablet dissolution testing.

  9. Automated Dissolution for Enteric-Coated Aspirin Tablets: A Case Study for Method Transfer to a RoboDis II. (United States)

    Ibrahim, Sarah A; Martini, Luigi


    Dissolution method transfer is a complicated yet common process in the pharmaceutical industry. With increased pharmaceutical product manufacturing and dissolution acceptance requirements, dissolution testing has become one of the most labor-intensive quality control testing methods. There is an increased trend for automation in dissolution testing, particularly for large pharmaceutical companies to reduce variability and increase personnel efficiency. There is no official guideline for dissolution testing method transfer from a manual, semi-automated, to automated dissolution tester. In this study, a manual multipoint dissolution testing procedure for an enteric-coated aspirin tablet was transferred effectively and reproducibly to a fully automated dissolution testing device, RoboDis II. Enteric-coated aspirin samples were used as a model formulation to assess the feasibility and accuracy of media pH change during continuous automated dissolution testing. Several RoboDis II parameters were evaluated to ensure the integrity and equivalency of dissolution method transfer from a manual dissolution tester. This current study provides a systematic outline for the transfer of the manual dissolution testing protocol to an automated dissolution tester. This study further supports that automated dissolution testers compliant with regulatory requirements and similar to manual dissolution testers facilitate method transfer. © 2014 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening.

  10. Dissolution studies and quantification of meloxicam in tablet dosage form by spectrophotometry. (United States)

    Induri, Madhusudhanareddy; Mantripragada, Bhagavan Raju; Yejella, Rajendra Prasad; Kunda, Pavankumar Reddy; Nannapaneni, Dharma Theja; Boddu, Rajkumar


    Two simple and inexpensive UV spectrophotometric methods were developed for the quantification and dissolution studies of meloxicam in tablet dosage forms. Meloxicam was estimated at 365nm and 360nm in Method I and Method II, respectively. The calibration curve was linear over a concentration range from 2.0 to 12.0μg/ml for both methods. The limit of detection and limit of quantitation were found to be 0.12μg/ml and 0.38μg/ml, 0.09μg/ml and 0.27μg/ml for Method I and Method II, respectively. The percentage recoveries of meloxicam were found to be 99.68 to 100.61% and 99.11 to 100.96% for Method I and Method II, respectively. It was concluded that the developed methods are precise, accurate and were successfully applied for the estimation of meloxicam in pharmaceutical formulations and in vitro dissolution studies.


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    Full Text Available A state of titanium oxide and oxynitride coatings on L316 steel has been studied before and after their contact with model biological fluids. Electrokinetic investigation in 1 mmol potassium chloride showed significant (more than 10 times fall of magnitude of electrostatic potential of thin (200–300 nm titanium films at pH changing in the range of 5–9 units during 2 h. Nevertheless, zeta-potential of all samples had negative charge under pH > 6.5. Long-term (5 weeks contact of samples with simulated body fluid (SBF promoted steel corrosion and titanium oxide and oxynitride films dissolution. On the other hand, sodium and chloride ions precipitation and sodium chloride crystals formation occurred on the samples. Of positive fact is an absence of calcification of tested artificial surfaces in conditions of long-term being in SBF solution. It is supposed decreasing hazard of fast thrombosis and loss of materials functional properties. According to in vitro experiment conducted, prospective biocompatibility of materials tested before and after their contact with SBF lines up following manner: Ti–O–N (1/3 > Ti–O–N (1/1, TiO2 > Steel. It may be explained by: 1 the corrosion-preventive properties of thin titanium oxide and oxynitride films;2 a store of surface negative charge for Ti–O–N (1/3 film; 3 minor augmentation of mass and thickness of titanium films connected with speed of mineralization processes on the interface of solution/solid body. At the same time, initial (before SBF contact differences of samples wettability became equal. Modifying effect of model biological fluids on physicochemical characteristics of materials tested (roughness enhancement, a reduction or reversion of surface negative potential, sharp augmentation of surface hydrofilicity should took into account under titanium oxide and oxynitride films formation and a forecast of their optimal biological properties as the materials for cardiovascular stents.

  12. Insights into pharmaceutical nanocrystal dissolution: a molecular dynamics simulation study on aspirin. (United States)

    Greiner, Maximilian; Elts, Ekaterina; Briesen, Heiko


    The presented molecular dynamics simulations are the first simulations to reveal dynamic dissolution of a pharmaceutical crystal in its experimentally determined shape. Continuous dissolution at constant undersaturation of the surrounding medium is ensured by introducing a plane of sticky dummy atoms into the water slab. These atoms have a strong interaction potential with dissolved aspirin molecules, but interactions with water are excluded from the calculations. Thus, the number of aspirin molecules diffusing freely in solution is kept at a low value and continuous dissolution of the aspirin crystal is monitored. Further insight into face-specific dissolution is drawn. The dissolution mechanism of receding edges is found for the (001) plane. These findings are in good agreement with experimental results. While the proposed dissolution mechanism for the (100) plane is terrace sinking on a rough surface, no pronounced dissolution of the perfectly flat face is seen in the present work. Molecular simulations of pharmaceuticals in their experimentally obtained structure therefore have shown to be especially suited for the investigation of dissolving faces, where the edges have a pronounced effect. In contrast to previous studies a propagation of the dissolution front into the crystal face is reported, and the crystal bulk is stable over the whole simulation time of 150 ns.

  13. Stability and Comparative Dissolution Studies of Five Brands of ...

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    The dissolution profiles of five different brands of norfloxacin (400 mg) tablets designated as A, B, C, D, and E, marketed in Addis Ababa were compared with those of an innovator product (F). The stability of these tablets was evaluated under the influence of accelerated conditions (40 °C + 2 °C and 75% ± 5% RH).

  14. Lyophilic matrix method for dissolution and release studies of nanoscale particles. (United States)

    Pessi, Jenni; Svanbäck, Sami; Lassila, Ilkka; Hæggström, Edward; Yliruusi, Jouko


    We introduce a system with a lyophilic matrix to aid dissolution studies of powders and particulate systems. This lyophilic matrix method (LM method) is based on the ability to discriminate between non-dissolved particles and the dissolved species. In the LM method the test substance is embedded in a thin lyophilic core-shell matrix. This permits rapid contact with the dissolution medium while minimizing dispersion of non-dissolved particles without presenting a substantial diffusion barrier. The method produces realistic dissolution and release results for particulate systems, especially those featuring nanoscale particles. By minimizing method-induced effects on the dissolution profile of nanopowders, the LM method overcomes shortcomings associated with current dissolution tests. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. In Vitro Drug Release Studies of Metronidazole Topical ...

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    Three different topical formulations namely gel, cream and ointment, each containing 1% w/w metronidazole, were prepared and in vitro permeation studies carried out. The permeation of metronidazole from each of the topical formulation was determined using dialyzing cellulose membrane in a dissolution tester. Glycerin ...

  16. In vitro liberation of indomethacin from chitosan gels containing microemulsion in different dissolution mediums. (United States)

    Starýchová, Lenka; Žabka, Marián; Špaglová, Miroslava; Čuchorová, Mária; Vitková, Mária; Čierna, Martina; Bartoníková, Kamila; Gardavská, Klára


    The objective of this research is to outline the liberation of indomethacin from different chitosan gels containing O/W microemulsion. The influence of surfactant, sodium lauryl sulfate, in two concentrations (0.5% and 0.75%, w/w) was determined in dissolution medium on the release of indomethacin, which was used as poor water-soluble model drug. Chitosan gels were prepared in four different concentrations of chitosan-1%, 1.5%, 2%, and 3% (w/w). Microemulsion enhanced the liberation of the indomethacin from chitosan gels into all dissolution mediums. Adding the surfactant into phosphate-buffered saline decreased the amount of liberated indomethacin from microemulsion, gel mixture, but increased the drug liberation from pure chitosan gels. It was detected that with the increased concentration of chitosan in the samples, the amount of indomethacin liberated (p gels was influenced by increased pH of the samples. The high viscosity induced a higher release of indomethacin from 3% (w/w) chitosan hydrogel at pH 5.8 as compared with 3% (w/w) chitosan hydrogel at pH 3.8. The highest percentage of released indomethacin was determined when a mixture of microemulsion gel with higher chitosan content was used. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association.

  17. Critical dissolution tests of oral systems based on statistically designed experiments. III. In vitro/in vivo correlation for multiple-unit capsules of paracetamol based on PLS modeling. (United States)

    Abuzarur-Aloul, R; Gjellan, K; Sjölund, M; Graffner, C


    The main aims of the present study were to establish an in vitro/in vivo correlation for multiple-unit capsules of paracetamol by means of statistical prediction models and to investigate the effect of a number of in vitro variables on the discussion rate of paracetamol from the formulation. A fractional factorial screening design was used to investigate the effects of the variables agitation, pH, osmolality, viscosity, and the presence of bile salt on the dissolution rate of paracetamol. The effects were evaluated in two separate partial least-squares models, in which the responses were expressed as the cumulative percentage of paracetamol dissolved at specified time-points (model I) and as the shape (beta) and scale (eta) parameters according to the Weibull function (model II). It was concluded that agitation and viscosity had significant effects on the dissolution rate of paracetamol. Statistical models based on the responses from models I and II were then used to predict the in vitro conditions most closely correlated with the in vitro dissolution of paracetamol after administration of the formulation to 10 healthy volunteers. The predicted optimal in vitro conditions were similar for the two models and not too far from what is expected from the gastrointestinal tract. The experimental verification of the in vitro conditions showed that both models were equally good, and contributed to high degrees of correlation with the in vivo dissolution behavior of the formulation during 9 hr. The relationships obtained when plotting the percentage dissolved in vitro versus in vivo were y = 1.1x (r2 = 0.98) and y = 1.1x (r2 = 0.94) for models I and II, respectively. Based on these results, it is difficult to state a preference for one of the models. Finally, the use of statistical prediction models to develop critical in vitro tests is a successful approach in the establishment of associations between dissolution behavior in vitro and in vivo for oral extended

  18. Experimental Results of NWCF Run H4 Calcine Dissolution Studies Performed in FY-98 and -99

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    Garn, Troy Gerry; Herbst, Ronald Scott; Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas; Sierra, Tracy Laureena


    Dissolution experiments were performed on actual samples of NWCF Run H-4 radioactive calcine in fiscal years 1998 and 1999. Run H-4 is an aluminum/sodium blend calcine. Typical dissolution data indicates that between 90-95 wt% of H-4 calcine can be dissolved using 1gram of calcine per 10 mLs of 5-8M nitric acid at boiling temperature. Two liquid raffinate solutions composed of a WM-188/aluminum nitrate blend and a WM-185/aluminum nitrate blend were converted into calcine at the NWCF. Calcine made from each blend was collected and transferred to RAL for dissolution studies. The WM-188/aluminum nitrate blend calcine was dissolved with resultant solutions used as feed material for separation treatment experimentation. The WM-185/aluminum nitrate blend calcine dissolution testing was performed to determine compositional analyses of the dissolved solution and generate UDS for solid/liquid separation experiments. Analytical fusion techniques were then used to determine compositions of the solid calcine and UDS from dissolution. The results from each of these analyses were used to calculate elemental material balances around the dissolution process, validating the experimental data. This report contains all experimental data from dissolution experiments performed using both calcine blends.

  19. Dissolution Model Development: Formulation Effects and Filter Complications

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    Berthelsen, Ragna; Holm, Rene; Jacobsen, Jette


    This study describes various complications related to sample preparation (filtration) during development of a dissolution method intended to discriminate among different fenofibrate immediate-release formulations. Several dissolution apparatus and sample preparation techniques were tested. The flow...... the mini paddle dissolution method demonstrates that sample preparation influenced the results. The investigations show that excipients from the formulations directly affected the drug–filter interaction, thereby affecting the dissolution profiles and the ability to predict the in vivo data....... With the tested drug–formulation combination, the best in vivo–in vitro correlation was found after filtration of the dissolution samples through 0.45-μm hydrophobic PTFE membrane filters....

  20. Physicochemical characterisation, drug polymer dissolution and in vitro evaluation of phenacetin and phenylbutazone solid dispersions with polyethylene glycol 8000. (United States)

    Khan, Sheraz; Batchelor, Hannah; Hanson, Peter; Perrie, Yvonne; Mohammed, Afzal R


    Poor water solubility leads to low dissolution rate and consequently, it can limit bioavailability. Solid dispersions, where the drug is dispersed into an inert, hydrophilic polymer matrix can enhance drug dissolution. Solid dispersions were prepared using phenacetin and phenylbutazone as model drugs with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000 (carrier), by melt fusion method. Phenacetin and phenylbutazone displayed an increase in the dissolution rate when formulated as solid dispersions as compared with their physical mixture and drug alone counterparts. Characterisation of the solid dispersions was performed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). DSC studies revealed that drugs were present in the amorphous form within the solid dispersions. FTIR spectra for the solid dispersions of drugs suggested that there was a lack of interaction between PEG 8000 and the drug. However, the physical mixture of phenacetin with PEG 8000 indicated the formation of hydrogen bond between phenacetin and the carrier. Permeability of phenacetin and phenylbutazone was higher for solid dispersions as compared with that of drug alone across Caco-2 cell monolayers. Permeability studies have shown that both phenacetin and phenylbutazone, and their solid dispersions can be categorised as well-absorbed compounds. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  1. Comparison of nanomilling and coprecipitation on the enhancement of in vitro dissolution rate of poorly water-soluble model drug aripiprazole. (United States)

    Abdelbary, Aly A; Li, Xiaoling; El-Nabarawi, Mohamed; Elassasy, Abdelhalim; Jasti, Bhaskara


    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of coprecipitation and nanomilling on the crystallinity of a model drug, aripiprazole and evaluate the in vitro dissolution rate (IDR). Aripiprazole compositions were prepared by physical mixing, coprecipitation and nanomilling using hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) K17 and pluronic F127. The particle size, solubility, IDR and drug crystallinity were studied. Aripiprazole pluronic compositions were compressed into tablets and dissolution rate was evaluated. The particle size of nanomilled compositions was significantly smaller than that of the other compositions. The saturation solubility of aripiprazole from nanoparticle (NP) and coprecipitate (CP) from PVP and Pluronic was comparable, however, NP of HPC containing composition showed higher solubility when compared to its CP compositions. The crystallinity of aripiprazole decreased from physical mixtures to coprecipitates and further in NPs. The increased aripiprazole IDR was due to decreased crystallinity from coprecipitate compositions and disruption of crystallinity from nanomilled compositions. Aripiprazole tablets prepared from nanomilled powder dissolved >75% within 10 min compared with 17% and 20% for tablets prepared from physical mixture and coprecipitate powders, respectively. The increase in IDR due to nanomilling was more significant than coprecipitation and NPs retained the IDR after compression into tablets.

  2. Preparation, Characterization and In Vitro Dissolution Studies of ...

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    Gatifloxacin ocular films were prepared by using sodium alginate and chitosan by solvent casting method. The prepared films were surface cross-linked by Ca+2 ions. Weight variation, thickness, folding endurance, surface pH, mechanical strength, swelling index, vapor permeability and bioadhesive strength of the ocular ...

  3. Experiment and Simulation Study of Hydrodynamic Dispersion and Finger Dynamics for Convective Dissolution of Carbon Dioxide (United States)

    Liang, Y.; DiCarlo, D. A.; Hesse, M. A.


    Carbon capture and storage in deep geological formations has the potential to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions from industrial point sources. Dissolution of CO2 into the brine, resulting in stable stratification, has been identified as the key to long-term storage security. Here we present new analogue laboratory experiment method, advanced image processing method and optimized simulation method to characterize CO2 convective dissolution trapping process and gravitational finger behaviors, in order to study the effect of hydrodynamic dispersion on the CO2 convective dissolution process, as well as to study the effect of control physical parameters on the gravitational finger dynamics. Figure 1 shows the image processing method to analyze the finger dynamics. Understanding the effect of hydrodynamic dispersion and the finger dynamics are essential to evaluate whether convective dissolution occurs, as well as to predict how fast it occurs at the geological CO2 storage field scale. The effect of hydrodynamics dispersion and the finger dynamics can be applied to estimate the security of geological CO2 storage fields, in turn. Optimiezed simulation work is conducted to predict the CO2 dissolution rate at geological CO2 storage field. The large experimental assembly will allow us to quantify in detail for the first time the relationship between convective dissolution rate and the controlling factors of the system, including permeability and driven force, which could be essential to trapping process at Bravo Dome geological CO2 storage field. We complement the homogeneous experiments with a detailed study of the scaling law of the convective flux with dispersion effect. The advanced image processing method with Fourier's transform method allow us to understand the finger dynamics and corresponding control factors in porous media, for the first time. By applying the dispersion effect and finger dynamics we found from the experimental study, we optimize the simulation

  4. Make and break - Facile synthesis of cocrystals and comprehensive dissolution studies (United States)

    Batzdorf, L.; Zientek, N.; Rump, D.; Fischer, F.; Maiwald, M.; Emmerling, F.


    Mechanochemistry is increasingly used as a 'green alternative' for synthesizing various materials including pharmaceutical cocrystals. Herein, we present the mechanochemical synthesis of three new cocrystals containing the API carbamazepine (cocrystals CBZ:Indometacin 1:1, CBZ:Benzamide 1:1, and CBZ:Nifedipine 1:1). The mechanochemical reaction was investigated in situ documenting a fast and complete reaction within one minute. Online NMR spectroscopy proved the direct influence of the dissolution behaviour of the coformers to the dissolution behaviour of the API carbamazepine. The dissolution behaviour of the organic cocrystals is compared to the behaviour of the pure drug indicating a general applicability of this approach for detailed cocrystal dissolution studies.

  5. Dissolution study of thorium-uranium oxides in aqueous triflic acid solutions

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    Bulemela, E.; Bergeron, A.; Stoddard, T. [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - CNL, 286 Plant Rd., Chalk River, Ontario, K0J 1J0 (Canada)


    The dissolution of sintered mixed oxides of thorium with uranium in various concentrations of trifluoromethanesulfonic (triflic) acid solutions was investigated under reflux conditions to evaluate the suitability of the method. Various fragment sizes (1.00 mm < x < 7.30 mm) of sintered (Th,U)O{sub 2} and simulated high-burnup nuclear fuel (SIMFUEL) were almost completely dissolved in a few hours, which implies that triflic acid could be used as an alternative to the common dissolution method, involving nitric acid-hydrofluoric acid mixture. The influence of acid concentration, composition of the solids, and reaction time on the dissolution yield of Th and U ions was studied using Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). The dissolution rate was found to depend upon the triflic acid concentration and size of the solid fragments, with near complete dissolution for the smallest fragments occurring in boiling 87% w/w triflic acid. The formation of Th and U ions in solution appears to occur at the same rate as the triflic acid simultaneously reacts with the constituent oxides as evidenced by the results of a constant U/Th concentration ratio with the progress of the dissolution. (authors)

  6. Dissolution of hypotheses in biochemistry: three case studies. (United States)

    Fry, Michael


    The history of biochemistry and molecular biology is replete with examples of erroneous theories that persisted for considerable lengths of time before they were rejected. This paper examines patterns of dissolution of three such erroneous hypotheses: The idea that nucleic acids are tetrads of the four nucleobases ('the tetranucleotide hypothesis'); the notion that proteins are collinear with their encoding genes in all branches of life; and the hypothesis that proteins are synthesized by reverse action of proteolytic enzymes. Analysis of these cases indicates that amassed contradictory empirical findings did not prompt critical experimental testing of the prevailing theories nor did they elicit alternative hypotheses. Rather, the incorrect models collapsed when experiments that were not purposely designed to test their validity exposed new facts.

  7. An experimental study on dissolution kinetics of paraffin waste form

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    Kim, J. Y.; Jung, C. H. [Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choi, H. J.; Kim, C. R. [KNETEC, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)


    Ninety-day's leaching test of paraffin waste form with boric acid, cobalt, strontium and cesium was performed. In case that the mixing weight ratio of waste form between boric acid and paraffin was 78/22, which had been adopted in the concentrate waste drying system(CWDS) of domestic nuclear power plants, the cumulative fraction leached(CFL) of boric acid was about 55% after ninety days and the CFLs of cobalt, strontium and cesium were almost same value of 63%. The compressive strengths of waste form before and after the leaching test exhibited 4.53 MPa (666 psi) and 1.38 MPa(203 psi), respectively. The CFL of paraffin waste form was well expressed by diffusion-controlled dissolution model such as Jander kinetics. The cross-sectional area of specimen after the test showed that this unreacted shrinking core model can be applied to the mechanistic analysis of paraffin waste form.

  8. Saltcake Dissolution Studies in Single-Shell Tank Retrieval

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    Antonyraj, A.; Durve, T.; Toghiani, R. K.; Lindner, J. S.; Hunt, R.


    Results of column dissolution experiments designed to evaluate the physical and chemical processes inherent to saltcake dissolution are presented along with model chemical equilibrium calculations. Two different compositions representing saltcakes in Hanford tanks were characterized, and porosities and permeabilities for a third composition based upon the saltcake waste in Tank 41H at the Savannah River Site (SRS) were also evaluated. Whereas the surrogates are all chemically similar, the presence of high phosphate loadings for the Hanford (HNF) simulants was noted as significantly affecting draining. The permeability was higher for the SRS saltcake, and the sodium nitrate loading in this saltcake was roughly 80% by weight compared to less than 60% by weight for the HNF compositions. Average values of the permeability and porosity were reduced for the surrogates based on Hanford Tanks S-112 and S-101. Here a secondary layer formed above the saltcake bed and was found to contain a large amount of gibbsite, Al(OH)3. Experiments with 3 molal (m) NaOH as a diluent, compared to water, did not result in additional layer formation that has been attributed to a change in local pH thereby altering the solid liquid equilibrium. Chemical analysis of the two HNF saltcakes indicated solids re-precipitation as a function of diluent added. The events were signified by large decreases in the nitrate and carbonate anion concentrations and were confined to low % dilution by weight values. Solids re-precipitation is noted as arising from the mixing of the dissolved saltcake stream with pockets of saturated interstitial liquor.

  9. Formulation, evaluation and optimization of the felodipine nanosuspension to be used for direct compression to tablet for in vitro dissolution enhancement. (United States)

    Mori, Dhaval; Makwana, Jalpa; Parmar, Ramesh; Patel, Kalpesh; Chavda, Jayant


    The oral bioavailability of felodipine very low, nearly just 15% due to its limited solubility and high first pass metabolism. The present study was aimed to improve the rate of the dissolution of Felodipine by formulating a nano suspension of it by combination of high-speed homogenization and media milling technique. Stabilizers screened in this study were Poloxamer 401, HPMC K15M and Tween 80. Concentration of stabilizers were optimized by simplex lattice design for Mean Particle Size (MPS), Poly dispersity Index (PDI), saturation solubility (SS) and in vitro drug release in 30 min. The particle size of 201 nm and increase in saturation solubility of nearly 9 folds were obtained for optimize batch. The prepared nano suspension of drug was used as a granulating agent to form tablets having Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) as diluents. In vitro Drug release study indicates that more than 90% of the drug releases in 30 minutes. Preparing the nano suspension of the low solubility drug is an effective method to increase its saturation solubility. This nano suspension can be prepared effectively by combination of high-speed homogenization and media milling which is also very economical as well.

  10. Optical microscopy as a comparative analytical technique for single-particle dissolution studies. (United States)

    Svanbäck, Sami; Ehlers, Henrik; Yliruusi, Jouko


    Novel, simple and cost effective methods are needed to replace advanced chemical analytical techniques, in small-scale dissolution studies. Optical microscopy of individual particles could provide such a method. The aim of the present work was to investigate and verify the applicability of optical microscopy as an analytical technique for drug dissolution studies. The evaluation was performed by comparing image and chemical analysis data of individual dissolving particles. It was shown that the data obtained by image analysis and UV-spectrophotometry produced practically identical dissolution curves, with average similarity and difference factors above 82 and below 4, respectively. The relative standard deviation for image analysis data, of the studied particle size range, varied between 1.9% and 3.8%. Consequently, it is proposed that image analysis can be used, on its own, as a viable analytical technique in single-particle dissolution studies. The possibility for significant reductions in sample preparation, operational cost, time and substance consumption gives optical detection a clear advantage over chemical analytical methods. Thus, image analysis could be an ideal and universal analytical technique for rapid small-scale dissolution studies. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Monitoring Lidocaine Single-Crystal Dissolution by Ultraviolet Imaging

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    Ostergaard, Jesper; Ye, Fengbin; Rantanen, Jukka


    ) imaging for conducting single‐crystal dissolution studies was performed. Using lidocaine as a model compound, the aim was to develop a setup capable of monitoring and quantifying the dissolution of lidocaine into a phosphate buffer, pH 7.4, under stagnant conditions. A single crystal of lidocaine...... was placed in the quartz dissolution cell and UV imaging was performed at 254 nm. Spatially and temporally resolved mapping of lidocaine concentration during the dissolution process was achieved from the recorded images. UV imaging facilitated the monitoring of lidocaine concentrations in the dissolution...... media adjacent to the single crystals. The concentration maps revealed the effects of natural convection due to density gradients on the dissolution process of lidocaine. UV imaging has great potential for in vitro drug dissolution testing...

  12. Validation of Dissolution Testing with Biorelevant Media: An OrBiTo Study. (United States)

    Mann, James; Dressman, Jennifer; Rosenblatt, Karin; Ashworth, Lee; Muenster, Uwe; Frank, Kerstin; Hutchins, Paul; Williams, James; Klumpp, Lukas; Wielockx, Kristina; Berben, Philippe; Augustijns, Patrick; Holm, Rene; Hofmann, Michael; Patel, Sanjaykumar; Beato, Stefania; Ojala, Krista; Tomaszewska, Irena; Bruel, Jean-Luc; Butler, James


    Dissolution testing with biorelevant media has become widespread in the pharmaceutical industry as a means of better understanding how drugs and formulations behave in the gastrointestinal tract. Until now, however, there have been few attempts to gauge the reproducibility of results obtained with these methods. The aim of this study was to determine the interlaboratory reproducibility of biorelevant dissolution testing, using the paddle apparatus (USP 2). Thirteen industrial and three academic laboratories participated in this study. All laboratories were provided with standard protocols for running the tests: dissolution in FaSSGF to simulate release in the stomach, dissolution in a single intestinal medium, FaSSIF, to simulate release in the small intestine, and a "transfer" (two-stage) protocol to simulate the concentration profile when conditions are changed from the gastric to the intestinal environment. The test products chosen were commercially available ibuprofen tablets and zafirlukast tablets. The biorelevant dissolution tests showed a high degree of reproducibility among the participating laboratories, even though several different batches of the commercially available medium preparation powder were used. Likewise, results were almost identicalbetween the commercial biorelevant media and those produced in-house. Comparing results to previous ring studies, including those performed with USP calibrator tablets or commercially available pharmaceutical products in a single medium, the results for the biorelevant studies were highly reproducible on an interlaboratory basis. Interlaboratory reproducibility with the two-stage test was also acceptable, although the variability was somewhat greater than with the single medium tests. Biorelevant dissolution testing is highly reproducible among laboratories and can be relied upon for cross-laboratory comparisons.

  13. Relationship dissatisfaction and other risk factors for future relationship dissolution: a population-based study of 18,523 couples. (United States)

    Røsand, Gun-Mette B; Slinning, Kari; Røysamb, Espen; Tambs, Kristian


    There has been a marked increase in divorce rates in most Western societies over the last 50 years. Relationship dissolution is associated with negative consequences both for adults and children, so it is important to understand the factors that help retain marital stability. The first aim of this prospective study was to identify risk factors for relationship dissolution in 18,523 couples in Norway, with a particular focus on individual dissatisfaction with the relationship. The second aim was to assess interaction effects between relationship dissatisfaction and other predictors of relationship dissolution. Pregnant women and their partners enrolled in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study completed questionnaires during the pregnancy that asked about relationship dissatisfaction, strain, demographics, and other risk factors. The main outcome variable was relationship dissolution in the 39-month period from gestational week 30-36 months postpartum. Associations between the risk factors and relationship dissolution were estimated by logistic regression analysis. Except for younger female age, relationship dissatisfaction in women and lower education in men, were the strongest predictors of relationship dissolution. Another strong factor was women's persistent strain. No significant interaction effects were found between relationship dissatisfaction and the other variables in the analyses. Dissatisfaction with the relationship, in particular in women, and low male education are important predictors of relationship dissolution, although other factors are also related to dissolution. There are only few studies on relationship predictors of dissolution conducted in Europe, and the current study adds to this body of knowledge.

  14. Dissolution kinetics of volatile organic compound vapors in water : An integrated experimental and computational study

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    G. Mahmoodlu, Mojtaba; Pontedeiro, Elizabeth M.; Pérez Guerrero, Jesús S.; Raoof, Amir; Hassanizadeh, S. Majid; van Genuchten, Martinus Th

    In this study we performed batch experiments to investigate the dissolution kinetics of trichloroethylene (TCE) and toluene vapors in water at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The batch systems consisted of a water reservoir and a connected headspace, the latter containing a small glass

  15. Effect of trimetaphosphate and fluoride association on hydroxyapatite dissolution and precipitation in vitro. (United States)

    Delbem, Alberto Carlos Botazzo; Souza, José Antonio Santos; Zaze, Ana Carolina Soares Fraga; Takeshita, Eliana Mitsue; Sassaki, Kikue Takebayashi; Moraes, João Carlos Silos


    The present study analyzed the action of sodium trimetaphosphate (TMP) and/or fluoride on hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite powder was suspended in different solutions: deionized water, 500 µg F/mL, 1,100 µg F/mL, 1%TMP, 3%TMP, 500 µg F/mL plus 1%TMP and 500 µg F/mL plus 3%TMP. The pH value of the solutions was reduced to 4.0 and after 30 min, raised to 7.0 (three times). After pH-cycling, the samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The concentrations of calcium fluoride, fluoride, calcium and phosphorus were also determined. Adding 1% or 3% TMP to the solution containing 500 µg F/mL produced a higher quantity of calcium fluoride compared to samples prepared in a 1,100 µg F/mL solution. Regarding the calcium concentration, samples prepared in solutions of 1,100 µg F/mL and 500 µg F/mL plus TMP were statistically similar and showed higher values. Using solutions of 1,100 µg F/mL and 500 µg F/mL plus TMP resulted in a calcium/phosphorus ratio close to that of hydroxyapatite. It is concluded that the association of TMP and fluoride favored the precipitation of a more stable hydroxyapatite.

  16. Development and Characterisation of Ursolic Acid Nanocrystals Without Stabiliser Having Improved Dissolution Rate and In Vitro Anticancer Activity

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    Song, Ju; Wang, Yancai; Song, Yuelin; Chan, Hokman; Bi, Chao; Yang, Xiao; Yan, Ru; Wang, Yitao; Zheng, Ying


    Ursolic acid (UA), which is a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid, has the potential to be developed as an anticancer drug, whereas its poor aqueous solubility and dissolution rate limit its clinical application...

  17. Improved dissolution and micromeritic properties of naproxen from spherical agglomerates: preparation, in vitro and in vivo characterization

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    Damineni Saritha


    Full Text Available Naproxen, an anti-inflammatory drug, exhibits poor aqueous solubility, which limits the pharmacological effects. The present work was carried out to study the effect of agglomeration on micromeritic properties and dissolution. Naproxen agglomerates were prepared by using a three solvents system composed of acetone (good solvent, water (non-solvent and dichloromethane (bridging liquid. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC results showed no change in the drug after crystallization process. X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD studies showed the sharp peaks are present in the diffractograms of spherical agglomerates with minor reduction in height of the peaks. The residual solvents are largely below the tolerated limits in the agglomerates. Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM studies showed that agglomerates were spherical in structure and formed by cluster of small crystals. The agglomerates exhibited improved solubility, dissolution rate and micromeritic properties compared to pure drug. Anti-inflammatory studies were conducted in Wistar strain male albino rats and naproxen agglomerates showed more significant activity than the pure drug.Naproxeno, fármaco anti-inflamatório, apresenta baixa solubilidade em água, o que limita os efeitos farmacológicos. O presente trabalho foi realizado para estudar o efeito da aglomeração nas propriedades micromeríticas e na dissolução. Aglomerados de naproxeno foram preparados por meio da utilização de sistema de três solventes composto de acetona (bom solvente, água (não-solvente e diclorometano (líquido de ligação. A DSC não resulta mostrou nenhuma mudança na droga depois de processo de cristalização. Estudos de difração de Raios X do Pó (XRPD mostraram picos agudos nos difratogramas de aglomerados esféricos, com redução mínima dea altura dos picos. Os solventes residuais estão amplamente abaixo dos limites tolerados nos aglomerados. Os estudos de Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura

  18. Preparation of Spray-Dried Soy Isoflavone-Loaded Gelatin Microspheres for Enhancement of Dissolution: Formulation, Characterization and in Vitro Evaluation

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    Gean Pier Panizzon


    Full Text Available The most bioactive soy isoflavones (SI, daidzein (DAI and genistein (GEN have poor water solubility, which reduces their bioavailability and health benefits and limits their use in industry. The goal of this study was to develop and characterize a new gelatin matrix to microencapsulate DAI and GEN from soy extract (SE by spray drying, in order to obtain solid dispersions to overcome solubility problems and to allow controlled release. The influences of 1:2 (MP2 and 1:3 (MP3 SE/polymer ratios on the solid state, yield, morphology, encapsulation efficiency, particle size distribution, release kinetics and cumulative release were evaluated. Analyses showed integral microparticles and high drug content. MP3 and MP2 yield were 43.6% and 55.9%, respectively, with similar mean size (p > 0.05, respectively. X-ray diffraction revealed the amorphous solid state of SE. In vitro release tests showed that dissolution was drastically increased. The results indicated that SE microencapsulation might offer a good system to control SI release, as an alternative to improve bioavailability and industrial applications.

  19. Pectin-HPMC E15LV Vs pH sensitive polymer coating films for delayed drug delivery to colon: a comparison of two dissolution models to assess colonic targeting performance in-vitro


    A. Maria John Newton; L Prabakaran; Jayaveera, K.N.


    Summary.The study was designed to evaluate the in vitro dissolution characteristics comparatively between pH sensitive polymer coated tablets and natural polymer coated tablets in a various simulated fluids (pH values 1.2, 6, 6.8, 7.2, 5). The fabricated Mesalamine tablets were coated with pectin-HPMC(Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose) E15LV (FC1-FC5) in combination and with Eudragit L100 ( FC6-FC10)separately. Different buffer conditions were chosen to mimic the pH changes of the terminal part...

  20. Interaction between fed and gastric media (ensure Plus) and different hypromellose based caffeine controlled release tablets; comparison and mechanistic study of caffeine release in fed and fasted media versus water using USP dissolution apparatus 3

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    Franek, Frans; Holm, Per; Larsen, Frank


    and fasted gastro-intestinal dissolution conditions. The effect of tablet reciprocation rate (dip speed) in dissolution media (10 and 15 dips per minute) and media (water, fed and fasted) on caffeine release rate from – and erosion rate of – 100, 4000 and 15,000 mPa s HPMC viscosity tablets was investigated....... Using fasted media instead of water slightly decreases caffeine release from 100 and 4000 mPa s HPMC viscosity tablets as well as erosion rates, while 15,000 mPa s tablets remain unaffected. Fed compared to fasted media decreases caffeine release rate, and the food effect is greater for the 100 mPa s......The aim of the study was to investigate caffeine release in fed and fasted state media from three controlled release matrix tablets containing different HPMC viscosity grades. The biorelevant in vitro dissolution methods utilize the USP 3 dissolution apparatus and biorelevant media to simulate fed...

  1. Influence of Heterogamy by Religion on Risk of Marital Dissolution: A Cohort Study of 20,000 Couples. (United States)

    Wright, David M; Rosato, Michael; O'Reilly, Dermot


    Heterogamous marriages, in which partners have dissimilar attributes (e.g. by socio-economic status or ethnicity), are often at elevated risk of dissolution. We investigated the influences of heterogamy by religion and area of residence on risk of marital dissolution in Northern Ireland, a country with a history of conflict and residential segregation along Catholic-Protestant lines. We expected Catholic-Protestant marriages to have elevated risks of dissolution, especially in areas with high concentrations of a single religious group where opposition to intermarriage was expected to be high. We estimated risks of marital dissolution from 2001 to 2011 for 19,791 couples drawn from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (a record linkage study), adjusting for a range of compositional and contextual factors using multilevel logistic regression. Dissolution risk decreased with increasing age and higher socio-economic status. Catholic-Protestant marriages were rare (5.9 % of the sample) and were at increased risk of dissolution relative to homogamous marriages. We found no association between local population composition and dissolution risk for Catholic-Protestant couples, indicating that partner and household characteristics may have a greater influence on dissolution risk than the wider community.

  2. Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization capability study with fluid path

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    Malinowski, Ronja Maja; Lipsø, Hans Kasper Wigh; Lerche, Mathilde Hauge


    the fluid path that allows it to be reused. The filling method has been investigated in terms of reproducibility at two extrema, high dose for patient use and low dose for rodent studies, using [1-13C]pyruvate as example. We demonstrate that the filling method allows high reproducibility of six quality...

  3. Anion-Dependent Potential Precycling Effects on Lithium Deposition/Dissolution Reaction Studied by an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance. (United States)

    Smaran, Kumar Sai; Shibata, Sae; Omachi, Asami; Ohama, Ayano; Tomizawa, Eika; Kondo, Toshihiro


    The electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance technique was employed to study the initial stage of the electrodeposition and dissolution of lithium utilizing three kinds of electrolyte solutions such as LiPF6, LiTFSI, or LiFSI in tetraglyme. The native-SEI (solid-electrolyte interphase) formed by a potential prescan before lithium deposition/dissolution in all three solutions. Simultaneous additional SEI (add-SEI) deposition and its dissolution with lithium deposition and dissolution, respectively, were observed in LiPF6 and LiTFSI. Conversely, the add-SEI dissolution with lithium deposition and its deposition with lithium dissolution were observed in LiFSI. Additional potential precycling resulted in the accumulation of a "pre-SEI" layer over the native-SEI layer in all of the solutions. With the pre-SEI, only lithium deposition/dissolution were significantly observed in LiTFSI and LiFSI. On the basis of the potential dependences of the mass and resistance changes, the anion-dependent effects of such a pre-SEI layer presence/absence on the lithium deposition/dissolution processes were discussed.

  4. Development and validation of a dissolution test for diltiazem hydrochloride in immediate release capsules

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    Taciane Ferreira Mendonça


    Full Text Available This work describes the development and validation of a dissolution test for 60 mg of diltiazem hydrochloride in immediate release capsules. The best dissolution in vitro profile was achieved using potassium phosphate buffer at pH 6.8 as the dissolution medium and paddle as the apparatus at 50 rpm. The drug concentrations in the dissolution media were determined by UV spectrophotometry and HPLC and a statistical analysis revealed that there were significant differences between HPLC and spectrophotometry. This study illustrates the importance of an official method for the dissolution test, since there is no official monograph for diltiazem hydrochloride in capsules.

  5. Dissolution of materials in artificial skin surface film liquids. (United States)

    Stefaniak, Aleksandr B; Harvey, Christopher J


    The dissolution of chemical constituents from jewelry, textiles, cosmetics, drugs, industrial chemicals, and particles in direct and prolonged contact with human skin is often assessed in vitro using artificial skin surface film liquids (SSFL). To provide meaningful results, the composition of artificial SSFL should accurately mimic human sweat and sebum, and the conditions of the in vitro test system should accurately reflect in vivo skin conditions. We summarized the reported composition of human SSFL and compared it to 45 different formulations of artificial sweat and 18 formulations of artificial sebum (studies published from 1940 to 2005). Conditions of in vitro dissolution test systems were reviewed and compared to in vivo skin conditions. The concentrations of individual constituents and pH of artificial sweat and concentrations of artificial sebum constituents are not always within ranges reported for human SSFL. Nearly all artificial SSFL lack many of the constituents in human SSFL. To develop a comprehensive model SSFL, we propose a standard SSFL, modified from the two best published sweat and sebum formulations. Little is known concerning the influence of test system conditions on dissolution, including SSFL temperature, container material composition, agitation, and physicochemical properties of the test article on dissolution. Thus, both a need and an opportunity exist for standardizing the composition of artificial SSFL and in vitro dissolution test methodologies. To standardize in vitro dissolution test systems, we recommend: maintaining artificial SSFL at a biologically relevant temperature appropriate to the human activity being modeled, carefully selecting test and sample storage containers to avoid bias in dissolution measurements, accounting for friction between a test article and skin in a biologically plausible manner, and physicochemical characterization of the test article or material to better understand mechanisms of dissolution and

  6. Evaluation tissue dissolution property of 2.5 % Sodium Hypochlorite Prepared by Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate: An in vitro


    Hamid Razavian; Mohsen Hasheminia; Hazhir Yousefshahi; Rastin Sadeghian; Asana Valli


    Successful endodontic treatment requires chemical preparation in addition to mechanical preparation. The most common material for chemical preparations is sodium hypochlorite. One way to reduce the effects of pH adjustment is the use of sodium hypochlorite. The present paper was conducted to examine the effect of dilution with hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate and reduce pH on ability of tissue solubility of sodium hypochlorite. The present study was conducted in vitro on b...

  7. Studies of dissolution solutions of ruthenium metal, oxide and mixed compounds in nitric acid

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    Mousset, F.; Eysseric, C.; Bedioui, F


    Ruthenium is one of the fission products generated by irradiated nuclear fuel. It is present throughout all the steps of nuclear fuel reprocessing-particularly during extraction-and requires special attention due to its complex chemistry and high {beta}{gamma} activity. An innovative electro-volatilization process is now being developed to take advantage of the volatility of RuO{sub 4} in order to eliminate it at the head end of the Purex process and thus reduce the number of extraction cycles. Although the process operates successfully with synthetic nitrato-RuNO{sup 3+} solutions, difficulties have been encountered in extrapolating it to real-like dissolution solutions. In order to better approximate the chemical forms of ruthenium found in fuel dissolution solutions, kinetic and speciation studies on dissolved species were undertaken with RuO{sub 2},xH{sub 2}O and Ru{sup 0} in nitric acid media. (authors)

  8. Theoretical and experimental study of dissolution of inhomogeneities formed during spinodal decomposition in polymer mixtures (United States)

    Akcasu, A. Ziya; Bahar, I.; Erman, B.; Feng, Y.; Han, C. C.


    Dissolution (mixing or melting) of inhomogeneities formed during spinodal decomposition in binary polymer mixtures is studied both experimentally and theoretically. The details of the dissolution experiment with time-resolved light scattering on polystyrene/poly(vinylmethylether) are presented. The theoretical approach differs from that of Langer, Bar-on, and Miller in the way the fluctuations are treated in the nonlinear theory, and in the details of the calculations arising from the chain connectivity (polymer effect). The effect of mode coupling arising from nonlinearity on the relaxation rate is discussed. It is found both experimentally and theoretically that the wave number corresponding to peak intensity decreases in time asymptotically following a t-0.5 power law.

  9. Influence of Dissolution Media and Presence of Alcohol on the In Vitro Performance of Pharmaceutical Products Containing an Insoluble Drug. (United States)

    Friuli, Valeria; Bruni, Giovanna; Musitelli, Giorgio; Conte, Ubaldo; Maggi, Lauretta


    The purpose of this investigation is to determine how the dissolution media may influence the release rate of an insoluble drug in in vitro conditions. Some oral dosage forms containing ibuprofen, a molecule that shows pH-dependent solubility, are tested. They are evaluated in different media to simulate the gastrointestinal transit at paddle rotation speeds of 50 and 100 rpm. Moreover, the potential effect of different ethanol concentrations on drug release is tested. The dissolution profiles of the tablets show a similar behavior in water (pH 1.0) and phosphate buffer (pH 4.5) where the 2 doses are not completely dissolved. The soft capsules show a different behavior: a certain amount of ibuprofen, which is in solution inside the capsule, reprecipitates in water and in the pH 4.5 buffer. Instead, ibuprofen dissolves rapidly in the pH 6.8 buffer from all the formulations. In the water-ethanol solutions, the dissolution curves show a valuable increase in the drug dissolved at higher ethanol concentrations. Copyright © 2017 American Pharmacists Association®. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. The dissolution study of a South African magnesium-based material from different sources using a pH-stat

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    Limo Rutto Hilary


    Full Text Available One of the main steps in the wet flue gas desulphurization (WFGD process is the dissolution of either magnesite or limestone. Evaluating the magnesite dissolution rate is vital for the design and efficient operation of wet FGD plants. A study on the dissolution of magnesite from different sources in South Africa is presented in this work. The effect of reaction temperature (303.15-343.15K, solid-to-liquid ratio (0.5-2.5g/200 ml, particle size (25-125μm, pH (4-6 and HCl concentration (0.5-2.5 mol/l on the dissolution rate was studied. It was found out that the dissolution reaction follows a shrinking-core model with the chemical reaction control as the rate-controlling step. The dissolution rate increased with an increase in concentration and reaction temperature and with a decrease in particle size and solid-to-liquid ratio. The activation energy of this dissolution process was found to be 45.685 kJ/mol.

  11. Formulation design of a highly hygroscopic drug (pyridostigmine bromide) for its hygroscopic character improvement and investigation of in vitro/in vivo dissolution properties. (United States)

    Huang, Yuh-Tyng; Tsai, Tong-Rong; Cheng, Chun-Jen; Cham, Thau-Ming; Lai, Tsun-Fwu; Chuo, Wen-Ho


    Pyridostigmine bromide (PB) sustained-release (SR) pellets were developed by extrusion-spheronization and fluid-bed methods using Taguchi experimental and 2(3) full factorial design. In vitro studies, the 2(3) full factorial design was utilized to search for the optimal SR pellets with specific release rate at different time intervals (release percent of 2, 6, 12, and 24 hr were 6.24, 33.48, 75.18, and 95.26%, respectively) which followed a zero-order mechanism (n=0.93). The results of moisture absorption by Karl Fischer has shown the optimum SR pellets at 25 degrees C/60% RH, 30 degrees C/65% RH, and 40 degrees C/75% RH chambers from 1 hr-4 weeks, attributing that the moisture absorption was not significantly increased. In the in vivo study, the results of the bioavailability data showed the Tmax (from 0.65+/-0.082 hr-4.82+/-2.12 hr) and AUC0-30 hr (from 734.88+/-230.68 ng/ ng/ were prolonged and increased, as well as Cmax (from 251.87+/-27.51 ng/mL-115.08+/-14.87 ng/mL) was decreased for optimum SR-PB pellets when compared with commercial immediate-release (IR) tablets. Furthermore, a good linear regression relationship (r=0.9943) was observed between the fraction dissolution and fraction absorption for the optimum SR pellets. In this study, the formulation design not only improved the hygroscopic character of PB but also achieved the SR effect.

  12. Spray-dried solid dispersions containing ferulic acid: comparative analysis of three carriers, in vitro dissolution, antioxidant potential and in vivo anti-platelet effect. (United States)

    Nadal, Jessica Mendes; Gomes, Mona Lisa Simionatto; Borsato, Débora Maria; Almeida, Martinha Antunes; Barboza, Fernanda Malaquias; Zawadzki, Sônia Faria; Farago, Paulo Vitor; Zanin, Sandra Maria Warumby


    This article aimed to improve the relative solubility and dissolution rate of ferulic acid (FA) by the use of spray-dried solid dispersions (SDs) in order to ensure its in vitro antioxidant potential and to enhance its in vivo anti-platelet effect. These SDs were prepared by spray-drying at 10 and 20% of drug concentration using polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVP-K30), polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG 6000) and poloxamer-188 (PLX-188) as carriers. SDs and physical mixtures (PM) were characterized by SEM, XRPD, FTIR spectroscopy and TGA analysis. Spray-dried SDs containing FA were successfully obtained. Relative solubility of FA was improved with increasing carrier concentration. PVP-K30 and PEG 6000 formulations showed suitable drug content values close to 100%, whereas PLX-188 presented mean values between 70 and 90%. Agglomerates were observed depending on the carrier used. XRPD patterns and thermograms indicated that spray-drying led to drug amorphization and provided appropriate thermal stability, respectively. FTIR spectra demonstrated no remarkable interaction between carrier and drug for PEG 6000 and PLX-188 SDs. PVP-K30 formulations had changes in FTIR spectra, which denoted intermolecular O-H•••O = C bonds. Spray-dried SDs played an important role in enhancing dissolution rate of FA when compared to pure drug. The free radical-scavenging assay confirmed that the antioxidant activity of PEG 6000 10% SDs was kept. This formulation also provided a statistically increased in vivo anti-platelet effect compared to pure drug. In summary, these formulations enhanced relative solubility and dissolution rate of FA and chosen formulation demonstrated suitable in vitro antioxidant activity and improved in vivo anti-platelet effect.

  13. Evaluation of a dynamic dissolution/permeation model

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    Sironi, Daniel; Christensen, Mette; Rosenberg, Jörg


    Combined dissolution/permeation testing is gaining increasing attention as an in vitro tool for predictive performance ranking of enabling oral formulations. The current aim was to study how in vitro drug permeation evolves under conditions, where the donor concentration is changing (non-steady s...

  14. Experimental study of dissolution of minerals and CO2 sequestration in steel slag. (United States)

    Yadav, Shashikant; Mehra, Anurag


    This study strives to achieve a substantial amount of steel slag carbonation without using any harmful chemicals. For this purpose, experiments were performed in an aqueous medium, in a semi-batch reactor, to investigate the effect of varying reaction conditions during the steel slag CO2 sequestration process. Further, studying the effect of dissolution on carbonation reactions and the mineralogical changes that subsequently occur within the slag helps provide insight into the parameters that ultimately have an impact on the carbonation rate as well the magnitude of the impact. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. The effects of ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, peracetic acid, and etidronic acid on the tissue dissolution capacity of sodium hypochlorite: in vitro

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    Özgür İlke Atasoy Ulusoy


    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 18% ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA, 2% peracetic acid (PAA, and 9% etidronic acid (HEBP on the organic tissue dissolution activity of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl. Materials and Method: Sixty samples with similar weight and dimensions were obtained from bovine muscle tissue. The tissue samples were blotted dry on filter paper and weighed with a precision balance. The specimens were immersed in following solutions: (1 2 mL 2.5% NaOCl, (2 1 mL 5% NaOCl + 1 mL 18% EDTA, (3 1 mL 5% NaOCl + 1 mL 2% PAA, (4 1 mL 5% NaOCl + 1 mL 9% HEBP. The specimens were then dried and weighed again. The weight loss of each specimen incubated in the test solutions was measured at 30 and 60 min. The data were statistically analyzed with one-way ANOVA and post-hoc Tukey tests. Results: Use of NaOCl (5% together with 18% EDTA resulted in minimal tissue dissolution capacity compared to the other groups at both time points (p<0.001. The tissue dissolution capacity of NaOCl was also affected by 9% HEBP. The greatest tissue weight reduction values were obtained in the NaOCl+PAA group at 30 minutes (p<0.001. At 60 min, NaOCl and NaOCl+PAA groups exhibited the greatest tissue dissolution capacity (p<0.001; no significant difference was found between these two groups (p=0.169. Conclusion: EDTA and HEBP decreased the tissue dissolution capacity of NaOCl, whereas PAA did not have any negative effect on the ability of NaOCl to dissolve the organic tissue.

  16. A novel microdialysis-dissolution/permeation system for testing oral dosage forms: A proof-of-concept study. (United States)

    Fong, Sophia Yui Kau; Poulsen, Jessie; Brandl, Martin; Bauer-Brandl, Annette


    A novel microdialysis-dissolution/permeation (M-D/P) system was developed for the biopharmaceutical assessment of oral drug formulations. This system consists of a side-by-side diffusion chamber, a microdialysis unit fixed within the dissolution chamber for continuous sampling, and a biomimetic Permeapad® as the intestinal barrier. In the M-D/P system, the concentration of the molecularly dissolved drug (with MWCO dissolution compartment (representing the gastrointestinal tract) while the concentration of the permeated drug was measured in the acceptor compartment (representing the blood). The kinetics of both the dissolution process and the permeation process were simultaneously quantified under circumstances that mimic physiological conditions. For the current proof-of-concept study, hydrocortisone (HCS) in the form of slowly dissolving solvate crystals and buffer and the biorelevant fasted state simulated intestinal fluids (FaSSIF), were employed as the model drug and dissolution media, respectively. The applicability of the M-D/P system to dissolution and permeation profiling of HCS in buffer and in FaSSIF has been successfully demonstrated. Compared to the conventional direct sampling method (using filter of 0.1-0.45μm), sampling by the M-D/P system exhibited distinct advantages, including (1) showing minimal disturbance of the permeation process, (2) differentiating "molecularly" dissolved drugs from "apparently" dissolved drugs during dissolution of HCS in FaSSIF, and (3) being less laborious and having better sampling temporal resolution. M-D/P system appeared to be a promising, simple and routine tool that allows for the researchers' intensive comprehension of the interplay of dissolution and permeation thus helping for better oral formulation screening and as an ultimate goal, for better dosage forms assessment. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  17. A kinetic study of plutonium dioxide dissolution in hydrochloric acid using iron (II) as an electron transfer catalyst

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    Fife, K.W.


    Effective dissolution of plutonium dioxide has traditionally been accomplished by contact with strong nitric acid containing a small amount of fluoride at temperatures of {approximately} 100 C. In spite of these aggressive conditions, PuO{sub 2} dissolution is sometimes incomplete requiring additional contact with the solvent. This work focused on an alternative to conventional dissolution in nitric acid where an electron transfer catalyst, Fe(II), was used in hydrochloric acid. Cyclic voltammetry was employed as an in-situ analytical technique for monitoring the dissolution reaction rate. The plutonium oxide selected for this study was decomposed plutonium oxalate with > 95% of the material having a particle diameter (< 70 {micro}m) as determined by a scanning laser microscopy technique. Attempts to dry sieve the oxide into narrow size fractions prior to dissolution in the HCl-Fe(II) solvent system failed, apparently due to significant interparticle attractive forces. Although sieve splits were obtained, subsequent scanning laser microscopy analysis of the sieve fractions indicated that particle segregation was not accomplished and the individual sieve fractions retained a particle size distribution very similar to the original powder assemblage. This phenomena was confirmed through subsequent dissolution experiments on the various screen fractions which illustrated no difference in kinetic behavior between the original oxide assemblage and the sieve fractions.

  18. Biomimetic Dissolution: A Tool to Predict Amorphous Solid Dispersion Performance. (United States)

    Puppolo, Michael M; Hughey, Justin R; Dillon, Traciann; Storey, David; Jansen-Varnum, Susan


    The presented study describes the development of a membrane permeation non-sink dissolution method that can provide analysis of complete drug speciation and emulate the in vivo performance of poorly water-soluble Biopharmaceutical Classification System class II compounds. The designed membrane permeation methodology permits evaluation of free/dissolved/unbound drug from amorphous solid dispersion formulations with the use of a two-cell apparatus, biorelevant dissolution media, and a biomimetic polymer membrane. It offers insight into oral drug dissolution, permeation, and absorption. Amorphous solid dispersions of felodipine were prepared by hot melt extrusion and spray drying techniques and evaluated for in vitro performance. Prior to ranking performance of extruded and spray-dried felodipine solid dispersions, optimization of the dissolution methodology was performed for parameters such as agitation rate, membrane type, and membrane pore size. The particle size and zeta potential were analyzed during dissolution experiments to understand drug/polymer speciation and supersaturation sustainment of felodipine solid dispersions. Bland-Altman analysis was performed to measure the agreement or equivalence between dissolution profiles acquired using polymer membranes and porcine intestines and to establish the biomimetic nature of the treated polymer membranes. The utility of the membrane permeation dissolution methodology is seen during the evaluation of felodipine solid dispersions produced by spray drying and hot melt extrusion. The membrane permeation dissolution methodology can suggest formulation performance and be employed as a screening tool for selection of candidates to move forward to pharmacokinetic studies. Furthermore, the presented model is a cost-effective technique.

  19. In-vitro analysis of the dissolution kinetics and systemic availability of plutonium ingested in the form of 'hot' particles from the Semipalatinsk NTS

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    Conway, M. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Leon Vintro, L. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland)], E-mail:; Mitchell, P.I. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Garcia-Tenorio, R.; Jimenez-Ramos, M.C. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla (Spain); Burkitbayev, M. [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty (Kazakhstan); Priest, N.D. [School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Queensway, Enfield EN3 4SA (United Kingdom)


    In-vitro leaching of radioactive 'hot' particles isolated from soils sampled at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site has been carried out in order to evaluate the fraction of plutonium activity released into simulated human stomach and small intestine fluids during digestion. Characterisation of the particles (10-100 Bq {sup 239,240}Pu) and investigation of their dissolution kinetics in simulated fluids has been accomplished using a combination of high-resolution alpha-spectrometry, gamma-spectrometry and liquid scintillation counting. The results of these analyses indicate that plutonium transfer across the human gut following the ingestion of 'hot' particles can be up to two orders of magnitude lower than that expected for plutonium in a more soluble form, and show that for areas affected by local fallout, use of published ingestion dose coefficients, together with bulk radionuclide concentrations in soil, may lead to a considerable overestimation of systemic uptake via the ingestion pathway.

  20. Calcite Dissolution Kinetics (United States)

    Berelson, W.; Subhas, A.; Dong, S.; Naviaux, J.; Adkins, J. F.


    A geological buffer for high atmospheric CO2 concentrations is neutralization via reaction with CaCO3. We have been studying the dissolution kinetics of carbonate minerals using labeled 13C calcite and Picarro-based measurements of 13C enrichments in solution DIC. This methodology has greatly facilitated our investigation of dissolution kinetics as a function of water carbonate chemistry, temperature and pressure. One can adjust the saturation state Omega by changing the ion activity product (e.g. adjusting carbonate ion concentration), or by changing the solubility product (e.g. adjusting temperature or pressure). The canonical formulation of dissolution rate vs. omega has been refined (Subhas et al. 2015) and shows distinct non-linear behavior near equilibrium and rates in sea water of 1-3 e-6 g/cm2day at omega = 0.8. Carbonic anhydrase (CA), an enzyme that catalyzes the hydration of dissolved CO2 to carbonic acid, was shown (in concentrations rate at low degrees of undersaturation by >500x. This result points to the importance of carbonic acid in enhancing dissolution at low degrees of undersaturation. CA activity and abundance in nature must be considered regarding the role it plays in catalyzing dissolution. We also have been investigating the role of temperature on dissolution kinetics. An increase of 16C yields an order of magnitude increase in dissolution rate. Temperature (and P) also change Omega critical, the saturation state where dissolution rates change substantially. Increasing pressure (achieved in a pressure reaction chamber we built) also shifts Omega critical closer to equilibrium and small pressure increases have large impact on dissolution kinetics. Dissolution rates are enhanced by an order of magnitude for a change in pressure of 1500 psi relative to the dissolution rate achieved by water chemistry effects alone for an omega of 0.8. We've shown that the thermodynamic determination of saturation state does not adequately describe the kinetics

  1. Performance characteristics of UV imaging instrumentation for diffusion, dissolution and release testing studies

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    Jensen, Sabrine S; Jensen, Henrik; Goodall, David M


    is required. The aim of this study was to characterize the performance of two commercially available UV imaging systems, the D100 and SDI. Lidocaine crystals, lidocaine containing solutions, and gels were applied in the practical assessment of the UV imaging systems. Dissolution of lidocaine from single...... crystals into phosphate buffer and 0.5% (w/v) agarose hydrogel at pH 7.4 was investigated to shed light on the importance of density gradients under dissolution conditions in the absence of convective flow. In addition, the resolution of the UV imaging systems was assessed by the use of grids. Resolution...... imaging system (a system without a lens). Under optimal conditions, the resolution was determined to be 12.5 and 16.7 line pairs per mm (lp/mm) corresponding to line widths of 40μm and 30μm in the horizontal and vertical direction, respectively. Overall, the performance of the UV imaging systems was shown...

  2. In vitro dissolution enhancement of micronized l-nimodipine by antisolvent re-crystallization from its crystal form H. (United States)

    Zu, Yuangang; Li, Na; Zhao, Xiuhua; Li, Yong; Ge, Yulong; Wang, Weiguo; Wang, Kunlun; Liu, Ying


    In order to enhance solubility and dissolution rate in water, micronized l-nimodipine (NMD) has been successfully prepared by antisolvent re-crystallization process using acetone as solvent and deionized water as antisolvent. The effects of five experimental parameters on the mean particle size (MPS) of NMD nanosuspension were investigated. It was found that the MPS of NMD nanosuspension decreased significantly when the concentration of NMD-acetone solution increased from 50 to 150 mg/mL along with the increase of volume ratio of antisolvent to solvent from 1 to 3, and then increased slightly with the following increase of them. By contrast, the MPS decreased with the increased feed rate of NMD-acetone solution and the amount of surfactant, from 1 to 3 mL/min and 0.025% to 0.2%, respectively. Thereafter, the MPS did not show any obvious change. The precipitation temperature had no significant effects on MPS. The optimum micronization conditions were determined as follows: NMD-acetone solution concentration of 150 mg/mL, the volume ratio of antisolvent to solvent of 3, the flow rate of NMD-acetone solution of 9 mL/min, the preparation temperature of 15°C and the amount of the surfactant of 0.2%. Under optimum conditions, micronized NMD with a MPS of 708.3 nm was obtained. The micronized product was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and thermo gravimetric (TG), to verify the influences of micronization process on the final product. The results showed that the chemical structure of micronized NMD was not changed, but the crystalline structure had undergone transition during precipitation, which changed from form H into L. The dissolution test showed that micronized NMD exhibited enhanced dissolution rate and solubility of 5.22 folds compared to raw H-NMD. These results

  3. Evaluation tissue dissolution property of 2.5 % Sodium Hypochlorite Prepared by Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate: An in vitro

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    Hamid Razavian


    Full Text Available Successful endodontic treatment requires chemical preparation in addition to mechanical preparation. The most common material for chemical preparations is sodium hypochlorite. One way to reduce the effects of pH adjustment is the use of sodium hypochlorite. The present paper was conducted to examine the effect of dilution with hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate and reduce pH on ability of tissue solubility of sodium hypochlorite. The present study was conducted in vitro on bovine muscle tissue. Ability of tissue solubility was conducted in four groups respectively with active ingredient including 1 sodium hypochlorite diluted with distilled water 2 sodium hypochlorite diluted with sodium bicarbonate 3 sodium hypochlorite diluted with hydrochloric acid and finally 4 distilled water (control group. Each sample was firstly weighed and then placed in contact with 10 m/L solution for 60 minutes (five 12 -minute intervals. The sample was weighted every five minutes and solution was renewed. The results were analyzed using SPSS-21 Software based on variance analysis, Tukey and T-test (α=0.05. The findings showed that there was significant difference between first, second and third groups in terms of ability of tissue solubility. However, the tissue solubility in second and third groups was lower than first group and it was similar in second and third groups (P Value <0.001. Reduction of sodium bicarbonate PH using sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid reduces ability of tissue solubility in sodium hypochlorite.

  4. Experimental study of CO2 dissolution a convection phenomenon at high pressure (United States)

    Ben Salem, Imen; Chevalier, Sylvie; Faisal, Titly Farhana; Abderrahmane, Hamid; Sassi, Mohamed


    The density driven convection phenomenon has a significant role in enhancing the CO2 geological storage capacity. Deep saline aquifers are targeted for large scale geological sequestration. Once the CO2 is injected in saline aquifer, the supercritical CO2 rises up, forms a thin layer of free phase CO2, and the dissolution and molecular diffusion of the dissolved CO2 in brine begins. The CO2 saturated brine is denser than the original brine leading to gravitational convection of CO2 saturated brine. Convection accelerates the dissolution process and thus improves the safety and the efficiency of the sequestration. Laboratory experiments have been previously performed with experimental set-ups allowing the visualization of the phenomenon (1) eventually combined to the measurements of the dissolved CO2 mass transfer (2) as a function of the permeability of the medium. The visualization of the process was possible as Hele-Shaw cells at atmospheric pressure were used. Pressurized cylindrical vessel containing porous media allows measuring mass transfer of CO2 using the pressure decay concept (3) but visualization of the convection/dissolution was not possible for these setups. In this work, we performed experiments in a pressurized transparent cell similar to a Hele-Shaw cell but with bigger aperture. Permeability was varied by changing the size of the glass beads filling the cell. Bromocrysol green was used as a dye to track the pH change due to the presence of dissolved CO2 (1). The phenomenon is captured by a high resolution camera. We studied the effect of the pressure and of the permeability on the fingering pattern, the onset and the timescale of the phenomenon and the quantitative mass transfer of dissolved CO2. Experiments were validated on numerical simulations performed using STOMP (Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases) developed by the PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Hydrology group of the Department of Energy, USA. (1) Kneafsey, T

  5. Development and Validation of a Dissolution Test Method for ...

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    Purpose: To develop and validate a dissolution test method for dissolution release of artemether and lumefantrine from tablets. Methods: A single dissolution method for evaluating the in vitro release of artemether and lumefantrine from tablets was developed and validated. The method comprised of a dissolution medium of ...

  6. DFT study on the water molecule adsorption and the surface dissolution behavior of Mg alloys

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    Nezafati, Marjan [Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (United States); Cho, Kyu [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 (United States); Giri, Anit [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 (United States); TKC Global, Herndon, VA 20171 (United States); Kim, Chang-Soo, E-mail: [Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (United States)


    Mg-based alloys have a strong potential for various structural and biomedical applications. A critical issue associated with Mg-based alloys is their high degradation (corrosion) rates in oxidation environments. It is known that both the internal crystal structures and the impurity compositions/contents in the Mg alloys can affect the degradation rates. In the present work, we employed the density-functional theory (DFT) computation technique to understand the surface degradation behaviors with different crystallographic orientations and impurity elements from an atomistic point of view. Here, we studied the adsorption response of a water molecule to the Mg alloy surface and the dissolution of surface atoms that can be potentially applied to describe the degradation behavior of Mg/Mg alloy. The tendency for water molecule adsorption was quantified for Mg-based slab systems with low-index surface planes and various alloying elements including Al, Zn, Ca, and Y. The trends for surface degradation from these systems were examined using surface energy analysis and electrode potential shift analysis. The results show that adding Ca and/or Y increases the propensity to attract a water molecule to the alloy surface. Also, it was generally found that the relative electrode potential shift of Mg-Y alloys is positive while those of all other alloys are negative. - Highlights: • DFT was used to study the dissolution behavior of Mg atoms from Mg/Mg alloy surface. • Degree of a water molecule adsorption in Mg/Mg alloy surfaces was quantified. • Electrode potential shift trend in Mg alloy surfaces with Al, Zn, Ca, or Y was predicted.

  7. Lab-Scale Study of the Calcium Carbonate Dissolution and Deposition by Marine Cyanobacterium Phormidium subcapitatum (United States)

    Karakis, S. G.; Dragoeva, E. G.; Lavrenyuk, T. I.; Rogochiy, A.; Gerasimenko, L. M.; McKay, D. S.; Brown, I. I.


    Suggestions that calcification in marine organisms changes in response to global variations in seawater chemistry continue to be advanced (Wilkinson, 1979; Degens et al. 1985; Kazmierczak et al. 1986; R. Riding 1992). However, the effect of [Na+] on calcification in marine cyanobacteria has not been discussed in detail although [Na+] fluctuations reflect both temperature and sea-level fluctuations. The goal of these lab-scale studies therefore was to study the effect of environmental pH and [Na+] on CaCO3 deposition and dissolution by marine cyanobacterium Phormidium subcapitatum. Marine cyanobacterium P. subcapitatum has been cultivated in ASN-III medium. [Ca2+] fluctuations were monitored with Ca(2+) probe. Na(+) concentrations were determined by the initial solution chemistry. It was found that the balance between CaCO3 dissolution and precipitation induced by P. subcapitatum grown in neutral ASN III medium is very close to zero. No CaCO3 precipitation induced by cyanobacterial growth occurred. Growth of P. subcapitatum in alkaline ASN III medium, however, was accompanied by significant oscillations in free Ca(2+) concentration within a Na(+) concentration range of 50-400 mM. Calcium carbonate precipitation occurred during the log phase of P. subcapitatum growth while carbonate dissolution was typical for the stationary phase of P. subcapitatum growth. The highest CaCO3 deposition was observed in the range of Na(+) concentrations between 200-400 mM. Alkaline pH also induced the clamping of P. subcapitatum filaments, which appeared to have a strong affinity to envelop particles of chemically deposited CaCO3 followed by enlargement of those particles size. EDS analysis revealed the presence of Mg-rich carbonate (or magnesium calcite) in the solution containing 10-100 mM Na(+); calcite in the solution containing 200 mM Na(+); and aragonite in the solution containing with 400 mM Na(+). Typical present-day seawater contains xxmM Na(+). Early (Archean) seawater was

  8. The effect of crystal size variation on the rate of dissolution - A kinetic Monte Carlo study (United States)

    Briese, Laura; Arvidson, Rolf S.; Luttge, Andreas


    Crystal size is an important parameter for many geochemical processes, and is often observed to have a significant influence on crystal dissolution rate. Although size versus solubility relationships are often cast in thermodynamic terms (the critical radius), the mechanistic basis for size versus dissolution rate is not understood in any detail. Here we examine the influence of size on dissolution rate and the mechanistic origin of this relationship isolated from other parameters. We use a kinetic Monte Carlo model approach to observe atomistic changes in the dissolution of four simple cubic crystals (edge dimension d = 25, 64, 125, 187 unit cells). These simulations maintain constant solution boundary conditions representing an under-saturated, far-from-equilibrium state. We observe that surface area-normalized dissolution rates increase non-linearly with decreasing initial crystal size. This relationship can be understood mechanistically, in part as a coupling of kink- and step atom-site formation. Under conditions where these two constraints are in rough balance, the overall dissolution rate is maximized and mass removal is most efficient. This relationship reflects the mutual dependence of the formation of kink and step atoms, whose high detachment frequencies exert the dominant control over the dissolution process.

  9. High-Temperature Studies of Glass Dissolution Rates Close to Saturation

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    Zavarin, M; Roberts, S; Zhao, P; Williams, R; Rose, T; Rainer, A; Pawloski, G


    Most long-lived radionuclides associated with an underground nuclear test are incorporated into a melt glass and are released by glass dissolution to become part of the hydrologic source term (HST) (Pawloski et al., 2001). Although the rates of rhyolite glass dissolution are well known under conditions where the fluid is far from saturation with respect to glass, the rates are not well known under conditions where the fluid approaches saturation. These rates are commonly much lower than the far-fromsaturation rates, often by a factor greater than 100. In recent HST simulations (Pawloski et al., 2001; Pawloski et al., 2000; Tompson et al., 1999), we conservatively estimated steady-state release rates based on a far-from-saturation fluid conditions. In recent CHESHIRE near-field simulations (Pawloski et al., 2001), it was predicted that {approx}30% of the nuclear melt glass dissolved over 1000 years. Although the ''far-from-saturation rate'' approach provides a conservative estimate of glass dissolution, it may greatly overestimate the rates of melt glass dissolution. At CHESHIRE, less conservative estimates suggest that only {approx}1% of the nuclear melt glass will dissolve in 1000 years. Lower glass dissolution rates result in lower radionuclide release rates from nuclear melt glass. The following report documents glass dissolution experiments performed to measure glass dissolution rates close to saturation.

  10. In vitro evaluation of magaldrate antacid efficacy in the presence of some drugs and its effect on their dissolution rates: Part I. (United States)

    al Gohary, O M


    A comparison of the antacid efficacy of magaldrate powder and its dosage forms on an equal weight basis by an in vitro technique revealed that: suspensions > chew tablets > powder. This was also evidenced by acid neutralizing capacity test USP XXIII, which also showed that riopan and rioplus suspensions were equipotent. All tested doses of different antacid dosage forms were found to regulate acid level to pH 3.0 within 10 seconds. This rapidity of action depends on its dose, dosage forms, and extent of chewing the tablets. The antacid efficacy of tested antacid was not affected by the concomitant presence of two tablets of duspatalin, faverin and panadol (group I) or their equivalent weights of pure powders, whilst, the duration of action, buffering capacity and total acid consumption was significantly suppressed with two dosage units of inderal, aspirin, and indocid (group II) or their equivalents of pure powder. However, antacid tested was still regulating gastric acid level within the comfort zone for a period of 70-110 min, and possessing (20.01-25.10 mEq/g) with group (II). These results are consistent with that obtained from acid neutralizing capacity test. The dissolution of magaldrate was pH dependent, with fast magnesium release and sustained aluminum hydroxide conversion. A significant (p 0.05) effect on that of group (I) was observed in the presence of different doses of antacid tested in all dissolution media. The presence of riopan suspension (20 ml) had a significant suppression on the release rates in all systems.

  11. Final Report of Tank 241-C-105 Dissolution, the Phase 2 Study

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    Meznarich, Huei K. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); bolling, Stacey D. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); Cooke, Gary A. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); Ely, Thomas M. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); Herting, Daniel L. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); Lachut, James S. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States); LaMothe, Margaret E. [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC., Richland, WA (United States)


    Three clamshell grab samples were taken from Tank 241-C-105 in October 2015 in accordance with RPP-PLAN-60011. Analytical results of those samples were issued in the report RPP-RPT-59115 by Wastren Advantage, Inc., Hanford Laboratory. Solid phase characterization results were reported separately in LAB-RPT-15-00011 and in RPP-RPT-59147. The major solid phases reported to be present were dawsonite [NaAlCO3(OH)2], trona [Na3(HCO3)(CO3)·2H2O], cejkaite [Na4(UO2)(CO3)3], and an unidentified organic solid, with minor amounts of gibbsite [Al(OH)3], natrophosphate [Na7F(PO4)2·19H2O], and traces of unidentified iron-rich and manganese-rich phases. Note that the presence of dawsonite, trona, and cejkaite requires a relatively low pH, likely around pH 9 to 10. One aliquot of each grab sample was provided to 222-S Laboratory Process Chemistry for dissolution studies. Phase 1 of the dissolution testing followed the approved test plan, WRPS-1404813, Rev. 3, and examined the behavior of the Tank 241-C-105 solids treated with water, 19M sodium hydroxide, 2M nitric acid, and 0.5M oxalic acid/2M nitric acid. Phase 2 of the testing was conducted in accordance with instructions from the client and emphasized treatment with 19M sodium hydroxide followed by water washing. This is the report of the Phase 2 testing.

  12. Influence of radiolysis on UO{sub 2} fuel matrix dissolution under disposal conditions. Literature Study

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    Ollila, K. (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland))


    The objective of this study was to examine the recent published literature on the influence of water radiolysis on UO{sub 2} fuel matrix dissolution under the disposal conditions. The alpha radiation is considered to be dominating over the other types of radiations at times longer than 1000 years. The presence of the anaerobic corrosion products of iron, especially of hydrogen, has been observed to play an important role under radiolysis conditions. It is not possible to exclude gamma/beta radiolysis effects in the experiments with spent fuel, since there is not available a fuel over 100 years old. More direct measurements of alpha radiolysis effects have been conducted with alpha doped UO{sub 2} materials. On the basis of the results of these experiments, a specific activity threshold to observe alpha radiolysis effects has been presented. The threshold is 1.8 x 107 to 3.3 x 107 Bq/g in anoxic 10-3 M carbonate solution. It is dependent on the environmental conditions, such as the reducing buffer capacity of the conditions. The results of dissolution rate measurements at VTT with 233 U-doped UO{sub 2} samples in 0.01 to 0.1 M NaCl solutions under anoxic conditions did not show any effect of alpha radiolysis with doping levels of 5 and 10% 233 U (3.2 x 107 and 6.3 x 107 Bq/g). Both Fe2+ and hydrogen can act as reducing species and could react with oxidizing radiolytic species. Fe2+ concentrations of the order of 10-5 M can decrease the rate of H{sub 2} O{sub 2} production. Low dissolution rates, 2 x 10-8 to 2 x 10-7 /yr, have been measured in the presence of metallic Fe with 5 and 10%233U-doped UO{sub 2} in 0.01 to 1 M NaCl solutions. The tests with isotope dilution method showed precipitation phenomena of U to occur during dissolution process. The concentrations of dissolved U were extremely low (<= 8.4 x 10-11 M). No effects of -radiolysis could be seen. It is difficult to distinguish the effects of metallic Fe, Fe2+ or hydrogen in these tests. Hydrogen could also

  13. Dissolution of NaCl nanocrystals: an ab initio molecular dynamics study. (United States)

    Holmberg, Nico; Chen, Jian-Cheng; Foster, Adam S; Laasonen, Kari


    The dissolution of NaCl has been systematically investigated by employing ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) on different NaCl nanocrystals as well as on a surface system immersed in water. We discovered a complex dissolution process simultaneously involving multiple ions initiated at the corner sites of the crystal. Our simulations indicated a difference in the dissolution rates of sodium and chlorine. While sodiums readily became partially solvated, chlorines more frequently transitioned into the fully solvated state leading to an overall greater dissolution rate for Cl. We determined that this difference arises due to faster water mediated elongations of individual ionic bonds to Na, but a significantly slower process for the last bond in comparison to Cl. In an attempt to investigate this phenomenon further, we performed metadynamics based free energy simulations on a surface slab presenting corner sites similar to those in cubic crystals, aiming to extract the dissolution free energy profile of corner ions. In qualitative agreement with the nanocrystal simulations, this revealed a shallower first free energy minimum for Na, but no statistically significant difference in the corresponding barriers and inconclusive results for the latter stage. Finally, simulations of smaller NaCl crystals illustrated how dissolution proceeds beyond the point of crystal lattice collapse, highlighting the strength of solvated ion interactions.

  14. The use of multiple outcomes in stress research: a case study of gender differences in responses to marital dissolution. (United States)

    Horwitz, A V; White, H R; Howell-White, S


    This study tests the hypothesis that the use of a single outcome variable distorts the mental health consequences of a stressor among different social groups. It uses the example of the impact of marital dissolution on the mental health of men and women to see whether rates of depression and alcohol problems rise disproportionately among women and men, respectively, who experience the same type of stressor. The sample compares 465 married subjects with 127 separated or divorced subjects drawn from a longitudinal study of 25-, 28-, and 31-year-olds. With controls for earlier rates of depression and alcohol problems, as well as for secondary stressors connected with separation and divorce, women undergoing marital dissolution show significantly greater increases in rates of depression compared to men who experience this stressor. Although men report far more alcohol problems than women, rates of these problems do not increase disproportionately among men, compared to women, during marital dissolution. The results indicate that the use of gender-typical mental health outcomes reduce, but do not eliminate,gender differences in the response to marital dissolution. They also indicate the need to use outcomes that typify how each group under study responds to stressful social conditions.

  15. Development and Validation of Discriminating and Biorelevant Dissolution Test for Lornoxicam Tablets (United States)

    Anumolu, P. D.; Sunitha, G.; Bindu, S. Hima; Satheshbabu, P. R.; Subrahmanyam, C. V. S.


    The establishment of biorelevant and discriminating dissolution procedure for drug products with limited water solubility is a useful technique for qualitative forecasting of the in vivo behavior of formulations. It also characterizes the drug product performance in pharmaceutical development. Lornoxicam, a BCS class-II drug is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug of the oxicam class, has no official dissolution media available in the literature. The objective of present work was to develop and validate a discriminating and biorelevant dissolution test for lornoxicam tablet dosage forms. To quantify the lornoxicam in dissolution samples, UV spectrophotometric method was developed using 0.01M sodium hydroxide solution as solvent at λma×376 nm. After evaluation of saturation solubility, dissolution, sink conditions and stability of lornoxicam bulk drug in different pH solutions and biorelevant media, the dissolution method was optimized using USP paddle type apparatus at 50 rpm rotation speed and 500 ml simulated intestinal fluid as discriminating and biorelevant dissolution medium. The similarity factor (f2) were investigated for formulations with changes in composition and manufacturing variations, values revealed that dissolution method having discriminating power and method was validated as per standard guidelines. The proposed dissolution method can be effectively applied for routine quality control in vitro dissolution studies of lornoxicam in tablets and helpful to pharmacopoeias. PMID:26180277

  16. A comparative study of the dissolution characteristics of capsule and tablet dosage forms of melt granulations of paracetamol--diluent effects. (United States)

    Uhumwangho, Michael U; Okor, Roland S


    The dissolution characteristics of melt granulations of paracetamol in capsule and tablet dosage form were compared to determine whether the dissolution characteristics of the granules can be actualized by formulating them as rapidly disintegrating tablets. The term melt granulation refers here to the wax-matrix granules that were formed by triturating the drug powder (paracetamol) with a melted carnauba wax. The matrix granules were admixed with diluents (lactose, alpha-cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose) also in granular form to prevent size separation during encapsulation or tableting. The granules were filled into hard gelatin capsules (mean content weight, 500 +/- 6.2 mg) or tableted (mean weight 500 +/- 5.1 mg, and tensile strength 1.36 +/- 0.2 to 1.7 +/- 0.3 MN/m2). The capsules and tablets were subjected to disintegration and in vitro dissolution tests. The dissolution data were analyzed on the basis of zero, first order rate kinetics and Higuchi square root of time relationship. The results showed that the dissolution profiles were generally consistent with a first order rate kinetics (r = 0.95). The first order dissolution rate constants of capsules and tablets of the matrix granules only (without diluents) were 0.31 +/- 0.02 min(-1) and 0.20 +/- 0.03 min(-1), respectively, indicating faster dissolution from the capsules. Therefore, the dissolution characteristics of the matrix particles were not intact after tableting. Addition of diluents to the capsule formulations had no effect on dissolution rates, whereas in the tablets, dissolution rates increased. For instance, inclusion of a diluent up to 50% w/w in the tablets increased the dissolution rate constants to 0.34 +/- 0.04 min(-1) (lactose), 0.42 +/- 0.02 min(-1) (alpha-cellulose), and 0.46 +/- 0.03 min(-1) (microcrystalline cellulose). Thus, alpha-cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose produced greater enhancer effect on the tablet dissolution rates compared to lactose. Both the capsules and

  17. Modelos in vitro para determinação da absorção de fármacos e previsão da relação dissolução/absorção In vitro models for the determination of drug absorption and a prediction of dissolution/absorption relationships

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    Jacqueline de Souza


    and absorption of drugs using in vitro models. There are several methods for determining in vitro intestinal permeability. These include diffusion studies with intestinal segments from various species or with cultured cell monolayer. Some of the most commonly used cell models are Caco-2, TC-7, 2/4/A1 and MDCK. Caco-2 cells have been the most extensively characterized and useful cell models. The Caco-2 cell, a human colon adenocarcinoma, undergoes spontaneous enterocytic differentiation in culture. A dissolution Caco-2 system has been developed to predict dissolution/absorption relationships of oral solid dosage forms of drugs prior to human studies. The in vitro permeability models represent an important tool for drug discovery within the pharmaceutical industry. However, similar models are likely to generate false negative results with actively transported drugs, and the use of a sophisticated mathematical model could be required.

  18. Bioequivalence study of paracetamol tablets: in vitro-in vivo correlation. (United States)

    Domínguez, A; Medina, R; Hurtado, M


    The bioequivalence of three chemically equivalent paracetamol generic Mexican products (500 mg tablets) was evaluated in 12 healthy volunteers using the American innovator product (Tylenol, McNeil, Fort Washington, PA), as the reference. Single oral doses of each product were administered at 1-week intervals using a 4 x 4 Latin square design balanced for the first residual effect. The total amount of paracetamol excreted in urine in 24 hr was taken as a measure of bioavailability. In addition, moment analysis was used to estimate in vitro mean dissolution time (MDT) from dissolution profiles obtained following the USP 23 dissolution test specified for paracetamol tablets and to estimate in vivo mean residence time (MRT) from urinary excretion data. Significant differences in the dissolution performance and in the cumulative amount of paracetamol excreted in urine up to 24 hr were observed when the data were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) (p paracetamol products studied can be considered equivalent to the reference product Tylenol. A linear correlation between in vitro MDT and in vivo MRT was found.

  19. Biorelevant dissolution of candesartan cilexetil

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    Lucie Gruberová


    Full Text Available The choice of an appropriate medium for dissolution tests is an essential step during a dosage form development. The adequate design of dissolution testing enables forecasting in vivo behavior of drug formulation. Biorelevant media were developed for this purpose because dissolution media described in the International Pharmacopoeia are not thoroughly suitable. Therefore, we carried out solubility and dissolution tests in biorelevant media and we compared the results with data measured in compendial dissolution media. A shake-flask method and standard paddle apparatus were used. The concentration was measured by a UV-Vis spectrophotometer. An oral solid dosage form with poorly soluble drug candesartan cilexetil was tested. Significant differences in the solubility and dissolution profiles of candesartan cilexetil were observed. The study offers the overview of compendial and biorelevant media simulating fasted state that can be analyzed by a spectrophotometric technique.

  20. Numerical Modeling Studies of The Dissolution-Diffusion-Convection ProcessDuring CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers

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    Pruess, Karsten; Zhang, Keni


    For purposes of geologic storage, CO2 would be injected into saline formations at supercritical temperature and pressure conditions, and would form a separate phase that is immiscible with the aqueous phase (brine). At typical subsurface temperature and pressure conditions, supercritical CO2 (scCO2) has lower density than the aqueous phase and would experience an upward buoyancy force. Accordingly, the CO2 is expected to accumulate beneath the caprock at the top of the permeable interval, and could escape from the storage formation wherever (sub-)vertical pathways are available, such as fractures or faults through the caprock, or improperly abandoned wells. Over time, an increasing fraction of CO2 may dissolve in the aqueous phase, and eventually some of the aqueous CO2 may react with rock minerals to form poorly soluble carbonates. Dissolution into the aqueous phase and eventual sequestration as carbonates are highly desirable processes as they would increase permanence and security of storage. Dissolution of CO2 will establish phase equilibrium locally between the overlying CO2 plume and the aqueous phase beneath. If the aqueous phase were immobile, CO2 dissolution would be limited by the rate at which molecular diffusion can remove dissolved CO2 from the interface between CO2-rich and aqueous phases. This is a slow process. However, dissolution of CO2 is accompanied by a small increase in the density of the aqueous phase, creating a negative buoyancy force that can give rise to downward convection of CO2-rich brine, which in turn can greatly accelerate CO2 dissolution. This study explores the process of dissolution-diffusion-convection (DDC), using high-resolution numerical simulation. We find that geometric features of convection patterns are very sensitive to small changes in problem specifications, reflecting self-enhancing feedbacks and the chaotic nature of the process. Total CO2 dissolution rates on the other hand are found to be quite robust against

  1. Electrochemical Impedance Study for Selective Dissolution of a Cu-Zn Alloy

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    Hoshi, Y.; Tabei, K.; Shitanda, I.; Itagaki, M. [Tokyo University of Science, Chiba (Japan)


    The anodic dissolution behavior of copper and brass in an electrolyte solution of 0.5M NaCl containing 0.5 mM NaHCO{sub 3} was investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The Nyquist plots of the copper impedance described a small loop in the high-frequency range and a large locus in the low-frequency range. Additionally, the features of the impedance spectrum of the brass were similar to those of the copper. This indicates that the copper-enriched layer formed on the brass surface due to the selective dissolution of the zinc from the surface. In addition, the rest potential and the anodic polarization curve for each sample were measured in order to discuss the selective dissolution of the zinc from the brass surface.

  2. Understanding and predicting the impact of critical dissolution variables for nifedipine immediate release capsules by multivariate data analysis. (United States)

    Mercuri, A; Pagliari, M; Baxevanis, F; Fares, R; Fotaki, N


    In this study the selection of in vivo predictive in vitro dissolution experimental set-ups using a multivariate analysis approach, in line with the Quality by Design (QbD) principles, is explored. The dissolution variables selected using a design of experiments (DoE) were the dissolution apparatus [USP1 apparatus (basket) and USP2 apparatus (paddle)], the rotational speed of the basket/or paddle, the operator conditions (dissolution apparatus brand and operator), the volume, the pH, and the ethanol content of the dissolution medium. The dissolution profiles of two nifedipine capsules (poorly soluble compound), under conditions mimicking the intake of the capsules with i. water, ii. orange juice and iii. an alcoholic drink (orange juice and ethanol) were analysed using multiple linear regression (MLR). Optimised dissolution set-ups, generated based on the mathematical model obtained via MLR, were used to build predicted in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVC). IVIVC could be achieved using physiologically relevant in vitro conditions mimicking the intake of the capsules with an alcoholic drink (orange juice and ethanol). The multivariate analysis revealed that the concentration of ethanol used in the in vitro dissolution experiments (47% v/v) can be lowered to less than 20% v/v, reflecting recently found physiological conditions. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Enhancement of dissolution rate of class II drugs (Hydrochlorothiazide); a comparative study of the two novel approaches; solid dispersion and liqui-solid techniques. (United States)

    Khan, Amjad; Iqbal, Zafar; Shah, Yasar; Ahmad, Lateef; Ismail; Ullah, Zia; Ullah, Aman


    Liqui-solid technique and solid dispersion formation are two novel approaches for enhancement of dissolution rate of BCS class II drugs. Liqui-solid compact converts a liquid drug or drug solution into a free flowing powder with enhanced dissolution rate. In case of solid dispersion drug is molecularly dispersed in a hydrophilic polymer in solid state. In the present study, Liqui-solid and solid dispersion techniques were applied to enhance the dissolution of the Hydrochlorothiazide. Three formulations of Hydrochlorothiazide were prepared by liqui-solid technique using micro crystalline cellulose as carrier material and colloidal silicon dioxide as coating material. Water, poly ethylene glycol-400 and Tween-60 were used as solvent system. Solid dispersions of Hydrochlorothiazide were prepared by solvent fusion method using PEG-4000 as carrier polymer. Tablets were subjected to evaluation of various physical and chemical characteristics. Dissolution profiles of tablets prepared by the novel techniques were compared with marketed conventional tablets. Model independent techniques including similarity factor, dissimilarity factor and dissolution efficiency were applied for comparison of dissolution profiles. The results obtained indicated that liqui-solid compact formulations were more effective in enhancing the dissolution rate compared with solid dispersion technique. The liqui-solid compacts improved the dissolution rate up to 95% while the solid dispersion increased it to 88%.

  4. Modeling gastrointestinal drug absorption requires more in vivo biopharmaceutical data: experience from in vivo dissolution and permeability studies in humans. (United States)

    Lennernäs, Hans


    The majority (84%) of the 50 most-sold pharmaceutical products in the US and European markets are given orally. The dominating role of this route in drug therapy is a consequence of it being safe, efficient and easily accessible with minimal discomfort to the patient in comparison with other routes of drug administration. A successful drug discovery and development of oral pharmaceutical products require an in-depth understanding of multiple biochemical and physiological processes that determine the dissolution rate, intestinal permeability, gastrointestinal transit, first-pass extraction and systemic exposure-time profiles of drugs. It is crucial to realize that these basic biopharmaceutic and pharmacokinetic properties are crucial to focus on to allow successful drug development. Identification of the rate-limiting step(s) in order to overcome these barriers and understanding of the sources of variability are important in the selection of suitable candidate molecules in drug development. Several reports based on in vitro investigations in various cell models have suggested that carrier-mediated intestinal efflux may be a major reason for incomplete absorption and variable bioavailability of drugs, as well being a site for drug-drug and specific food-drug interactions. However, many drugs which were initially suggested to undergo significant efflux in vitro were later shown to be completely absorbed in vivo. This apparent discrepancy between in vitro and in vivo results may be due to several factors that will be discussed in this review. Novel data on solubility and dissolution in human gastrointestinal derived fluids will be reviewed. The effect of food intake on solubility and dissolution rate of a range of drugs including felodipine, danazol, griseofulvin, cyclosporine, probucol and ubiquinone in simulated and real intestinal fluids is discussed. The biopharmaceutic and physicochemical data discussed here can potentially be used as a benchmark set for

  5. Dissolution of peripheral arterial thrombi by ultrasound. (United States)

    Ariani, M; Fishbein, M C; Chae, J S; Sadeghi, H; Michael, A D; Dubin, S B; Siegel, R J


    We have previously shown that continuous-wave ultrasound can rapidly dissolve human thrombi in vitro, with 99% of all residual particles measuring less than 10 microns in diameter. To assess the effects of pulsed-wave ultrasound energy on whole blood clots, 1) in vitro studies were preformed to assess precisely the rates of clot disruption and to quantify particulate size, and 2) in vivo studies were performed to assess the efficacy and safety of catheter-delivered ultrasound for intra-arterial thrombus dissolution. In vitro, we studied 50 samples of human whole blood clots and using an 89-cm-long wire probe, applied pulse-wave energies from 8 to 23 W. The corresponding peak-to-peak tip displacement range was 63.5 - 102 microns. We studied arterial thrombosis in vivo in 21 canine superficial femoral arteries. To produce an acute thrombosis, 200 units of thrombin followed by 2 ml of 72-hour-old autologous clot were injected into a 5-7-cm segment of femoral artery and left to coagulate for 2 hours. Ultrasound energy was intermittently applied at a frequency of 20 kHz with a prototype ultrasound wire ensheathed in a catheter and directed to clots by fluoroscopy. In nine cases, angioscopic guidance was used to put the probe into direct contact with the intra-arterial thromboses. In vitro clot dissolution times were inversely related to the ultrasound power output (r = 0.95). All in vivo canine thromboses were disrupted in 4 minutes or less. All successful recanalizations were confirmed by angiography and in nine cases by angioscopy as well. Angioscopy demonstrated that probe activation caused rapid clot disruption. Histological studies of the vessels showed no evidence of thermal or cavitation injury, occlusive distal embolization, or perforation. Our findings in this experimental canine model suggest that ultrasound clot dissolution has the potential to be an effective and safe alternative to current treatment modalities for peripheral arterial thrombosis.

  6. A pilot study into the effect of whisky, wine and beer consumption on tooth surface dissolution. (United States)

    Santosh Kumar, Tadakamadla; Jyothi, Tadakamadla; Harish, Tibdewal; Prabu, Duraiswamy; Suhas, Kulkarni


    To assess the potential of acute alcohol consumption to dissolve tooth surfaces and to evaluate the difference in the dissolution potential of whisky, beer and wine. The study sample comprised 36 healthy male volunteers with mean age of 26.27 (SD-1.96) years (range 25-30 years). The study design involved randomly allocating the 36 individuals into three groups of alcohol consumption (whisky, beer, wine) with 12 subjects in each group. Two samples of paraffin stimulated whole saliva were collected, at baseline and immediately after consumption of alcohol. Saliva was subjected to chemical analysis for pH, ionic calcium and inorganic phosphate. There was a significant difference for mean change in salivary pH, calcium and inorganic phosphate between the three alcohol groups. A significant reduction in the mean pH was observed after consumption of any form of alcoholic drink (mean change=-1.34, p=0.0001). Beer consumers had highest reduction in mean pH (1.75) followed by the wine (1.13) and whisky consumers (1.12) (p=0.045 and p=0.087 respectively). Mean calcium (mean change=5.75, p=0.0001) and inorganic phosphate (mean change=8.42, p=0.003) concentration significantly increased in the whole study sample. Mean inorganic phosphate and calcium concentrations increased after consumption of whisky and wine while a drop in their concentrations was observed in beer consumers. Salivary pH decreased significantly in subjects belonging to all the three groups. In both whisky and wine groups, there was a rise in salivary inorganic phosphate concentration while only whisky was able to dissolve calcium from the tooth surfaces.

  7. An experimental study of dolomite dissolution kinetics at conditions relevant to CO2 geological storage

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    Baritantonaki, Angeliki; Bolourinejad, Panteha; Herber, Rien

    The kinetics of dolomite dissolution have been experimentally investigated under subsurface conditions characteristic of the Rotliegend gas fields in the NE of The Netherlands. Experiments were performed in closed, stirred, batch reactors at far from equilibrium conditions, with dolomite powders of

  8. Influence of Structural Defects on Biomineralized ZnS Nanoparticle Dissolution: An In-Situ Electron Microscopy Study. (United States)

    Eskelsen, Jeremy R; Xu, Jie; Chiu, Michelle Y; Moon, Ji-Won; Wilkins, Branford O; Graham, David E; Gu, Baohua; Pierce, Eric M


    The dissolution of metal sulfides, such as ZnS, is an important biogeochemical process affecting fate and transport of trace metals in the environment. However, currently studies of in-situ dissolution of metal sulfides and the effects of structural defects on dissolution are lacking. Here we have examined the dissolution behavior of ZnS nanoparticles synthesized via several abiotic and biological pathways. Specifically, the biogenic ZnS nanoparticles were produced by an anaerobic, metal-reducing bacterium Thermoanaerobacter sp. X513 in a Zn-amended, thiosulfate-containing growth medium either in the presence or absence of silver (Ag), whereas the abiogenic ZnS nanoparticles were produced by mixing an aqueous Zn solution with either H2S-rich gas or Na2S solution. The size distribution, crystal structure, aggregation behavior, and internal defects of the synthesized ZnS nanoparticles were examined using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) coupled with X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy. The characterization results show that both the biogenic and abiogenic samples were dominantly composed of sphalerite. In the absence of Ag, the biogenic ZnS nanoparticles were significantly larger (i.e., ~10 nm) than the abiogenic ones (i.e., ~3-5 nm) and contained structural defects (e.g., twins and stacking faults). The presence of trace Ag showed a restraining effect on the particle size of the biogenic ZnS, resulting in quantum-dot-sized nanoparticles (i.e., ~3 nm). In situ dissolution experiments for the synthesized ZnS were conducted with a liquid-cell TEM (LCTEM), and the primary factors (i.e., the presence or absence structural defects) were evaluated for their effects on the dissolution behavior using the biogenic and abiogenic ZnS nanoparticle samples with the largest average particle size. Analysis of the dissolution results (i.e., change in particle radius with time) using the Kelvin equation shows that the defect-bearing biogenic ZnS nanoparticles

  9. A study on the dissolution rates of K-Cr(VI)-jarosites: kinetic analysis and implications. (United States)

    Reyes, Iván A; Mireles, Ister; Patiño, Francisco; Pandiyan, Thangarasu; Flores, Mizraim U; Palacios, Elia G; Gutiérrez, Emmanuel J; Reyes, Martín


    The presence of natural and industrial jarosite type-compounds in the environment could have important implications in the mobility of potentially toxic elements such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, among others. Understanding the dissolution reactions of jarosite-type compounds is notably important for an environmental assessment (for water and soil), since some of these elements could either return to the environment or work as temporary deposits of these species, thus would reduce their immediate environmental impact. This work reports the effects of temperature, pH, particle diameter and Cr(VI) content on the initial dissolution rates of K-Cr(VI)-jarosites (KFe3[(SO4)2 - X(CrO4)X](OH)6). Temperature (T) was the variable with the strongest effect, followed by pH in acid/alkaline medium (H3O(+)/OH(-)). It was found that the substitution of CrO4 (2-)in Y-site and the substitution of H3O(+) in M-site do not modify the dissolution rates. The model that describes the dissolution process is the unreacted core kinetic model, with the chemical reaction on the unreacted core surface. The dissolution in acid medium was congruent, while in alkaline media was incongruent. In both reaction media, there is a release of K(+), SO4 (2-) and CrO4 (2-) from the KFe3[(SO4)2 - X(CrO4)X](OH)6 structure, although the latter is rapidly absorbed by the solid residues of Fe(OH)3 in alkaline medium dissolutions. The dissolution of KFe3[(SO4)2 - X(CrO4)X](OH)6 exhibited good stability in a wide range of pH and T conditions corresponding to the calculated parameters of reaction order n, activation energy E A and dissolution rate constants for each kinetic stages of induction and progressive conversion. The kinetic analysis related to the reaction orders and calculated activation energies confirmed that extreme pH and T conditions are necessary to obtain considerably high dissolution rates. Extreme pH conditions (acidic or alkaline) cause the preferential release of K(+), SO4 (2

  10. Use of bicarbonate buffer systems for dissolution characterization of enteric-coated proton pump inhibitor tablets. (United States)

    Shibata, Hiroko; Yoshida, Hiroyuki; Izutsu, Ken-Ichi; Goda, Yukihiro


    The aim of this study was to assess the effects of buffer systems (bicarbonate or phosphate at different concentrations) on the in vitro dissolution profiles of commercially available enteric-coated tablets. In vitro dissolution tests were conducted using an USP apparatus II on 12 enteric-coated omeprazole and rabeprazole tablets, including innovator and generic formulations in phosphate buffers, bicarbonate buffers and a media modified Hanks (mHanks) buffer. Both omeprazole and rabeprazole tablets showed similar dissolution profiles among products in the compendial phosphate buffer system. However, there were large differences between products in dissolution lag time in mHanks buffer and bicarbonate buffers. All formulations showed longer dissolution lag times at lower concentrations of bicarbonate or phosphate buffers. The dissolution rank order of each formulation differed between mHanks buffer and bicarbonate buffers. A rabeprazole formulation coated with a methacrylic acid copolymer showed the shortest lag time in the high concentration bicarbonate buffer, suggesting varied responses depending on the coating layer and buffer components. Use of multiple dissolution media during in vitro testing, including high concentration bicarbonate buffer, would contribute to the efficient design of enteric-coated drug formulations. © 2016 Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

  11. Errors in reporting on dissolution research: methodological and statistical implications. (United States)

    Jasińska-Stroschein, Magdalena; Kurczewska, Urszula; Orszulak-Michalak, Daria


    In vitro dissolution testing provides useful information at clinical and preclinical stages of the drug development process. The study includes pharmaceutical papers on dissolution research published in Polish journals between 2010 and 2015. They were analyzed with regard to information provided by authors about chosen methods, performed validation, statistical reporting or assumptions used to properly compare release profiles considering the present guideline documents addressed to dissolution methodology and its validation. Of all the papers included in the study, 23.86% presented at least one set of validation parameters, 63.64% gave the results of the weight uniformity test, 55.68% content determination, 97.73% dissolution testing conditions, and 50% discussed a comparison of release profiles. The assumptions for methods used to compare dissolution profiles were discussed in 6.82% of papers. By means of example analyses, we demonstrate that the outcome can be influenced by the violation of several assumptions or selection of an improper method to compare dissolution profiles. A clearer description of the procedures would undoubtedly increase the quality of papers in this area.

  12. Dissolution Enhancement of Rosuvastatin Calcium by Liquisolid Compact Technique

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    V. J. Kapure


    Full Text Available In present investigation liquisolid compact technique is investigated as a tool for enhanced dissolution of poorly water-soluble drug Rosuvastatin calcium (RVT. The model drug RVT, a HMG-Co A reductase inhibitor was formulated in form of directly compressed tablets and liquisolid compacts; and studied for in-vitro release characteristics at different dissolution conditions. In this technique, liquid medications of water insoluble drugs in non-volatile liquid vehicles can be converted into acceptably flowing and compressible powders. Formulated systems were assessed for precompression parameters like flow properties of liquisolid system, Fourior transform infra red spectra (FTIR analysis, X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, and post compression parameters like content uniformity, weight variation, hardness and friability, disintegration test, wetting time, in vitro dissolution studies, effect of dissolution volume on drug release rate, and estimation of fraction of molecularly dispersed drug in liquid medication. As liquisolid compacts demonstrated significantly higher drug release rates, we lead to conclusion that it could be a promising strategy in improving the dissolution of poor water soluble drugs and formulating immediate release solid dosage forms.

  13. Dissolution processes. [224 references

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    Silver, G.L.


    This review contains more than 100 observations and 224 references on the dissolution phenomenon. The dissolution processes are grouped into three categories: methods of aqueous attack, fusion methods, and miscellaneous observations on phenomena related to dissolution problems. (DLC)

  14. Estimate of long-term dissolution rate of basaltic glass. A case study on Mt. Fuji area

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    Shikazono, Naotatsu; Takino, Akitsugu [Keio Univ., Environmental Geochemistry, Tokyo (Japan)


    Bulk compositional, mineralogical and physical properties of weathered basaltic ash soil ('Andisol') derived mainly from Mt. Fuji were studied. Mineralogical studies revealed that the dominant primary material and weathering products are volcanic glass, allophane and halloysite and the sequence of weathering is volcanic glass {yields} allophane {yields} 10A halloysite {yields} 7A halloysite. X-ray fluorescence analysis indicates that the relative elemental mobilities during the weathering is Na, Ca>K>Mg>P>Si>Ti, Fe>Al>Mn. The trends of soilwater chemistry (H{sub 4}SiO{sub 4} concentration) with depth were calculated based on dissolution - precipitation kinetics - fluid flow coupling model. In order to calculate the trends, the data on present-day annual rainfall, solubility of basalt glass, porosity and specific weight of soil, deposition rate of volcanic ash and grain size of volcanic glass were used. The calculated results were compared with analytical trends of soilwater chemistry. From this comparison the dissolution rate constant of basalt glass was estimated to be 10{sup -9.4} - 10{sup -9.2} (mole Si m{sup -2} s{sup -1}). This value is consistent with previous experimental dissolution rate constant of basalt glass reported in the literature. (author)

  15. Preliminary study on crystal dissolution activity of Rotula aquatica, Commiphora wightii and Boerhaavia diffusa extracts. (United States)

    Raut, Ashwinikumar A; Sunder, Sudha; Sarkar, Subrata; Pandita, Nancy S; Vaidya, Ashok D B


    Several Ayurvedic plants are known to have activity against diverse urinary crystals. The traditional knowledge of Ayurveda, collective clinical experience in arthritis and the earlier experimental studies on urinary crystals led to the selection of three plants, viz. Rotula aquatica, Commiphora wightii Bhandari syn. C.mukul. and Boerhaavia diffusa for screening anticrystal activity against basic calcium phosphate (BCP), calcium pyrophosphate (CPPD) and monosodium urate monohydrate (MSUM). The effects of each plant were assayed on microcrystals in 24-well microplates in vitro. Our results show that the aqueous extracts of only R. aquatica and C. wightii have shown crystal dissolving activity against MSUM.

  16. High contrast XMT studies of in-situ electrochemical dissolution of broken dental tools (United States)

    Mills, David; Mitchell, Alison; Khine, Sean; Davis, Graham


    Fracture of nickel-titanium (NiTi) endodontic files is an uncommon but potentially damaging occurrence during root canal preparation. If the broken portion of the file remains inside the tooth canal it can prevent complete preparation of the root canal with consequent negative impact on treatment outcomes. Removal of file fragment from the tooth canal is currently a mechanical process, which due to the limited working space and restricted view can lead to further problems including perforation of the tooth. Electrochemical dissolution is a relatively new method proposed to dissolve a fractured instrument, fully or partially within the canal, to enable its removal. In this article we explore the effects of electrochemical dissolution on the root canal environment using high contrast time delay integration (TDI) X-ray micro-tomography (XMT) designed specifically for dental research.

  17. Dissolution study of active pharmaceutical ingredients using molecular dynamics simulations with classical force fields (United States)

    Greiner, Maximilian; Elts, Ekaterina; Schneider, Julian; Reuter, Karsten; Briesen, Heiko


    The CHARMM, general Amber and OPLS force fields are evaluated for their suitability in simulating the molecular dynamics of the dissolution of the hydrophobic, small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients aspirin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol in aqueous media. The force fields are evaluated by comparison with quantum chemical simulations or experimental references on the basis of the following capabilities: accurately representing intra- and intermolecular interactions, appropriately reproducing crystal lattice parameters, adequately describing thermodynamic properties, and the qualitative description of the dissolution behavior. To make this approach easily accessible for evaluating the dissolution properties of novel drug candidates in the early stage of drug development, the force field parameter files are generated using online resources such as the SWISS PARAM servers, and the software packages ACPYPE and Maestro. All force fields are found to reproduce the intermolecular interactions with a reasonable degree of accuracy, with the general Amber and CHARMM force fields showing the best agreement with quantum mechanical calculations. A stable crystal bulk structure is obtained for all model substances, except for ibuprofen, where the reproductions of the lattice parameters and observed crystal stability are considerably poor for all force fields. The heat of solution used to evaluate the solid-to-solution phase transitions is found to be in qualitative agreement with the experimental data for all combinations tested, with the results being quantitatively optimum for the general Amber and CHARMM force fields. For aspirin and paracetamol, stable crystal-water interfaces were obtained. The (100), (110), (011) and (001) interfaces of aspirin or paracetamol and water were simulated for each force field for 30 ns. Although generally expected as a rare event, in some of the simulations, dissolution is observed at 310 K and ambient pressure conditions.

  18. Development of a pore network simulation model to study nonaqueous phase liquid dissolution (United States)

    Dillard, Leslie A.; Blunt, Martin J.


    A pore network simulation model was developed to investigate the fundamental physics of nonequilibrium nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL) dissolution. The network model is a lattice of cubic chambers and rectangular tubes that represent pore bodies and pore throats, respectively. Experimental data obtained by Powers [1992] were used to develop and validate the model. To ensure the network model was representative of a real porous medium, the pore size distribution of the network was calibrated by matching simulated and experimental drainage and imbibition capillary pressure-saturation curves. The predicted network residual styrene blob-size distribution was nearly identical to the observed distribution. The network model reproduced the observed hydraulic conductivity and produced relative permeability curves that were representative of a poorly consolidated sand. Aqueous-phase transport was represented by applying the equation for solute flux to the network tubes and solving for solute concentrations in the network chambers. Complete mixing was found to be an appropriate approximation for calculation of chamber concentrations. Mass transfer from NAPL blobs was represented using a corner diffusion model. Predicted results of solute concentration versus Peclet number and of modified Sherwood number versus Peclet number for the network model compare favorably with experimental data for the case in which NAPL blob dissolution was negligible. Predicted results of normalized effluent concentration versus pore volume for the network were similar to the experimental data for the case in which NAPL blob dissolution occurred with time.

  19. Amorphous is not always better—A dissolution study on solid state forms of carbamazepine

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    Jensen, Linda G.; Skautrup, Frederik B.; Müllertz, Anette


    state forms of carbamazepine, crystalline or amorphous drug, with or without either polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) or hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) and glass solutions of the drug with both polymers (2:1, 4:1 and 10:1 (w/w) drug-to-polymer ratio) were tested with respect to their dissolution behaviour...... in a biorelevant gastric medium (for 30 min) and subsequently in intestinal conditions (for 2 h). Carbamazepine form III in the absence of polymer dissolved to a drug concentration of 540 μg/ml, but the concentration decreased after around 70 min due to precipitation of the dihydrate form, and reached 436 μg....../ml after 2.5 h dissolution testing. The presence of PVP led to a similar dissolution profile with a slightly earlier onset of decrease in drug concentration, while in the presence of HPMC no decline in dissolved drug concentration was observed. Surprisingly, amorphous carbamazepine did not result in any...

  20. Investigation of the Dissolution Profile of Gliclazide Modified-Release Tablets Using Different Apparatuses and Dissolution Conditions. (United States)

    Skripnik, K K S; Riekes, M K; Pezzini, B R; Cardoso, S G; Stulzer, H K


    In the absence of an official dissolution method for modified-release tablets of gliclazide, dissolution parameters, such as apparatuses (1, 2, and 3), rotation speeds, pH, and composition of the dissolution medium were investigated. The results show that although the drug presents a pH-mediated solubility (pH 7.0 > 6.8 > 6.4 > 6.0 > 5.5 > 4.5), the in vitro release of the studied tablets was not dependent on this parameter, despite of the apparatus tested. On the other hand, the rotation speed demonstrated a greater influence (100 rpm >50 rpm). Using similar hydrodynamic conditions, the three different apparatuses were compared in pH 6.8 and provided the following trend: apparatus 1 at 100 rpm >2 at 50 rpm ≈3 at 10 dpm. As a complete, but slow release is expected from modified-release formulations, apparatus 2, in phosphate buffer pH 6.8 and 100 rpm, were selected as the optimized dissolution method. In comparison to apparatus 1 under the same conditions, the paddle avoids the stickiness of formulation excipients at the mesh of the basket, which could prejudice the release of gliclazide. Results obtained with biorelevant medium through the developed dissolution method were similar to the buffer solution pH 6.8. The application of the optimized method as a quality control test between two different brands of gliclazide modified-release tablets showed that both dissolution profiles were considered similar by the similarity factor (f2 = 51.8). The investigation of these dissolution profiles indicated a dissolution kinetic following first-order model.

  1. Study of the thorium phosphate-diphosphate (TPD) dissolution: kinetic aspect - thermodynamic aspect: analysis of the neo-formed phases; Etude de la dissolution du phosphate diphosphate de thorium: - aspect cinetique - aspect thermodynamique: analyse des phases neoformees

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    Thomas, A.Ch


    The aim of this work is to study the aqueous corrosion of the thorium phosphate-diphosphate (TPD), of the formula Th{sub 4}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}, in the framework of the actinides immobilization. In order to complete the anterior studies concerning solid solutions where thorium is substituted by a tetravalent ion (uranium (IV) or plutonium (IV)) in the TPD structure, compounds of thorium and neptunium phosphate-diphosphate, of formula Th{sub 4-x}Np{sub x}(PO{sub 4}){sub 4}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}, have been prepared. Furthermore, a new chemical way of synthesis has been investigated in order to sinter solids solution of thorium and uranium phosphate-diphosphate (TUPD) in good conditions. The TPD dissolution study showed two principals steps. The first one corresponds to the control of element concentration by the material dissolution whereas the second corresponds to the formation of secondary precipitates for which thermodynamic equilibrium controls the concentration of the species in solution. Leaching tests have been performed varying several independent parameters in order to determine the TPD dissolution rate. The partial orders related to the protons or to the hydroxide ions have been found between 0.35 and 0.45 whereas the apparent dissolution rate constants are in the range 1.10{sup -5} for 9.10{sup -5} g.m{sup -2}.j{sup -1} for acidic and basic media. The neo-formed phases have been characterized after the dissolution of TPD and TUPD. We found that the TPD leaching in acidic medium leads to the formation of the crystallized thorium phosphate-hydrogen-phosphate (TPHP), of formula Th{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}(HPO{sub 4}), x H{sub 2}O, whereas the TUPD dissolution leads to the TPHP and an other compound, of formula (UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}, 5 H{sub 2}O. We calculated its solubility product which is in good agreement with those found in the literature. The phases formed during the leaching of solids containing plutonium; americium or curium (Th

  2. Application of in situ digital holography to the study of the effect of a magnetic field on the anodic dissolution of iron in thichloroacetic acid

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    Full Text Available The effect of a magnetic field on the anodic dissolution of iron in 1.0 mol dm-3 trichloroacetic acid solution was studied by the potentiodynamic polarization method and in situ digital holography. It was found that the magnetohydrodynamic force increased the mass transport, which resulted in a faster anodic dissolution of iron. The effect of the magnetic field was analyzed by holograms and is discussed in terms of the magnetohydrodynamic force.

  3. Dissolution properties, solid-state transformation and polymorphic crystallization: progesterone case study. (United States)

    Araya-Sibaja, Andrea Mariela; Paulino, Amarilis Scremin; Rauber, Gabriela Schneider; Campos, Carlos Eduardo Maduro; Cardoso, Simone Gonçalves; Monti, Gustavo Alberto; Heredia, Valeria; Bianco, Ismael; Beltrano, Dante; Cuffini, Silvia Lucia


    Progesterone is a natural steroid hormone and a poor soluble drug which presents two polymorphs (forms 1 and 2). Different methods to obtain form 2 were tested and a complete solid-state characterization of both polymorphs (forms 1 and 2) was conducted. X-ray powder diffraction, hot stage microscopy, Fourier transform infrared, dispersive Raman, (13)C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, thermal analysis, scanning electron microscopy techniques and intrinsic dissolution rates (IDR) were applied to investigate physical-chemical and dissolution properties of these two polymorphs. Form 2 was obtained from diluted solutions and from melting after cooling at room temperature. Form 1 was obtained from concentrated solutions and, a mixture of both polymorphs was crystallized from intermediate solutions. The crystal habit was not a distinctive characteristic of each polymorph. The effect of mechanical stress was evaluated in the metastable polymorph (form 2). We observed that grinding form 2 produced seeds of form 1 that induced the transformation of form 2 into form 1 at high temperature. The polymorphic quantification from XRD patterns of ground samples were carried out by the Rietveld method. After grinding and at room temperature conditions (∼25 °C), it was observed the transformation of 17% of form 2 into form 1 in 10 days.

  4. Development and Validation of New Discriminative Dissolution Method for Carvedilol Tablets (United States)

    Raju, V.; Murthy, K. V. R.


    The objective of the present study was to develop and validate a discriminative dissolution method for evaluation of carvedilol tablets. Different conditions such as type of dissolution medium, volume of dissolution medium and rotation speed of paddle were evaluated. The best in vitro dissolution profile was obtained using Apparatus II (paddle), 50 rpm, 900 ml of pH 6.8 phosphate buffer as dissolution medium. The drug release was evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatographic method. The dissolution method was validated according to current ICH and FDA guidelines using parameters such as the specificity, accuracy, precision and stability were evaluated and obtained results were within the acceptable range. The comparison of the obtained dissolution profiles of three different products were investigated using ANOVA-based, model-dependent and model-independent methods, results showed that there is significant difference between the products. The dissolution test developed and validated was adequate for its higher discriminative capacity in differentiating the release characteristics of the products tested and could be applied for development and quality control of carvedilol tablets. PMID:22923865

  5. Application of FTIR spectroscopic imaging to study the effects of modifying the pH microenvironment on the dissolution of ibuprofen from HPMC matrices. (United States)

    Wray, Patrick S; Clarke, Graham S; Kazarian, Sergei G


    This work presents the novel application of attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (ATR-FTIR) imaging to study the dissolution of ibuprofen form tablets in which the internal pH of the matrix has been modified by addition of acidic and basic powders to the formulations. Acidic additives to the matrix retarded the dissolution of crystalline ibuprofen domains. Basic additives formed both soluble and insoluble salts with the ibuprofen depending on the pH modifier added. Tablets consisting of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, ibuprofen, and an acidic or basic additive were studied. FTIR imaging in ATR mode was used for analysis of water ingress into the tablet and the presence, distribution, and chemical state of the drug. The FTIR imaging data showed distinct changes in the dissolution of crystalline ibuprofen between the formulations with different pH modifiers. In the basic formulations, FTIR imaging identified the formation of salts. The sodium salt formed was highly soluble and enhanced dissolution, whereas the calcium salt was highly insoluble and slowed the dissolution. FTIR imaging has produced important data concerning the internal matrix dissolution performance. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  6. Determinants of marriage dissolution (United States)

    Rahim, Mohd Amirul Rafiq Abu; Shafie, Siti Aishah Mohd; Hadi, Az'lina Abdul; Razali, Nornadiah Mohd; Azid @ Maarof, Nur Niswah Naslina


    Nowadays, the number of divorce cases among Muslim couples is very worrisome whereby the total cases reported in 2013 increased by half of the total cases reported in the previous year. The questions on the true key factors of dissolution of marriage continue to arise. Thus, the objective of this study is to reveal the factors that contribute to the dissolution of marriage. A total of 181 cases and ten potential determinants were included in this study. The potential determinants considered were age at marriage of husband and wife, educational level of husband and wife, employment status of husband and wife, income of husband and wife, the number of children and the presence at a counseling session. Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that four determinants, namely the income of husband and wife, number of children and the presence at a counselling session were significant in predicting the likelihood of divorce among Muslim couples.

  7. The Influence of Drug Physical State on the Dissolution Enhancement of Solid Dispersions Prepared Via Hot-Melt Extrusion: A Case Study Using Olanzapine (United States)

    Pina, Maria Fátima; Zhao, Min; Pinto, João F; Sousa, João J; Craig, Duncan Q M


    In this study, we examine the relationship between the physical structure and dissolution behavior of olanzapine (OLZ) prepared via hot-melt extrusion in three polymers [polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) K30, polyvinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate (PVPVA) 6:4, and Soluplus® (SLP)]. In particular, we examine whether full amorphicity is necessary to achieve a favorable dissolution profile. Drug–polymer miscibility was estimated using melting point depression and Hansen solubility parameters. Solid dispersions were characterized using differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. All the polymers were found to be miscible with OLZ in a decreasing order of PVP>PVPVA>SLP. At a lower extrusion temperature (160°C), PVP generated fully amorphous dispersions with OLZ, whereas the formulations with PVPVA and SLP contained 14%–16% crystalline OLZ. Increasing the extrusion temperature to 180°C allowed the preparation of fully amorphous systems with PVPVA and SLP. Despite these differences, the dissolution rates of these preparations were comparable, with PVP showing a lower release rate despite being fully amorphous. These findings suggested that, at least in the particular case of OLZ, the absence of crystalline material may not be critical to the dissolution performance. We suggest alternative key factors determining dissolution, particularly the dissolution behavior of the polymers themselves. PMID:24765654

  8. Can dosage form-dependent food effects be predicted using biorelevant dissolution tests? Case example extended release nifedipine. (United States)

    Andreas, Cord J; Tomaszewska, Irena; Muenster, Uwe; van der Mey, Dorina; Mueck, Wolfgang; Dressman, Jennifer B


    Food intake is known to have various effects on gastrointestinal luminal conditions in terms of transit times, hydrodynamic forces and/or luminal fluid composition and can therefore affect the dissolution behavior of solid oral dosage forms. The aim of this study was to investigate and detect the dosage form-dependent food effect that has been observed for two extended-release formulations of nifedipine using in vitro dissolution tests. Two monolithic extended release formulations, the osmotic pump Adalat® XL 60mg and matrix-type Adalat® Eins 30mg formulation, were investigated with biorelevant dissolution methods using the USP apparatus III and IV under both simulated prandial states, and their corresponding quality control dissolution method. In vitro data were compared to published and unpublished in vivo data using deconvolution-based in vitro - in vivo correlation (IVIVC) approaches. Quality control dissolution methods tended to overestimate the dissolution rate due to the excessive solubilizing capabilities of the sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-containing dissolution media. Using Level II biorelevant media the dosage form dependent food effect for nifedipine was described well when studied with the USP apparatus III, whereas the USP apparatus IV failed to detect the positive food effect for the matrix-type dosage form. It was demonstrated that biorelevant methods can serve as a useful tool during formulation development as they were able to qualitatively reflect the in vivo data. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Principles of calcite dissolution in human and artificial otoconia.

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    Leif Erik Walther

    Full Text Available Human otoconia provide mechanical stimuli to deflect hair cells of the vestibular sensory epithelium for purposes of detecting linear acceleration and head tilts. During lifetime, the volume and number of otoconia are gradually reduced. In a process of degeneration morphological changes occur. Structural changes in human otoconia are assumed to cause vertigo and balance disorders such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV. The aim of this study was to investigate the main principles of morphological changes in human otoconia in dissolution experiments by exposure to hydrochloric acid, EDTA, demineralized water and completely purified water respectively. For comparison reasons artificial (biomimetic otoconia (calcite gelatin nanocomposits and natural calcite were used. Morphological changes were detected in time steps by the use of environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM. Under in vitro conditions three main dissolution mechanisms were identified as causing characteristic morphological changes of the specimen under consideration: pH drops in the acidic range, complex formation with calcium ions and changes of ion concentrations in the vicinity of otoconia. Shifts in pH cause a more uniform reduction of otoconia size (isotropic dissolution whereas complexation reactions and changes of the ionic concentrations within the surrounding medium bring about preferred attacks at specific areas (anisotropic dissolution of human and artificial otoconia. Owing to successive reduction of material, all the dissolution mechanisms finally produce fragments and remnants of otoconia. It can be assumed that the organic component of otoconia is not significantly attacked under the given conditions. Artificial otoconia serve as a suitable model system mimicking chemical attacks on biogenic specimens. The underlying principles of calcite dissolution under in vitro conditions may play a role in otoconia degeneration processes such as BPPV.

  10. A case study of nondelamination glass dissolution resulting in visible particles: implications for neutral pH formulations. (United States)

    Ratnaswamy, Gayathri; Hair, Alison; Li, Gary; Thirumangalathu, Renuka; Nashed-Samuel, Yasser; Brych, Lejla; Dharmavaram, Vasumathi; Wen, Zai-Qing; Fujimori, Kiyoshi; Jing, Wendy; Sethuraman, Ananth; Swift, Rob; Ricci, Margaret Speed; Piedmonte, Deirdre Murphy


    Visible particles were unexpectedly observed in a neutral-pH placebo formulation stored in glass vials but were not observed in the same formulation composition that contained protein. The particles were identified as silica gel (SiO2 ) and polysorbate 20, suggesting dissolution of the glass vial. Time course studies were performed to assess the effect of variables such as pH, excipients, storage temperature, and duration on particle formation. Data suggest that glass dissolution occurred during the storage in the liquid state, as shown by increased Si levels in solution. Upon freezing, the samples underwent freeze concentration and likely became supersaturated, which resulted in the appearance of visible silica particles upon thawing. The glass degradation described here is unique and differs from the more commonly reported delamination, defined by the presence of reflective, shard-like glass flakes in solution that are often termed lamellae. This case study underscores the importance of an early assessment (during formulation development) of potential incompatibility of the formulation with the primary container. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association.

  11. The impact of ART on union dissolution: a register-based study in Denmark 1994-2010. (United States)

    Martins, Mariana Veloso; Vassard, Ditte; Hougaard, Charlotte Ørsted; Schmidt, Lone


    Are couples initiating ART treatment at higher risk for future union dissolution compared to other couples? There is no effect of ART treatments in future marital dissolution over a period of 16 years when adjusting for all confounders. Findings regarding marital stability and infertility treatments have been sparse and controversial. While there is data showing higher divorce rates among women who go through infertility treatments, there is also some evidence of this experience bringing couples closer by forcing them to communicate more and to deal with the surrounding stigma. Using a population-based study and couple-level data, we investigated the extent to which ART treatment increases the risk for divorce/marital dissolution during up to 16 years of follow-up. Register-based national cohort study including all women registered with ART treatment in Denmark between 1 January 1994 and 30 September 2009 (n = 42 845). Marital/cohabiting status was confirmed by matching these women to partners who they were married to or shared an address with. To account for having a significant relationship at baseline (2 years), marital/cohabiting status was confirmed by accessing this variable before the establishment of the cohort back to 1 January 1992. A comparison group from the background population including five controls per case and matched to female age at baseline was prospectively sampled. Participants could change status during follow-up if they entered ART. The final sample had 148 972 couples, followed until marital dissolution, death of self/spouse, migration or until 31 December 2010. We used Cox regression models adjusting for female and male age, education, marriage, common child at baseline and live-born child during follow-up. At baseline, the majority of couples were married (69%). More non-ART couples opted for marriage (70% versus 64%; P children at study entry (43% versus 9%; P children with their baseline partners (56% non-ART versus 65% ART), and 22

  12. Dissolution Methods Database (United States)

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  13. Nanocomposites coated with xyloglucan for drug delivery: In vitro studies. (United States)

    Ribeiro, C; Arizaga, G G C; Wypych, F; Sierakowski, M-R


    Enalaprilate (Enal), an active pharmaceutical component, was intercalated into a layered double hydroxide (Mg/Al-LDH) by an ion exchange reaction. The use of a layered double hydroxide (LDH) to release active drugs is limited by the low pH of the stomach (pH approximately 1.2), in whose condition it is readily dissolved. To overcome this limitation, xyloglucan (XG) extracted from Hymenaea courbaril (jatobá) seeds, Brazilian species, was used to protect the LDH and allow the drug to pass through the gastrointestinal tract. All the materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, elemental analyses, transmission electronic microscopy, thermal analyses, and a kinetic study of the in vitro release was monitored by ultraviolet spectroscopy. The resulting hybrid system containing HDL-Enal-XG(3) slowly released the Enal. In an 8-h of test, the system protected 40% (w/v) of the drug. The kinetic profile showed that the drug release was a co-effect behavior, involving dissolution of inorganic material and ion exchange between the intercalated anions in the lamella and those of phosphate in the buffer solution. The nanocomposite coated protection with XG was therefore efficient in obtaining a slow release of Enal.

  14. Dissolution study of nanocrystal powders of a poorly soluble drug by UV imaging and channel flow methods

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    Sarnes, Annika; Østergaard, Jesper; Jensen, Sabrine Smedegaard


    , indomethacin. Nanocrystal suspensions were prepared using a top-down wet milling technique with three stabilizers: poloxamer F68, poloxamer F127 and polysorbate 80. The dissolution of the differently sized indomethacin nanocrystals were investigated using a channel flow dissolution method and by UV imaging...

  15. vitro Release of Saraca indica Caesalpiniaceae Bark Powder Tablets

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    In-vitro dissolution study showed that more than a 90% of tannin was released within 30 and. 60 min from tablets prepared by wet ... Keywords: Saraca indica, Flowability, Powder, Tablets, Compressibility, Dissolution. Received: 16 September 2011 ... Talc and magnesium stearate (1. %w/w) were added and mixed for 4 min ...

  16. The effect of pH and ionic strength of dissolution media on in-vitro release of two model drugs of different solubilities from HPMC matrices. (United States)

    Asare-Addo, Kofi; Conway, Barbara R; Larhrib, Hassan; Levina, Marina; Rajabi-Siahboomi, Ali R; Tetteh, John; Boateng, Joshua; Nokhodchi, Ali


    The evaluation of the effects of different media ionic strengths and pH on the release of hydrochlorothiazide, a poorly soluble drug, and diltiazem hydrochloride, a cationic and soluble drug, from a gel forming hydrophilic polymeric matrix was the objective of this study. The drug to polymer ratio of formulated tablets was 4:1. Hydrochlorothiazide or diltiazem HCl extended release (ER) matrices containing hypromellose (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)) were evaluated in media with a pH range of 1.2-7.5, using an automated USP type III, Bio-Dis dissolution apparatus. The ionic strength of the media was varied over a range of 0-0.4M to simulate the gastrointestinal fed and fasted states and various physiological pH conditions. Sodium chloride was used for ionic regulation due to its ability to salt out polymers in the midrange of the lyotropic series. The results showed that the ionic strength had a profound effect on the drug release from the diltiazem HCl K100LV matrices. The K4M, K15M and K100M tablets however withstood the effects of media ionic strength and showed a decrease in drug release to occur with an increase in ionic strength. For example, drug release after the 1h mark for the K100M matrices in water was 36%. Drug release in pH 1.2 after 1h was 30%. An increase of the pH 1.2 ionic strength to 0.4M saw a reduction of drug release to 26%. This was the general trend for the K4M and K15M matrices as well. The similarity factor f2 was calculated using drug release in water as a reference. Despite similarity occurring for all the diltiazem HCl matrices in the pH 1.2 media (f2=64-72), increases of ionic strength at 0.2M and 0.4M brought about dissimilarity. The hydrochlorothiazide tablet matrices showed similarity at all the ionic strength tested for all polymers (f2=56-81). The values of f2 however reduced with increasing ionic strengths. DSC hydration results explained the hydrochlorothiazide release from their HPMC matrices. There was an increase in

  17. Platinum dissolution and deposition in the polymer electrolyte membrane of a PEM fuel cell as studied by potential cycling. (United States)

    Yasuda, Kazuaki; Taniguchi, Akira; Akita, Tomoki; Ioroi, Tsutomu; Siroma, Zyun


    The behavior of platinum dissolution and deposition in the polymer electrolyte membrane of a membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA) for a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) was studied using potential cycling experiment and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The electrochemically active surface area decreased depending on the cycle number and the upper potential limit. Platinum deposition was observed in the polymer electrolyte membrane near a cathode catalyst layer. Platinum deposition was accelerated by the presence of hydrogen transported through the membrane from an anode compartment. Platinum was transported across the membrane and deposited on the anode layer in the absence of hydrogen in the anode compartment. This deposition was also affected by the presence of oxygen in the cathode compartment.

  18. Solid-state characterization and dissolution properties of meloxicam-moringa coagulant-PVP ternary solid dispersions. (United States)

    Noolkar, Suhail B; Jadhav, Namdeo R; Bhende, Santosh A; Killedar, Suresh G


    The effect of ternary solid dispersions of poor water-soluble NSAID meloxicam with moringa coagulant (obtained by salt extraction of moringa seeds) and polyvinylpyrrolidone on the in vitro dissolution properties has been investigated. Binary (meloxicam-moringa and meloxicam-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)) and ternary (meloxicam-moringa-PVP) systems were prepared by physical kneading and ball milling and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffractometry. The in vitro dissolution behavior of meloxicam from the different products was evaluated by means of United States Pharmacopeia type II dissolution apparatus. The results of solid-state studies indicated the presence of strong interactions between meloxicam, moringa, and PVP which were of totally amorphous nature. All ternary combinations were significantly more effective than the corresponding binary systems in improving the dissolution rate of meloxicam. The best performance in this respect was given by the ternary combination employing meloxicam-moringa-PVP ratio of [1:(3:1)] prepared by ball milling, with about six times increase in percent dissolution rate, whereas meloxicam-moringa (1:3) and meloxicam-PVP (1:4) prepared by ball milling improved dissolution of meloxicam by almost 3- and 2.5-folds, respectively. The achieved excellent dissolution enhancement of meloxicam in the ternary systems was attributed to the combined effects of impartation of hydrophilic characteristic by PVP, as well as to the synergistic interaction between moringa and PVP.

  19. Modeling dissolution of sparingly soluble multisized powders


    Almeida, Luís Pereira de; Simões, Sérgio; Brito, Paulo; Portugal, António; Figueiredo, Margarida


    The dissolution of powder drugs, besides being a topic of utmost importance, especially for the sparingly soluble ones, is far from being well-explained. The purpose of the present study is, on the one hand, to obtain experimental dissolution profiles and, on the other hand, to analyze and process the data for dissolution modeling. Three different size fractions of a widely used sparingly soluble drug - ibuprofen - were fully characterized with regard to its particle size distribution, specif...

  20. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

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    Skaates, Maria Anne


    Most of the presented papers at the 1st NoRD Workshop can be classified as belonging to the business marketing approach to relationship dissolution. Two papers were conceptual, and the remaining six were empirical studies. The first conceptual study by Skaates (2000) focuses on the nature...... of the actor bonds that remain after a business relationship has ended. The study suggests that an interdisciplinary approach would provide a richer understanding of the phenomenon; this could be achieved by using e.g. Bourdieu's sociological concepts in dissolution research....

  1. Formulation and evaluation of a montelukast sodium orally disintegrating tablet with a similar dissolution profile as the marketed product. (United States)

    Chen, Yong; Feng, Tingting; Li, Yong; Du, Bin; Weng, Weiyu


    A major challenge of orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) development is predicting its bioequivalence to its corresponding marketed product. Therefore, comparing ODT dissolution profiles to those of the corresponding marketed product is very important. The objective of this study was to develop a 5.2-mg montelukast sodium (MS) ODT with a similar dissolution profile to that of the marketed chewable tablet. Dissolution profiles were examined in different media to screen each formulation. We found that MS dissolution from ODTs in acidic medium heavily depended on manufacturing methods. All MS ODTs prepared using direct compression rapidly disintegrated in acidic medium. However, dispersed MS powders aggregated into sticky masses, resulting in slow dissolution. In contrast, MS ODTs prepared using wet granulation had much faster dissolution rates in acidic medium with no obvious aggregation. Additionally, the optimized formulation, prepared using wet granulation, displayed similar dissolution profiles to the marketed reference in all four types of media examined (f2 > 50). The in vitro disintegration time of the optimized ODT was 9.5 ± 2.4 s, which meets FDA requirements. In conclusion, the wet granulation preparation method of MS ODTs resulted in a product with equivalent dissolution profiles as those of the marketed product.

  2. Hydrothermal Dissolution of Deeply Buried Cambrian Dolomite Rocks and Porosity Generation: Integrated with Geological Studies and Reactive Transport Modeling in the Tarim Basin, China

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    Wenwen Wei


    Full Text Available The burial dissolution of carbonate rocks has long been an interesting topic of reservoir geologists. Integrated with geological studies and reactive transport modeling, this study investigated the Cambrian dolomites that were buried at depths up to 8408 m and still preserved a large amount of unfilled dissolution vugs from the borehole TS1 in the northern Tarim Basin. Studies indicate that these vugs were formed in association with fault-channeled hydrothermal fluids from greater depth through “retrograde dissolution” as the fluid temperature dropped during upward migration. The reactive transport modeling results suggest an important control of the vertical permeability of wall-rock on fluid and temperature patterns which, in turn, would control the spatial distribution of dissolving-originated porosity. The hydrothermal dissolution mainly occurred in dolomite wall-rocks with higher vertical permeability (extensive development of tensional fractures and connected pore spaces, producing additional dissolved porosity there during deep burial. This study implicates the importance of multidisciplinary approaches for understanding the burial/hydrothermal dissolution of dolomite rocks and predicting favourable deep/ultradeep carbonate reservoirs.


    The rate of carbonate mineral dissolution from limestone was studied using a rotating disk apparatus and samples of limestone of varied composition. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of limestone composition on the kinetics of carbonate mineral dissolution. Th...

  4. Dissolution of anionic surfactant mesophases. (United States)

    Poulos, Andreas S; Jones, Christopher S; Cabral, João T


    Linear and circular solvent penetration experiments are used to study the dissolution of anionic SLE3S surfactant mesophases in water. We show that a lamellar (Lα) phase in contact with water will transit through a series of cubic, hexagonal, and micellar phase bands with sharp interfaces identified from their optical textures. In both linear and circular geometries, the kinetics of front propagation and eventual dissolution are well described by diffusive penetration of water, and a simple model applies to both geometries, with a different effective diffusion coefficient for water Df as the only fitting parameter. Finally, we show a surprising variation of dissolution rates with initial surfactant concentration that can be well explained by assuming that the driving force for solvent penetration is the osmotic pressure difference between neat water and the aqueous fraction of the mesophase that is highly concentrated in surfactant counterions.

  5. The effect of a new formaldehyde-free binder on the dissolution rate of glass wool fibre in physiological saline solution. (United States)

    Potter, Russell M; Olang, Nassreen


    The in-vitro dissolution rate of fibres is a good predictor of the in-vivo behavior and potential health effects of inhaled fibres. This study examines the effect of a new formaldehyde-free carbohydrate-polycarboxylic acid binder on the in-vitro dissolution rate of biosoluble glass fibres. Dissolution rate measurements in pH 7.4 physiological saline solution show that the presence of the binder on wool insulation glass fibres has no effect on their dissolution. There is no measurable difference between the dissolution rates of continuous draw fibres before and after binder was applied by dipping. Nor is there a measurable difference between the dissolution rates of a production glass wool sample with binder and that same sample after removal of the binder by low-temperature ashing. Morphological examination shows that swelling of the binder in the solution is at least partially responsible for the development of open channels around the glass-binder interface early in the dissolution. These channels allow fluid to reach the entire glass surface under the binder coating. There is no evidence of any delay in the dissolution rate as a result of the binder coating.

  6. Drug-polymer-water interaction and its implication for the dissolution performance of amorphous solid dispersions. (United States)

    Chen, Yuejie; Liu, Chengyu; Chen, Zhen; Su, Ching; Hageman, Michael; Hussain, Munir; Haskell, Roy; Stefanski, Kevin; Qian, Feng


    The in vitro dissolution mechanism of an amorphous solid dispersion (ASD) remains elusive and highly individualized, yet rational design of ASDs with optimal performance and prediction of their in vitro/in vivo performance are very much desirable in the pharmaceutical industry. To this end, we carried out comprehensive investigation of various ASD systems of griseofulvin, felodipine, and ketoconazole, in PVP-VA or HPMC-AS at different drug loading. Physiochemical properties and processes related to drug-polymer-water interaction, including the drug crystallization tendency in aqueous medium, drug-polymer interaction before and after moisture exposure, supersaturation of drug in the presence of polymer, polymer dissolution kinetics, etc., were characterized and correlated with the dissolution performance of ASDs at different dose and different drug/polymer ratio. It was observed that ketoconazole/HPMC-AS ASD outperformed all other ASDs in various dissolution conditions, which was attributed to the drug's low crystallization tendency, the strong ketoconazole/HPMC-AS interaction and the robustness of this interaction against water disruption, the dissolution rate and the availability of HPMC-AS in solution, and the ability of HPMC-AS in maintaining ketoconazole supersaturation. It was demonstrated that all these properties have implications for the dissolution performance of various ASD systems, and further quantification of them could be used as potential predictors for in vitro dissolution of ASDs. For all ASDs investigated, HPMC-AS systems performed better than, or at least comparably with, their PVP-VA counterparts, regardless of the drug loading or dose. This observation cannot be solely attributed to the ability of HPMC-AS in maintaining drug supersaturation. We also conclude that, for fast crystallizers without strong drug-polymer interaction, the only feasible option to improve dissolution might be to lower the dose and the drug loading in the ASD. In this

  7. wax matrix tablets and its implication on dissolution prof

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    The matrix tablets were formed by compressing the wax matrix granules at a constant load (30 arbitrary units on the load scale). The tablets were evaluated for tablet tensile strength, packing fraction, friability and in vitro dissolution profile. The dissolution data were analysed with different mathematical models namely zero.

  8. Dissolution-precipitation creep at mid-crustal levels of the Scandian Caledonides: the COSC-1 case study (United States)

    Giuntoli, Francesco; Menegon, Luca; Warren, Clare


    The thermo-mechanical properties of the middle and lower crust exert a fundamental control on the structure of orogenic belts, and on the amount and style of shortening during continental collision. By virtue of the deep erosional level, the internal parts of the Scandinavian Caledonides expose middle and lower crustal sections involved in subduction-exhumation history and nappe stacking. In this study we analysed the development of a mylonitic microstructure and the associated deformation mechanisms in amphibolites from the middle portion (1.5-2.2 km of depth) of the COSC-1 drill core, central Sweden. Mylonitic amphibolites are common in the drill core. They are composed of hornblende, plagioclase, chlorite, quartz, epidote, carbonate and ilmenite. The plagioclase displays two generations: (1) fractured millimetric porphyroclast cores (Plag1; Ab 99), which are wrapped by the foliation and are dark in the SEM-cathodoluminescence images, and (2) rims (Plag2; Ab 80-90), some tens of microns in size, are bright in the cathodoluminescence images, heal the fractures and overgrow the cores of Plag1. Plag2 grows syn-deformationally, as it is commonly found in strain shadows around Plag1 porphyroclasts. The hornblende preserves corroded cores (Amp1) with higher Mg number compared to the rims (Amp2). The Amp2 is lengthened as the foliation and shows intergrowths with Plag2 and chlorite in strain shadows. Amphibole crystals are commonly boudinaged parallel to the foliation, with chlorite filling the boudin necks. Preliminary pressure and temperature estimates, using Amp2 and Plag2 pairs, constrain their growth at 600°C and 1GPa. EBSD analysis indicates a homogeneous orientation of the porphyroclastic Plag1 without the development of low-angle boundaries, suggesting that Plag1 crystals are strain free. Furthermore, the fractures are sealed by the Plag2 with the same crystallographic orientation as the plagioclase core. The Plag2 grains have their [100] axes oriented

  9. In vitro food-drug interaction study: Which milk component has a decreasing effect on the bioavailability of ciprofloxacin? (United States)

    Pápai, K; Budai, M; Ludányi, K; Antal, I; Klebovich, I


    The purpose of the present work was developing an in vitro dissolution test to highlight the possible molecular background causing ciprofloxacin (CPFX)-milk interaction. The in vitro dissolution of CPFX from film-coated tablets (Ciprinol) 500mg) was examined at different pH values, simulating certain parts of the gastrointestinal tract, in the presence of water, low-fat milk, casein- or calcium enriched water. In order to determine the amount of dissolved CPFX, solid phase extraction sample preparation followed by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry was applied. Comparing the dissolution efficiency values in various media, it can be concluded, that casein has a more pronounced effect on the absorbable amount of the antibiotic at each pH value studied, than calcium. In the case of concomitant intake of CPFX film-coated tablet and milk or other dairy products not only the complexation with calcium, but also the adsorption of CPFX on the surface of proteins decreases the absorbable amount of CPFX. Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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    Hernawan Hernawan


    Full Text Available Formulation and in vitro study of propranolol hydrochloride controlled release from carboxymethyl chitosan-based matrix tablets have been conducted. Formulations with various concentrations of carboxymethyl chitosan 2% (F1, 4% (F2, 6% (F3 were done by wet granulation method. Compatibility test was conducted by XRD and FTIR spectroscopy to determine interaction between propranolol hydrochloride and polymer excipients. Dissolution profiles was obtained through in vitro tests release using simulated gastric fluid (without enzymes, pH 1.2 for the first 2 h and followed by simulated intestinal fluid (phosphate buffer solution without enzyme, pH 7.2 for 2 h remaining. The dissolution profile of each formulation was fitted with five kinetics modeling of drug release (zero order, first order, Higuchi, Peppas-Korsmeyer, and Hixson-Crowell. The compatibility test results showed that formulation caused physical interactions between propranolol hydrochloride and polymer excipient but doesn't make crystallinity nature of propranolol hydrochloride disturbed even after formulation. Dissolution profiles of each formulation showed that controlled release of propranolol hydrochloride from the tablet followed Peppas-Korsmeyer model. It is concluded that carboxymethyl chitosan in appropriate proportions is suitable for formulating propranolol hydrochloride controlled release tablets which exhibit Peppas-Korsmeyer release kinetics.

  11. Bioglass dissolution: a comparison between SBF solution and hydrolytic etching

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    Borges, R.; March, J. [Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC/CCNH), Santo Andre, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Naturais e Humanas; Silva, A.C., E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail: [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP/CCTM), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Materiais


    The evaluation of chemical dissolution phenomena of the glasses in general is important because it is related to the bioactivity. This paper aims a comparative study of the bioglass dissolution between in vitro bioactivity test in SBF (Simulated Body Fluid) solution and the chemical durability test, in glasses on SiO{sub 2}-Na{sub 2}O-CaO with 6wt% de P{sub 2}O{sub 5} system. The glasses were obtained by melting at 1500°C/2h and annealed at 500°C/2h followed by natural cooling. To in vitro test, the samples were immersed in SBF solution in different periods (1, 3, 7 and 14 days) at 7,25 pH and 37 deg C. For the hydrolytic resistance test were performed in a Soxhlet column. The physic-chemical and morphological characterization of the samples before and after both tests was realized through XRD, DRIFT and SEM. The samples presented a difference in kinetics dissolution for both tests that allow an improved understanding of the glasses bioactivity mechanism. (author)

  12. The effect of fibrin sealant on bioactive glass S53P4 particles – pH impact and dissolution characteristics in vitro

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    Jussi Sarin


    Full Text Available Fibrin glue, a two-component tissue adhesive, has a range of clinical indications. Bioactive glass (BG S53P4 has been approved for clinical use in several craniomaxillofacial and orthopedic applications. Although sometimes used simultaneously, there is no data available regarding the possible interaction of these two biocompatible substances. In this in vitro study, using a BG particle concentration of 4 mg/ml, a 0.4 unit pH increment (p < 0.001 was observed in simulated body fluid (SBF after a 7-day incubation period. The addition of fibrin glue (0.13 g, SD 0.04; or 3.7 mg/ml on top of the BG particles raised further the pH by 0.5 units (p < 0.001. The difference between these groups was statistically significant (p = 0.008. With a BG concentration of 25 mg/ml and a fibrin glue concentration of 18 mg/ml during a 14-day incubation period, a pH increment of 0.6 units and SBF ion concentration change of Ca, K, Mg, Na, P and Si ions was seen. Moreover, a penetration depth between 4 and 6 mm was observed when fibrin glue was applied on top of a bed of BG particles. Conclusions: Fibrin glue is not likely to have a distracting effect on BG-induced pH increase of the SBF although it might delay early BG surface reactions based on ion concentration measurements. Fibrin glue penetrated to the interparticle space to some extent, binding the particles together for easy clinical use of BG.

  13. Emotional and Cognitive Coping in Relationship Dissolution (United States)

    Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Jenkins, Sharon Rae; Callahan, Jennifer L.; Nowlin, Rachel B.


    Dissolution of a romantic relationship can adversely affect functioning among college students and represents one primary reason for seeking campus counseling. This study examined the associations among common coping strategies and distress following relationship dissolution. Avoidance and repetitive negative thinking (RNT) were significantly…

  14. Dissolution enhancement of tadalafil by liquisolid technique. (United States)

    Lu, Mei; Xing, Haonan; Yang, Tianzhi; Yu, Jiankun; Yang, Zhen; Sun, Yanping; Ding, Pingtian


    This study aimed to enhance the dissolution of tadalafil, a poorly water-soluble drug by applying liquisolid technique. The effects of two critical formulation variables, namely drug concentration (17.5% and 35%, w/w) and excipients ratio (10, 15 and 20) on dissolution rates were investigated. Pre-compression tests, including particle size distribution, flowability determination, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), were carried out to investigate the mechanism of dissolution enhancement. Tadalafil liquisolid tablets were prepared and their quality control tests, dissolution study, contact angle measurement, Raman mapping, and storage stability test were performed. The results suggested that all the liquisolid tablets exhibited significantly higher dissolution rates than the conventional tablets and pure tadalafil. FT-IR spectrum reflected no drug-excipient interactions. DSC and XRD studies indicated reduction in crystallinity of tadalafil, which was further confirmed by SEM and Raman mapping outcomes. The contact angle measurement demonstrated obvious increase in wetting property. Taken together, the reduction of particle size and crystallinity, and the improvement of wettability were the main mechanisms for the enhanced dissolution rate. No significant changes were observed in drug crystallinity and dissolution behavior after storage based on XRD, SEM and dissolution results.

  15. Comparative study of the pharmacopeial quality and dissolution profiles of generic and other drug forms of sodium metamizole (dipyrone sold in Brazil

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    Morenna Alana Giordani


    Full Text Available In Brazil, in order for a pharmaceutical company to register a drug form as generic or ‘similar’ with the Brazilian food and drug agency (Anvisa, it must be proved bioequivalent to its innovatory branded form (reference drug. This requires comparative trials, carried out in conformity with official compendia (Brazilian Pharmacopeia or another officially recognized code. Additionally, according to the Anvisa resolution RDC 31/2010, the dissolution profile of the drug must be tested and compared with that of the branded reference, as a benchmark of quality. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of 500 mg sodium metamizole (dipyrone tablets produced by seven different laboratories in Brazil: three generic drugs (G1, G2, G3, three (branded similar drugs (S1, S2,S3 and their reference branded product (Novalgina®, Sanofi-Aventis, drug R. All tests were carried out by methods specified in the Brazilian Pharmacopeia 4th edition (Farmacopeia Brasileira IV. The following tests were performed: uniformity of mass, friability, disintegration time, hardness, assay, uniformity of dosage units, salicylic acid limit assay, dissolution and identification. The dissolution profile was also recorded, as recommended in RDC 31/2010. Whereas every sample was approved in all the Farmacopeia Brasileira IV tests, the results in the dissolution profile test showed that four of the test drugs (G1, G2, S1 and S2 were notpharmaceutically equivalent to drug R. Thus, only drugs G3 and S3 showed dissolution profiles similar to that of drug R and the other four drugs could not be considered equivalent to it and were not approved.

  16. Near infrared spectroscopy to monitor drug release in-situ during dissolution tests. (United States)

    Sarraguça, Mafalda Cruz; Matias, Rita; Figueiredo, Raquel; Ribeiro, Paulo Roberto S; Martins, Ana Teixeira; Lopes, João Almeida


    Dissolution tests can be used to demonstrate suitable in vivo drug release through in vivo/in vitro correlations. This work explores the possibility of using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor in-situ dissolution tests. It aims at expanding surrogate methods in quality control of drug products. Laboratory designed tablets of an immediate-release formulation containing folic acid and four excipients were used as case study. The dissolution tests were performed on a 1L vessel filled with 500ml of Milli-Q water with a rotating paddle apparatus (apparatus 2, Ph. Eur.) at 50rpm and 37±0.5°C. Near infrared (NIR) spectra were acquired in-situ with a transflectance probe connected to a Fourier-transform near infrared spectrometer. NIR spectra were regressed against folic acid concentration by partial least squares (PLS) regression. Folic acid concentrations during dissolution tests were obtained by periodically sampling the dissolution vessel and resourcing to an UV method. The proposed real-time NIR method was tested on a validation run yielding a root mean squared error of 0.25μgml(-1) (0.16μgml(-1) for the calibration runs) and a R(2) of 0.93 (0.95 for the calibration runs). The results suggest that NIRS is a suitable analytical technique for monitoring in-situ dissolution tests. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Evaluation of paracetamol suppositories by a pharmacopoeial dissolution test--comments on methodology. (United States)

    Janicki, S; Sznitowska, M; Zebrowska, W; Gabiga, H; Kupiec, M


    Ph.Eur. and BP have introduced a dissolution apparatus for suppositories. Suitability of the apparatus for quality control of paracetamol suppositories was evaluated and the effect of experimental conditions on dissolution profiles was studied. Paracetamol suppositories containing 80-500 mg of the drug, on fatty base, were obtained from four manufacturers (A, B, C, D). The diffusion cell was modified by incorporation of an in-built thermoprobe and large difference (up to 1.7 degrees C) between temperature in the water-bath and in the dissolution chamber was observed. This effect was avoided by increasing the length of tubing immersed in the thermostat at the inlet of the cell. The most reproducible results were observed for A and C suppositories, however from suppository C the total dose of paracetamol was released after 3.5-4.5 h while the release from suppository A was slow with only 40-87% of the total dose liberated during 6 h. Suppositories B did not melt at 37 degrees C and less than 5% of the drug was released. Fast release was observed after melting when the temperature was elevated to 39.5 degrees C. The results demonstrate clearly that essentially complete melting of a suppository in the dissolution chamber is required for an appropriate dissolution of paracetamol in vitro. Disintegration time, softening time, drop point and particle size of the suspended drug were measured and the relevance of these parameters for dissolution behaviour of the preparations was discussed.

  18. Dissolution kinetics of paracetamol single crystals. (United States)

    Prasad, Korlakunte V R; Ristic, Radoljub I; Sheen, David B; Sherwood, John N


    The dissolution anisotropy of paracetamol crystals grown in the presence and absence of the molecularly similar additive, p-acetoxyacetanilide (PAA) was studied under controlled conditions using a single crystal dissolution method in undersaturated aqueous solutions. Linear dissolution rates were determined for all the major habit faces by measuring their movement (regression) with time in a flow cell using a microscope. The rates of dissolution of particular faces of the pure material were distinctly different in crystals of different morphology grown at different supersaturations. The dissolution rates of [001] and [110] faces of crystals grown in the presence of PAA (6.02% w/w in solution) are higher than those of pure paracetamol. The results correlate with the distribution of strain in the crystal and support the concept that integral strain increases the solubility and hence the dissolution rate of the material. The mechanism of the dissolution process at the [001], [201;] and [110] faces was defined using optical microscopy and X-ray topography. At all undersaturations above 1% the dissolution studies yielded well developed, structurally oriented, etch pits on both [001] and [201;] faces while on the [110] face rough shallow etch pits were observed. On all three faces, this etch-pitting was considerably more widespread than the dislocation content of the sector and probably reflects a 2-dimensional nucleation process rather than a dislocation controlled mechanism.

  19. Quantitative pyrolysis - gas chromatography - mass spectrometry to study polymer dissolution and solubility

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    Chojnacka, A.


    In recent years pyrolysis - gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS) has emerged as a powerful quantitative method to study polymeric samples. Improvement in the instrumentation, especially the introduction of programmed-temperature-vaporization (PTV) injectors for Py-GC, have made it

  20. In vitro metabolism and permeation studies in rat jejunum

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    Gammelgaard, B; Jensen, K; Steffansen, B


    The purpose of these studies was to compare the in vitro absorption of two inorganic chromium(III) compounds: chromium chloride and chromium nitrate, with organic chromium(III)-picolinate; and to investigate if any in vitro metabolism of chromium(VI) takes place. The in vitro metabolism studies...

  1. Tablet disintegration and drug dissolution in viscous media: paracetamol IR tablets. (United States)

    Parojcić, Jelena; Vasiljević, Dragana; Ibrić, Svetlana; Djurić, Zorica


    An investigation into the influence of viscous media on tablet disintegration and drug dissolution was performed with the aim to simulate the potential formulation-specific food effect for a selected highly soluble model drug. Literature data on the in vivo drug absorption in fasted and fed state have been evaluated for in vitro-in vivo correlation (IVIVC) purposes. In vitro studies were conducted in simple buffer media with or without addition of HPMC K4M as a viscosity enhancing agent. Good IVIVC correlation (r>0.95) was obtained for paracetamol dissolution in viscous media at 50rpm and fed state absorption profiles, while in vitro dissolution in simple media at lower stirring speed was predictable of drug products in vivo behaviour in the fasted state. The data obtained support the existing idea that relatively simple dissolution media and/or set of experimental conditions may be used to differentiate formulation-specific food-drug interactions. Such tests would be a useful tool in the development of formulations that would not be susceptible to the influence of co-administered meal and, furthermore, facilitate regulatory decision on the necessity to conduct food effect studies in vivo.

  2. Enhanced performance large volume dissolution-DNP

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    Bowen, Sean; Ardenkjær-Larsen, Jan Henrik


    A systematic study of the performance of the dissolution process in dissolution-DNP is presented. A relatively simple set of modifications is made to the standard Hypersense dissolution system to enable polarization of large volume samples. These consist of a large volume sample cup along...... with supporting modifications to the dissolution head and related components. Additional modifications were made to support the mapping of the temperature/pressure space of the dissolution process as well as enabling the use of large volumes of solvent and improving the robustness of the system. No loss...... of polarization was observed as sample size was increased to the 1g capacity of the large volume cup and for a dilution factor as low as 1:10....

  3. Dissolution studies of bovine dental enamel surfaces modified by high-speed scanning ablation with a lambda = 9.3-microm TEA CO(2) laser. (United States)

    Fried, Daniel; Featherstone, John D B; Le, Charles Q; Fan, Kenneth


    Previous studies have demonstrated that lasers can be used to modify the chemical composition of dental enamel to render the mineral phase more resistant to acid dissolution with minimal peripheral thermal damage. Transverse excited atmospheric (TEA) CO(2) lasers tuned to the strong mineral absorption of hydroxyapatite (HAP) near lambda = 9 microm are well-suited for the efficient ablation of dental hard tissues if the laser-pulse is stretched to greater than 5-10 microseconds to avoid plasma shielding phenomena. Moreover, TEA CO(2) lasers can be operated at very high repetition rates and are inherently less expensive and more versatile than Er:YAG and Er:YSGG solid-state lasers. In this study a lambda = 9.3-microm TEA CO(2) with a pulse duration of 8 microseconds and a repetition rate of 300 Hz was used to uniformly treat bovine enamel surfaces at ablative irradiation intensities. We hypothesized that a uniform surface layer of modified enamel of improved crystallinity and CaP phase composition would be formed with an enhanced resistance to acid-dissolution in the ablated areas at higher scanning rates used with the water spray. Such a modified layer of enamel formed at the base and walls of a cavity preparation under the irradiation conditions employed in this study have the potential to inhibit secondary caries under sealants and restorations. The surfaces of bovine enamel blocks (3 x 3 mm(2)) were rapidly scanned across the laser beam at rates of 2, 3, and 6 mm/second with and without a water-spray at an incident fluence of 30 J/cm(2). The resistance to acid dissolution was evaluated using controlled surface dissolution experiments on laser-irradiated and control samples. The groups irradiated at a fluence of 30 J/cm(2) with a repetition rate of 300 Hz and a high scan rate of 6 mm/second with and without water-cooling significantly reduced the overall surface dissolution rates (P enamel surface with enhanced resistance to acid dissolution is produced after

  4. Effect of different water conditions on dissolution of nanosilver. (United States)

    Chen, Shao-Feng; Zhang, Hongyin; Lin, Qing-Yu


    This study evaluates the time-dependent dissolution of nanosilver (nAg) in common electrolytes and natural waters. nAg was synthesized via Tollens' method using sodium citrate as stabilizer; its morphology, UV-Vis spectrum, and particle size were characterized. The dissolved silver was monitored over time using filtration, centrifugation, and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). Our results indicated that nanoparticle aggregation, Cl(-) presence, and natural organic compounds could affect the dissolution behavior of nAg. The dissolution of nAg was highly dependent on Cl(-) concentration. Excessive Cl(-) enhanced nanoparticle dissolution, whereas natural organic compound inhibited the dissolution. The dissolution data fitted well with the first-order kinetic model, and the dissolution rate coefficients were calculated using the first-order equation. This study showed the dissolution of nAg under various water conditions. The obtained results may be helpful in predicting nAg behavior in relevant environmental aquatic systems.

  5. Importance of surface structure on dissolution of fluorite

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    Godinho, Jose; Piazolo, Sandra; Balic Zunic, Tonci


    of dissolution. Results are analyzed in terms of changes in surface area, surface reactivity and dissolution rates. All surfaces studied present fast changes in topography during the initial 200 h of dissolution. The controlling factors that cause the development of topography are the stability of the step edges...

  6. Examining Two Types of Best Friendship Dissolution during Early Adolescence (United States)

    Bowker, Julie C.


    This study examined young adolescents' experiences with best friendship dissolution. Participants were 77 sixth-grade students (M age = 11.63 years, SD = 0.36; 11.00-12.69 age range) who reported on past experiences with (1) "complete dissolutions" (when friendship ties are completely severed), and (2) "downgrade dissolutions"…

  7. Optimization of in vitro and ex vitro regeneration and micromorphological studies in Basella alba L. (United States)

    Shekhawat, Mahipal S; Manokari, M


    The optimum concentrations of the plant hormones for in vitro regeneration and subsequent effect of auxins on rooting (in vitro and ex vitro) of shoots of Basella alba L. have been investigated in present study. Nodal shoot segments were used as explants to initiate the cultures. The bud breaking from explants was observed within 1 week of incubation on agar gelled Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium. Multiple axillary shoots (7.30 ± 0.56 shoots per explant) were induced on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP). The shoots were multiplied (maximum 17.10 ± 0.44 shoots per explant) on the same medium fortified with 0.5 mg/L each of BAP and Kin (Kinetin) +0.1 mg/L IAA. These shoots were excised and rooted in vitro (10.73 ± 0.92 roots per shoot) on half-strength MS medium augmented with 2.0 mg/L indole-3 butyric acid (IBA). Hundred percentage success rates have been achieved by ex vitro rooting of the in vitro regenerated shoots with IBA at 300 mg/L. The in vitro and ex vitro rooted shoots were acclimatized in greenhouse and subsequently transferred to the natural field conditions where 100 % survival rate was reported. The ex vitro rooting method was found more advantageous than in vitro rooting in terms of time, energy and survival percentage of B. alba. A comparative foliar micromorphological study of B. alba was conducted to understand the micromorphological changes in plants while shifting from in vitro to the in vivo conditions in terms of variations in stomatal index, venation pattern and vein density, and the arrangement of crystals. The study could help in understanding the response of in vitro raised plants towards in vivo environment.

  8. Strain-induced preferential dissolution at the dislocation emergences in MnS: an atomic scale study (United States)

    Zhou, Y. T.; Wang, Y. J.; Zheng, S. J.; Zhang, B.; Ma, X. L.


    The long-standing problem of dislocation-preferential dissolution in a crystal has been generally ascribed to the distortion energy stored in the vicinity of the dislocation core. However, due to lack of experimental means, the relationship between the local distortion state and the electrochemical behaviour of a single dislocation has not been established so far. via in situ ex-environment transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we demonstrate that the emergences of both edge and screw dislocations on MnS surfaces are the preferential sites for dissolution of the MnS inclusions within a stainless steel. In addition, we map the strain-induced variation of the standard electrode potential around the edge dislocation by a combination of the aberration-corrected high-resolution TEM and strain-analysis-based mechanochemistry theory. Significantly, our report provides a new approach to investigate the strain-corrosion correlation at an atomic scale.

  9. Development and Validation of a New HPLC Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Paracetamol, Ascorbic Acid, and Pseudoephedrine HCl in their Co-formulated Tablets. Application to in vitro Dissolution Testing. (United States)

    Ibrahim, Fawzia; El-Enany, Nahed; El-Shaheny, Rania N; Mikhail, Ibraam E


    The first HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of paracetamol (PC), ascorbic acid (AA), and pseudoephedrine HCl (PE) in their co-formulated tablets. Separation was achieved on a C18 column in 5 min using a mobile phase composed of methanol-0.05 M phosphate buffer (35:65, v/v) at pH 2.5 with UV detection at 220 nm. Linear calibration curves were constructed over concentration ranges of 1.0 - 50.0, 3.0 - 60.0 and 3.0 - 80.0 μg mL(-1) for PC, AA, and PE, respectively. The method was validated and applied for the simultaneous determination of these drugs in their tablets with average % recoveries of 101.17 ± 0.67, 98.34 ± 0.77, and 98.95 ± 1.11%, for PC, AA, and PE, respectively. The proposed method was also used to construct in vitro dissolution profiles of the co-formulated tablets containing the three drugs.

  10. Diastolic timed Vibro-Percussion at 50 Hz delivered across a chest wall sized meat barrier enhances clot dissolution and remotely administered Streptokinase effectiveness in an in-vitro model of acute coronary thrombosis. (United States)

    Hoffmann, Andrew; Gill, Harjit


    Low Frequency Vibro-Percussion (LFVP) assists clearance of thrombi in catheter systems and when applied to the heart and timed to diastole is known to enhance coronary flow. However LFVP on a clotted coronary like vessel given engagement over a chest wall sized barrier (to resemble non-invasive heart attack therapy) requires study. One hour old clots (n=16) were dispensed within a flexible segment of Soft-Flo catheter (4 mm lumen), weighted, interfaced with Heparinized Saline (HS), secured atop a curved dampening base, and photographed. A ~4 cm meat slab was placed over the segment and randomized to receive intermittent LFVP (engaged, - disengaged at 1 second intervals), or no LFVP for 20 minutes. HS was pulsed (~120/80 mmHg), with the diastolic phase coordinated to match LFVP delivery. The segment was then re-photographed and aspirated of fluid to determine post clot weight. The trial was then repeated with 0.5 mls of Streptokinase (15,000 IU/100 microlitre) delivered ~ 2 cm upstream from the clot. LFVP - HS only samples (vs. controls) showed; a) development of clot length fluid channels absent in the control group (p dissolution (23.0% vs. 1.8% respectively, p dissolution more than doubled (51.0% vs. 3.0%, p< 9.8 E- 6). Diastolic timed LFVP (50 Hz) engaged across a chest wall sized barrier enhances clot disruptive effects to an underlying coronary like system.

  11. Comparative in vitro study for orthodontic adhesives relatively to sorption and solubility (United States)

    Muntean, A.; Mesaros, A.; Festila, D.; Moldovan, M.; Boboia, S.; Mesaros, M.


    Water sorption and solubility correspond to undesirable physical characteristics because it may cause micro leakage and dissolution for composite materials used for orthodontic attachment bonding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of four composite materials employed in orthodontic as adhesives, relatively to water and 50% alcoholic solution, by means of in vitro tests of sorption and solubility. We used an experimental composite sealer SO® (ICCRR Cluj Napoca) and 3 commercial products already on the market: Blugloo® (Ormco), Opal Bond MV® (Ultradent) and Bond It® (DB orthodontics). Data were recorded and specific statistic tests were performed, revealing significant differences for all materials relatively to tested solutions. The materials expressed an adequate performance in terms of sorption and solubility, offering various alternatives for orthodontists.

  12. Toxicity of Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Recent Insights from in vitro Studies

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    Robert S. Aronstam


    Full Text Available Nanotechnology has evolved to play a prominent role in our economy. Increased use of nanomaterials poses potential human health risk. It is therefore critical to understand the nature and origin of the toxicity imposed by nanomaterials (nanotoxicity. In this article we review the toxicity of the transition metal oxides in the 4th period that are widely used in industry and biotechnology. Nanoparticle toxicity is compellingly related to oxidative stress and alteration of calcium homeostasis, gene expression, pro-inflammatory responses, and cellular signaling events. The precise physicochemical properties that dictate the toxicity of nanoparticles have yet to be defined, but may include element-specific surface catalytic activity (e.g., metallic, semiconducting properties, nanoparticle uptake, or nanoparticle dissolution. These in vitro studies substantially advance our understanding in mechanisms of toxicity, which may lead to safer design of nanomaterials.

  13. Dissolution of steel slags in aqueous media. (United States)

    Yadav, Shashikant; Mehra, Anurag


    Steel slag is a major industrial waste in steel industries, and its dissolution behavior in water needs to be characterized in the larger context of its potential use as an agent for sequestering CO2. For this purpose, a small closed system batch reactor was used to conduct the dissolution of steel slags in an aqueous medium under various dissolution conditions. In this study, two different types of steel slags were procured from steel plants in India, having diverse structural features, mineralogical compositions, and particle sizes. The experiment was performed at different temperatures for 240 h of dissolution at atmospheric pressure. The dissolution rates of major and minor slag elements were quantified through liquid-phase elemental analysis using an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy at different time intervals. Advanced analytical techniques such as field emission gun-scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive X-ray, BET, and XRD were also used to analyze mineralogical and structural changes in the slag particles. High dissolution of slags was observed irrespective of the particle size distribution, which suggests high carbonation potential. Concentrations of toxic heavy metals in the leachate were far below maximum acceptable limits. Thus, the present study investigates the dissolution behavior of different mineral ions of steel slag in aqueous media in light of its potential application in CO2 sequestration.

  14. Modeling dissolution of sparingly soluble multisized powders. (United States)

    de Almeida, L P; Simöes, S; Brito, P; Portugal, A; Figueiredo, M


    The dissolution of powder drugs, besides being a topic of utmost importance, especially for the sparingly soluble ones, is far from being well-explained. The purpose of the present study is, on the one hand, to obtain experimental dissolution profiles and, on the other hand, to analyze and process the data for dissolution modeling. Three different size fractions of a widely used sparingly soluble drug--ibuprofen--were fully characterized with regard to its particle size distribution, specific surface area, density, solubility, and diffusion coefficient. The dissolution profiles were obtained making use of a technique that counts and sizes particles--the Coulter counter technique--which is capable of following the number and size of the particles in suspension throughout time. The knowledge of these parameters allowed a critical study of the assumptions associated with the models currently used to describe the dissolution process. It was concluded that most of the assumptions were not valid for the present experimental conditions. This motivated the proposal of a new methodology, which uses the experimentally determined characteristics of the drug and takes into account the polydisperse nature of the powder. By applying an adequate dissolution equation to each of the many size classes in which the primary particle size distribution was divided, it was possible to obtain a large agreement between the simulated and the experimental dissolution profile.

  15. Study on fragmentation and dissolution behavior of carbide in a hot-rolled hypereutectic high chromium cast iron

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    Liu, Fei; Jiang, Yehua, E-mail:; Xiao, Han; Tan, Jun


    Highlights: • The method to prepare Carbon steel/High chromium iron is totally new. • High chromium iron can achieve small plastic deformation during hot rolling process. • Carbides in high chromium irons are crushed, refined obviously and becoming isolated, which is benefit to improve the impact toughness. • The carbide fragmentation and dissolution behavior of the hot-rolled HCCI were analyzed. - Abstract: A sandwich-structured composite containing a hypereutectic high chromium cast iron (HCCI) and low carbon steel (LCS) claddings was newly fabricated by centrifugal casting, then the blank was hot-rolled into composite plate. The carbide fragmentation and dissolution behavior of the hot-rolled HCCI were analyzed. During hot rolling, significant refinement of carbides was discovered in hot-rolled HCCI specimens. The carbides were broken and partly dissolved into the austenite matrix. The results show that carbides are firstly dissolved under the action of stress. There are grooves appeared at the boundaries of the carbides. The grooves reduce the cross section of the carbide. When the cross section of the carbide reaches to the required minimum critical cross section, the carbide breaks through the tensile force. After break, carbides continue to dissolve since more interfaces between the matrix and carbides are generated. The secondary carbides precipitated due to the dissolution are index as fcc and stacking faults parallel to the {1 1 1} are observed.

  16. Chitosan and chitosan chlorhydrate based various approaches for enhancement of dissolution rate of carvedilol

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    Shete Amol S


    Full Text Available Abstract Background and the purpose of the study Carvedilol nonselective β-adrenoreceptor blocker, chemically (±-1-(Carbazol-4-yloxy-3-[[2-(o-methoxypHenoxy ethyl] amino]-2-propanol, slightly soluble in ethyl ether; and practically insoluble in water, gastric fluid (simulated, TS, pH 1.1, and intestinal fluid (simulated, TS without pancreatin, pH 7.5 Compounds with aqueous solubility less than 1% W/V often represents dissolution rate limited absorption. There is need to enhance the dissolution rate of carvedilol. The objective of our present investigation was to compare chitosan and chitosan chlorhydrate based various approaches for enhancement of dissolution rate of carvedilol. Methods The different formulations were prepared by different methods like solvent change approach to prepare hydrosols, solvent evaporation technique to form solid dispersions and cogrind mixtures. The prepared formulations were characterized in terms of saturation solubility, drug content, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD, electron microscopy, in vitro dissolution studies and stability studies. Results The practical yield in case of hydrosols was ranged from 59.76 to 92.32%. The drug content was found to uniform among the different batches of hydrosols, cogrind mixture and solid dispersions ranged from 98.24 to 99.89%. There was significant improvement in dissolution rate of carvedilol with chitosan chlorhdyrate as compare to chitosan and explanation to this behavior was found in the differences in the wetting, solubilities and swelling capacity of the chitosan and chitosan salts, chitosan chlorhydrate rapidly wet and dissolve upon its incorporation into the dissolution medium, whereas the chitosan base, less water soluble, would take more time to dissolve. Conclusion This technique is scalable and valuable in manufacturing process in future for enhancement of dissolution of poorly water soluble

  17. Enhancing in vitro dissolution and in vivo bioavailability of fenofibrate by solid self-emulsifying matrix combined with SBA-15 mesoporous silica. (United States)

    Quan, Guilan; Wu, Qiaoli; Zhang, Xiaoxu; Zhan, Zhengwen; Zhou, Chan; Chen, Bao; Zhang, Zhengzan; Li, Ge; Pan, Xin; Wu, Chuanbin


    Mesoporous silica Santa Barbara amorphous-15 (SBA-15), derived from supermolecular assemblies of surfactant Pluronic(®) P123 with well-ordered 2-D hexagonal pores, was investigated as a reservoir to construct a novel solid self-emulsifying matrix for enhancing the oral bioavailability of fenofibrate (FNB). The emulsification rate and droplet size of a liquid self-emulsifying delivery system (SEDDS) were analyzed for optimization. SBA-15 was then added to the ethanol solution containing liquid SEDDS, and the obtained suspension changed into solid SEDDS matrix via solvent evaporation. The characterizations by SEM and XRD revealed that the solid matrix consisted of particles with smooth surface and FNB was completely transformed into molecular or amorphous state in the formulation. When introduced to aqueous media under gentle agitation, the solid matrix exhibited excellent self-emulsification properties and formed a uniform microemulsion with mean diameter of 117.35 ± 2.33 nm. The solid SEDDS matrix showed faster in vitro release rate than the raw powder and commercial capsule. The absorption of FNB delivered by solid SEDDS matrix was significantly improved in beagle dogs, and its Cmax and AUC values were about 8- and 4-fold greater than those of commercial products, respectively. In conclusion, SBA-15 emerged as a promising reservoir for SEDDS to enhance the bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs, which may provide a new strategy for advanced therapies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Modulation of solubility and dissolution of furosemide by preparation of phospholipid complex

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    Mona Semalty


    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study is to improve the solubility and dissolution of furosemide (a potent high ceiling diuretic used for the treatment of hypertension and a Class IV drug that is low solubility and low permeability drug as per the Biopharmaceutical Classification System by preparing its phospholipid complexes or pharmacosomes. Materials and Methods: Furosemide was complexed with phosphatidylcholine in four different molar ratios (1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 by conventional solvent-evaporation technique. The pharmacosomes prepared were evaluated for drug content, solubility, X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD and in-vitro dissolution study. Results: Pharmacosomes of furosemide showed high drug content ranging from 88.30% to 100%. XRPD studies confirmed the formation of phospholipid complex and the amorphization of drug in the complex. The water solubility was found to be increased up to six-fold in the complexes. The octanol solubility also increased in the complexes indicating the probable increase in permeability. The in-vitro dissolution profile of the prepared complexes was found to be much better than furosemide. Conclusion: It was concluded that the phospholipid complexes can be effectively used for improving the solubility, dissolution, permeability and hence the bioavailability of furosemide like Class IV drugs.

  19. In vitro collagen fibril assembly: thermodynamic studies. (United States)

    Na, G C; Phillips, L J; Freire, E I


    The in vitro fibril assembly of calf skin collagen was examined as a function of ionic strength and temperature. In a 0.03 M NaPi, pH 7.0, buffer, fibril assembly required a minimum critical concentration of collagen. At nearly physiological ionic strengths and temperatures, the critical concentration was less than 1 microgram/mL and required a very sensitive method for measurement. Raising the ionic strength of the buffer resulted first in higher and then lower critical concentrations. Raising the temperature led to lower critical concentrations. A van't Hoff plot of the fibril growth constant calculated from the critical concentration gave positive enthalpy changes and positive heat capacity changes which indicate that the fibril growth is driven by both hydrophobic and ionic inter-collagen interactions. Sedimentation equilibrium studies showed the collagen to be monomeric at subcritical concentrations. Differential scanning microcalorimetric studies showed only one very sharp heat absorption peak for the fibril assembly which coincided with the appearance of solution turbidity. Within experimental error, the enthalpy changes of the fibril assembly measured with the microcalorimeter were of the same magnitude as the van't Hoff enthalpy changes. These results are discussed in light of a cooperative nucleation-growth mechanism of collagen fibril assembly proposed earlier.

  20. Bonding brackets to porcelain: in vitro study

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    Sant'Anna Eduardo Franzotti


    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to verify, in vitro, the effect of various porcelain surface treatments on the shear strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to porcelain and the mode of fracture after debonding. Eighty-eight samples of metallic supported feldspathic porcelain were randomly divided into four groups according to their surface preparation as follows: the porcelain was maintained intact (GI, roughened with a diamond bur (GII, etched with 10% hydrofluoric acid (GIII, or sandblasted with aluminum oxide (GIV. The specimens were treated with silane (Scothprime and brackets were bonded with Concise. Each sample was subjected to a shear load at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min and a recording was made at the point of failure. Bond strengths, adequate to withstand the application of orthodontic forces, were achieved in all groups. The Kruskal-Wallis statistical test showed no significant differences in bond strength between the groups (p>0.05. However, many more porcelain fractures occurred on deglazed porcelain. This study indicates that with the appropriate material selection, the silane/composite procedure alone may be adequate for bonding.

  1. Enhancing dissolution of domperidone by spray-drying: effect of different storage conditions on stability. (United States)

    Lee, Jung H; Kim, Min J; Yang, Jaewon; Kim, Kyoung H; Kim, Hye M; Lee, So J; Lee, Dongwon; Khang, Gilson


    Domperidone is an antidopaminergic drug that facilitates a function of the digestive smooth muscle. Depending on the Biopharmaceutical Classification System, domperidone is classified as class II with poor solubility and high permeability. Solid dispersions were prepared by spray-drying with a polymer. The characterization of prepared solid dispersions was analyzed by scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimeter. In vitro dissolution behavior was carried out in gastric juice (pH 1.2) and these results were compared with pure domperidone (active pharmaceutical ingredient). The dissolution rate was improved due to the influence of polymers. Stability assays were conducted by the same pre-experiment. Storage conditions of the solid dispersions were as follows: 25°C relative humidity 25% and 65°C relative humidity 80%. In this study, the goal is to improve the dissolution rate of domperidone by solid dispersions and to confirm stability of the prepared solid dispersions. It suggests that the content of polymers added in solid dispersions can affect the dissolution behavior and change dissolution rate of drug.

  2. Status report on dissolution model development

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    Jackson, D.D.


    The computer program PROTOCOL models the dissolution reactions of chemical species in water. It is being developed particularly to study the dissolution of proposed nuclear waste forms and related phases. Experimentally derived leaching rate functions are coupled to thermochemical equilibrium calculations and water flow rates. The program has been developed over a period of years. This report describes improvements that have been done in the past year.

  3. Study of Secondary Phase Particle Dissolution and Austenite Grain Growth on Heating Fine-Grained High-Strength IF-Steel (United States)

    Jia, Hong-bin; Zhang, Hong-mei; Sun, Cheng-qian


    Dissolution of particles of second phase and growth of austenite grains in high-strength fine-grained IF-steel (0.0057% C, 0.0023% N) on heating is studied. Metallographic analysis of flat steel specimens cut from plates prepared by hot and cold rolling is performed. Steel structure is studied after holding for 10 - 60 min at different temperatures and water quenching. The quenching parameters at which the microalloying elements (Ti, Nb) dissolve completely with retention of fine-grained austenite are determined. Amathematical model of austenite grain growth is developed by nonlinear regression analysis of experimental data.

  4. In Silico Prediction of Drug Dissolution and Absorption with variation in Intestinal pH for BCS Class II Weak Acid Drugs: Ibuprofen and Ketoprofen§ (United States)

    Tsume, Yasuhiro; Langguth, Peter; Garcia-Arieta, Alfredo; Amidon, Gordon L.


    The FDA Biopharmaceutical Classification System guidance allows waivers for in vivo bioavailability and bioequivalence studies for immediate-release solid oral dosage forms only for BCS class I. Extensions of the in vivo biowaiver for a number of drugs in BCS Class III and BCS class II have been proposed, particularly, BCS class II weak acids. However, a discrepancy between the in vivo- BE results and in vitro- dissolution results for a BCS class II acids was recently observed. The objectives of this study were to determine the oral absorption of BCS class II weak acids via simulation software and to determine if the in vitro dissolution test with various dissolution media could be sufficient for in vitro bioequivalence studies of ibuprofen and ketoprofen as models of carboxylic acid drugs. The oral absorption of these BCS class II acids from the gastrointestinal tract was predicted by GastroPlus™. Ibuprofen did not satisfy the bioequivalence criteria at lower settings of intestinal pH=6.0. Further the experimental dissolution of ibuprofen tablets in the low concentration phosphate buffer at pH 6.0 (the average buffer capacity 2.2 mmol L-1/pH) was dramatically reduced compared to the dissolution in SIF (the average buffer capacity 12.6 mmol L -1/pH). Thus these predictions for oral absorption of BCS class II acids indicate that the absorption patterns largely depend on the intestinal pH and buffer strength and must be carefully considered for a bioequivalence test. Simulation software may be very useful tool to aid the selection of dissolution media that may be useful in setting an in vitro bioequivalence dissolution standard. PMID:22815122

  5. Corundum dissolution in concentrated sodium hydroxide solution

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    u-sheng Wu


    Full Text Available The corundum (α-alumina core has been considered as a suitable candidate for investment casting of hollow, high pressure turbine engine airfoils due to its excellent properties. However, the efficiency of removing alumina cores in concentrated caustic solution cannot meet the needs of industrial production. In this paper, the effects of temperature and initial solution concentration on dissolution of α-alumina were studied by the classical weight-loss method. The fractal kinetic model was developed in order to describe α-alumina dissolution, assuming that the nonporous particles shrank during reaction process. The results show that the dissolution rate increases with increasing reaction temperature and initial solution concentration. Especially, the initial solution concentration has a significant influence on α-alumina dissolution rate at a higher reaction temperature. The activation energies decrease with increasing initial solution concentration, and the chemical reaction is the rate-controlling step.

  6. In-vitro Release Study of Carvedilol Phosphate Matrix Tablets ...

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    The tablets were compressed using a compression force and compression time of 5 tons and 20 s, respectively. Prior to compression, the die and punch surfaces were sufficiently lubricated with magnesium stearate. In vitro release studies. In vitro drug release studies of the matrix tablets were carried out using a six-station.

  7. In vitro study of interaction between quinine and Garcinia kola

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    Purpose: To investigate the interaction between quinine and Garcinia kola using an in vitro adsorption study. Methods: In vitro interaction between quinine and G. kola was conducted at 37 ± 0.1 °C. Adsorption of quinine (2.5 - 40 µg/ml) to 2.5 % w/v G. kola suspension was studied. Thereafter, quinine desorption process ...

  8. A new approach for cerumenolytic treatment in children: In vivo and in vitro study. (United States)

    Soy, F K; Ozbay, C; Kulduk, E; Dundar, R; Yazıcı, H; Sakarya, E U


    To demonstrate the effects of various cerumenolytic solutions in vivo and in vitro and to measure the change in pain following treatment. The study was done as a single-centre, prospective and double-blind study. Among 1243 paediatric patients with total or nearly total occlusive plug in 4 years period, those who accepted endoscopic ear examination and cleaning via aspiration after a follow-up period of at least 10 days following treatment were included in the study. Day of total TM visualisation was noted and removal co-efficient was calculated. The pre and post-treatment pain levels of the patients were assessed using analogue chromatic continuous scale (ACCS). In the in vitro part, cerumen samples collected at equal amounts from 20 patients were treated at 36-400°C in 6 different tubes with the same solutions and their dissolution degrees were assessed over a period of 5 days (Hour 6, Hour 12, Hour 48, Hour 72, Hour 92, Hour 120). Additionally, the degree of resolution in the tube treated with distilled water was considered to be the control reference. In the in vivo part of the study, total TM visualisation was observed in Group 1 at 50.2% (Day 3), in Group at 57.1%, in Group at 62.3%, in Group at 44.3% and in Group 5 at 73.5%. The group with the lowest removal co-efficient was Group 5 (removal co-efficient=1.623). In reference to the ACCS pain scores of the patients, the intra-group change pre-post treatment was found statistically significant for all groups (p=0.008; p=0.0222; p=0.005; p=0.026; p=0.018). After statistical analysis between the groups the difference between Group 5 and other groups was found statistically significant (p=0.002; p=0.026; p=0.044; p=0.034). In the in vitro part of the study, the best dissolution was observed in Group 2. In our study, the best cerumenolytic solutions were identified to be glycerine 10cc+3% hydrogen peroxide 10cc+10% sodium bicarbonate 10cc+distilled water 10cc. Especially the use of this mixture ease in terms of


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    The rotating disc method was used to study the dissolution kinetics of ketanserin tartrate, the salt of a weakly basic drug. Both solubility and dissolution rate decrease exponentially with increasing pH of the dissolution medium. A plot of the logarithm of the ratio of dissolution rate to

  10. Biorelevant Dissolution Models for a Weak Base To Facilitate Formulation Development and Overcome Reduced Bioavailability Caused by Hypochlordyria or Achlorhydria. (United States)

    Kou, Dawen; Dwaraknath, Sudharsan; Fischer, Yannick; Nguyen, Daniel; Kim, Myeonghui; Yiu, Hiuwing; Patel, Preeti; Ng, Tania; Mao, Chen; Durk, Matthew; Chinn, Leslie; Winter, Helen; Wigman, Larry; Yehl, Peter


    In this study, two dissolution models were developed to achieve in vitro-in vivo relationship for immediate release formulations of Compound-A, a poorly soluble weak base with pH-dependent solubility and low bioavailability in hypochlorhydric and achlorhydric patients. The dissolution models were designed to approximate the hypo-/achlorhydric and normal fasted stomach conditions after a glass of water was ingested with the drug. The dissolution data from the two models were predictive of the relative in vivo bioavailability of various formulations under the same gastric condition, hypo-/achlorhydric or normal. Furthermore, the dissolution data were able to estimate the relative performance under hypo-/achlorhydric and normal fasted conditions for the same formulation. Together, these biorelevant dissolution models facilitated formulation development for Compound-A by identifying the right type and amount of key excipient to enhance bioavailability and mitigate the negative effect of hypo-/achlorhydria due to drug-drug interaction with acid-reducing agents. The dissolution models use readily available USP apparatus 2, and their broader utility can be evaluated on other BCS 2B compounds with reduced bioavailability caused by hypo-/achlorhydria.

  11. CaCO3 dissolution in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific during the Mid-Miocene: A study using IODP PEAT cores (United States)

    Shackford, J. K.; Lyle, M. W.


    X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) scan data from Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 320/321 in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific show evidence of carbonate dissolution occurring at multiple times during the Cenozoic. Specifically, at sites U1335, U1336, and U1337, the characteristic variations in sedimentary calcium carbonate content that results in the common seismic stratigraphy found throughout the equatorial Pacific east of Hawaii. Large-scale changes in the carbon cycle are reflected in changes of the carbonate compensation depth, those changes subsequently being recorded in deep sea sediments. We have identified a number of carbonate dissolution events throughout the Cenozoic, primarily focusing on a major carbonate dissolution cycle during the early to mid-Miocene (~18-16 Ma). Previously, inadequate core recovery within this time interval has hindered study of this event, however we have completed analysis of three nearly continuous sediment records of the early Miocene allowing much more detailed study. These three IODP Leg 320/321 sites in the study provide a matrix of sedimentation rates and latitude for the early Miocene since they were all at roughly the same depth (~4 km) at 17 Ma, and formed a transect of paleolatitude from the equator, through 1°N to 3.5°N. Since the magnitude of productivity depends heavily on latitude in the equatorial Pacific, these three sites can be used to distinguish between dissolution events and productivity transients. XRF scan data from Sites U1335, U1336, and U1337 over the 18-16 Ma interval are used to better constrain the timing and structure of the event, as well as provide understanding of how productivity and changes in ocean carbon cycling affect carbonate preservation in sediments. The major dissolution event at 17 Ma lasted ~1 million years and CaCO 3 analyses indicate cyclicity on an approximately 100,000 year time scale. The cycling is strongly influenced by orbital insolation changes. Core sections from

  12. Rapidly absorbed orodispersible tablet containing molecularly dispersed felodipine for management of hypertensive crisis: development, optimization and in vitro/in vivo studies. (United States)

    Basalious, Emad B; El-Sebaie, Wessam; El-Gazayerly, Omaima


    A liquisolid orodispersible tablet of felodipine, a BCS Class II drug, was developed to improve drug dissolution and absorption through the buccal mucosa for management of hypertensive crisis. A 24 full-factorial design was applied to optimize felodipine liquisolid systems (FLSs) having acceptable flow properties and possessing enhanced drug dissolution rates. Four formulation variables; The liquid type, X1 (PG or PEG), drug concentration, X2 (10% and 20%), type of coat, X3 (Aerosil® and Aeroperl®) and excipients ratio, X4 (10 and 20) were included in the design. The systems were assessed for dissolution and flow properties. Following optimization, the formulation components (X1, X2, X3 and X4) were PEG, 10%, Aerosil® and 20, respectively. The optimized FLS was compressed into felodipine liquisolid orodispersible tablet using Prosolv® as carrier material (FLODT-2). The in vitro and in vivo disintegration times of FLODT-2 were 9 and 7 s, respectively. The in vivo pharmacokinetic study using human volunteers showed a significant increase in dissolution and absorption rates of the formulation of FLODT-2 compared to soft gelatin capsules filled with felodipine solution in PEG under the same conditions. Our results proposed that the optimized FLODT formulation could be promising to manage hypertensive crisis.

  13. Development and validation of a dissolution test with reversed-phase liquid chromatography analysis for rupatadine in tablet dosage forms

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    Sérgio Luiz Dalmora


    Full Text Available A dissolution test for in vitro evaluation of tablet dosage forms containing 10 mg of rupatadine was developed and validated by RP-LC. A discriminatory dissolution method was established using apparatus paddle at a stirring rate of 50 rpm with 900 mL of deaerated 0.01 M hydrochloric acid. The proposed method was validated yielding acceptable results for the parameters evaluated, and was applied for the quality control analysis of rupatadine tablets, and to evaluate the formulation during an accelerated stability study. Moreover, quantitative analyses were also performed, to compare the applicability of the RP-LC and the LC-MS/MS methods.

  14. An integrated study of uranyl mineral dissolution processes. Etch pit formation, effects of cations in solution, and secondary precipitation

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    Schindler, M. [Laurentian Univ., Sudbury, ON (Canada). Dept. of Earth Sciences; Hawthorne, F.C. [Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg, MB (Canada). Dept. of Geological Sciences; Mandaliev, P. [Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich (Switzerland). Dept. of Environmental Sciences; Burns, P.C.; Maurice, P.A. [Notre Dame Univ., IN (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences


    Understanding the mechanism(s) of uranium-mineral dissolution is crucial for predictive modeling of U mobility in the subsurface. In order to understand how pH and type of cation in solution may affect dissolution, experiments were performed on mainly single crystals of curite, Pb{sup 2+}{sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 3}]{sub 2}, becquerelite, Ca(H{sub 2}O){sub 8}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}], billietite, Ba(H{sub 2}O){sub 7}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}], fourmarierite Pb{sup 2+}{sub 1-x}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}O{sub 3-2x}(OH){sub 4+2x}] (x= 0.00-0.50), uranophane, Ca(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}[(UO{sub 2})(SiO{sub 3}OH)]{sub 2}, zippeite, K{sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}O{sub 3}(OH)], and Na-substituted metaschoepite, Na{sub 1-x}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}O{sub 2-x}(OH){sub 5+x}] (H{sub 2}O){sub n}. Solutions included: deionized water; aqueous HCl solutions at pH 3.5 and 2; 0.5 mol L{sup -1} Pb(II)-, Ba-, Sr-, Ca-, Mg-, HCl solutions at pH 2; 1.0 mol L{sup -1} Na- and K-HCl solutions at pH 2; and a 0.1 mol L{sup -1} Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution at pH 10.5. Uranyl mineral basal surface microtopography, micromorphology, and composition were examined prior to, and after dissolution experiments on micrometer scale specimens using atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Evolution of etch pit depth at different pH values and experimental durations can be explained using a stepwave dissolution model. Effects of the cation in solution on etch pit symmetry and morphology can be explained using an adsorption model involving specific surface sites. Surface precipitation of the following phases was observed: (a) a highly-hydrated uranyl-hydroxy-hydrate in ultrapure water (on all minerals), (b) a Na-uranyl-hydroxy-hydrate in Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution of pH 10.5 (on uranyl-hydroxy-hydrate minerals), (c) a Na-uranyl-carbonate on zippeite, (d) Ba- and

  15. Physico-Chemical Properties, Aerosolization and Dissolution of Co-Spray Dried Azithromycin Particles with L-Leucine for Inhalation. (United States)

    Mangal, Sharad; Nie, Haichen; Xu, Rongkun; Guo, Rui; Cavallaro, Alex; Zemlyanov, Dmitry; Zhou, Qi Tony


    Inhalation therapy is popular to treat lower respiratory tract infections. Azithromycin is effective against some bacteria that cause respiratory tract infections; but it has poor water solubility that may limit its efficacy when administrated as inhalation therapy. In this study, dry powder inhaler formulations were developed by co-spray drying azithromycin with L-leucine with a purpose to improve dissolution. The produced powder formulations were characterized regarding particle size, morphology, surface composition and in-vitro aerosolization performance. Effects of L-leucine on the solubility and in-vitro dissolution of azithromycin were also evaluated. The spray dried azithromycin alone formulation exhibited a satisfactory aerosol performance with a fine particle fraction (FPF) of 62.5 ± 4.1%. Addition of L-leucine in the formulation resulted in no significant change in particle morphology and FPF, which can be attributed to enrichment of azithromycin on the surfaces of composite particles. Importantly, compared with the spray-dried amorphous azithromycin alone powder, the co-spray dried powder formulations of azithromycin and L-leucine demonstrated a substantially enhanced in-vitro dissolution rate. Such enhanced dissolution of azithromycin could be attributed to the formation of composite system and the acidic microenvironment around azithromycin molecules created by the dissolution of acidic L-leucine in the co-spray dried powder. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic data showed intermolecular interactions between azithromycin and L-leucine in the co-spray dried formulations. We developed the dry powder formulations with satisfactory aerosol performance and enhanced dissolution for a poorly water soluble weak base, azithromycin, by co-spray drying with an amino acid, L-leucine.

  16. Augmentation of in-stent clot dissolution by low frequency ultrasound combined with aspirin and heparin. An ex-vivo canine shunt study. (United States)

    Neuman, Yoram; Rukshin, Vladimir; Tsang, Vivian; Atar, Shaul; Miyamoto, Takashi; Luo, Huai; Kobal, Sergio; Thompson, Todd; Birnbaum, Yochai; Horzewski, Mike; Siegel, Robert J; Kaul, Sanjay


    Ultrasound can accelerate clot dissolution in vitro and in vivo. We used an ex vivo canine shunt to investigate low frequency ultrasound effects on platelet-rich stent thrombosis. Nitinol stents were expanded to 2 mm in diameter in two perfusion chambers in a parallel shunt and exposed to flowing arterial blood at 2100 s(-1) to generate stent thrombi (n=224 perfusion runs). Dethrombotic effects were assessed during treatment with saline and combined treatment with aspirin and heparin. One stent was exposed to ultrasound (27 kHz, 1.4 W/cm2), while the other was not. Stent thrombi were weighed before and after treatment. There was no significant effect of ultrasound during saline infusion. Treatment with aspirin+heparin alone reduced thrombus weight by 37+/-25% (18.9+/-6.1 to 11.8+/-7.7 mg, pthrombi. These findings suggest the potential of ultrasound as an adjunct to antithrombotic therapy to improve effectiveness without increasing the risk of bleeding complications during treatment of vascular thrombosis.

  17. Electrochemical Study on Corrosion Inhibition of Copper in Hydrochloric Acid Medium and the Rotating Ring-Disc Voltammetry for Studying the Dissolution

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    A. K. Satpati


    Full Text Available Dissolution characteristics of copper in hydrochloric acid medium and the effect of 4-amino 1,2,4-triazole (ATA on the corrosion process have been studied using conventional electrochemical techniques and rotating ring-disc electrodes (RRDEs. Corrosion potential (corr and corrosion current density (corr were obtained by Tafel extrapolation methods. Charge transfer resistance (ct and double-layer capacitance (dl were obtained from the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS. ATA was shown to be an effective inhibitor for the copper-corrosion inhibition in acid medium. The corrosion rate was retarded in presence of inhibitors mainly because of the adsorption of the inhibitor on the electrode surface. Adsorption of the inhibitor on the metal surface was found to follow the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Standard free energy change of the adsorption process (Δ0ad was calculated to be −54.3 kJ mol−1; such a large negative value of Δ0ad suggests the prescence of a chemisorption process.

  18. Improvement of dissolution and hypoglycemic efficacy of glimepiride by different carriers. (United States)

    Mohamed, Elham A; Meshali, Mahasen M; Foda, Abdel Monem M; Borg, Thanaa M


    Effects of tromethamine (Tris), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP-K25), and low molecular weight chitosan (LM-CH) on dissolution and therapeutic efficacy of glimepiride (Gmp) were investigated using physical mixtures (PMs), coground mixtures, coprecipitates (Coppts) or kneaded mixtures (KMs), and compared with drug alone. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning colorimetry, and X-ray diffractometry were performed to identify any physicochemical interaction with Gmp. Surface morphology was examined via scanning electron microscopy. The results of Gmp in vitro dissolution revealed that it was greatly enhanced by Coppt with Tris or PVP-K25 and KM with LM-CH at a drug to carrier ratio of 1:8. Gmp amorphization by PVP-K25 and LM-CH was a major factor in increasing Gmp dissolution. Being basic, Tris might increase the pH of the microdiffusion layer around Gmp particles improving its dissolution. Formation of water-soluble complexes suggested by solubility study may also explain the enhanced dissolution. Capsules were prepared from Coppts and KM 1:8 drug to carrier binary systems and also with Tris PMs. In vivo, the hypoglycemic efficacy of Gmp capsules in rabbits increased by 1.63-, 1.50-, and 1.46-fold for 1:8 Coppts with Tris or PVP-K25 and KM with LM-CH respectively, compared with Gmp alone. Surprisingly, the response to Tris PM 1:20 capsules was 1.52-fold revealing statistically insignificant difference to that of Tris Coppt 1:8 (1.63 fold). As a conclusion, dissolution enhancement and hypoglycemic potentiation by 1:20 PM of Gmp/Tris, being simple and easy to prepare, may enable development of a reduced-dose and fast-release oral dosage form of Gmp.

  19. The dissolution kinetics of quartz and kaolinite in alkaline solutions

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    Drillet, V.


    For modelling alkaline migration in a reservoir rock, dissolution kinetics data are required. Dissolution of kaolinite, a typical mineral in clays, is studied at pH between 11 and 13 and for three temperatures 30, 47 and 55{sup 0}C. Experiments are realized by injection of the alkaline solution in a stirred reactor containing a suspension of the studied mineral. Dissolution rate is obtained from silicon and aluminium concentration in the effluent. For kaolinite dissolution rate increases with temperature and an unexpected fast decrease with Si or Al concentration in the solution. Results are interpreted.

  20. Solubility limits on radionuclide dissolution

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    Kerrisk, J.F.


    This paper examines the effects of solubility in limiting dissolution rates of a number of important radionuclides from spent fuel and high-level waste. Two simple dissolution models were used for calculations that would be characteristics of a Yucca Mountain repository. A saturation-limited dissolution model, in which the water flowing through the repository is assumed to be saturated with each waste element, is very conservative in that it overestimates dissolution rates. A diffusion-limited dissolution model, in which element-dissolution rates are limited by diffusion of waste elements into water flowing past the waste, is more realistic, but it is subject to some uncertainty at this time. Dissolution rates of some elements (Pu, Am, Sn, Th, Zr, Sm) are always limited by solubility. Dissolution rates of other elements (Cs, Tc, Np, Sr, C, I) are never solubility limited; their release would be limited by dissolution of the bulk waste form. Still other elements (U, Cm, Ni, Ra) show solubility-limited dissolution under some conditions. 9 references, 3 tables.

  1. Biorelevant characterisation of amorphous furosemide salt exhibits conversion to a furosemide hydrate during dissolution

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    Nielsen, Line Hagner; Gordon, Sarah; Pajander, Jari Pekka


    Biorelevant dissolution behaviour of the amorphous sodium salt and amorphous acid forms of furosemide was evaluated, together with investigations of the solid state changes during in vitro dissolution in medium simulating the conditions in the small intestine. UV imaging of the two amorphous forms......, as well as of crystalline furosemide salt and acid showed a higher rate of dissolution of the salt forms in comparison with the two acid forms. The measured dissolution rates of the four furosemide forms from the UV imaging system and from eluted effluent samples were consistent with dissolution rates...... showed a conversion of the amorphous furosemide salt to a more stable polymorph. It was found by thermogravimetric analysis and hot stage microscopy that the salt forms of furosemide converted to a trihydrate during dissolution. It can be concluded that during biorelevant dissolution, the amorphous...

  2. Discordant and concordant alcohol use in spouses as predictors of marital dissolution in the general population: results from the Hunt study. (United States)

    Torvik, Fartein A; Røysamb, Espen; Gustavson, Kristin; Idstad, Mariann; Tambs, Kristian


    Previous studies have demonstrated that high alcohol consumption is a predictor of divorce. However, there is a lack of studies with prospective data from both spouses. The effects of drinking among husbands versus wives and of concordant versus discordant drinking in couples are therefore unknown. Concordant drinking may lead to increased divorce rates because the malignant effects of heavy drinking are experienced in double doses; alternatively it may lead to marital stability due to partner compatibility. All inhabitants in a Norwegian county were invited to participate in a health study. We identified 19,977 married couples where both spouses participated. Respondents provided information on alcohol use and mental distress. Survival analysis was applied to study the risk of divorce over the next 15 years. Demographics and mental distress were used as covariates. Heavy drinking among men (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.39) and women (HR = 1.41) increased the risk of future marital dissolution, even after adjusting for demography (reference group "light drinkers"). The HR for divorce was 1.51 when only the husband was a heavy drinker, while it was 3.07 when only the wife was a heavy drinker. Moreover, there were strong interaction effects: concordant abstainers (HR = 0.40) and concordant heavy drinkers (HR = 0.35) had lower risks of divorce compared to the risk expected from combining the main effects. Nevertheless, couples with 2 heavy drinkers (HR = 1.63) had higher risk of divorce than couples with 2 light drinkers. This study demonstrated that both the level of alcohol use and compatibility in alcohol use are important predictors of marital dissolution. Copyright © 2013 by the Research Society on Alcoholism.

  3. Biorelevant dissolution media

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    Ilardia-Arana, David; Kristensen, Henning G; Müllertz, Anette


    Biorelevant dissolution media containing bile salt and lecithin at concentrations appropriate for fed and fasted state are useful when testing oral solid formulations of poorly water-soluble drugs. Dilution of amphiphile solutions affects the aggregation state of the amphiphiles because bile salt....... Dilution of the two- and four component media caused enlargement of the mixed micelles and formation of vesicles. The solubility of estradiol in the buffer solution was increased with addition of the amphiphiles. A good correlation (R(2) = 0.987) was found between estradiol solubility and mass...

  4. Preparation of osthole-polymer solid dispersions by hot-melt extrusion for dissolution and bioavailability enhancement. (United States)

    Yun, Fei; Kang, An; Shan, Jinjun; Zhao, Xiaoli; Bi, Xiaolin; Li, Junsong; Di, Liuqing


    The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of solid dispersion to improve the dissolution rate and bioavailability of osthole (Ost), a coumarin derivative with various pharmacological activities but with poor aqueous solubility. In present studies, the Ost solid dispersions were prepared with various polymers including Plasdone S-630, HPMC-E5, Eudragit EPO, and Soluplus by hot-melt extrusion method. In vitro characterizations were performed with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray powder diffraction (XPRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, and in vitro dissolution studies. In addition, in vivo pharmacokinetic studies of Ost solid dispersions were also conducted in rats after a single oral dose. In comparison to the untreated Ost coarse powder and the physical mixture with polymers, the solid dispersions prepared with Plasdone S-630 or HPMC-E5 (drug/polymer: 1:6) showed a significant enhancement of dissolution rate (∼3-fold higher D30). In addition, such preparations exhibited a significantly decreased Tmax, ∼5-fold higher Cmax and ∼1.4-fold higher AUC when comparing with Ost coarse powder. In conclusion, solid dispersion prepared with appropriate polymer could serve as a promising formulation approach to enhance the dissolution rate and hence oral bioavailability of Ost. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Design and optimization of self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS) for enhanced dissolution of gemfibrozil. (United States)

    Villar, Ana Maria Sierra; Naveros, Beatriz Clares; Campmany, Ana Cristina Calpena; Trenchs, Monserrat Aróztegui; Rocabert, Coloma Barbé; Bellowa, Lyda Halbaut


    Self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems of gemfibrozil were developed under Quality by Design approach for improvement of dissolution and oral absorption. Preliminary screening was performed to select proper components combination. Box-Behnken experimental design was employed as statistical tool to optimize the formulation variables, X(1) (Cremophor(®) EL), X(2) (Capmul(®) MCM-C8), and X(3) (lemon essential oil). Systems were assessed for visual characteristics (emulsification efficacy), turbidity, droplet size, polydispersity index and drug release. Different pH media were also assayed for optimization. Following optimization, the values of formulation components (X(1), X(2), and X(3)) were 32.43%, 29.73% and 21.62%, respectively (16.22% of gemfibrozil). Transmission electron microscopy demonstrated spherical droplet morphology. SNEEDS release study was compared to commercial tablets. Optimized SNEDDS formulation of gemfibrozil showed a significant increase in dissolution rate compared to conventional tablets. Both formulations followed Weibull mathematical model release with a significant difference in t(d) parameter in favor of the SNEDDS. Equally amodelistic parameters were calculated being the dissolution efficiency significantly higher for SNEDDS, confirming that the developed SNEDDS formulation was superior to commercial formulation with respect to in vitro dissolution profile. This paper provides an overview of the SNEDDS of the gemfibrozil as a promising alternative to improve oral absorption. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. In vitro toxicology studies of extracellular vesicles. (United States)

    Maji, Sayantan; Yan, Irene K; Parasramka, Mansi; Mohankumar, Swathi; Matsuda, Akiko; Patel, Tushar


    Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane-bound vesicles released from cells into the extracellular environment. There is emerging interest in the use of EVs as potential therapeutic interventions. We sought to evaluate the safety of EVs that may be therapeutically used by performing in vitro toxicological assessments. EVs were obtained from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-EV) or from bovine milk (BM-EV) by differential ultracentrifugation, and quantitated using nanoparticle tracking analysis. Genotoxic effects, hematological effects, immunological effects and endotoxin production were evaluated at two dose levels. Neither MSC-EVs nor BM-EVs elicited detectable genotoxic effects using either the alkaline comet assay or micronucleus assay. Hemolysis was observed with BM-EVs but not with MSC-EVs. MSC-EVs did not have any significant effect on either spontaneous or collagen-induced platelet aggregation. In contrast, BM-EVs were noted to increase collagen-induced platelet aggregation, even though no spontaneous increase in platelet aggregation was noted. Both types of EVs induced leukocyte proliferation, which was greater with BM-EV. Neither MSC-EVs nor BM-EVs induced HL-60 phagocytosis, although BM-EVs decreased zymosan-induced phagocytosis. Furthermore, neither MSC-EVs nor BM-EVs induced nitric oxide production. Unlike MSC-EVs, BM-EVs tested positive for endotoxin and induced complement activation. There are significant differences in toxicological profiles between MSC-EVs and BM-EVs that may reflect variations in techniques for EV isolation, EV content or cross-species differences. The safety of MSC-EV supports their use for disease therapeutics, whereas detailed safety and toxicological assessment will be necessary before the use of BM-EVs. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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    Amylodextrin is a suitable excipient for the design of solid controlled-release systems. The release of paracetamol from tablets containing 30% drug and 70% amylodextrin was studied in vitro and in vivo. In vitro dissolution profiles showed almost-constant drug release rates during 8 hr, when

  8. Effect of Different Crystallization Techniques on the Dissolution ...

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    Original Research Article. Effect of Different Crystallization Techniques on the. Dissolution Behavior of Ketoprofen ... dissolution behavior studies were carried out. The physical stability of the crystals were also evaluated ..... Safety evaluation of toothpaste containing chloroform. III. Long-term study in beagle dogs. J. Environ ...

  9. Study of Mn dissolution from LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel electrodes using rotating ring-disk collection experiments

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    Wang, Li-Fang; Ou, Chin-Ching; Striebel, Kathryn A.; Chen, Jenn-Shing


    The goal of this research was to measure Mn dissolution from a thin porous spinel LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} electrode by rotating ring-disk collection experiments. The amount of Mn dissolution from the spinel LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} electrode under various conditions was detected by potential step chronoamperometry. The concentration of dissolved Mn was found to increase with increasing cycle numbers and elevated temperature. The dissolved Mn was not dependent on disk rotation speed, which indicated that the Mn dissolution from the disk was under reaction control. The in situ monitoring of Mn dissolution from the spinel was carried out under various conditions. The ring currents exhibited maxima corresponding to the end-of-charge (EOC) and end-of-discharge (EOD), with the largest peak at EOC. The results suggest that the dissolution of Mn from spinel LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} occurs during charge/discharge cycling, especially in a charged state (at >4.1 V) and in a discharged state (at <3.1 V). The largest peak at EOC demonstrated that Mn dissolution took place mainly at the top of charge. At elevated temperatures, the ring cathodic currents were larger due to the increase of Mn dissolution rate.

  10. In Vitro Study of Release of Metronidazole Tablets Prepared from ...

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    The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of okra gum to release it\\'s medicament in bioadhesive polymer-based drug delivery system. Bioadhesive studies using the tensiometer were done to evaluate its bioadhesivenes. Conventional tablets were made with okra gum as binder and in-vitro release studies carried out ...

  11. In vitro and in silico characterisation of Tacrolimus released under biorelevant conditions. (United States)

    Mercuri, A; Wu, S; Stranzinger, S; Mohr, S; Salar-Behzadi, S; Bresciani, M; Fröhlich, E


    This work aims to better understand the in vivo behaviour of modified release (MR) formulations (Envarsus® tablets and Advagraf® capsules) using in vitro properties of tacrolimus and in silico simulations. The in silico concentration profiles of tacrolimus released from the MR formulations were predicted after building a three compartments PK model with GastroPlus™, and using the experimentally determined in vitro physico-chemical properties as input parameters. In vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVC) were obtained after deconvolution of in vivo data from a clinical trial. The IVIVC showed that the in vitro dissolution was faster than the in vivo deconvoluted dissolution for Advagraf®, while the in vitro dissolution was slightly slower than the in vivo deconvoluted dissolution for Envarsus®. Population PK simulation showed that variability in the simulation was lower for Envarsus® compared to Advagraf®. The in silico predicted preferential absorption sites were the proximal and distal tract for Advagraf® and Envarsus®, respectively. The integration of experimental in vitro solubility, permeability and biorelevant dissolution data allowed to generate in silico tacrolimus concentrations for two different MR formulations. This permitted to compare the two formulations in a single PK profile, in a simulated population PK study and with respect to their absorption sites. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Potential of Bio-Enhanced DNAPL Dissolution (United States)

    Chu, J. M.; Kitanidis, P. K.; McCarty, P. L.


    DNAPL contamination is one of most challenging environmental problems. According to EPA's estimation, the total number of dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) impacted sites in the U.S. could range from 15,000 to 25,000. It has been generally believed that promoting biological reactions that transform contaminants in DNAPL source zones can increase mass transfer rates, thereby shortening source longevity and total cleanup time. Use of bioremediation to enhance residual DNAPL dissolution, therefore, has potential as an economical and effective approach to accelerate DNAPL cleanup. While promising, some biological processes, such as biomass growth and gas production (CO2 and CH4), may occur together with biodegradation in source zones and adversely affect dissolution enhancement. In addition, the toxic effects of DNAPL compounds and transformation products produced by microorganisms may also adversely affect microbial activity and the extent of the bio-active zones. An understanding of how such factors control the efficiency of bio-enhanced dissolution is of great importance in helping to predict the potential benefits of DNAPL bioremediation. In this presentation, we will integrate the results of experimental and theoretical studies over the past six years on bio-enhanced tetrachloroethene (PCE) DNAPL dissolution to illustrate the effects on dissolution enhancement. Specifically, we will discuss the significance of our theoretical work on: (1) how biomass accumulation can affect dissolution enhancement for a PCE DNAPL pool and (2) the evolution of a bio-active zone in a residual DNAPL area under the influence of DNAPL toxicity. In addition, we will show the interplay between various groups of microorganisms within and around PCE DNAPL source zones as well as how our experimental work can help better understand the toxic effects of PCE and its transformation products on the activity of PCE dehalogenating bacteria. Finally, the presentation will highlight

  13. Ego-Dissolution and Psychedelics: Validation of the Ego-Dissolution Inventory (EDI). (United States)

    Nour, Matthew M; Evans, Lisa; Nutt, David; Carhart-Harris, Robin L


    The experience of a compromised sense of "self", termed ego-dissolution, is a key feature of the psychedelic experience. This study aimed to validate the Ego-Dissolution Inventory (EDI), a new 8-item self-report scale designed to measure ego-dissolution. Additionally, we aimed to investigate the specificity of the relationship between psychedelics and ego-dissolution. Sixteen items relating to altered ego-consciousness were included in an internet questionnaire; eight relating to the experience of ego-dissolution (comprising the EDI), and eight relating to the antithetical experience of increased self-assuredness, termed ego-inflation. Items were rated using a visual analog scale. Participants answered the questionnaire for experiences with classical psychedelic drugs, cocaine and/or alcohol. They also answered the seven questions from the Mystical Experiences Questionnaire (MEQ) relating to the experience of unity with one's surroundings. Six hundred and ninety-one participants completed the questionnaire, providing data for 1828 drug experiences (1043 psychedelics, 377 cocaine, 408 alcohol). Exploratory factor analysis demonstrated that the eight EDI items loaded exclusively onto a single common factor, which was orthogonal to a second factor comprised of the items relating to ego-inflation (rho = -0.110), demonstrating discriminant validity. The EDI correlated strongly with the MEQ-derived measure of unitive experience (rho = 0.735), demonstrating convergent validity. EDI internal consistency was excellent (Cronbach's alpha 0.93). Three analyses confirmed the specificity of ego-dissolution for experiences occasioned by psychedelic drugs. Firstly, EDI score correlated with drug-dose for psychedelic drugs (rho = 0.371), but not for cocaine (rho = 0.115) or alcohol (rho = -0.055). Secondly, the linear regression line relating the subjective intensity of the experience to ego-dissolution was significantly steeper for psychedelics (unstandardized regression

  14. In vitro permeation studies of diclofenac diethylamine from newly ...

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    The study was designed to investigate the feasibility of developing a transdermal drug dosage form of diclofenac diethylamine (DDA). The in vitro release and diffusion characteristics of DDA from two dermatological oleogel bases were studied using full thickness skin from the abdominal hairless surface of rabbit, as the ...

  15. pH-Dependent Solubility and Dissolution Behavior of Carvedilol--Case Example of a Weakly Basic BCS Class II Drug. (United States)

    Hamed, Rania; Awadallah, Areeg; Sunoqrot, Suhair; Tarawneh, Ola; Nazzal, Sami; AlBaraghthi, Tamadur; Al Sayyad, Jihan; Abbas, Aiman


    The objective of this study was to investigate the pH-dependent solubility and dissolution of weakly basic Biopharmaceutical Classification Systems (BCS) class II drugs, characterized by low solubility and high permeability, using carvedilol, a weak base with a pK a value of 7.8, as a model drug. A series of solubility and in vitro dissolution studies was carried out using media that simulate the gastric and intestinal fluids and cover the physiological pH range of the GI from 1.2 to 7.8. The effect of ionic strength, buffer capacity, and buffer species of the dissolution media on the solubility and dissolution behavior of carvedilol was also investigated. The study revealed that carvedilol exhibited a typical weak base pH-dependent solubility profile with a high solubility at low pH (545.1-2591.4 μg/mL within the pH range 1.2-5.0) and low solubility at high pH (5.8-51.9 μg/mL within the pH range 6.5-7.8). The dissolution behavior of carvedilol was consistent with the solubility results, where carvedilol release was complete (95.8-98.2% released within 60 min) in media simulating the gastric fluid (pH 1.2-5.0) and relatively low (15.9-86.2% released within 240 min) in media simulating the intestinal fluid (pH 6.5-7.8). It was found that the buffer species of the dissolution media may influence the solubility and consequently the percentage of carvedilol released by forming carvedilol salts of varying solubilities. Carvedilol solubility and dissolution decreased with increasing ionic strength, while lowering the buffer capacity resulted in a decrease in carvedilol solubility and dissolution rate.

  16. Catalysis and chemical mechanisms of calcite dissolution in seawater. (United States)

    Subhas, Adam V; Adkins, Jess F; Rollins, Nick E; Naviaux, John; Erez, Jonathan; Berelson, William M


    Near-equilibrium calcite dissolution in seawater contributes significantly to the regulation of atmospheric [Formula: see text] on 1,000-y timescales. Despite many studies on far-from-equilibrium dissolution, little is known about the detailed mechanisms responsible for calcite dissolution in seawater. In this paper, we dissolve (13)C-labeled calcites in natural seawater. We show that the time-evolving enrichment of [Formula: see text] in solution is a direct measure of both dissolution and precipitation reactions across a large range of saturation states. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer profiles into the (13)C-labeled solids confirm the presence of precipitated material even in undersaturated conditions. The close balance of precipitation and dissolution near equilibrium can alter the chemical composition of calcite deeper than one monolayer into the crystal. This balance of dissolution-precipitation shifts significantly toward a dissolution-dominated mechanism below about [Formula: see text] Finally, we show that the enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA) increases the dissolution rate across all saturation states, and the effect is most pronounced close to equilibrium. This finding suggests that the rate of hydration of [Formula: see text] is a rate-limiting step for calcite dissolution in seawater. We then interpret our dissolution data in a framework that incorporates both solution chemistry and geometric constraints on the calcite solid. Near equilibrium, this framework demonstrates a lowered free energy barrier at the solid-solution interface in the presence of CA. This framework also indicates a significant change in dissolution mechanism at [Formula: see text], which we interpret as the onset of homogeneous etch pit nucleation.

  17. The in vitro evolution of resorbable brushite cements: A physico-chemical, micro-structural and mechanical study. (United States)

    Gallo, Marta; Tadier, Solène; Meille, Sylvain; Gremillard, Laurent; Chevalier, Jérôme


    The mechanisms by which calcium phosphate bone substitutes evolve and are resorbed in vivo are not yet fully known. In particular, the formation of intermediate phases during resorption and evolution of the mechanical properties may be of crucial interest for their clinical efficiency. The in vitro tests proposed here are the first steps toward understanding these phenomena. Microporous Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate (DCPD) samples were immersed in tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS) and Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) solutions, with or without daily refresh of the medium, for time-points up to 14days. Before and after immersion, samples were extensively characterised in terms of morphology, chemistry (XRD coupled with Rietveld analysis), microstructure (X-ray tomography, SEM observations) and local mechanical properties (instrumented micro-indentation). The composition of the immersion solutions was monitored in parallel (pH, elemental analysis). The results show the influence and importance of the experimental set-up and protocol on the formation of apatite and octacalcium phosphate concurrently to DCPD dissolution; moreover, strong inter-correlations between physico-chemistry, microstructure and mechanics are demonstrated. Ideally, the resorption kinetics of biodegradable bone substitutes should be controlled to favor the healing processes of bone. Although biodegradable bone grafts are already used in surgeries, their resorption process is still partially unknown. The present work studies these resorption phenomena, their kinetics and mechanisms and their consequences on the properties of a calcium phosphate resorbable material. The original in vitro approach developed in this work couples for the first time physico-chemical, micro-structural and mechanical assessments. The dissolution of the CaP phase in body fluids and the reprecipitation of more stable phases are studied on a local scale, which has permitted to evidence and monitor the development of a

  18. Dissolution chemistry and biocompatibility of silicon- and germanium-based semiconductors for transient electronics. (United States)

    Kang, Seung-Kyun; Park, Gayoung; Kim, Kyungmin; Hwang, Suk-Won; Cheng, Huanyu; Shin, Jiho; Chung, Sangjin; Kim, Minjin; Yin, Lan; Lee, Jeong Chul; Lee, Kyung-Mi; Rogers, John A


    Semiconducting materials are central to the development of high-performance electronics that are capable of dissolving completely when immersed in aqueous solutions, groundwater, or biofluids, for applications in temporary biomedical implants, environmentally degradable sensors, and other systems. The results reported here include comprehensive studies of the dissolution by hydrolysis of polycrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, silicon-germanium, and germanium in aqueous solutions of various pH values and temperatures. In vitro cellular toxicity evaluations demonstrate the biocompatibility of the materials and end products of dissolution, thereby supporting their potential for use in biodegradable electronics. A fully dissolvable thin-film solar cell illustrates the ability to integrate these semiconductors into functional systems.

  19. Kinetics of gold dissolution in iodide solutions (United States)

    Yang, Kang

    Cyanide has been used as a lixiviant for free milling gold ores for a long time. Cyanide solutions are highly toxic and their use poses long term environmental problems. Cyanidation process is efficient for oxide gold ores but it is ineffective for gold ores containing sulfides. Among the noncyanide based lixiviants, iodide has the potential of replacing cyanide due to its ability to leach gold at a wider pH range and higher rate of gold dissolution. The emerging technology of bio-oxidation is an accepted process for pretreatment of sulfide gold ores. The bio-oxidation is conducted at acidic pH which makes direct cyanidation without pH adjustment impractical. On the contrary, iodide leaching of gold from the bio-oxidized ore can be accomplished without any pH adjustment. The present study was undertaken in order to investigate the kinetics of gold dissolution in various iodide-oxidant solutions under conditions similar to those prevailing in a solution containing bio-oxidized ore. The thermodynamic study indicated that gold can be spontaneously dissolved in iodide-hydrogen peroxide, iodide-ferric ion and iodide-persulfate solutions. Dissolution of gold powder was carried out in these solutions and the results showed that the gold dissolution was dependent on solution pH, concentrations of iodide, oxidants and temperature. Gold dissolution was found to increase with decreasing pH and substantial gold dissolution could be achieved at pH ≤ 2. Increasing concentration of oxidant till an optimum oxidant/iodide molar ratio increased gold dissolution and much higher concentration of oxidant would result in a decrease in gold dissolution. With increasing iodide concentration and temperature, gold dissolution increased significantly. The activation energy data which ranged between 9.6 and 13.6 kcal/mole for various oxidants indicated that surface reaction was the rate controlling step. At higher temperatures a change in rate limiting step with passage of time was observed

  20. The effect of fuel chemistry on UO2 dissolution

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    Casella, Amanda; Hanson, Brady; Miller, William


    The dissolution rate of both unirradiated UO2 and used nuclear fuel has been studied by numerous countries as part of the performance assessment of proposed geologic repositories. In the scenario of waste package failure and groundwater infiltration into the fuel, the effects of variables such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, and water and fuel chemistry on the dissolution rates of the fuel are necessary to provide a quantitative estimate of the potential release over geologic time frames. The primary objective of this research was to determine the influence these parameters have on the dissolution rate of unirradiated UO2 under repository conditions and compare them to the rates predicted by current dissolution models. Both unirradiated UO2 and UO2 doped with varying concentrations of Gd2O3, to simulate used fuel composition after long time periods where radiolysis has minor contributions to dissolution, were examined. In general, a rise in temperature increased the dissolution rate of UO2 and had a larger effect on pure UO2 than on those doped with Gd2O3. Oxygen dependence was observed in the UO2 samples with no dopant and increased as the temperature rose; in the doped fuels less dependence was observed. The addition of gadolinia into the UO2 matrix showed a significant decrease in the dissolution rate. The matrix stabilization effect resulting from the dopant proved even more beneficial in lowering the dissolution rate at higher temperatures and dissolved O2 concentrations in the leachate where the rates would typically be elevated.

  1. Hydro-chemo-mechanical coupling in sediments: Localized mineral dissolution

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    Cha, Minsu


    Mineral dissolution is inherently a chemo-hydro-mechanical coupled process. Field evidence and laboratory results show that dissolution may localize and form open conduits in cohesive media such as carbonate rocks. This study focuses on the evolution of localized dissolution in soils (i.e., frictional and non-cohesive granular materials) under effective confining stresses. Experimental results show the development of localized dissolution (“pipe”) when a carbonate-quartz sand is subjected to reactive fluid flow: only loosely packed quartz grains remain within pipes, and the number of pipes decreases away from the inlet port. Concurrent shear wave velocity measurements show a decrease in stiffness during dissolution due to stress and fabric changes, and more complex signal codas anticipate the development of internal heterogeneity. The discrete element method is used to simulate localized vertical dissolution features in granular materials, under constant vertical stress and zero lateral strain far-field boundaries. As porosity increases along dissolution pipes, vertical load is transferred to the surrounding soils and marked force chains develop. In terms of equivalent stress, principal stress rotation takes place within pipes and the sediment reaches the Coulomb failure condition inside pipes and in the surrounding medium. Dissolution pipes alter the geo-plumbing of the subsurface, enhance fluid transport but limit the long term performance of storage systems, alter the fluid pressure and effective stress fields, soften the sediment and may trigger shear failures.

  2. Characterization and in vitro studies on anticancer activity of ...

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    Characterization of exopolymer shows the presence of brominated compound responsible for cytotoxicity on lung cancer cell line (A549) on XTT assay. An in vitro study of bacterial exopolymer shows the presence of cytotoxic effects on cell lines. Further, active compound in exopolymer responsible for cytotoxicity has to be ...

  3. Characterization and in vitro studies on anticancer activity of ...

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    May 21, 2014 ... S13. Characterization of exopolymer shows the presence of brominated compound responsible for cytotoxicity on lung cancer cell line (A549) on XTT assay. An in vitro study of bacterial exopolymer shows the presence of cytotoxic effects on cell lines. Further, active compound in exopolymer responsible for ...

  4. In vitro placental model optimization for nanoparticle transport studies

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    Cartwright, Laura; Poulsen, Marie Sønnegaard; Nielsen, Hanne Mørck


    on polycarbonate membranes (3.0 μm pore size) was four times higher for the 50 nm particles compared with the 100 nm particles. CONCLUSION: The BeWo cell line has been optimized and shown to be a valid in vitro model for studying the transplacental transport of nanoparticles. Fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticle...

  5. In vitro metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies on methylone

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    Pedersen, Anders Just; Petersen, Trine Hedebrink; Linnet, Kristian


    Abuse of the stimulant designer drug methylone (methylenedioxymethcathinone) has been documented in most parts of the world. As with many of the new designer drugs that continuously appear in the illicit drug market, little is known about the pharmacokinetics of methylone. Using in vitro studies...

  6. Aluminum Target Dissolution in Support of the Pu-238 Program

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    McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Benker, Dennis [ORNL; DePaoli, David W [ORNL; Felker, Leslie Kevin [ORNL; Mattus, Catherine H [ORNL


    Selection of an aluminum alloy for target cladding affects post-irradiation target dissolution and separations. Recent tests with aluminum alloy 6061 yielded greater than expected precipitation in the caustic dissolution step, forming up to 10 wt.% solids of aluminum hydroxides and aluminosilicates. We present a study to maximize dissolution of aluminum metal alloy, along with silicon, magnesium, and copper impurities, through control of temperature, the rate of reagent addition, and incubation time. Aluminum phase transformations have been identified as a function of time and temperature, using X-ray diffraction. Solutions have been analyzed using wet chemical methods and X-ray fluorescence. These data have been compared with published calculations of aluminum phase diagrams. Temperature logging during the transients has been investigated as a means to generate kinetic and mass transport data on the dissolution process. Approaches are given to enhance the dissolution of aluminum and aluminosilicate phases in caustic solution.

  7. A novel high throughput method to investigate polymer dissolution. (United States)

    Zhang, Ying; Mallapragada, Surya K; Narasimhan, Balaji


    The dissolution behavior of polystyrene (PS) in biodiesel was studied by developing a novel high throughput approach based on Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy. A multiwell device for high throughput dissolution testing was fabricated using a photolithographic rapid prototyping method. The dissolution of PS films in each well was tracked by following the characteristic IR band of PS and the effect of PS molecular weight and temperature on the dissolution rate was simultaneously investigated. The results were validated with conventional gravimetric methods. The high throughput method can be extended to evaluate the dissolution profiles of a large number of samples, or to simultaneously investigate the effect of variables such as polydispersity, crystallinity, and mixed solvents. Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Efavirenz Dissolution Enhancement I: Co-Micronization

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    Helvécio Vinícius Antunes Rocha


    Full Text Available AIDS constitutes one of the most serious infectious diseases, representing a major public health priority. Efavirenz (EFV, one of the most widely used drugs for this pathology, belongs to the Class II of the Biopharmaceutics Classification System for drugs with very poor water solubility. To improve EFV’s dissolution profile, changes can be made to the physical properties of the drug that do not lead to any accompanying molecular modifications. Therefore, the study objective was to develop and characterize systems with efavirenz able to improve its dissolution, which were co-processed with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP. The technique used was co-micronization. Three different drug:excipient ratios were tested for each of the two carriers. The drug dispersion dissolution results showed significant improvement for all the co-processed samples in comparison to non-processed material and corresponding physical mixtures. The dissolution profiles obtained for dispersion with co-micronized SLS samples proved superior to those of co-micronized PVP, with the proportion (1:0.25 proving the optimal mixture. The improvements may be explained by the hypothesis that formation of a hydrophilic layer on the surface of the micronized drug increases the wettability of the system formed, corroborated by characterization results indicating no loss of crystallinity and an absence of interaction at the molecular level.

  9. Emdogain in carcinogenesis: a systematic review of in vitro studies. (United States)

    Laaksonen, Matti; Sorsa, Timo; Salo, Tuula


    Emdogain is a commercial product of unknown composition and is clinically used to induce periodontal regeneration. This study aims to review current knowledge of the in vitro effects of Emdogain on oral tissues and, in particular, factors related to carcinoma. A systematic approach was used to review studies from the Embase and Pubmed databases; a total of 76 studies were included. These comprised in vitro studies of the cytokines in, or regulated by, Emdogain and assays designed to study the effects of EMD on human cells in oral tissues or malignant cells. Several studies have shown that EMD regulates the proliferation, migration, adhesion, gene expression, and cytokine production of (pre-)osteoblasts, periodontal fibroblasts, and gingival fibroblasts. However, the effects of EMD on malignant oral cells are not well understood. EMD seems to have broad regulatory effects on malignant cells and on several carcinoma-related factors. Evidence suggests that patients with premalignant or malignant mucosal lesions should not be treated with EMD.

  10. Biorelevant characterisation of amorphous furosemide salt exhibits conversion to a furosemide hydrate during dissolution. (United States)

    Nielsen, Line Hagner; Gordon, Sarah; Pajander, Jari Pekka; Østergaard, Jesper; Rades, Thomas; Müllertz, Anette


    Biorelevant dissolution behaviour of the amorphous sodium salt and amorphous acid forms of furosemide was evaluated, together with investigations of the solid state changes during in vitro dissolution in medium simulating the conditions in the small intestine. UV imaging of the two amorphous forms, as well as of crystalline furosemide salt and acid showed a higher rate of dissolution of the salt forms in comparison with the two acid forms. The measured dissolution rates of the four furosemide forms from the UV imaging system and from eluted effluent samples were consistent with dissolution rates obtained from micro dissolution experiments. Partial least squares-discriminant analysis of Raman spectra of the amorphous acid form during flow through dissolution showed that the amorphous acid exhibited a fast conversion to the crystalline acid. Flow through dissolution coupled with Raman spectroscopy showed a conversion of the amorphous furosemide salt to a more stable polymorph. It was found by thermogravimetric analysis and hot stage microscopy that the salt forms of furosemide converted to a trihydrate during dissolution. It can be concluded that during biorelevant dissolution, the amorphous and crystalline furosemide salt converted to a trihydrate, whereas the amorphous acid exhibited fast conversion to the crystalline acid. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Preparation, characterization, and in vitro/vivo studies of oleanolic acid-loaded lactoferrin nanoparticles

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    Xia X


    Full Text Available Xiaojing Xia,1,2 Haowei Liu,1 Huixia Lv,1 Jing Zhang,1 Jianping Zhou,1 Zhiying Zhao3 1Department of Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 2Department of Pharmaceutics, ZheJiang Pharmaceutical College, Ningbo, 3Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China Abstract: Oleanolic acid (OA, a pentacyclic triterpene, is used to safely and economically treat hepatopathy. However, OA, a Biopharmaceutics Classification System IV category drug, has low bioavailability owing to low solubility (<1 µg/mL and biomembrane permeability. We developed a novel OA nanoparticle (OA-NP-loaded lactoferrin (Lf nanodelivery system with enhanced in vitro OA dissolution and improved oral absorption and bioavailability. The OA-NPs were prepared using NP albumin-bound technology and characterized using dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and in vitro dissolution test. The in vivo pharmacokinetics was investigated in Sprague Dawley rats using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. OA-NPs (OA:Lf =1:6, w/w% exhibited spherical morphology, 202.2±8.3 nm particle size, +(27.1±0.32 mV ζ potential, 92.59%±3.24% encapsulation efficiency, and desirable in vitro release profiles. An effective in vivo bioavailability (340.59% was achieved compared to the free drug following oral administration to rats. The Lf novel nanodelivery vehicle enhanced the dissolution rate, intestinal absorption, and bioavailability of OA. These results demonstrate that Lf NPs are a new strategy for improving oral absorption and bioavailability of poorly soluble and poorly absorbed drugs. Keywords: oleanolic acid, nanoparticle, lactoferrin nanodelivery system, drug absorption, bioavailability

  12. The Biopharmaceutics Classification System: Subclasses for in vivo predictive dissolution (IPD) methodology and IVIVC (United States)

    Tsume, Yasuhiro; Mudie, Deanna M.; Langguth, Peter; Amidon, Greg E.; Amidon, Gordon L.


    The Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) has found widespread utility in drug discovery, product development and drug product regulatory sciences. The classification scheme captures the two most significant factors influencing oral drug absorption; solubility and intestinal permeability and it has proven to be a very useful and a widely accepted starting point for drug product development and drug product regulation. The mechanistic base of the BCS approach has, no doubt, contributed to its wide spread acceptance and utility. Nevertheless, underneath the simplicity of BCS are many detailed complexities, both in vitro and in vivo which must be evaluated and investigated for any given drug and drug product. In this manuscript we propose a simple extension of the BCS classes to include subspecification of acid (a), base (b) and neutral (c) for classes II and IV. Sub-classification for Classes I and III (high solubility drugs as currently defined) is generally not needed except perhaps in border line solubility cases. It is well known that the , pKa physical property of a drug (API) has a significant impact on the aqueous solubility dissolution of drug from the drug product both in vitro and in vivo for BCS Class II and IV acids and bases, and is the basis, we propose for a sub-classification extension of the original BCS classification. This BCS sub-classification is particularly important for in vivo predictive dissolution methodology development due to the complex and variable in vivo environment in the gastrointestinal tract, with its changing pH, buffer capacity, luminal volume, surfactant luminal conditions, permeability profile along the gastrointestinal tract and variable transit and fasted and fed states. We believe this sub-classification is a step toward developing a more science-based mechanistic in vivo predictive dissolution (IPD) methodology. Such a dissolution methodology can be used by development scientists to assess the likelihood of a

  13. High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of verapamil and its application to determination in tablet dosage forms and to drug dissolution studies. (United States)

    Ozkan, Y; Yilmaz, N; Ozkan, S A; Biryol, I


    A high-performance liquid chromatographic procedure with two detectors is presented for the determination of verapamil in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The procedure is based on the use of reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with UV and fluorimetric detectors. Each analysis required no longer than 6 min for both detection procedures. Quantification was achieved by measurement of the ratio of the peak area of the drug to the internal standard (fluoxetine) and the detection limit was 10 ng/ml for the UV detector and 750 pg/ml for the fluorimetric detector. There was no significant difference between inter- and intra-day studies for verapamil determined for two different concentrations (0.05 and 1.00 microgram/ml). This process could be used to determine verapamil concentrations in the range 0.025-50 and 0.0008-20 micrograms/ml for UV and fluorimetric detection, respectively. These methods were applied, without any interference from the excipients, for the determination of the drug in tablets and in drug dissolution studies. It is suggested that the proposed HPLC procedures could be used for routine quality control and dosage form assay of verapamil hydrochloride.

  14. Recovery Act: An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Transport Model that Couples Chemical Reactions of Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation with Spatial and Temporal Flow Variations.

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    Saar, Martin O. [ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Seyfried, Jr., William E. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Longmire, Ellen K. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)


    A total of 12 publications and 23 abstracts were produced as a result of this study. In particular, the compilation of a thermodynamic database utilizing consistent, current thermodynamic data is a major step toward accurately modeling multi-phase fluid interactions with solids. Existing databases designed for aqueous fluids did not mesh well with existing solid phase databases. Addition of a second liquid phase (CO2) magnifies the inconsistencies between aqueous and solid thermodynamic databases. Overall, the combination of high temperature and pressure lab studies (task 1), using a purpose built apparatus, and solid characterization (task 2), using XRCT and more developed technologies, allowed observation of dissolution and precipitation processes under CO2 reservoir conditions. These observations were combined with results from PIV experiments on multi-phase fluids (task 3) in typical flow path geometries. The results of the tasks 1, 2, and 3 were compiled and integrated into numerical models utilizing Lattice-Boltzmann simulations (task 4) to realistically model the physical processes and were ultimately folded into TOUGH2 code for reservoir scale modeling (task 5). Compilation of the thermodynamic database assisted comparisons to PIV experiments (Task 3) and greatly improved Lattice Boltzmann (Task 4) and TOUGH2 simulations (Task 5). PIV (Task 3) and experimental apparatus (Task 1) have identified problem areas in TOUGHREACT code. Additional lab experiments and coding work has been integrated into an improved numerical modeling code.

  15. Calculating structural and geometrical parameters by laboratory measurements and X-ray microtomography: a comparative study applied to a limestone sample before and after a dissolution experiment (United States)

    Luquot, Linda; Hebert, Vanessa; Rodriguez, Olivier


    The aim of this study is to compare the structural, geometrical and transport parameters of a limestone rock sample determined by X-ray microtomography (XMT) images and laboratory experiments. Total and effective porosity, pore-size distribution, tortuosity, and effective diffusion coefficient have been estimated. Sensitivity analyses of the segmentation parameters have been performed. The limestone rock sample studied here has been characterized using both approaches before and after a reactive percolation experiment. Strong dissolution process occurred during the percolation, promoting a wormhole formation. This strong heterogeneity formed after the percolation step allows us to apply our methodology to two different samples and enhance the use of experimental techniques or XMT images depending on the rock heterogeneity. We established that for most of the parameters calculated here, the values obtained by computing XMT images are in agreement with the classical laboratory measurements. We demonstrated that the computational porosity is more informative than the laboratory measurement. We observed that pore-size distributions obtained by XMT images and laboratory experiments are slightly different but complementary. Regarding the effective diffusion coefficient, we concluded that both approaches are valuable and give similar results. Nevertheless, we concluded that computing XMT images to determine transport, geometrical, and petrophysical parameters provide similar results to those measured at the laboratory but with much shorter durations.

  16. Silicate mineral dissolution during heap bioleaching. (United States)

    Dopson, Mark; Halinen, Anna-Kaisa; Rahunen, Nelli; Boström, Dan; Sundkvist, Jan-Eric; Riekkola-Vanhanen, Marja; Kaksonen, Anna H; Puhakka, Jaakko A


    Silicate minerals are present in association with metal sulfides in ores and their dissolution occurs when the sulfide minerals are bioleached in heaps for metal recovery. It has previously been suggested that silicate mineral dissolution can affect mineral bioleaching by acid consumption, release of trace elements, and increasing the viscosity of the leach solution. In this study, the effect of silicates present in three separate samples in conjunction with chalcopyrite and a complex multi-metal sulfide ore on heap bioleaching was evaluated in column bioreactors. Fe(2+) oxidation was inhibited in columns containing chalcopyrite samples A and C that leached 1.79 and 1.11 mM fluoride, respectively but not in sample B that contained 0.14 mM fluoride. Microbial Fe(2+) oxidation inhibition experiments containing elevated fluoride concentrations and measurements of fluoride release from the chalcopyrite ores supported that inhibition of Fe(2+) oxidation during column leaching of two of the chalcopyrite ores was due to fluoride toxicity. Column bioleaching of the complex sulfide ore was carried out at various temperatures (7-50 degrees C) and pH values (1.5-3.0). Column leaching at pH 1.5 and 2.0 resulted in increased acid consumption rates and silicate dissolution such that it became difficult to filter the leach solutions and for the leach liquor to percolate through the column. However, column temperature (at pH 2.5) only had a minor effect on the acid consumption and silicate dissolution rates. This study demonstrates the potential negative impact of silicate mineral dissolution on heap bioleaching by microbial inhibition and liquid flow. Copyright 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. A study on in vitro propagation of Castanopsis argentea

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    Full Text Available Abstract. Surya MI, Kurnita NI, Setyaningsih L, Ismaini L, Muttaqin Z. 2016. A study on in vitro propagation of Castanopsis argentea. Pros Sem Nas Masy Biodiv Indon 2: 10-15. Saninten (Castanopsis argentea is a keystone species that has highly potential as a food material. Mostly, the fruits of C. argentea are eaten by animals. It made us difficults to get the natural regeneration. In vitro propagation is an effort to produce considerable amounts of C. argentea. However, the information about in vitro propagation of C. argentea is still very limited. This study was aimed to determine the initiation methods to propagate C. argentea by in vitro propagation. Two methods of sterilization were used to sterilize the explant of seed and buds. Moreover, the explant was planted on modified MS and WPM. The results show that percentage of survival, number of buds and time of germination were found on seed explants sterilized by first method. The number of callus were found on bud explants sterilized by second method. Furthermore, planting media were not affected to the germination of seed explants, but affected to growth of bud explants.

  18. Microbially mediated barite dissolution in anoxic brines (United States)

    Ouyang, Bingjie; Akob, Denise M.; Dunlap, Darren S.; Renock, Devon


    high ionic strength solutions. Additionally, the increase in rate occurs without direct microbe-mineral contact suggesting that metabolites secreted by the bacteria may be responsible for promotion of dissolution. The findings of this study have implications for understanding barium cycling in marine/hypersaline environments, release of barium (and associated radium) from waste solids generated from energy and mining industries, as well as potential for developing new anti-scaling chemicals.

  19. Short communication. Challenges relating to comparison of flavonoid glycosides dissolution profiles from Sutherlandia frutescens products. (United States)

    Mbamalu, Oluchi N; Syce, James; Samsodien, Halima


    Unlike the case of conventional drug formulations, dissolution tests have hitherto not been required for herbal medicinal products commercially available in South Africa. This study investigated dissolution of the South African Sutherlandia frutescens using selected flavonoid glycosides as marker compounds. Dissolution of markers was assessed in three dissolution media at pH 1.2, 4.5 and 6.8, and samples were analysed using a validated HPLC method. The dissolution profile of each marker varied for the different materials investigated. All three media utilised showed differences in flavonoid glycoside dissolution between the S. frutescens products evaluated, with f2 values dissolution from any two of the materials. Dissolution of S. frutescens materials could thus be characterised using the markers in all the media tested. This tool may be employed in the future for comparison of orally administered S. frutescens products, provided between- batch variability is evaluated and found less than between-sample variability.

  20. Exchange-linked dissolution agents in dissolution-DNP (13)C metabolic imaging. (United States)

    Hurd, Ralph E; Spielman, Daniel; Josan, Sonal; Yen, Yi-Fen; Pfefferbaum, Adolf; Mayer, Dirk


    The use of unlabeled exchange-linked dissolution agents in hyperpolarized metabolic imaging was studied to examine pool size limits and saturation relative to the availability of NADH. Three-dimensional dynamic metabolic images were obtained, and compared following injection of a bolus of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate, prepared with and without unlabeled sodium lactate in the dissolution buffer. Comparisons were made on the basis of apparent rate constants and [1-(13)C]lactate signal-to-noise ratio. Range finding data were obtained for different bolus compositions. Isotope exchange was also probed in the reverse direction, following injection of a bolus of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]lactate, with and without unlabeled sodium pyruvate in the dissolution buffer. Liver, kidney, and vascular regions of interest all showed an increase in [1-(13)C]lactate signal with addition of unlabeled sodium lactate in the dissolution buffer. Injection of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]lactate with unlabeled sodium pyruvate in the dissolution buffer, provided exchange rate constants Klp for kidney and vascular regions of interest. These results are consistent with a high level of (13)C-exchange, and with labeling rates that are limited by steady-state pool sizes in vivo. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Dissolution Threats and Legislative Bargaining

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    Becher, Michael; Christiansen, Flemming Juul


    Chief executives in many parliamentary democracies have the power to dissolve the legislature. Despite a well-developed literature on the endogenous timing of parliamentary elections, political scientists know remarkably little about the strategic use of dissolution power to influence policymakin......, are important determinants of the use and effectiveness of dissolution threats in policymaking. Analyzing an original time-series data set from a multiparty parliamentary democracy, we find evidence in line with key empirical implications of the model....

  2. Experimental study of linear and nonlinear regimes of density-driven instabilities induced by CO{sub 2} dissolution in water

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    Outeda, R.; D' Onofrio, A. [Grupo de Medios Porosos, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paseo Colón 850, C1063ACV Buenos Aires (Argentina); El Hasi, C.; Zalts, A. [Instituto de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento, J. M. Gutiérrez 1150, B1613GSX, Los Polvorines, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)


    Density driven instabilities produced by CO{sub 2} (gas) dissolution in water containing a color indicator were studied in a Hele Shaw cell. The images were analyzed and instability patterns were characterized by mixing zone temporal evolution, dispersion curves, and the growth rate for different CO{sub 2} pressures and different color indicator concentrations. The results obtained from an exhaustive analysis of experimental data show that this system has a different behaviour in the linear regime of the instabilities (when the growth rate has a linear dependence with time), from the nonlinear regime at longer times. At short times using a color indicator to see the evolution of the pattern, the images show that the effects of both the color indicator and CO{sub 2} pressure are of the same order of magnitude: The growth rates are similar and the wave numbers are in the same range (0–30 cm{sup −1}) when the system is unstable. Although in the linear regime the dynamics is affected similarly by the presence of the indicator and CO{sub 2} pressure, in the nonlinear regime, the influence of the latter is clearly more pronounced than the effects of the color indicator.

  3. Studies of second phase particles in different zirconium alloys using extractive carbon replica and an electrolytic anodic dissolution procedure [rapid communication (United States)

    Toffolon-Masclet, Caroline; Brachet, Jean-Christophe; Jago, Gilles


    Zirconium alloys are widely studied for applications as cladding tubes and structural components of PWR fuel assemblies. Due to their influence on some of the alloys properties (corrosion resistance, irradiation growth, …), the crystallographic structure and the chemical stoichiometry of the second phase particles (SPP) precipitated in these alloys have to be well established. The aim of this paper is to present the results obtained using two methods of SPP extractions. The first one, the extractive carbon replica method, allowed us to determine the chemical composition of SPP in different zirconium alloys: Zr-Sn-Fe-Cr (Zircaloy-4 ®), Zr-Sn-Fe-Cr-(V,Mo), Zr-Nb and Zr-Nb-Fe alloys. The second one, an anodic dissolution procedure of the matrix, is an interesting way of isolating SPP from the surrounding α-Zr matrix, giving access to a precise determination of the crystallographic structure and lattice parameters of the SPP by X-ray diffraction. This procedure was validated for Zy-4 by comparing the SPP size distribution obtained by extraction with that directly measured on a massive Zy-4 alloy (i.e. the SPP size distributions were the same for both measurements).

  4. An in vitro Study of the Effect of Some Commonly Used Antacids on ...

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    This study reports on the effect of magnesium oxide, magnesium trisilicate, aluminium hydroxide and bentonite antacids on the disintegration and dissolution characteristics of commercial paracetamol and metronidazole tablets. The effect of salt on the interaction between the drugs and the antacids was also studied.

  5. Studies on Flowability, Compressibility and In-vitro Release of Terminalia Chebula Fruit Powder Tablets (United States)

    Satya Prakash, Singh; Patra, Ch Niranjan; Santanu, Chakraborty; Hemant Kumar, Pandit; Patro, V Jagannath; Devi, M Vimala


    The dried fruit of Terminalia chebula is widely used for its laxative properties. The objective of the present study was to examine the flowability and compressibility of Terminalia chebula fruit powder, subsequently developing its tablet formulations by utilizing wet granulation and direct compression technology. Initial studies on flowability and compressibility revealed that the fruit powder flows poorly, is poorly compressible and mucilaginous in nature. The consolidation behaviors of the fruit powder and of its tablet formulations were studied using the Kawakita, Heckel and Leuenberger equations. Kawakita analysis revealed reduced cohesiveness hence improved flowability was achieved in formulations prepared by direct compression and the wet granulation technique. The Heckel plot showed that the Terminalia chebula fruit powder when formulated using direct compression showed initial fragmentation followed by plastic deformation and that the granules exhibited plastic deformation without initial fragmentation. The compression susceptibility parameter obtained from the Leuenberger equation for compacts formed by using the direct compression and wet granulation techniques indicated that the maximum crushing strength is reached faster and at lower compression pressures. The Tannin content (with reference to standard tannin) in fruit powder and tablet formulations was determined by UV spectrophotometry at 273 nm. The in-vitro dissolution study in simulated SGF (without enzymes) showed more than a 90% release of tannin from the tablets with in 1 h. The brittle fracture index value revealed that tablets prepared from granules showed less fracture tendency in comparison to those formed by direct compression formulation. From this study, it was concluded that the desired flowability, compressibility and compactibility of Terminalia chebula fruit powder can be obtained by using the direct compression and wet granulation techniques. PMID:24250371

  6. Development of Dissolution Test Method for Drotaverine ...

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    Methods: Sink conditions, drug stability and specificity in different dissolution media were tested to optimize a dissolution test method using a USP paddle type dissolution test apparatus set at a speed of. 50 rpm. The dissolution medium consisted of 900 ml of phosphate buffer (pH 6.8) containing 0.25% w/v cetrimide at 37 ...

  7. 12 CFR 546.4 - Voluntary dissolution. (United States)


    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Voluntary dissolution. 546.4 Section 546.4... ASSOCIATIONS-MERGER, DISSOLUTION, REORGANIZATION, AND CONVERSION § 546.4 Voluntary dissolution. A Federal savings association's board of directors may propose a plan for dissolution of the association. The plan...

  8. Investigation of the interactions of enteric and hydrophilic polymers to enhance dissolution of griseofulvin following hot melt extrusion processing. (United States)

    Bennett, Ryan C; Keen, Justin M; Bi, Yunxia Vivian; Porter, Stuart; Dürig, Thomas; McGinity, James W


    This study focuses on the application of hot melt extrusion (HME) to produce solid dispersions containing griseofulvin (GF) and investigates the in-vitro dissolution performance of HME powders and resulting tablet compositions containing HME-processed dispersions. Binary, ternary and quaternary dispersions containing GF, enteric polymer (Eudragit L100-55 or AQOAT-LF) and/or vinyl pyrrolidone-based polymer (Plasdone K-12 povidone or S-630 copovidone) were processed by HME. Two plasticizers, triethyl citrate (TEC) and acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC), were incorporated to aid in melt processing and to modify release of GF in neutral media following a pH-change in dissolution. Products were characterized for GF recovery, degrees of compositional amorphous character, intermolecular interactions and non-sink dissolution performance. Binary dispersions exhibited lower maximum observed concentration values and magnitudes of supersaturated GF in neutral media dissolution in comparison with the ternary dispersions. The quaternary HME products, 1 : 2 : 1 : 0.6 GF : L100-55 : S-630 : ATBC and GF : AQOAT-LF : K-12 : ATBC, were determined as the most optimal concentration-enhancing compositions due to increased hydrogen bonding of enteric functional groups with carbonyl/acetate groups of vinyl pyrrolidone-based polymers, reduced compositional crystallinity and presence of incorporated hydrophobic plasticizer. HME products containing combinations of concentration-enhancing polymers can supersaturate and sustain GF dissolution to greater magnitudes in neutral media following the pH-transition and be compressed into immediate-release tablets exhibiting similar dissolution profiles. © 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  9. Enhanced dissolution of meloxicam from orodispersible tablets prepared by different methods

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    Ahmed Abd Elbary


    Full Text Available The objective of this study was formulation, development and evaluation of meloxicam orodispersible tablets. ODTs were prepared by two methods including sublimation technique where different subliming agents like camphor, menthol and thymol were used with Ac-Di-Sol as a superdisintegrant. Each subliming agent was used in three different concentrations (5, 10 and 15% w/w. Tablets were first prepared and later exposed to vacuum. Meloxicam ODTs were also prepared by freeze-drying an aqueous dispersion of meloxicam containing a matrix former, a sugar alcohol, and a collapse protectant. In addition, different disintegration accelerators were tested (each in 1% w/v including PVP K25, PVP K90, PEG 6000, PEG 4000, PEG 400, tween 80 and tween 20. The prepared ODTs from two methods were evaluated for weight variation, thickness, drug content, friability, hardness, wetting time, in vitro disintegration time and in vitro dissolution study. The best formulation was subjected to stability testing for 3 months at temperatures 40 °C and 75% relative humidity and at 60 °C. All formulations showed disintegration time ranging from 1 to 46 s. All the prepared formulae complied with the pharmacopoeial requirements of the drug contents. T17 gave the best in vitro disintegration and dissolution results. ODT formula T17 has shown no appreciable changes with respect to physical characters, meloxicam content and dissolution profiles when stored at elevated temperatures. In conclusion the results of this work suggest that orodispersible tablets of meloxicam with rapid disintegration time, fast drug release and good hardness can be efficiently and successfully formulated by employing freeze drying and sublimation methods.

  10. An in vitro--in silico--in vivo approach in biopharmaceutical drug characterization: metformin hydrochloride IR tablets. (United States)

    Beloica, S; Cvijić, S; Homšek, I; Bogataj, M; Parojčić, J


    The integrated in vitro--in silico--in vivo approach has emerged into a biopharmaceutical toolkit that could accelerate drug development and improve drug product clinical performance in patients. In the present study, the influence of physiologically based media and dynamic dissolution testing on drug release from two metformin hydrochloride immediate release products with proven bioequivalence was tested. Metformin-specific physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed based on a range of literature or in silico predicted data using gastrointestinal simulation technology implemented in the Simcyp software package. Various approaches were employed in order to estimate the human effective permeability which was used as input for metformin plasma profile simulation. Influence of the rate and extent of metformin dissolution on drug absorption was evaluated. Both convolution and deconvolution approaches were used in order to establish a correlation between the in vitro and in vivo data. The results obtained indicate that physiologically based dissolution media and glass bead dissolution device exhibit certain advantages over the compendial dissolution apparatus and simple buffers which tended to be over-discriminative. Gastrointestinal simulation technology implemented in the Simcyp Simulator was successfully used in developing drug-specific PBPK model for metformin. Simulations indicate that in vitro dissolution kinetics has no significant effect on metformin absorption, if more than 65% of drug is released in 1 hour. Level A in vitro-in vivo correlation was obtained using both convolution and deconvolution approaches.

  11. Solid state interaction of raloxifene HCl with different hydrophilic carriers during co-grinding and its effect on dissolution rate. (United States)

    Garg, Anuj; Singh, S; Rao, V U; Bindu, K; Balasubramaniam, J


    This study investigated the effects of different classes of hydrophilic carriers (poly vinyl pyrrolidones [PVPs] [Plasdone K-25 and Plasdone S-630], cellulosic polymers [hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose and hydroxy propyl cellulose], and Sodium Alginate) on the solid state and dissolution rate of Raloxifene hydrochloride (R-HCl). Solid state characterizations of co-ground mixtures and physical mixtures in 1:1 and 1:2 ratios of drug to polymer were performed by employing laser diffractometer for particle size and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) for solid state interactions. The results of particle size studies showed that only co-grinding with PVPs was more effective in the reduction of particle size than the milling of drug alone. DSC study indicated that the crystalline nature of the drug was reduced after co-grinding with PVPs when compared with their corresponding physical mixtures. The hydrophilic carriers other than PVPs did not reduce the crystalline nature of the drug significantly. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy were carried out for selected batches to confirm DSC results. Significant enhancement in dissolution rate and extent was observed with co-ground mixtures of drug and PVPs. Plasdone S-630 was found to be a better carrier for R-HCl in terms of achieving improvement in dissolution. In vitro dissolution data can be described by Hixson-Crowell model, indicating the drug release mechanism predominated by erosion.

  12. Physico-chemical study of coating plasma duplex alumina/hydroxyapatite for medical applications relation elaboration/structure/properties(dissolution/adherence/residual constraints); Etude physico-chimique de depots plasma duplex alumine/hydroxyapatite pour applications medicales relations elaboration/structure/proprietes (dissolution/adherence/contraintes residuelles)

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    Demonet, N


    The physico-chemical behavior of porous ceramics depositing is studied in order to use them to favour the biological fixing of hip prosthesis fixed without cement. Alumina depositing, hydroxyapatite depositing and duplex (the both together) have been realized by plasma projection on a substrate in Ti-6Al-V. Tests of dissolution have been made. An original method of sound followed by radioactive tracers has allowed to establish an order of phases degradation and to consider the kinetics of calcium ions in function of several parameters of tests. (N.C.)

  13. Factors Affecting the Dissolution of Indomethacin Solid Dispersions. (United States)

    Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Chen-Ning; He, Yue; Duan, Ban-Yan; Yang, Guang-Yi; Ma, Wei-Dong; Zhang, Yong-Hong


    The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of factors such as carrier type, drug/carrier ratio, binary carriers, and preparation method on the dissolution of an insoluble drug, indomethacin (IM), under supersaturation conditions. Using a solvent evaporation (SE) method, poloxamer 188 and PVP K30 showed better dissolution among the selected carriers. Furthermore, as the ratio of carriers increased (drug/carrier ratio from 1:0.5 to 1:2), the dissolution rate increased especially in almost two times poloxamer 188 solid dispersions (SDs), while the reverse results were observed for PVP K30 SDs. For the binary carrier SD, a lower dissolution was found. Under hot melt extrusion (HME), the dissolution of poloxamer 188 SD and PVP K30 SD was 0.83- and 0.94-folds lower than that using SE, respectively, while the binary carrier SD showed the best dissolution. For poloxamer 188 SDs, the drug's crystal form changed when using SE, while no crystal form change was observed using HME. IM was amorphous in PVP K30 SDs prepared by both methods. For binary carrier systems, amorphous and crystalline drugs coexisted in SD using SE, and negligible amorphous IM was in SD using HME. This study indicated that a higher amorphous proportion in SD did not correlate with higher dissolution rate, and other factors, such as carrier type, particle size, and density, were also critical.

  14. Dissolution behaviour of silicon nitride coatings for joint replacements. (United States)

    Pettersson, Maria; Bryant, Michael; Schmidt, Susann; Engqvist, Håkan; Hall, Richard M; Neville, Anne; Persson, Cecilia


    In this study, the dissolution rate of SiNx coatings was investigated as a function of coating composition, in comparison to a cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy (CoCrMo) reference. SiNx coatings with N/Si ratios of 0.3, 0.8 and 1.1 were investigated. Electrochemical measurements were complemented with solution (inductively coupled plasma techniques) and surface analysis (vertical scanning interferometry and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy). The dissolution rate of the SiNx coatings was evaluated to 0.2-1.4 nm/day, with a trend of lower dissolution rate with higher N/Si atomic ratio in the coating. The dissolution rates of the coatings were similar to or lower than that of CoCrMo (0.7-1.2 nm/day). The highest nitrogen containing coating showed mainly Si-N bonds in the bulk as well as at the surface and in the dissolution area. The lower nitrogen containing coatings showed Si-N and/or Si-Si bonds in the bulk and an increased formation of Si-O bonds at the surface as well as in the dissolution area. The SiNx coatings reduced the metal ion release from the substrate. The possibility to tune the dissolution rate and the ability to prevent release of metal ions encourage further studies on SiNx coatings for joint replacements. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Advances and Challenges in Studying Hepatitis B Virus In Vitro

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    Dvora Witt-Kehati


    Full Text Available Hepatitis B virus (HBV is a small DNA virus that infects the liver. Current anti-HBV drugs efficiently suppress viral replication but do not eradicate the virus due to the persistence of its episomal DNA. Efforts to develop reliable in vitro systems to model HBV infection, an imperative tool for studying HBV biology and its interactions with the host, have been hampered by major limitations at the level of the virus, the host and infection readouts. This review summarizes major milestones in the development of in vitro systems to study HBV. Recent advances in our understanding of HBV biology, such as the discovery of the bile-acid pump sodium-taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP as a receptor for HBV, enabled the establishment of NTCP expressing hepatoma cell lines permissive for HBV infection. Furthermore, advanced tissue engineering techniques facilitate now the establishment of HBV infection systems based on primary human hepatocytes that maintain their phenotype and permissiveness for infection over time. The ability to differentiate inducible pluripotent stem cells into hepatocyte-like cells opens the door for studying HBV in a more isogenic background, as well. Thus, the recent advances in in vitro models for HBV infection holds promise for a better understanding of virus-host interactions and for future development of more definitive anti-viral drugs.

  16. Development of a novel starch-derived porous silica monolith for enhancing the dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drug

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    Wu Chao; Wang Jing; Hu Yanchen [Department of Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University P.O. Box 32, 103 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016 (China); Zhi Zhuangzhi [Department of Physics, School of Basic Science, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Wenhua Road 103, Shenyang, Liaoning 110016 (China); Jiang Tongying [Department of Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University P.O. Box 32, 103 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016 (China); Zhang Jinghai [Key laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Science and Bio- Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016 (China); Wang Siling, E-mail: [Department of Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University P.O. Box 32, 103 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016 (China)


    A novel starch-derived porous silica monolith (PSM) and porous starch foam (PSF) were developed as a carrier in order to improve the dissolution of lovastatin. PSM was prepared by the starch gel template method and PSF was prepared by the solvent exchange method. The morphology and structure of PSM and PSF were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nitrogen adsorption/desorption analysis. Lovastatin was loaded into PSM and PSF by immersion/solvent evaporation. Nano-pore spatial confinement effect on the drug dissolution was systematically studied by SEM, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravametric analysis (TGA), x-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and in-vitro drug dissolution studies. Lovastatin adsorbed in PSM was amorphous and lovastatin absorbed on PSF was partially present as microcrystal in the pores of PSF and partially in crystalline form distributed on the surface of PSF. PSM and PSF allowed immediate release of lovastatin and enhanced the dissolution rate. These results provide important information about the mechanism of drug adsorption and release. Accordingly, PSM and PSF have a promising future as a vehicle for the oral delivery of poorly water soluble drugs. Moreover, the effect of PSM is better than that of PSF.

  17. Synergistic Effect of Hydrotrope and Surfactant on Solubility and Dissolution of Atorvastatin Calcium: Screening Factorial Design Followed by Ratio Optimization (United States)

    Patel, V. F.; Sarai, J.


    The present study was aimed at investigating the effect of hydrotrope and surfactant on poor solubility of atorvastatin calcium. Excipients screening followed by factorial design was performed to study effect of excipients and manufacturing methods on solubility of drug. Three independent factors (carrier, surfactant and manufacturing method) were evaluated at two levels using solubility as a dependant variable. Solid-state characterisation was performed using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Optimised complex were incorporated into orally disintegrating micro tablets and in vitro dissolution test was performed. Nicotinamide, Plasdone and sodium dodecyl sulphate were emerged as promising excipients from excipient screening. General regression analysis revealed only the type of carrier has significantly enhanced (Psolubility of drug while other factors were found to be nonsignificant. Ratio optimisation trial revealed that drug to nicotinamide ratio is more critical in enhancing the solubility of drug (40 fold increases in solubility compared to pure drug) in comparison to drug-surfactant ratio; however the presence of surfactant deemed essential. Significantly higher rate and extent of dissolution was observed from solid dispersion complex and tablets compared to dissolution of pure drug (Psolubility and dissolution of atorvastatin calcium and this can be explored further. PMID:25593381

  18. Study of Cellulose-Rich Materials Recovered After Dissolution of Sulphite Pulp from South African Eucalyptus Wood in [C2mim][OAc]/co-Solvent Mixtures

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    Tywabi, Z


    Full Text Available and regenerated cellulose was obtained by addition of a 1:1 (v/v) water/acetone mixture. The regenerated cellulose materials were characterized by SEM, FTIR, TGA, and PXRD. The results showed that addition of co-solventsled to increased dissolution yields...

  19. Olivine dissolution from Indian dunite in saline water. (United States)

    Agrawal, Amit Kumar; Mehra, Anurag


    The rate and mechanism of olivine dissolution was studied using naturally weathered dunite FO98.21(Mg1.884Fe0.391SiO4) from an Indian source, that also contains serpentine mineral lizardite. A series of batch dissolution experiments were carried out to check the influence of temperature (30-75 ∘C), initial dunite concentration (0.5 and 20 g/L), and salinity (0-35 g/L NaCl) under fixed head space CO2 pressure (P[Formula: see text] = 1 barg) on dunite dissolution. Dissolved Mg, Si, and Fe concentrations were determined by inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. End-product solids were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Initially, rates of dissolution of Si and Mg were observed to be in stoichiometric proportion. After 8 h, the dissolution rate was observed to decline. At the end of the experiment (504 h), an amorphous silica-rich layer was observed over the dunite surface. This results in decay of the dissolution rate. The operating conditions (i.e., salinity, temperature, and mineral loading) affect the dissolution kinetics in a very complex manner because of which the observed experimental trends do not exhibit a direct trend.

  20. Secondary calcification and dissolution respond differently to future ocean conditions (United States)

    Silbiger, N. J.; Donahue, M. J.


    Climate change threatens both the accretion and erosion processes that sustain coral reefs. Secondary calcification, bioerosion, and reef dissolution are integral to the structural complexity and long-term persistence of coral reefs, yet these processes have received less research attention than reef accretion by corals. In this study, we use climate scenarios from RCP 8.5 to examine the combined effects of rising ocean acidity and sea surface temperature (SST) on both secondary calcification and dissolution rates of a natural coral rubble community using a flow-through aquarium system. We found that secondary reef calcification and dissolution responded differently to the combined effect of pCO2 and temperature. Calcification had a non-linear response to the combined effect of pCO2 and temperature: the highest calcification rate occurred slightly above ambient conditions and the lowest calcification rate was in the highest temperature-pCO2 condition. In contrast, dissolution increased linearly with temperature-pCO2 . The rubble community switched from net calcification to net dissolution at +271 μatm pCO2 and 0.75 °C above ambient conditions, suggesting that rubble reefs may shift from net calcification to net dissolution before the end of the century. Our results indicate that (i) dissolution may be more sensitive to climate change than calcification and (ii) that calcification and dissolution have different functional responses to climate stressors; this highlights the need to study the effects of climate stressors on both calcification and dissolution to predict future changes in coral reefs.

  1. In vitro-in vivo study of CoQ10-loaded lipid nanoparticles in comparison with nanocrystals. (United States)

    Piao, Hongyu; Ouyang, Mei; Xia, Dengning; Quan, Peng; Xiao, Wenhua; Song, Yanzhi; Cui, Fude


    The present work described the effect of CoQ10 dissolution characteristics in nanocrystals and lipid nanoparticles (LNs) on its oral absorption in rats. Nanocrystals and LNs were prepared by melt-high pressure homogenization and sucrose monolaurate was used as a stabilizer in all formulations. Witepsol(®)W35 and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) were selected as lipid additives to form LN(CoQ10+W35) and LN(CoQ10+MCT), respectively. From the results obtained, the particle size of CoQ10 nanocrystals was 285 nm, while it was reduced to 150 nm by mixture with an equal amount of lipid additives due to their lower melting points. In vitro dissolution results indicated that the drug release from two LNs was delayed compared with that from nanocrystals, and LN(CoQ10+W35) exhibited the highest drug release over 4h. Finally, in vivo evaluation demonstrated that the oral absorption of CoQ10 was markedly increased by using nanocrystals and LNs compared with a coarse suspension. A good relationship was found between the in vitro dissolution and in vivo evaluation. The enhanced oral absorption of CoQ10 by nanocrystals and LNs was due to improved dissolution. In conclusion, Witepsol(®)W35 was shown to be a better lipid additive for the preparation of LNs to increase the oral absorption of CoQ10. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. A comparison of sports and energy drinks--Physiochemical properties and enamel dissolution. (United States)

    Jain, Poonam; Hall-May, Emily; Golabek, Kristi; Agustin, Ma Zenia


    The consumption of sports and energy drinks by children and adolescents has increased at an alarming rate in recent years. It is essential for dental professionals to be informed about the physiochemical properties of these drinks and their effects on enamel. The present study measured the fluoride levels, pH, and titratable acidity of multiple popular, commercially available brands of sports and energy drinks. Enamel dissolution was measured as weight loss using an in vitro multiple exposure model consisting of repeated short exposures to these drinks, alternating with exposure to artificial saliva. The relationship between enamel dissolution and fluoride levels, pH, and titratable acidity was also examined. There was a statistically significant difference between the fluoride levels (p = 0.034) and pH (p = 0.04) of the sports and energy drinks studied. The titratable acidity of energy drinks (11.78) was found to be significantly higher than that of sports drinks (3.58) (p drinks (Red Bull Sugar Free, Monster Assault, Von Dutch, Rockstar, and 5-Hour Energy) were found to have the highest titratable acidity values among the brands studied. Enamel weight loss after exposure to energy drinks was significantly higher than it was after exposure to sports drinks. The effect of titratable acidity on enamel weight loss was found to vary inversely with the pH of the drinks. The findings indicated that energy drinks have significantly higher titratable acidity and enamel dissolution associated with them than sports drinks. Enamel weight loss after exposure to energy drinks was more than two times higher than it was after exposure to sports drinks. Titratable acidity is a significant predictor of enamel dissolution, and its effect on enamel weight loss varies inversely with the pH of the drink. The data from the current study can be used to educate patients about the differences between sports and energy drinks and the effects of these drinks on tooth enamel.

  3. Studies of In Vitro Embryo Culture of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). (United States)

    Liu, LiLi; Lee, Ki-Young


    Different with other fishes, the guppies (Poecilia reticulata) is ovoviviparity, which retain their fertilized eggs within the follicle throughout gestation. The synchronously growing diplotene oocytes store nutrients in droplets and yolk, before their maturation and fertilization. The lecithotrophic strategy of development entails the provisioning of embryos with resources from the maternal yolk deposit rather than from a placenta, it allows the extracorporeal culture of guppy embryo. Studies on their early development of live bearers like the guppy including lineage tracing and genetic manipulations, have been limited. Therefore, to optimize conditions of embryo in vitro culture, explanted embryos from pregnant females were incubated in embryo medium (L-15 medium, supplemented with 5, 10, 15, 20% fetal bovine serum, respectively). We investigated whether the contents of FBS in vitro culture medium impact the development of embryos, and whether they would hatch in vitro. Our study found that in 5% of FBS of the medium, although embryos developed significantly slower in vitro than in the ovary, it was impossible to exactly quantify the developmental delay in culture, due to the obvious spread in developmental stage within each batch of eggs, and embryos can only be maintained until the early-eyed. And although in culture with 20% FBS the embryos can sustain rapid development of early stage, but cannot be cultured for the entire period of their embryonic development and ultimately died. In the medium with 10% and 15% FBS, the embryos seems well developed, even some can continue to grow after follicle ruptures until it can be fed. We also observed that embryonic in these two culture conditions were significantly different in development speed, in 15% it is faster than 10%. But 10% FBS appears to be more optimizing condition than 15% one on development process of embryos and survival rate to larvae stage.

  4. Biologically mediated dissolution of volcanic glass in seawater

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    Staudigel, H; Yayanos, A; Chastain, R; Davies, G.T.; Verdurmen, E.A Th; Schiffmann, P; Bourcier, R; de Baar, H.J.W.


    We studied the effects of biological mediation on the dissolution of basaltic glass in seawater. Experiments with typical seawater microbial populations were contrasted with a sterile control, and reactions were monitored chemically and isotopically. Biologically mediated experiments produce twice

  5. Development of dissolution test method for a telmisartan/amlodipine besylate combination using synchronous derivative spectrofluorimetry

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    Panikumar Durga Anumolu


    Full Text Available The dissolution process is considered an important in vitro tool to evaluate product quality and drug release behavior. Single dissolution methods for the analysis of combined dosage forms are preferred to simplify quality control testing. The objective of the present work was to develop and validate a single dissolution test for a telmisartan (TEL and amlodipine besylate (AML combined tablet dosage form. The sink conditions, stability and specificity of both drugs in different dissolution media were tested to choose a discriminatory dissolution method, which uses an USP type-II apparatus with a paddle rotating at 75 rpm, with 900 mL of simulated gastric fluid (SGF without enzymes as the dissolution medium. This dissolution methodology provided good dissolution profiles for both TEL and AML and was able to discriminate changes in the composition and manufacturing process. To quantify both drugs simultaneously, a synchronous first derivative spectrofluorimetric method was developed and validated. Drug release was analyzed by a fluorimetric method at 458 nm and 675 nm for AML and TEL, respectively. The dissolution method was validated as per ICH guidance.

  6. A novel off-center paddle impeller (OPI) dissolution testing system for reproducible dissolution testing of solid dosage forms. (United States)

    Wang, Yimin; Armenante, Piero M


    Dissolution testing is routinely conducted in the pharmaceutical industry to provide in vitro drug release information for quality control purposes. The most common dissolution testing system for solid dosage forms is the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Dissolution Testing Apparatus 2. This apparatus is very sensitive to the initial location of the tablet, which cannot be controlled because the tablet is dropped into the vessel at the beginning of the test and it may rest at random locations at the vessel's bottom. In this work, a modified Apparatus 2 in which the impeller was placed 8 mm off center in the vessel was designed and tested. This new design was termed "OPI" for "off-center paddle impeller." Dissolution tests were conducted with the OPI apparatus for nine different tablet locations using both disintegrating tablets (prednisone) and nondisintegrating tablets (salicylic acid). The dissolution profiles in the OPI apparatus were largely independent of the tablet location at the vessel's bottom, whereas those obtained in the Standard System generated statistically different profiles depending on the tablet location. The newly proposed OPI system can effectively eliminate artifacts generated by random settling of the tablet at the vessel's bottom, thus making the test more robust. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Characterization and Compatibility Studies of Different Rate Retardant Polymer Loaded Microspheres by Solvent Evaporation Technique: In Vitro-In Vivo Study of Vildagliptin as a Model Drug

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    Irin Dewan


    Full Text Available The present study has been performed to microencapsulate the antidiabetic drug of Vildagliptin to get sustained release of drug. The attempt of this study was to formulate and evaluate the Vildagliptin loaded microspheres by emulsion solvent evaporation technique using different polymers like Eudragit RL100, Eudragit RS100, Ethyl cellulose, and Methocel K100M. In vitro dissolution studies were carried out in 0.1 N HCl for 8 hours according to USP paddle method. The maximum and minimum drug release were observed as 92.5% and 68.5% from microspheres, respectively, after 8 hours. Release kinetics were studied in different mathematical release models to find out the linear relationship and release rate of drug. The SEM, DSC, and FTIR studies have been done to confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction along with drug and polymer. In this experiment, it is difficult to explain the exact mechanism of drug release. But the drug might be released by both diffusion and erosion as the correlation coefficient (R2 best fitted with Korsmeyer model and release exponent (n was 0.45–0.89. At last it can be concluded that all in vitro and in vivo experiments exhibited promising result to treat type II diabetes mellitus with Vildagliptin microspheres.

  8. Characterization and Compatibility Studies of Different Rate Retardant Polymer Loaded Microspheres by Solvent Evaporation Technique: In Vitro-In Vivo Study of Vildagliptin as a Model Drug (United States)

    Dewan, Irin; Islam, Swarnali; Rana, Md. Sohel


    The present study has been performed to microencapsulate the antidiabetic drug of Vildagliptin to get sustained release of drug. The attempt of this study was to formulate and evaluate the Vildagliptin loaded microspheres by emulsion solvent evaporation technique using different polymers like Eudragit RL100, Eudragit RS100, Ethyl cellulose, and Methocel K100M. In vitro dissolution studies were carried out in 0.1 N HCl for 8 hours according to USP paddle method. The maximum and minimum drug release were observed as 92.5% and 68.5% from microspheres, respectively, after 8 hours. Release kinetics were studied in different mathematical release models to find out the linear relationship and release rate of drug. The SEM, DSC, and FTIR studies have been done to confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction along with drug and polymer. In this experiment, it is difficult to explain the exact mechanism of drug release. But the drug might be released by both diffusion and erosion as the correlation coefficient (R 2) best fitted with Korsmeyer model and release exponent (n) was 0.45–0.89. At last it can be concluded that all in vitro and in vivo experiments exhibited promising result to treat type II diabetes mellitus with Vildagliptin microspheres. PMID:26640713

  9. Modelling of the UO{sub 2} dissolution mechanisms in synthetic groundwater solutions. Dissolution experiments carried out under oxic conditions

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    Cera, E.; Grive, M.; Bruno, J. [EnvirosQuantiSci (Spain); Ollila, K. [VTT Chemical Technology, Espoo (Finland)


    The analytical data generated during the last three years within the 4th framework program of the European Community at VTT Chemical Technology concerning UO{sub 2} dissolution under oxidising conditions have been modelled in the present work. The modelling work has been addressed to perform a kinetic study of the dissolution data generated by Ollila (1999) under oxidising conditions by using unirradiated uranium dioxide as solid sample. The average of the normalised UO{sub 2} dissolution rates determined by using the initial dissolution data generated in all the experimental tests is (6.06 {+-} 3.64)* 10{sup -7} mol m{sup -2} d{sup -1}. This dissolution rate agrees with most of the dissolution rates reported in the literature under similar experimental conditions. The results obtained in this modelling exercise show that the same bicarbonate promoted oxidative dissolution processes operate for uranium dioxide, as a chemical analogue of the spent fuel matrix, independently of the composition of the aqueous solution used. (orig.)

  10. A Study of the Effect of Djurliete, Bornite and Chalcopyrite during the Dissolution of Gold with a Solution of Ammonia-Cyanide

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    Mike Fulton


    Full Text Available The high solubility of copper sulphide minerals is an issue in the cyanidation of gold ores. The objective of this study was to quantify the effect of individual copper sulphide minerals on the Hunt process, which showed advantages over cyanidation. High purity djurleite, bornite and chalcopyrite, with a P70 of 70–74 microns, were mixed with fine quartz and gold powder (3–8 micron to obtain a copper concentration of 0.3%. The ammonia-cyanide leaching of slurry with djurleite proved to be more effective than cyanidation; producing comparable extraction of gold (99%, while reducing the cyanide consumption from 5.8 to 1.2 kg/t NaCN. Lead nitrate improved the Hunt leaching. The lower cyanide consumption is associated to a significant reduction of copper dissolved. XPS surface analysis of djurleite showed that lead nitrate favored the formation of Cu(OH2 species. Lead was also detected on the surface (oxide or hydroxide. Sulphide and copper compounds (cyanide and sulphide were reaction products responsible for inhibiting the dissolution of gold. Lead nitrate added in the Hunt leaching of bornite produced 99% gold extraction. Surface reaction products were similar to djurleite. The cyanide consumption (~4.4 kg/t NaCN was not reduced by the addition of ammonia. Cyanidation of chalcopyrite showed a lower consumption of cyanide 0.33 kg/t NaCN compared to 0.21 kg/t NaCN for Hunt. No significant interferences were observed in gold leaching with a slurry containing chalcopyrite.

  11. A comparative study of sample dissolution techniques and plasma-based instruments for the precise and accurate quantification of REEs in mineral matrices

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    Whitty-Léveillé, Laurence; Turgeon, Keven [Département de génie des mines, de la métallurgie et des matériaux, Université Laval, Québec, QC (Canada); Département de chimie, Université Laval, Québec, QC (Canada); Bazin, Claude [Département de génie des mines, de la métallurgie et des matériaux, Université Laval, Québec, QC (Canada); Larivière, Dominic, E-mail: [Département de chimie, Université Laval, Québec, QC (Canada)


    The recent commercialisation of inductively coupled plasma tandem mass spectrometric (ICP-MS/MS) instruments has provided analytical chemists with a new tool to properly quantify atomic composition in a variety of matrices with minimal sample preparation. In this article, we report on our assessment of the compatibility of 3 sample preparation techniques (open-vessel acid digestion, microwave digestion and alkaline fusion) for the quantification of rare earth elements (REEs) in mineral matrices. The combination of the high digestion temperatures (1050 °C) and using LiBO{sub 2} as a flux was the most effective strategy for the digestion of all rare earth elements in mineral matrices and was compatible with ICP-MS/MS measurements. We also assessed the analytical performances of ICP-MS/MS against other plasma-based instrumentation (microwave induced plasma and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (MIP-AES and ICP-AES, respectively) and single quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The comparative study showed that the concentrations obtained by ICP-MS/MS are in excellent agreement with the certified reference material values, and much more suited than the other analytical techniques tested for the quantification of REEs, which exhibited low detectability and/or spectral interferences for some elements/isotopes. Finally, the ruggedness of the analytical protocol proposed which combines a rapid sample dissolution step performed by an automated fusion unit and an ICP-MS/MS as a detector was established using various certified mineral matrices containing variable levels of REEs. - Highlights: • Three types of digestion methods were tested. • Four types of analytical techniques were compared. • Elimination of the spectral interferences encountered in ICP-MS was achieved by the use of Tandem ICP-MS. • Robustness of the analytical procedure was successfully evaluate on four types of certified reference material.

  12. Mesoscale Approach to Feldspar Dissolution: Quantification of Dissolution Incongruency Based on Al/Si Ordering State (United States)

    Yang, Y.; Min, Y.; Jun, Y.


    Dissolution mechanism of aluminosilicates is important for understanding natural and anthropogenic carbon cycles. The total mass of atmospheric CO2 is regulated by the weathering of silicate minerals, and the fate of geologically sequestered CO2 is affected by the interactions between brine, sandstone, caprock, and CO2, which is initiated by mineral dissolution. It has been shown through both experimental and ab initio studies that the dissolution/weathering reactivities of Al and Si in the matrix of an aluminosilicate can be different under many conditions. A subsequent observation is that the release rates of Al and Si, both from the same mineral, may not be stoichiometric when compared to the bulk chemistry of the mineral. For a very long time, the relationship between mineral dissolution incongruency and mineral crystallographic properties remain largely qualitative and descriptive. Here we study the dissolution incongruency of feldspars, the most abundant aluminosilicate on earth. Mineral dissolution experiments for a series of alkali feldspars (albite, anorthoclase, sanidine, and microcline) and plagioclases (oligoclase, andesine, labradorite, bytownite, and anorthite) were conducted at pH 1.68 under ambient conditions. Synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction (HR-XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and water chemistry analysis (ICP-MS) are combined to examine the effect of Al/Si ordering on mineral dissolution. Our analysis based on a C1 structure model shows that the incongruency, stemming from the different reactivities of Al-O-Si and Si-O-Si linkages in feldspar's framework, is quantifiable and closely related to the Al/Si ordering state of a feldspar. Our results also suggest that the more random the Al/Si distribution of a mineral, the greater the dissolution incongruency. Our results have significant implications for understanding water-rock interactions. First, when studying the effect of water chemistry on water-rock interaction, smaller

  13. Dissolution behaviour of silicon nitride coatings for joint replacements

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    Pettersson, Maria [Materials in Medicine Group, Div. of Applied Materials Science, Dept. of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden); Bryant, Michael [Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom); Schmidt, Susann [Thin Film Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden); Engqvist, Håkan [Materials in Medicine Group, Div. of Applied Materials Science, Dept. of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden); Hall, Richard M. [Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom); Neville, Anne [Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom); Persson, Cecilia, E-mail: [Materials in Medicine Group, Div. of Applied Materials Science, Dept. of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)


    In this study, the dissolution rate of SiN{sub x} coatings was investigated as a function of coating composition, in comparison to a cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy (CoCrMo) reference. SiN{sub x} coatings with N/Si ratios of 0.3, 0.8 and 1.1 were investigated. Electrochemical measurements were complemented with solution (inductively coupled plasma techniques) and surface analysis (vertical scanning interferometry and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy). The dissolution rate of the SiN{sub x} coatings was evaluated to 0.2–1.4 nm/day, with a trend of lower dissolution rate with higher N/Si atomic ratio in the coating. The dissolution rates of the coatings were similar to or lower than that of CoCrMo (0.7–1.2 nm/day). The highest nitrogen containing coating showed mainly Si–N bonds in the bulk as well as at the surface and in the dissolution area. The lower nitrogen containing coatings showed Si–N and/or Si–Si bonds in the bulk and an increased formation of Si–O bonds at the surface as well as in the dissolution area. The SiN{sub x} coatings reduced the metal ion release from the substrate. The possibility to tune the dissolution rate and the ability to prevent release of metal ions encourage further studies on SiN{sub x} coatings for joint replacements. - Graphical abstract: Dissolution rates of SiN{sub 0.3}, SiN{sub 0.8}, and SiN{sub 1.1} coatings on CoCrMo compared to uncoated CoCrMo. Dissolution rates were obtained from i) electrochemical measurements of I{sub corr}, ii) the step height between covered and solution-exposed surfaces, measured using VSI, and iii) the ion concentration in the solution, measured with ICP. - Highlights: • The dissolution of SiN{sub x} coatings was investigated in comparison to (bulk) CoCrMo. • The coatings gave a lower or similar dissolution rate to CoCrMo, of 0.2–1.2 nm/day. • An increased nitrogen content in the coatings gave lower dissolution rates. • SiN{sub x} coatings on CoCrMo reduced the metal ion release

  14. In vitro antioxidant studies in leaves of Annona species. (United States)

    Baskar, R; Rajeswari, V; Kumar, T Sathish


    Antioxidant potential of leaves of three different species of Annona was studied by using different in vitro models eg., 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothizoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS), nitric oxide, superoxide, hydroxy radical and lipid peroxidation. The ethanolic extract of A. muricata at 500 microg/ml showed maximum scavenging activity (90.05%) of ABTS radical cation followed by the scavenging of hydroxyl radical (85.88%) and nitric oxide (72.60%) at the same concentration. However, the extract showed only moderate lipid peroxidation inhibition activity. In contrast, the extract of A. reticulata showed better activity in quenching DPPH (89.37%) and superoxide radical (80.88%) respectively. A.squamosa extract exhibited least inhibition in all in vitro antioxidant models excepting hydroxyl radical (79.79%). These findings suggest that the extracts of A. muricata possess potent in vitro antioxidant activity as compared to leaves of A. squamosa and A. reticulata suggesting its role as an effective free radical scavenger, augmenting its therapeutic

  15. [Preparation and evaluation of sustained-release microsphere of Sanguis Draconis in vitro]. (United States)

    Ding, Li-Yu; Xia, Peng-Fei; Yang, Cai-Qin; Lin, Yu-Long; Wang, Jing


    To prepare sustained-release microsphere containing extract of Sanguis Draconis and to measure its dissolution in vitro. Sustained-release microsphere was prepared with polylactic acid (PLA) as carriers using the oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion solvent evaporation method. The powder particle's characteristics of sustainded-release microsphere were evaluated comprehensively, and its dissolution characteristics in vitro were studied. The microsphere was round and its surface was smooth, drug-loading rate was 21.97% and the entrapment rate was 55.76%, the accumulative release percentage was 76. 71% in 16 hours. The sustained release effect of Sanguis Draconis microspheres was formed with potentially wide applications.

  16. Kinetics of reductive bulk dissolution of lepidocrocite, ferrihydrite, and geothite

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    Larsen, O.; Postma, Diederik Jan


    The variation in Fe-oxide reactivity was investigated by studying the kinetics of bulk reductive dissolution of a suite of synthetic Fe-oxides in 10 mM ascorbic acid at pH 3. The Fe-oxides comprised three different ferrihydrites, five lepidocrocites, and a poorly crystalline goethite. During one...... of the reduction experiments, lepidocrocite crystals were subsampled and the change in crystal habit and size distribution was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The rate of complete dissolution was described by the function J/m0 5 k9(m/m0)g where J is the overall rate of dissolution (mol/s), m0...... for lepidocrocite showed strong etch-pitting of the crystals parallel to the c-axis resulting ultimately in disintegration of the crystals. For the different iron oxides, the initial rate was independent of the specific surface area, emphasizing the importance of the crystal structure for the dissolution rate...

  17. Do organic ligands affect calcite dissolution rates? (United States)

    Oelkers, Eric H.; Golubev, Sergey V.; Pokrovsky, Oleg S.; Bénézeth, Pascale


    Steady state Iceland-spar calcite dissolution rates were measured at 25 °C in aqueous solutions containing 0.1 M NaCl and up to 0.05 M dissolved bicarbonate at pH from 7.9 to 9.1 in the presence of 13 distinct dissolved organic ligands in mixed-flow reactors. The organic ligands considered in this study include those most likely to be present in either (1) aquifers at the conditions pertinent to CO 2 sequestration or (2) soil/early diagenetic environments: acetate, phthalate, citrate, EDTA 4-, succinate, D-glucosaminate, L-glutamate, D-gluconate, 2,4-dihydroxybenzoate, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate, fumarate, malonate, and gallate. Results show that the presence of exopolysaccharides, and analogs of microbial cell envelopes: alginate, lichen extract, humic acid, pectin, and gum xanthan. In no case did the presence of <100 ppm of these organics change calcite dissolution rates by more than a factor of 2.5. Results obtained in this study suggest that the presence of aqueous organic anions negligibly affects calcite forward dissolution rates in most natural environments. Some effect on calcite reactivity may be observed, however, by the presence of organic anions if they change substantially the chemical affinity of the fluid with respect to calcite.

  18. Three-dimensional simulations of fracture dissolution (United States)

    Starchenko, Vitaliy; Marra, Cameron J.; Ladd, Anthony J. C.


    Numerical studies of fracture dissolution are frequently based on two-dimensional models, where the fracture geometry is represented by an aperture field h(x,y). However, it is known that such models can break down when the spatial variations in aperture are rapid or large in amplitude; for example, in a rough fracture or when instabilities in the dissolution front develop into pronounced channels (or wormholes). Here we report a finite-volume implementation of a three-dimensional reactive transport model using the OpenFOAM® toolkit. Extensions to the OpenFOAM source code have been developed which displace and then relax the mesh in response to variations in the surface concentration; up to 100-fold increases in fracture aperture are possible without remeshing. Our code has simulated field-scale fractures with physical dimensions of about 10 m. We report simulations of smooth fractures, with small, well-controlled perturbations in fracture aperture introduced at the inlet. This allows for systematic convergence studies and for detailed comparisons with results from a two-dimensional model. Initially, the fracture aperture develops similarly in both models, but as local inhomogeneities develop the results start to diverge. We investigate numerically the onset of instabilities in the dissolution of fractures with small random variations in the initial aperture field. Our results show that elliptical cross sections, which are characteristic of karstic conduits, can develop very rapidly, on time scales of 10-20 years in calcite rocks.

  19. Oral hesperidin-Amorphization and improved dissolution properties by controlled loading onto porous silica. (United States)

    Wei, Qionghua; Keck, Cornelia M; Müller, Rainer H


    The oral bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs can be improved by amorphization generated by loading into the pores of mesoporous particles (pore size 2-50nm). The main mechanisms are increased kinetic saturation solubility and dissolution velocity due to the amorphous drug state and the nano-size of the drug (=increased dissolution pressure). In this study, the maximum achievable drug loading compared to the theoretical drug loading, and the effect of drug loading degree on the dissolution properties (solubility, dissolution velocity) were investigated. Hesperidin was used as the model active (having also practical relevance for e.g. nutraceutical products), loading was performed onto AEROPERL ® 300 Pharma. Degree of successful drug loading could be easily followed by simple light microscopy (=useful tool for formulation optimization), and was in agreement with scanning electron microscopy. Amorphous versus crystalline state was followed by X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry. Loadings prepared were 28.6wt.%, 54.5wt.% and 60.0wt.%, the maximum theoretical loading was 72.5wt.%. Obviously the maximum drug loading is not achievable, the 54.5wt.% drug loading was the practical maximum with already some minor crystalline hesperidin on the surface. Interestingly, the maximum kinetic saturation solubility was obtained for the 54.5wt.% drug loading (941.74μg/ml in pH 6.8 PBS), versus 408.80μg/ml for the 60.0wt.% drug loading (=overloaded system). The raw drug powder had a thermodynamic solubility of only 18.40μg/ml. The fastest in vitro release was obtained with the 28.6wt.% loaded system, followed by the 54.5wt.% and 60.0wt.% loadings. The dissolution properties (solubility, dissolution velocity) can obviously be influenced by a "controlled loading". This is a simple, cost-effective technological alternative to modulating this property by chemical modification of silica, requiring a new costly regulatory approval of these chemically modified

  20. Intraocular Lens Fragmentation Using Femtosecond Laser: An In Vitro Study. (United States)

    Bala, Chandra; Shi, Jeffrey; Meades, Kerrie


    To transect intraocular lenses (IOLs) using a femtosecond laser in cadaveric human eyes. To determine the optimal in vitro settings, to detect and characterize gasses or particles generated during this process. A femtosecond laser was used to transect hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylic lenses. The settings required to enable easy separation of the lens fragment were determined. The gasses and particles generated were analysed using gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and total organic carbon analyzer (TOC), respectively. In vitro the IOL fragments easily separated at the lowest commercially available energy setting of 1 μJ, 8-μm spot, and 2-μm line separation. No particles were detected in the 0.5- to 900-μm range. No significant gasses or other organic breakdown by products were detected at this setting. At much higher energy levels 12 μJ (4 × 6 μm spot and line separation) significant pyrolytic products were detected, which could be harmful to the eye. In cadaveric explanted IOL capsule complex the laser pulses could be applied through the capsule to the IOL and successfully fragment the IOL. IOL transection is feasible with femtosecond lasers. Further in vivo animal studies are required to confirm safety. In clinical practice there are a number of large intraocular lenses that can be difficult to explant. This in-vitro study examines the possibility of transecting the lasers quickly using femtosecond lasers. If in-vivo studies are successful, then this innovation could help ophthalmic surgeons in IOL explantation.

  1. Dissolution mechanism of calcium apatites in acids: A review of literature (United States)

    Dorozhkin, Sergey V


    Eight dissolution models of calcium apatites (both fluorapatite and hydroxyapatite) in acids were drawn from the published literature, analyzed and discussed. Major limitations and drawbacks of the models were conversed in details. The models were shown to deal with different aspects of apatite dissolution phenomenon and none of them was able to describe the dissolution process in general. Therefore, an attempt to combine the findings obtained by different researchers was performed which resulted in creation of the general description of apatite dissolution in acids. For this purpose, eight dissolution models were assumed to complement each other and provide the correct description of the specific aspects of apatite dissolution. The general description considers all possible dissolution stages involved and points out to some missing and unclear phenomena to be experimentally studied and verified in future. This creates a new methodological approach to investigate reaction mechanisms based on sets of affine data, obtained by various research groups under dissimilar experimental conditions. PMID:25237611

  2. Setting accelerated dissolution test for PLGA microspheres containing peptide, investigation of critical parameters affecting drug release rate and mechanism. (United States)

    Tomic, I; Vidis-Millward, A; Mueller-Zsigmondy, M; Cardot, J-M


    The objective of this study was development of accelerated in vitro release method for peptide loaded PLGA microspheres using flow-through apparatus and assessment of the effect of dissolution parameters (pH, temperature, medium composition) on drug release rate and mechanism. Accelerated release conditions were set as pH 2 and 45°C, in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) 0.02M. When the pH was changed from 2 to 4, diffusion controlled phases (burst and lag) were not affected, while release rate during erosion phase decreased two-fold due to slower ester bonds hydrolyses. Decreasing temperature from 45°C to 40°C, release rate showed three-fold deceleration without significant change in release mechanism. Effect of medium composition on drug release was tested in PBS 0.01M (200 mOsm/kg) and PBS 0.01M with glucose (380 mOsm/kg). Buffer concentration significantly affected drug release rate and mechanism due to the change in osmotic pressure, while ionic strength did not have any effect on peptide release. Furthermore, dialysis sac and sample-and-separate techniques were used, in order to evaluate significance of dissolution technique choice on the release process. After fitting obtained data to different mathematical models, flow-through method was confirmed as the most appropriate for accelerated in vitro dissolution testing for a given formulation. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Studies of the thermal dissolution process of the Suzuki phase of the Eu{sup 2+} ion in KBr single crystals by analysis of photoacoustic signals

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    MejIa-Uriarte, E V [Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Laboratorio de FotofIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 70-186, CP 04510 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Castaneda-Guzman, R [Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Laboratorio de FotofIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 70-186, CP 04510 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Villagran-Muniz, M [Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Laboratorio de FotofIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 70-186, CP 04510 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Camarillo, E [Instituto de FIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 20-364, CP 01000 Mexico, DF (Mexico); A, J Hernandez [Instituto de FIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 20-364, CP 01000 Mexico, DF (Mexico); S, H Murrieta [Instituto de FIsica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 20-364, CP 01000 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Navarrete, M [Instituto de IngenierIa, Coordinacion de IngenierIa Mecanica Termica y Fluidos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, AP 70-543, Mexico, DF (Mexico)


    An experimental investigation of the thermal behaviour of the dissolution process of the Suzuki phase (SP) by continuous heating (1 deg. C min{sup -1}) of KBr:Eu{sup 2+} crystals is reported in this work. The thermal profiles were determined by the correlation functions between subsequent photoacoustic (PA) signals registered during the dissolution process. The behaviour of the thermal profile is directly related to the absorption coefficient of the Eu{sup 2+} ion in precipitated states that are present in the crystal. The PA signal is detected as a consequence of the non-radiative processes that take place after the excitation of the low-energy band of the Eu{sup 2+} ion by means of a focused laser pulse at 355 nm. The results obtained by this method are compared with those simultaneously obtained by the photoluminescence (PL) technique. The samples were heated from room temperature to 205 deg. C. The PA signal and PL spectrum were obtained every 6 deg. C. The temperature range of the SP dissolution process was from 77 to 115 deg. C. These results are in agreement with those obtained by the PL technique and with the data reported in the literature.

  4. Electrochemical characteristics of bioresorbable binary MgCa alloys in Ringer's solution: Revealing the impact of local pH distributions during in-vitro dissolution

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    Mareci, D., E-mail: [Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, The “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, 700050, Iasi (Romania); Bolat, G. [Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, The “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, 700050, Iasi (Romania); Izquierdo, J. [Department of Chemistry, University of La Laguna, P.O. Box 456, E-38200 La Laguna (Tenerife) (Spain); Crimu, C.; Munteanu, C. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, The “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, 700050, Iasi (Romania); Antoniac, I. [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest (Romania); Souto, R.M., E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, University of La Laguna, P.O. Box 456, E-38200 La Laguna (Tenerife) (Spain); Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest (Romania)


    Biodegradable magnesium–calcium (MgCa) alloy is a very attractive biomaterial. Two MgCa alloys below the solid solubility of Ca were considered, as to solely investigate the effect of Ca content on the behavior of magnesium and the pH changes associated to metal dissolution. X-ray diffraction analysis and optical microscopy showed that both Mg–0.63Ca and Mg–0.89Ca alloys were solely composed of α(Mg) phase. Degradation characteristics and electrochemical characterization of MgCa alloys were investigated during exposure to Ringer's solution at 37 °C by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and scanning electrochemical microscopy. The impedance behavior showed both capacitive and inductive features that are related to the alloy charge transfer reaction and the relaxation of the absorbed corrosion compounds, and can be described in terms of an equivalent circuit. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was employed to view the surface morphology of the MgCa samples after 1 week immersion in Ringer's solution showing extensive precipitation of corrosion products, whereas the substrate shows evidence of a non-uniform corrosion process. Energy dispersive analysis showed that the precipitates contained oxygen, calcium, magnesium and chlorine, and the Mg:Ca ratios were smaller than in the alloys. Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) was used to visualize local pH changes associated to these physicochemical processes with high spatial resolution. The occurrence of pH variations in excess of 3 units between anodic and cathodic half-cell reactions was monitored in situ. - Highlights: • Spontaneous degradation of MgCa alloys in Ringer's solution characterized at 37 °C • Reactivity differences between Mg0.63Ca and Mg0.89Ca are evidenced using multiscale electrochemical characterization. • Electrochemical activation occurs heterogeneously on the alloy surface. • Metal dissolution is accompanied by local pH changes. • Mg0.63Ca degrades faster

  5. In Vitro Study of Taenia solium Postoncospheral Form.

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    Nancy Chile


    Full Text Available The transitional period between the oncosphere and the cysticercus of Taenia solium is the postoncospheral (PO form, which has not yet been completely characterized. The aim of this work was to standardize a method to obtain T. solium PO forms by in vitro cultivation. We studied the morphology of the PO form and compared the expression of antigenic proteins among the PO form, oncosphere, and cysticerci stages.T. solium activated oncospheres were co-cultured with ten cell lines to obtain PO forms, which we studied at three stages of development--days 15, 30, and 60. A high percentage (32% of PO forms was obtained using HCT-8 cells in comparison to the other cell lines. The morphology was observed by bright field, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy. Morphology of the PO form changed over time, with the six hooks commonly seen in the oncosphere stage disappearing in the PO forms, and vesicles and microtriches observed in the tegument. The PO forms grew as they aged, reaching a diameter of 2.5 mm at 60 days of culture. 15-30 day PO forms developed into mature cysticerci when inoculated into rats. Antigenic proteins expressed in the PO forms are also expressed by the oncosphere and cysticerci stages, with more cysticerci antigenic proteins expressed as the PO forms ages.This is the first report of an in vitro production method of T. solium PO forms. The changes observed in protein expression may be useful in identifying new targets for vaccine development. In vitro culture of PO form will aid in understanding the host-parasite relationship, since the structural changes of the developing PO forms may reflect the parasite's immunoprotective mechanisms. A wider application of this method could significantly reduce the use of animals, and thus the costs and time required for further experimental investigations.

  6. Comparative in vitro and in vivo evaluation of three tablet formulations of amiodarone in healthy subjects

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    J Emami


    Full Text Available "nBackground and the purpose of the study:The relative in vivo bioavailability and in vitro dissolution studies of three chemically equivalent amiodarone generic products in healthy volunteers was evaluated in three separate occasions. The possibility of a correlation between in vitro and in vivo performances of these tablet formulations was also evaluated. "nMethods: The bioequivalence studies were conducted based on a single dose, two-sequence, cross over randomized design. The bioavailability was compared using AUC0-72, AUC0-∞, Cmax and Tmax. Similarity factor, dissolution efficiency (DE, and mean dissolution time (MDT was used to compare the dissolution profiles. Polynomial linear correlation models were tested using either MDT vs mean residence time (MRT or fraction of the drug dissolved (FRD vs fraction of the drug absorbed (FRA. "nResults: Significant differences were found in the dissolution performances of the tested formulations and therefore they were included in the development of the correlation. The 90% confidence intervals of the log-transformed AUC0-72, AUC0-∞, and Cmax of each two formulations in each bioequivalence studies were within the acceptable range of 80-125%. Differences were not observed between the untransformed Tmax values. Poor correlation was found between MRT and MDT of the products. A point-to-point correlation which is essential for a reliable correlation was not obtained between pooled FRD and FRA. The dissolution condition which was used for amiodarone tablets failed for formulations which were bioequivalent in vivo and significant difference between the dissolution characteristics of products (f2<50 did not reflect their in vivo properties. Major conclusions: Bioequivalence studies should be considered as the only acceptable way to ensure the interchangeability and in vivo equivalence of amiodarone generic drug products. The dissolution conditions used of the present study could be used for routine and in

  7. On the variability of dissolution data. (United States)

    Elkoshi, Z


    To investigate dissolution data variability and its origins. The Weibull function with four parameters t0 (dissolution lag-time), K (the rate parameter), beta (the shape parameter) and D (the fraction dissolved as t-->infinity), is used to describe the dissolution curve. The variance of the dissolution data is expressed in terms of these parameters and their individual variances sigma t02, sigma K2, sigma beta 2, and sigma D2. These four variances originate from variable physical properties of the dosage units and from a variable dissolution environment. Therefore, dissolution data variability depends on both, the functional form of the curve and on the variance of the physical conditions. The use of this method enables the elucidation of the sources of dissolution data variability. In the case of a sigmoidal dissolution curve (beta > 1), data variance is zero as dissolution begins (following dissolution lag-time). This initial variance diverges when the dissolution curve is non-sigmoidal (with beta point (corresponding to the curve inflection point, when the main source of variability is dissolution lag-time t0, or around t = 1/K + t0, when the main sources of variability are the rate parameter K or the shape parameter beta). When the curve is sigmoidal (beta > 1) and the main source of variability relates to the dissolution extent, the overall variance grows with time all the way to the plateau of the dissolution curve. With a non-sigmoidal dissolution curve (beta point. The dissolution relative variance, on the other hand, diverges as dissolution begins and decreases with time at least until 63% of the drug is released, irrespective to the Weibull parameter values. Later, it may decrease or increase, attaining a fixed value (sigma D2/D2) at the plateau of the dissolution curve. The particular time dependence of dissolution data variance is well defined in terms of the Weibull shape parameters and their individual variances. Dissolution data variability may

  8. Restoring Segmental Biomechanics Through Nucleus Augmentation: An In Vitro Study. (United States)

    Pelletier, Matthew H; Cohen, Charles S; Ducheyne, Paul; Walsh, William R


    In vitro biomechanical laboratory study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a mechanical treatment to create a degenerative motion segment and the ability of nucleus augmentation to restore biomechanics. In cases with an intact annulus fibrosus, the replacement or augmentation of the nucleus pulposus alone may provide a less invasive option to restore normal biomechanics and disk height when compared with spinal fusion or total disk replacement. Laboratory testing allows these changes to be fully characterized. However, without preexisting pathology, nucleus augmentation therapies are difficult to evaluate in vitro. The present study evaluated pure moment bending and compressive biomechanics in 3 states (n=6): (1) intact, (2) after creep loading and nucleus disruption to induce degenerative biomechanical changes, and (3) after nucleus augmentation through an injectable polymer (DiscCell). Neutral zone and ROM were increased in all modes of bending after the degenerative treatment. The most sensitive mode of bending was lateral bending, with intact ROM (20.0±2.9 degrees) increased to 22.3±2.6 degrees after degenerative treatment and reduced to 18.4±1.6 degrees after injection of the polymer. All bending ROM and NZ changes induced by the degenerative treatment were reversed by nucleus augmentation. This material was shown to be effective at altering motion segment biomechanics and restoring disk height during time zero tests. This technique may provide a model to examine the time zero performance of a nucleus augmentation device/material.

  9. Investigation of the in vitro performance difference of drug-Soluplus® and drug-PEG 6000 dispersions when prepared using spray drying or lyophilization. (United States)

    Altamimi, Mohammad A; Neau, Steven H


    To evaluate the physicochemical and in vitro characteristics of solid dispersions using BCS II model drugs with Soluplus® and one of its component homopolymers, PEG 6000. Nifedipine (NIF) and sulfamethoxazole (SMX) of 99.3% and 99.5% purity, respectively, were selected as BCS II model drugs, such that an improved dissolution rate and concentration in the gastrointestinal tract should increase oral bioavailability. Soluplus® is an amorphous, tri-block, graft co-polymer with polyvinyl caprolactam, polyvinyl acetate, and polyethylene glycol (PCL:PVAc:PEG6000) in the ratio 57:30:13. PEG 6000 (BASF) is a waxy material with melting point of about 60 °C. Solid dispersions were prepared using lyophilization or spray drying techniques. Dissolution study, crystallinity content, and analysis for new chemical bond formation have been used to evaluate the dispersed materials. Although each polymer improved the drug dissolution rate, dissolution from Soluplus® was slower. Enhanced dissolution rates were observed with NIF solid dispersions, but the dissolution profiles were quite different due to the selected technique, polymer, and dissolution medium. For SMX, there was similarity across the dissolution profiles despite the medium, polymer, or applied technique. Each polymer was able to maintain an elevated drug concentration over the three hour duration of the dissolution profile, i.e., supersaturation was supported by the polymer. DSC thermograms revealed no melting endotherm, suggesting that the drug is amorphous or molecularly dispersed. NIF and SMX solid dispersions were successfully prepared by spray drying and lyophilization using Soluplus® or PEG 6000. Each polymer enhanced the drug dissolution rate; NIF dissolution rate was improved to a greater extent. Dispersions with PEG 6000 had a faster dissolution rate due to its hydrophilic nature. DSC analysis showed that no crystalline material exists in the dispersions.

  10. Investigation of the in vitro performance difference of drug-Soluplus® and drug-PEG 6000 dispersions when prepared using spray drying or lyophilization

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    Mohammad A. Altamimi


    Full Text Available Purpose: To evaluate the physicochemical and in vitro characteristics of solid dispersions using BCS II model drugs with Soluplus® and one of its component homopolymers, PEG 6000. Methods: Nifedipine (NIF and sulfamethoxazole (SMX of 99.3% and 99.5% purity, respectively, were selected as BCS II model drugs, such that an improved dissolution rate and concentration in the gastrointestinal tract should increase oral bioavailability. Soluplus® is an amorphous, tri-block, graft co-polymer with polyvinyl caprolactam, polyvinyl acetate, and polyethylene glycol (PCL:PVAc:PEG6000 in the ratio 57:30:13. PEG 6000 (BASF is a waxy material with melting point of about 60 °C. Solid dispersions were prepared using lyophilization or spray drying techniques. Dissolution study, crystallinity content, and analysis for new chemical bond formation have been used to evaluate the dispersed materials. Results: Although each polymer improved the drug dissolution rate, dissolution from Soluplus® was slower. Enhanced dissolution rates were observed with NIF solid dispersions, but the dissolution profiles were quite different due to the selected technique, polymer, and dissolution medium. For SMX, there was similarity across the dissolution profiles despite the medium, polymer, or applied technique. Each polymer was able to maintain an elevated drug concentration over the three hour duration of the dissolution profile, i.e., supersaturation was supported by the polymer. DSC thermograms revealed no melting endotherm, suggesting that the drug is amorphous or molecularly dispersed. Conclusion: NIF and SMX solid dispersions were successfully prepared by spray drying and lyophilization using Soluplus® or PEG 6000. Each polymer enhanced the drug dissolution rate; NIF dissolution rate was improved to a greater extent. Dispersions with PEG 6000 had a faster dissolution rate due to its hydrophilic nature. DSC analysis showed that no crystalline material exists in the

  11. 21 CFR 864.5425 - Multipurpose system for in vitro coagulation studies. (United States)


    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Multipurpose system for in vitro coagulation... Hematology Devices § 864.5425 Multipurpose system for in vitro coagulation studies. (a) Identification. A multipurpose system for in vitro coagulation studies is a device consisting of one automated or semiautomated...

  12. Kinetics and mechanism of photopromoted oxidative dissolution of antimony trioxide. (United States)

    Hu, Xingyun; Kong, Linghao; He, Mengchang


    Light (sunlight, ultraviolet, simulated sunlight) irradiation was used to initiate the dissolution of antimony trioxide (Sb2O3). Dissolution rate of Sb2O3 was accelerated and dissolved trivalent antimony (Sb(III)) was oxidized in the irradiation of light. The photopromoted oxidative dissolution mechanism of Sb2O3 was studied through experiments investigating the effects of pH, free radicals scavengers, dissolved oxygen removal and Sb2O3 dosage on the release rate of antimony from Sb2O3 under simulated sunlight irradiation. The key oxidative components were hydroxyl free radicals, photogenerated holes and superoxide free radicals; their contribution ratios were roughly estimated. In addition, a conceptual model of the photocatalytic oxidation dissolution of Sb2O3 was proposed. The overall pH-dependent dissolution rate of Sb2O3 and the oxidation of Sb(III) under light irradiation were expressed by r = 0.08 ·[OH(-)](0.63) and rox = 0.10 ·[OH(-)](0.79). The present study on the mechanism of the photo-oxidation dissolution of Sb2O3 could help clarify the geochemical cycle and fate of Sb in the environment.

  13. Interaction of metaiodobenzylguanidine with cardioactive drugs: an in vitro study

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    Huguet, F. [INSERM, Tours Univ. Hospital (France)]|[Inst. of Xenobiotic Studies, Poitiers Univ. Hospital (France); Fagret, D. [URA, CNRS, Grenoble Univ. Hospital (France); Caillet, M. [INSERM, Tours Univ. Hospital (France); Piriou, A. [Inst. of Xenobiotic Studies, Poitiers Univ. Hospital (France); Besnard, J.C. [INSERM, Tours Univ. Hospital (France); Guilloteau, D. [INSERM, Tours Univ. Hospital (France)


    Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG), an analogue of noradrenaline, is used to explore the functional integrity of sympathetic nerve endings in the human heart. Various drugs inhibit noradrenaline transport systems and may block the uptake of MIBG. As in vivo studies of the effect of these drugs on myocardial [{sup 123}]MIBG uptake are often difficult to perform, we used an in vitro human blood platelet model for this purpose. A platelet preparation from healthy volunteers was incubated with [{sup 125}I]MIBG alone or different concentrations of drugs currently used in cardiology. Labetalol and propranolol inhibited [{sup 125}I]MIGB uptake, whereas all other drugs tested (other {beta}-blockers, calcium inhibitors, digoxin and amiodarone) had no effecft even at doses exceeding 50 {mu}M. The labetalol dose inhibiting 50% of [{sup 125}I]MIBG uptake was lower than the plasma concentration of this drug in treated patients, whereas the propranolol dose was higher. This in vitro study of the effect of drugs on MIBG uptake by human blood platelets is predictive of their in vivo effect on myocardial uptake of [{sup 123}I]MIBG in treated patients, provided that plasma concentration is taken into account. (orig.)

  14. The shell dissolution of various empty hard capsules. (United States)

    Chiwele, I; Jones, B E; Podczeck, F


    The shell dissolution properties of gelatine, gelatine/polyethylene glycol (PEG) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) capsules were studied as a function of temperature, dissolution medium, and after different storage conditions. In any dissolution medium with a pH below or equal to 5.8, HPMC capsule shells dissolved rapidly, and there was no difference in the time in which dissolution occurred in the tested temperature interval of 10 to 55 degrees C. Gelatine and gelatine/PEG capsule shells, generally, did not dissolve at temperatures below 30 degrees C. The shell dissolution time of all capsules tested was prolonged and more variable in mixed phosphate buffer pH = 6.8. The addition of enzymes (pepsin, pancreatin) to any dissolution medium was found not to enhance the differences between the different types of capsules investigated. In practical terms, the results indicated that capsule formulations should not be taken with drinks from the carbonated Cola-type. Gelatine containing capsules should preferably be administered with a warm drink, whereas HPMC capsules could be given with cold or warm drinks. The latter type of capsules should also be preferred for preparations to be taken in the fasted state. A short storage of gelatine containing capsules under hot humid tropical conditions appeared not to alter the dissolution properties of the shells, and changes in disintegration times and dissolution times of formulations filled in such capsules might be a reflection of changes of the powders incorporated rather than of the capsule shells. However, a short storage of HPMC capsules under such conditions appeared to influence the capsule shell matrix.

  15. Design, development and in vitro-in vivo study of a colon-specific fast disintegrating tablet. (United States)

    Kshirsagar, Sanjay J; Bhalekar, Mangesh R; Umap, Rajesh R


    Targeted delivery systems for the treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are designed to increase local tissue concentrations of anti-inflammatory drugs from lower doses compared with systemic administration. The objective of this study was to formulate and evaluate an oral system designed to achieve site-specific and instant drug release in the colon for effective treatment of IBD. The system consists of a core tablet containing the model drug diclofenac sodium, superdisintegrant sodium starch glycolate, and coated with enteric polymer Eudragit FS 30 D to achieve different total percentage weight gain. Drug release studies were carried out using a changing pH method. A placebo formulation containing barium sulphate in the tablet was administered to human volunteers for in vivo X-ray studies. SEM studies were performed to determine coating thickness and film topography. In vitro studies revealed that the tablet with 10% coating level released the drug after 5 h lag time corresponding to the colonic region. Tablets with 10% coating level could maintain their integrity in human volunteers for 5 h, approximating colon arrival time and release the drug instantaneously. Colon-targeting and instant drug release for 10% coating level was due to the dissolution of the Eudragit FS 30 D and the immediate release effect of superdisintegrant. It was observed that as the coating level increased, the lag time also increased. This was because of increased diffusion path length and tortuosity at higher coating levels. An in vivo-in vitro study revealed that not only the sensitivity of the polymer to the pH environment but also the thickness of coating plays an important role in colon delivery and the tablet with 5% superdisintegrant and 10% coating level achieved the desired performance of the colon targeting.

  16. Dissolution of nuclear fuels; Disolucion de combustibles Nucleares

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    Uriarte Hueda, A.; Berberana Eizmendi, M.; Rainey, R.


    A laboratory study was made of the instantaneous dissolution rate (IDR) for unirradiated uranium metal rods and UO{sub 2}, PuO{sub 2} and PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} pellets in boiling nitric acid alone and with additives. The uranium metal and UO{sub 2} dissolved readily in nitric acid alone; PuO{sub 2} dissolved slowly even with the addition of fluoride; PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} pellets containing as much as 35% PuO{sub 2} in UO{sub 2} gave values of the instantaneous dissolution rate to indicate can be dissolved with nitric acid alone. An equation to calculate the time for complete dissolution has been determinate in function of the instantaneous dissolution rates. The calculated values agree with the experimental. Uranium dioxide pellets from various sources but all having a same density varied in instantaneous dissolution rate. All the pellets, however, have dissolved ved in the same time. The time for complete dissolution of PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} pellets, having the same composition, and the concentration of the used reagents are function of the used reagents are function of the fabrication method. (Author) 8 refs.

  17. Correlation between in vitro and in vivo parameters of commercial paracetamol tablets. (United States)

    Babalola, C P; Oladimeji, F A; Femi-Oyewo, M N


    Three leading and competitive commercial products of paracetamol tablets coded as brands A, B and C (A, being the innovator product) in the country were evaluated for their in vitro properties and in vivo comparative bioavailability. The studies included chemical equivalence, hardness, disintegration time, dissolution rate and systemic availability among eight healthy volunteers. The disintegration times were 2.1 min for brand A, 5.7 min for brand B and 36.2 min for brand C. The dissolution rate (T70) were 33.0 min, 74.5 min and 56.5 min for brands A, B and C, respectively. While brand A passed all the in vitro tests as specified in the official monograph, brand B failed only the dissolution rate test and brand C failed both the disintegration and dissolution tests. These significant differences observed among the products after in vitro tests were not reflected in the in vivo availability. While the absorption rate (indicated by tmax) of brand C was significantly faster (i.e. shorter) than those of Brands A and B, the extent of absorption (indicated by AUC) was comparable among the three brands. The relative bioavailabilities (with respect to brand A) were 92 and 91% for brands B and C, respectively indicating that the products were bioequivalent. Comparison of the in vitro and in vivo data suggest that the systemic absorption of paracetamol may not be dissolution--rate limited and that using in vitro dissolution rate studies alone to establish bioequivalency of paracetamol tablets should be done with caution.

  18. 25 CFR 11.606 - Dissolution proceedings. (United States)


    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Dissolution proceedings. 11.606 Section 11.606 Indians... ORDER CODE Domestic Relations § 11.606 Dissolution proceedings. (a) Either or both parties to the marriage may initiate dissolution proceedings. (b) If a proceeding is commenced by one of the parties, the...

  19. Childbearing and Dissolution of the Second Marriage. (United States)

    Wineberg, Howard


    Examined relationship between childbearing and dissolution of second marriage among 713 white women. Women who gave birth in second marriage had significantly reduced probability of dissolution. Childbearing prior to remarriage was associated with increased risk of dissolution in first five years of remarriage. Other results suggest bringing…

  20. Online monitoring of dissolution tests using dedicated potentiometric sensors in biorelevant media. (United States)

    Juenemann, Daniel; Bohets, Hugo; Ozdemir, Mahir; de Maesschalck, Roy; Vanhoutte, Koen; Peeters, Karl; Nagels, Luc; Dressman, Jennifer B


    The performance of the Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE) for in vitro dissolution testing using biorelevant media was evaluated in this study. In vitro dissolution was carried out using USP apparatus 2 (paddle method) with classical and with updated biorelevant media to simulate the pre- and postprandial states. The ISE was used as an analytical stand-alone system and in combination with a single-point HPLC-UV measurement. A modified method enabling the use of the ISE for very poorly soluble substances is also proposed. In terms of f(2)-factor, the results acquired using the ISE for the drug diphenhydramine-HCl were found to be very similar to the results obtained by manual sampling followed by HPLC-UV analysis. In Fed State Simulated Gastric Fluid (FeSSGF), a medium containing 50% milk, the ISE is more practical since the need to separate proteins from the analyte prior to HPLC-UV analysis is eliminated. Further work will be needed to establish ISE methodology for Fed State Simulated Intestinal Fluid (FeSSIF) media. In summary, the ISE has promise as an analytical tool for research and development applications. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Physical solid-state properties and dissolution of sustained-release matrices of polyvinylacetate. (United States)

    Gonzalez Novoa, Gelsys Ananay; Heinämäki, Jyrki; Mirza, Sabir; Antikainen, Osmo; Colarte, Antonio Iraizoz; Paz, Alberto Suzarte; Yliruusi, Jouko


    Solid-state compatibility and in vitro dissolution of direct-compressed sustained-release matrices of polyvinylacetate (PVAc) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) containing ibuprofen as a model drug were studied. Polyvinylalcohol (PVA) was used as an alternative water-soluble polymer to PVP. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and powder X-ray diffractometry (PXRD) were used for characterizing solid-state polymer-polymer and drug-polymer interactions. The mechanical treatment for preparing physical mixtures of polyvinyl polymers and the drug (i.e. simple blending or stressed cogrinding) was shown not to affect the physical state of the drug and the polymers. With the drug-polymer mixtures the endothermic effect due to drug melting was always evident, but a considerable modification of the melting point of the drug in physical binary mixtures (drug:PVP) was observed, suggesting some interaction between the two. On the other hand, the lack of a significant shift of the melting endothermic peak of the drug in physical tertiary drug-polymer mixtures revealed no evidence of solid-state interaction between the drug and the present polymers. Sustained-release dissolution profiles were achieved from the direct-compressed matrices made from powder mixtures of the drug and PVAc combined with PVP, and the proportion of PVAc in the mixture clearly altered the drug release profiles in vitro. The drug release from the present matrix systems is controlled by both diffusion of the drug through the hydrate matrix and the erosion of the matrix itself.

  2. Study of molybdenum (VI) complexation and precipitation by zirconium (IV) in strongly acid medium. Application to nuclear spent fuel dissolution; Etude de la complexation et de la precipitation du molybdene (VI) par le zirconium (IV) en milieu tres acide. Application a la dissolution du combustible nucleaire irradie

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    Esbelin, E


    These last years the formation of solid deposits has been observed in the dissolution workshops of the La Hague plant. A sample of the solid was withdrawn for expertise: molybdenum and zirconium are the two major components of the solid, identified as zirconium molybdate. This thesis consisted in the approach of the mechanisms in solution liable to induce precipitate formation. After a bibliographical overview on the chemistry of Mo(VI) in highly acidic solution, this system was studied by absorption spectrophotometry in perchloric medium. The implication of two major forms of Mo(VI) in a dimerization equilibrium was confirmed by this way and by {sup 95}Mo NMR. The principal parameters governing this equilibrium were identified. It is thus shown that the molybdenum dimerization reaction is exothermic. Disturbance of the Mo(VI) system in highly acidic solution by Zr(IV) was also studied. In a restricted experimental field, for which 'conventional' exploitation methodologies had to be adapted to the system, a main complex of stoichiometry 1:1 between Mo(VI) and Zr(IV) was found. The precipitation study of Mo(VI) by Zr(IV) under conditions close to those of the dissolution medium of nuclear spent fuel was undertaken. The main parameters which control precipitation kinetics were identified. The results obtained reveal that precipitation is controlled by a single macroscopic process and therefore can be described by a single equation. The solid obtained is composed of only one phase presenting a Mo:Zr non-stoichiometry when compared to the theoretical formula ZrMo{sub 2}O{sub 7}(OH){sub 2},2H{sub 2}O. At last, on the basis of the research results, a descriptive mechanism of the system is proposed in which intervenes a 1:1 intermediate complex, much more soluble than a probable 2:1 precipitation precursor. (author)

  3. Influence of spray drying and dispersing agent on surface and dissolution properties of griseofulvin micro and nanocrystals. (United States)

    Shah, Dhaval A; Patel, Manan; Murdande, Sharad B; Dave, Rutesh H


    The purpose for the current research is to compare and evaluate physiochemical properties of spray-dried (SD) microcrystals (MCs), nanocrystals (NCs), and nanocrystals with a dispersion agent (NCm) from a poorly soluble compound. The characterization was carried out by performing size and surface analysis, interfacial tension (at particle moisture interface), and in-vitro drug dissolution rate experiments. Nanosuspensions were prepared by media milling and were spray-dried. The SD powders that were obtained were characterized morphologically using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), polarized light microscopy (PLM), and Flowchem. Solid-state characterization was performed using X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), Fourier transfer infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) for the identification of the crystalline nature of all the SD powders. The powders were characterized for their redispersion tendency in the water and in pH 1.2. Significant differences in redispersion were noted for both the NCs in both dissolution media. The interfacial tension for particle moisture interface was determined by applying the BET (Braunauer-Emmett-Teller) equation to the vapor sorption data. No significant reduction in the interfacial tension was observed between MCs and NCs; however, a significant reduction in the interfacial tension was observed for NCm at both 25 °C and 35 °C temperatures. The difference in interfacial tension and redispersion behavior can be attributed to a difference in the wetting tendency for all the SD powders. The dissolution studies were carried out under sink and under non-sink conditions. The non-sink dissolution approach was found suitable for quantification of the dissolution rate enhancement, and also for providing the rank order to the SD formulations.

  4. Dissolution Improvement of Atorvastatin Calcium using Modified Locust Bean Gum by the Solid Dispersion Technique. (United States)

    Panghal, Dharmila; Nagpal, Manju; Thakur, Gurjeet Singh; Arora, Sandeep


    The present research was aimed at the enhancement of the dissolution rate of atorvastatin calcium by the solid dispersion technique using modified locust bean gum. Solid dispersions (SD) using modified locust bean gum were prepared by the modified solvent evaporation method. Other mixtures were also prepared by physical mixing, co-grinding, and the kneading method. The locust bean gum was subjected to heat for modification. The prepared solid dispersions and other mixtures were evaluated for equilibrium solubility studies, content uniformity, FTIR, DSC, XRD, in vitro drug release, and in vivo pharmacodynamic studies. The equilibrium solubility was enhanced in the solid dispersions (in a drug:polymer ratio of 1:6) and other mixtures such as the co-grinding mixture (CGM) and kneading mixture (KM). Maximum dissolution rate was observed in the solid dispersion batch SD3 (i.e. 50% within 15 min) with maximum drug release after 2 h (80%) out of all solid dispersions. The co-grinding mixture also exhibited a significant enhancement in the dissolution rate among the other mixtures. FTIR studies revealed the absence of drug-polymer interaction in the solid dispersions. Minor shifts in the endothermic peaks of the DSC thermograms of SD3 and CGM indicated slight changes in drug crystallinity. XRD studies further confirmed the results of DSC and FTIR. Topological changes were observed in SEM images of SD3 and CGM. In vivo pharmacodynamic studies indicated an improved efficacy of the optimized batch SD3 as compared to the pure drug at a dose of 3 mg/kg/day. Modified locust bean gum can be a promising carrier for solubility enhancement of poorly water-soluble drugs. The lower viscosity and wetting ability of MLBG, reduction in particle size, and decreased crystallinity of the drug are responsible for the dissolution enhancement of atorvastatin. The co-grinding mixture can be a good alternative to solid dispersions prepared by modified solvent evaporation due to its ease of

  5. In vitro evaluation of domperidone mouth dissolving tablets. (United States)

    Patra, S; Sahoo, R; Panda, R K; Himasankar, K; Barik, B B


    In the present research work mouth dissolving tablets of domperidone were developed with superdisintegrants like crospovidone, croscarmellose sodium and sodium starch glycollate in various concentrations like 3%, 4% and 6% w/w by direct compression method. All formulations were evaluated for physical characteristics of compressed tablets such as weight variation, hardness, friability, content uniformity, in vitro disintegration time, wetting time and in vitro dissolution study. Among all, the formulation F3 (containing 6% w/w concentration of crospovidone) was considered to be the best formulation, having disintegration time of 9 s, wetting time of 15 s and in vitro drug release of 99.22% in 15 min.

  6. Dissolution of hausmannite (Mn 3O 4) in the presence of the trihydroxamate siderophore desferrioxamine B (United States)

    Peña, Jasquelin; Duckworth, Owen W.; Bargar, John R.; Sposito, Garrison


    That microbial siderophores may be mediators of Mn(III) biogeochemistry is suggested by recent studies showing that these well known Fe(III)-chelating ligands form very stable Mn(III) aqueous complexes. In this study, we examine the influence of desferrioxamine B (DFOB), a trihydroxamate siderophore, on the dissolution of hausmannite, a mixed valence Mn(II, III) oxide found in soils and freshwater sediments. Batch dissolution experiments were conducted both in the absence (pH 4-9) and in the presence of 100 μM DFOB (pH 5-9). In the absence of the ligand, there is a sharp decrease in the extent of proton-promoted dissolution above pH 5 and no appreciable dissolution above pH 8. The resulting aqueous Mn 2+ activities were in good agreement with previous studies, indirectly supporting the accepted two-step mechanism involving the formation of manganite and reprecipitation of hausmannite. Desferrioxamine B enhanced hausmannite dissolution over the entire pH range investigated, both via the formation of a Mn(III) complex and through surface-catalyzed reductive dissolution. Above pH 8, non-reductive ligand-promoted dissolution dominated, whereas below pH 8, dissolution was non-stoichiometric with respect to DFOB. Concurrent proton-promoted, ligand-promoted, reductive, and induced dissolution was observed, with Mn release by either reductive or induced dissolution increasing linearly with decreasing pH. The fast kinetics of the DFOB-promoted dissolution of hausmannite, as compared to iron oxides, suggest that the siderophore-promoted dissolution of Mn(III)-bearing minerals may compete with the siderophore-promoted dissolution of Fe(III)-bearing minerals.

  7. Development of a novel starch with a three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure for improving the dissolution rate of felodipine

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    Hao, Yanna; Wu, Chao, E-mail:; Zhao, Zongzhe; Zhao, Ying; Xu, Jie; Qiu, Yang; Jiang, Jie; Yu, Tong; Ma, Chunyu; Zhou, Buyun


    In this study, silica nanospheres with different particle sizes were used as hard template for synthesis of a starch with a novel three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure (3DOMTS). As a pharmaceutical adjuvant, 3DOMTS was used to improve the dissolution rate and oral relative bioavailability of water-insoluble drugs. Felodipine (FDP) was chosen as a model drug and was loaded into the 3DOMTS by solvent evaporation. FDP loading into 3DOMTS with different pore sizes was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), powder X-ray diffractometer (PXRD) and Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR). The results obtained showed that FDP was present in the pores in an amorphic or microcrystalline state. The in vitro dissolution results showed that 3DOMTS could effectively improve the dissolution rate of FDP in comparison with commercial common tablets. Pharmacokinetic results indicated that the oral relative bioavailability of self-made FDP–3DOMTS tablets were 184%, showing that 3DOMTS produced a significantly increased oral absorption of FDP. In conclusion, 3DOMTS exhibits the dual potential of improving the dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drugs and the novel filler produced by direct compression technology confirming that 3DOMTS will be useful for many applications in the field of pharmaceutics. - Highlights: • We successfully prepared a starch with a novel three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure (3DOMTS). • 3DOMTS can suppress the crystallinity of the drug to maintain it at amorphous state. • In vivo and in vitro experiments proved that 3DOMTS can improve the solubility and bioavailability of felodipine.

  8. Development and evaluation of nanoparticles based on mPEG-PLA for controlled delivery of vinpocetine: in vitro and in vivo studies. (United States)

    Wang, Run; Xu, Yong


    The aim of present study was to develop VIN-loaded mPEG-PLA nanoparticle systems. The VIN mPEG-PLA nanoparticles were prepared using an emulsion solvent evaporation method, and studied their particle size, morphology, encapsulation efficiency and drug-loading coefficient. Moreover, the nanoparticles were evaluated on the drug release behaviors in vitro and bioavailability in vivo. The results show that the spherical nanoparticles obtained were negatively charged with a zeta potential of about -23.4 mV and characterized ∼110 nm with a narrow size distribution. The encapsulation efficiency and drug loading of prepared NPs were 76.4 ± 6.3 and 9.2 ± 2.2% (n=5), respectively. The in vitro release showed that the percent of accumulated dissolution of VIN NPs in phosphate-buffered saline 6.8 over 24 h was <80%, which was almost 100% of VIN in commercial injections. The in vivo study indicated that systemic absorption of VIN was significantly enhanced by incorporating into mPEG-PLA NPs compared with VIN injection (2.87-fold in AUC0-t). The results suggested that the form of VIN in mPEG-PLA NPs could enter the body circulation to perform sustained release in vitro and in vivo.

  9. Studies of neo-formed phases occurring during spent nuclear fuel dissolution in geological repository: influence of silicate ions; Etude des phases neoformees lors de la dissolution du combustible nucleaire en condition de stockage geologique: influence des ions silicate

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    Robit-Pointeau, V


    Spent nuclear fuel alteration in deep storage conditions may proceed by local oxidising conditions at the fuel / water interface under influence of alpha irradiation. However, due to the strong redox buffer capacity of the near-field materials (especially the canister and the geological media), most of the near-field environment will remain reducing. Due to the relative high concentration in silica in such system, coffinite USiO{sub 4}.n(H{sub 2}O) may be a relevant phase to consider as it has been suggested from the natural analogues observations (Oklo). The aim of this work was to assess the relevance of coffinitisation of the spent fuel phenomena. The results of the experimental work contest the thermodynamic predictions. Instead of coffinite, a new U(IV)-Si phase has been observed in water simulating storage conditions. The thermodynamic data on coffinite validated by OECD are based on the average concentration of dissolved silica present in natural system containing uraninite and quartz. As the silica concentration in natural groundwaters is more probably controlled by minerals like chalcedony or silica gel, the coffinite present with uraninite in such systems, is probably not in equilibrium even in 2-billion years- old geological sites. Based on the results of this study, coffinitisation of the spent nuclear fuel in deep geological disposal is not anticipated to be a dominant short term process. (author)

  10. Dissolution test for glibenclamide tablets

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    Elisabeth Aparecida dos Santos Gianotto


    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to develop and validate a dissolution test for glibenclamide tablets. Optimal conditions to carry out the dissolution test are 500 mL of phosphate buffer at pH 8.0, paddles at 75 rpm stirring speed, time test set to 60 min and using equipment with six vessels. The derivative UV spectrophotometric method for determination of glibenclamide released was developed, validated and compared with the HPLC method. The UVDS method presents linearity (r² = 0.9999 in the concentration range of 5-14 µg/mL. Precision and recoveries were 0.42% and 100.25%, respectively. The method was applied to three products commercially available on the Brazilian market.

  11. Dissolution Kinetics of Alumina Calcine

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    Batcheller, Thomas Aquinas


    Dissolution kinetics of alumina type non-radioactive calcine was investigated as part of ongoing research that addresses permanent disposal of Idaho High Level Waste (HLW). Calcine waste was produced from the processing of nuclear fuel at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). Acidic radioactive raffinates were solidified at ~500°C in a fluidized bed reactor to form the dry granular calcine material. Several Waste Management alternatives for the calcine are presented in the Idaho High Level Waste Draft EIS. The Separations Alternative addresses the processing of the calcine so that the HLW is ready for removal to a national geological repository by the year 2035. Calcine dissolution is the key front-end unit operation for the separations alternative.

  12. After adoption: dissolution or permanence? (United States)

    Festinger, Trudy


    Results are presented on the whereabouts of 516 adopted children, based on a random sample of children adopted from placement in New York City in 1996. Data from interviews with adoptive parents were augmented by information from adoption subsidy records and state child tracking files, as well as interviews with caregivers of children whose adoptive parents were deceased. There were few dissolutions, but postadoption service needs were many.

  13. Intrinsic flexor-tendon repair. A morphological study in vitro. (United States)

    Manske, P R; Gelberman, R H; Vande Berg, J S; Lesker, P A


    Rabbit flexor tendons with a 90 per cent mid-section transverse laceration demonstrated the intrinsic capacity to participate in the repair process in the absence of extrinsic cell sources and without the benefit of nutrition from a circulating blood supply or the influence of synovial fluid. Two cellular processes were involved in the in vitro repair process: (1) phagocytosis occurred by differentiation of fibroblasts from the epitenon--the cells migrated into the repair site and removed cellular debris and collagen fragments, and (2) collagen synthesis occurred primarily within the endotenon cells. The results of this experimental study support the concept that flexor tendons have the intrinsic capacity to phagocytize old collagen and synthesize new collagen fibrils. Consequently, clinical attempts to prevent or control the peripheral adhesions appear valid, since these adhesions do not appear to be an essential component of the repair process.

  14. Macrophage phagocytosis of Candida albicans. An in vitro study

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    Full Text Available Considering the role of macrophages in relation to fungi and the various utilized methodologies, the authors established an in vitro model to evaluate macrophage phagocytosis of Candida albicans. Activated macrophages were obtained from the peritoneal cavity of isogenic mice (A/Sn. Two different strains of Candida albicans serotype A and serotype B with different levels of pathogenicity in vivo and other similar characteristics were utilized in the study. Several microscopic fields containing about 200 macrophages were counted. The percentage of macrophages phagocytizing at least one viable or nonviable yeast cell determined an average number of phagocytized yeasts. Neutral red and fluorescein diacetate plus ethidium bromide were used for staining. It is possible to conclude that this is an efficient model related to the used methodology. The average number of yeasts in both strains were similar when inside macrophages, and there was a higher percentage of C. albicans serotype A phagocytosis, which was not experimentally pathogenic in vivo.

  15. Synthesis, characterization, kinetic and thermodynamic studies of the dissolution of ThO{sub 2} and of solid solutions Th{sub 1-x}M{sub x}O{sub 2} (M = U, Pu); Synthese, caracterisation et etudes cinetique et thermodynamique de la dissolution de ThO{sub 2} et des solutions solides Th{sub 1-x}M{sub x}O{sub 2} (M = U, Pu)

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    Heisbourg, G


    The aim of this work was to understand the mechanisms of dissolution of ThO{sub 2} and of thorium mixed oxides such as Th{sub 1-x}U{sub x}O{sub 2} and Th{sub 1-x}Pu{sub x}O{sub 2} in aqueous, oxygenated or inert media. Several solids have been synthesized by precipitation in oxalic medium: Th{sub 1-x}U{sub x}O{sub 2} (x= 0.11; 0.24; 0.37; 0.53; 0.67; 0.81 and 0.91) and Th{sub 1-x}Pu{sub x}O{sub 2} (x= 0.13; 0.32 and 0.66). They have been characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, XAS, PIXE and EPMA. The sintering conditions of these materials have been studied and optimized in order to obtain sintered samples with a measured density very near the theoretical densities. A kinetic study of the dissolution of ThO{sub 2} and of solid solutions Th{sub 1-x}U{sub x}O{sub 2} has been carried out in several aqueous media (HNO{sub 3}, HCl, H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}) in terms of several parameters: protons concentration, temperature, pH, ionic strength, nature of the electrolyte solution and uranium molar ratio for the solid solutions Th{sub 1-x}U{sub x}O{sub 2} in order to determine the kinetic laws of dissolution of the solid solutions having different compositions comparatively to ThO{sub 2}. The leaching tests carried out in natural waters of compositions near those of the deep geologic sites considered for the storage of nuclear wastes have shown that the dissolution of the solids was bound to the complexing effect of the constitutional ions of the water considered. The leaching tests carried out on sintered samples of the same composition have led to the same normalized dissolution velocities. The thermodynamic aspect of the dissolution of the solid solutions Th{sub 1-x}U{sub x}O{sub 2} in nitric medium has been studied at last. (O.M.)

  16. Methacrylate micro/nano particles prepared by spray drying: a preliminary in vitro/in vivo study. (United States)

    Muñoz Ortega, Begoña; Sallam, Marwa Ahmed; Marín Boscá, M Teresa


    Delivery systems controlling drug release only in the colon holds great promises since they improve utilization of drug and decrease the dosing times comparison with conventional forms. The aim of the present study was to prepare polymeric microparticles on the basis of Ciprofloxacin via oral route for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Ciprofloxacin was selected because of its extensive coverage for intestinal flora, relatively favorable side-effect profile and preliminary data suggesting its efficacy in the treatment of active Crohn's Disease. Microparticles were prepared using different acrylic compounds, namely Eudragit® RL (PO) and RS (PO) and a mixture of both. Spray-drying was used as a preparation method of Ciprofloxacin/Eudragit® microparticles using a Mini Spray Dryer B-290 (Büchi, Postfach, Switzerland). In vitro dissolution studies were performed to choose the best formulation and selected microparticles were characterized by size and morphology by environmental scanning electron microscopy. Yield and encapsulation efficiency were calculated and in vivo/ex vivo experiments were investigated both of which suggest that selected microparticles can be used for colon targeting of drugs increasing residence time of the drug in the affected area.

  17. The Influence of Various Process Parameters on Dissolution Kinetics and Mechanism of Struvite Seed Crystals (United States)

    Ariyanto, Eko; Ang, Ha Ming; Sen, Tushar Kanti


    The basic understanding of struvite dissolution chemistry is essential to designers and operators for anticipating struvite problem and remediating existing struvite damage in a wastewater treatment. The dissolution kinetic of struvite seed crystals is very important parameters to determine a solid substance entering in solvent to yield a solution. In this study the dissolution kinetics of struvite crystals (MgNH4PO4·6H2O) in deionized water was investigated in a batch crystallizer. The effects of stirrer speeds, temperature and seed crystals size on the dissolution rate were determined. The results showed that an increase of struvite dissolution rate with increasing stirring speed. Struvite dissolution occurred via a diffusion-controlled mechanism in the range of stirrer speeds 120-400 rpm but became interfacial-reaction-controlling at over 400 rpm. The influence of temperature on dissolution kinetic of struvite crystals was also investigated at stirrer speeds of 200 and 500 rpm. The dissolution rates increased with an increase in the temperature for both stirrer speeds. The change in activation energies at different stirrer speeds confirmed that the change of dissolution mechanism from a diffusion-controlled mechanism at low stirrer speeds to an interfacial-reaction-controlled mechanism at higher stirrer speeds. The dissolution rate of struvite crystals increased with smaller crystal sizes.

  18. Using fluid bed granulation to improve the dissolution of poorly water-soluble drugs

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    Andrea Ikeda Takahashi


    Full Text Available In this study, fluid bed granulation was applied to improve the dissolution of nimodipine and spironolactone, two very poorly water-soluble drugs. Granules were obtained with different amounts of sodium dodecyl sulfate and croscarmellose sodium and then compressed into tablets. The dissolution behavior of the tablets was studied by comparing their dissolution profiles and dissolution efficiency with those obtained from physical mixtures of the drug and excipients subjected to similar conditions. Statistical analysis of the results demonstrated that the fluid bed granulation process improves the dissolution efficiency of both nimodipine and spironolactone tablets. The addition of either the surfactant or the disintegrant employed in the study proved to have a lower impact on this improvement in dissolution than the fluid bed granulation process.

  19. A comparative study of first-derivative spectrophotometry and column high-performance liquid chromatography applied to the determination of repaglinide in tablets and for dissolution testing. (United States)

    AlKhalidi, Bashar A; Shtaiwi, Majed; AlKhatib, Hatim S; Mohammad, Mohammad; Bustanji, Yasser


    A fast and reliable method for the determination of repaglinide is highly desirable to support formulation screening and quality control. A first-derivative UV spectroscopic method was developed for the determination of repaglinide in tablet dosage form and for dissolution testing. First-derivative UV absorbance was measured at 253 nm. The developed method was validated for linearity, accuracy, precision, limit of detection (LOD), and limit of quantitation (LOQ) in comparison to the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) column high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method. The first-derivative UV spectrophotometric method showed excellent linearity [correlation coefficient (r) = 0.9999] in the concentration range of 1-35 microg/mL and precision (relative standard deviation derivative UV spectrophotometric and the USP HPLC methods using the t-test showed that there was no significant difference between the 2 methods. Additionally, the method was successfully used for the dissolution test of repaglinide and was found to be reliable, simple, fast, and inexpensive.

  20. The impact of supersaturation level for oral absorption of BCS class IIb drugs, dipyridamole and ketoconazole, using in vivo predictive dissolution system: Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS). (United States)

    Tsume, Yasuhiro; Matsui, Kazuki; Searls, Amanda L; Takeuchi, Susumu; Amidon, Gregory E; Sun, Duxin; Amidon, Gordon L


    The development of formulations and the assessment of oral drug absorption for Biopharmaceutical Classification System (BCS) class IIb drugs is often a difficult issue due to the potential for supersaturation and precipitation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The physiological environment in the GI tract largely influences in vivo drug dissolution rates of those drugs. Thus, those physiological factors should be incorporated into the in vitro system to better assess in vivo performance of BCS class IIb drugs. In order to predict oral bioperformance, an in vitro dissolution system with multiple compartments incorporating physiologically relevant factors would be expected to more accurately predict in vivo phenomena than a one-compartment dissolution system like USP Apparatus 2 because, for example, the pH change occurring in the human GI tract can be better replicated in a multi-compartmental platform. The Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS) consists of three compartments, the gastric, duodenal and jejunal chambers, and is a practical in vitro dissolution apparatus to predict in vivo dissolution for oral dosage forms. This system can demonstrate supersaturation and precipitation and, therefore, has the potential to predict in vivo bioperformance of oral dosage forms where this phenomenon may occur. In this report, in vitro studies were performed with dipyridamole and ketoconazole to evaluate the precipitation rates and the relationship between the supersaturation levels and oral absorption of BCS class II weak base drugs. To evaluate the impact of observed supersaturation levels on oral absorption, a study utilizing the GIS in combination with mouse intestinal infusion was conducted. Supersaturation levels observed in the GIS enhanced dipyridamole and ketoconazole absorption in mouse, and a good correlation between their supersaturation levels and their concentration in plasma was observed. The GIS, therefore, appears to represent in vivo dissolution phenomena and

  1. Characterization of gliclazide-polyethylene glycol solid dispersion and its effect on dissolution

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    Moreshwar Pandharinath Patil


    Full Text Available The present study was initiated with the objective of studying the in vitro dissolution behavior of gliclazide from its solid dispersion with polyethylene glycol 6000. In this work, a solid dispersion of gliclazide with polyethylene glycol was prepared by the fusion method. In vitro dissolution study of gliclazide, its physical mixture and solid dispersion were carried out to demonstrate the effect of PEG 6000. Analytical techniques of FT-IR spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffractometry were used to characterize the drug in the physical mixtures and solid dispersions. The dissolution studies of solid dispersion and physical mixture showed greater improvement compared to that of the pure drug. The mechanisms for increased dissolution rate may include reduction of crystallite size, a solubilization effect of the carrier, absence of aggregation of drug crystallites, improved wettability and dispersbility of the drug from the dispersion, dissolution of the drug in the hydrophilic carrier or conversion of drug to an amorphous state. The FT-IR spectra suggested that there was no interaction between gliclazide and PEG 6000 when prepared as a solid dispersion. DSC and XRD study indicated that the drug was converted in the amorphous form.O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar o comportamento in vitro da dissolução da gliclazida a partir da sua dispersão sólida com polietileno glicol 6000. Neste trabalho, as dispersões sólidas de gliclazida com polietileno glicol foram preparadas pelo método de fusão. Os estudo de dissolução in vitro da gliclazida, na mistura física e nas dispersões sólidas foram realizados para demonstrar o efeito de PEG 6000. Técnicas analíticas como espectroscopia FT-IR, calorimetria diferencial de varredura e difração de raios-X foram empregadas para caracterizar o fármaco nas misturas físicas e nas dispersoes sólidas. Os estudos de dissolução demonstraram maior

  2. Dissolution behavior of lithium compounds in ethanol

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    Tomohiro Furukawa


    Full Text Available In order to exchange the components which received irradiation damage during the operation at the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility, the adhered lithium, which is partially converted to lithium compounds such as lithium oxide and lithium hydroxide, should be removed from the components. In this study, the dissolution experiments of lithium compounds (lithium nitride, lithium hydroxide, and lithium oxide were performed in a candidate solvent, allowing the clarification of time and temperature dependence. Based on the results, a cleaning procedure for adhered lithium on the inner surface of the components was proposed.

  3. Enhanced dissolution of silicate minerals by bacteria at near-neutral pH. (United States)

    Vandevivere, P; Welch, S A; Ullman, W J; Kirchman, D L


    Previous studies have shown that various microorganisms can enhance the dissolution of silicate minerals at low (8) pH. However, it was not known if they can have an effect at near-neutral pH. Almost half of 17 isolates examined in this study stimulated bytownite dissolution at near-neutral pH while in a resting state in buffered glucose. Most of the isolates found to stimulate dissolution also oxidized glucose to gluconic acid. More detailed analysis with one of these isolates suggested that this partial oxidation was the predominant, if not sole, mechanism of enhanced dissolution. Enhanced dissolution did not require direct contact between the dissolving mineral and the bacteria. Gluconate-promoted dissolution was also observed with other silicate minerals such as albite, quartz, and kaolinite.

  4. A new approach to dissolution testing by UV imaging and finite element simulations

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    Bøtker, Johan Peter; Rantanen, Jukka; Rades, Thomas


    , a flexible numerical model was combined with a novel UV imaging system, allowing monitoring of the dissolution process with sub second time resolution. METHODS: The dissolution process was monitored by both effluent collection and UV imaging of compacts of paracetamol. A finite element model (FEM) was used...... to characterize the UV imaging system. RESULTS: A finite element model of the UV imaging system was successfully built. The dissolution of paracetamol was studied by UV imaging and by analysis of the effluent. The dissolution rates obtained from the collected effluent were in good agreement with the numerical......PURPOSE: Most dissolution testing systems rely on analyzing samples taken remotely from the dissolving sample surface at different time points with poor time resolution and therefore provide relatively unresolved temporally and spatially information on the dissolution process. In this study...

  5. Study of the surface crystallization and resistance to dissolution of niobium phosphate glasses for nuclear waste immobilization; Estudo da cristalizacao superficial e da resistencia a dissolucao de vidros niobofosfatos visando a imobilizacao de rejeitos radioativos

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    Vieira, Heveline


    The surface crystallization and the dissolution rate of three phosphate glass compositions containing different amounts of niobium oxide were studied. The glasses were named Nb30, Nb37, and Nb44 according to the nominal content of niobium oxide in the glass composition. The three compositions were evaluated keeping the P{sub 2}O{sub 5}/K{sub 2}O ratio constant and varying the amount of Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}. These glasses were produced by melting appropriate chemical compounds at 1500 deg C for 0.5 hour. The crystalline phases which were nucleated on the glass surface after heat treatment were determined by X-ray diffraction. The crystalline structures depend on the amount of niobium oxide in the glass composition. The crystal morphologies were observed by using an optical microscope, and their characteristics are specific for each kind of crystalline phase. The crystal growth rate and the surface nuclei density were determined for each glass composition, and they depend on each crystalline phase nucleated on the surface. From the differential thermal analysis curves it was determined that the Nb44 glass containing 46.5 mol por cent of niobium oxide is the most thermally stable against crystallization when compared to the Nb30 and Nb37 glasses. According to the activation energies determined for crystal growth on the surface of each glass type, the Nb44 glass can also be considered the most resistant one against crystallization. The dissolution rate for the Nb44 glass after 14 days immersed in an aqueous solution with pH equals to 7 at 90 deg C is the lowest (9.0 x 10{sup -7} g. cm{sup -2} . day{sup -1}) when compared to the other two glass compositions. The dissolution rates in acidic and neutral solutions of all studied glasses meet the international standards for materials which can be used in the immobilization of nuclear wastes. (author)

  6. On the effects of subsurface parameters on evaporite dissolution (Switzerland). (United States)

    Zidane, Ali; Zechner, Eric; Huggenberger, Peter; Younes, Anis


    Uncontrolled subsurface evaporite dissolution could lead to hazards such as land subsidence. Observed subsidences in a study area of Northwestern Switzerland were mainly due to subsurface dissolution (subrosion) of evaporites such as halite and gypsum. A set of 2D density driven flow simulations were evaluated along 1000 m long and 150 m deep 2D cross sections within the study area that is characterized by tectonic horst and graben structures. The simulations were conducted to study the effect of the different subsurface parameters that could affect the dissolution process. The heterogeneity of normal faults and its impact on the dissolution of evaporites is studied by considering several permeable faults that include non-permeable areas. The mixed finite element method (MFE) is used to solve the flow equation, coupled with the multipoint flux approximation (MPFA) and the discontinuous Galerkin method (DG) to solve the diffusion and the advection parts of the transport equation. Results show that the number of faults above the lower aquifer that contains the salt layer is considered as the most important factor that affects the dissolution compared to the other investigated parameters of thickness of the zone above the halite formation, a dynamic conductivity of the lower aquifer, and varying boundary conditions in the upper aquifer. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Enamel erosion caused by the effervescent acid powder in Tiritón ice cream: An in vitro study.

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    Katherine Beltrán


    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to visualize the erosive effect on human dental enamel of effervescent acid powder in the Tiritón ice cream (Savory, Nestle, Vevey, Switzerland. The erosive potential of Tiritón ice cream was determined in in vitro conditions by submitting 5 enamel pieces from 3 healthy first molars. The samples were submitted to the mixture of saliva from a girl without cavity incidence and the effervescent powder in the Tiritón ice cream, at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 seconds, then the results were measured by scanning electron microscopy (SEM and measurement of pH. All specimens showed pH 3.0. SEM showed increasing degrees of erosion with longer periods of exposure. The Tiritón ice cream generates a much larger acid solution than necessary for the onset of the dissolution of enamel which subsequently causes susceptibility to dental cavities and erosion, higher than reported for other candies. The images obtained by SEM made possible to visualize clearly the erosive effect produced by the effervescent acid powder in periods of exposure of less than a minute.

  8. Development of a Physiologically Relevant Population Pharmacokinetic in Vitro-in Vivo Correlation Approach for Designing Extended-Release Oral Dosage Formulation. (United States)

    Kim, Tae Hwan; Shin, Soyoung; Bulitta, Jürgen B; Youn, Yu Seok; Yoo, Sun Dong; Shin, Beom Soo


    Establishing a level A in vitro-in vivo correlation (IVIVC) for a drug with complex absorption kinetics is challenging. The objective of the present study was to develop an IVIVC approach based on population pharmacokinetic (POP-PK) modeling that incorporated physiologically relevant absorption kinetics. To prepare three extended release (ER) tablets of loxoprofen, three types of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC 100, 4000, and 15000 cps) were used as drug release modifiers, while lactose and magnesium stearate were used as the diluent and lubricant, respectively. An in vitro dissolution test in various pH conditions showed that loxoprofen dissolution was faster at higher pH. The in vivo pharmacokinetics of loxoprofen was assessed following oral administration of the different loxoprofen formulations to Beagle dogs (n = 22 in total). Secondary peaks or shoulders were observed in many of the individual plasma concentration vs time profiles after ER tablet administration, which may result from secondary absorption in the intestine due to a dissolution rate increase under intestinal pH compared to that observed at stomach pH. In addition, in vivo oral bioavailability was found to decrease with prolonged drug dissolution, indicating site-specific absorption. Based on the in vitro dissolution and in vivo absorption data, a POP-PK IVIVC model was developed using S-ADAPT software. pH-dependent biphasic dissolution kinetics, described using modified Michaelis-Menten kinetics with varying Vmax, and site-specific absorption, modeled using a changeable absorbed fraction parameter, were applied to the POP-PK IVIVC model. To experimentally determine the biphasic dissolution profiles of the ER tablets, another in vitro dissolution test was conducted by switching dissolution medium pH based on an in vivo estimate of gastric emptying time. The model estimated, using linear regression, that in vivo initial maximum dissolution rate (Vmax(0)in vivo) was highly correlated (r2 > 0

  9. Dissolution of FB-Line Cabinet Sweepings

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    Crowder, Mark L.


    Three FB-Line samples were received by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for characterization and evaluation for suitability for HB-Line dissolution. These samples are part of a larger sampling/evaluation program in support of FB-Line deinventory efforts. The samples studied were identified as MC04-147- HBL, MC04-148-HBL, and FBL-SWP-04-016-HBL (N). The first sample, MC04-147-HBL, is a portion of FB-Line Packaging and Stabilization (P&S) materials. The second sample, MC04-148-HBL, is a sweeping from Cabinet 6-8, which is not representative of the mechanical line. The third sample, FBL-SWP-04-016-HBL (N), is an FB-Line North cabinet sweeping. The samples were described by FB-Line personnel as containing plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) which had not been high-fired. This description was generally confirmed by solids analysis and off gas measurements. All three samples were dissolved in 8 M HNO{sub 3}/0.1 M KF at 90-100 C leaving minor amounts of solid residue. During dissolution, sample MC04-147 did not generate hydrogen gas. Sample MC04-148 generated modest amounts of gas, which contained 4.0 to 4.7 volume percent (vol %) hydrogen (H{sub 2}) at a ratio of up to 8.4 x 10{sup -5} mol H{sub 2}/g sample. Sample FBL-SWP-04-016-HBL (N) was nearly completely soluble in 8 M HNO{sub 3}and produced a very small amount of gas. Apparently, the CaF{sub 2} in that sample dissolves and provides sufficient fluoride to support the dissolution of other components.

  10. Dilatometry Analysis of Dissolution of Cr-Rich Carbides in Martensitic Stainless Steels (United States)

    Huang, Qiuliang; Volkova, Olena; Biermann, Horst; Mola, Javad


    The dissolution of Cr-rich carbides formed in the martensitic constituent of a 13 pct Cr stainless steel was studied by dilatometry and correlative electron channeling contrast examinations. The dissolution of carbides subsequent to the martensite reversion to austenite was associated with a net volume expansion which in turn increased the dilatometry-based apparent coefficient of thermal expansion (CTEa) during continuous heating. The effects of carbides fraction and size on the CTEa variations during carbides dissolution are discussed.

  11. Supercritical processed starch nanosponge as a carrier for enhancement of dissolution and pharmacological efficacy of fenofibrate. (United States)

    Jadhav, Nitin V; Vavia, Pradeep R


    In current study, supercritical processed starch nanosponge (SSNS) used as a carrier for poorly water soluble drug (fenofibrate) to enhance its in-vitro and in-vivo performance. SSNS was prepared by using sol- gel method and effective supercritical drying technique. Fenofibrate was loaded into the SSNS by using solvent immersion method with selected and optimized organic solvent. BET surface area of SSNS was evaluated by nitrogen adsorption/desorption analysis. SSNS and drug loaded SSNS were characterized by DSC, XRPD, FTIR, SEM, Contact angle study and evaluated for in-vitro, in-vivo studies. The results revealed that the formed SSNS material has high surface area (180m2/gm) with pore size (40 nm to 200nm). The DSC and XRPD study revealed the amorphization of drug within a SSNS. SEM study showed the continuous porous structure with differ nanosized pores of SSNS. Contact angle study showed improvement in aqueous wetting property of drug within a SSNS. In-vitro drug release study showed remarkable dissolution enhancement of SSNS formulation as compared to plain drug. In vivo pharmacodynamic study (hyperlipidaemia model) showed SNSS based formulation significantly improved the bioavailability of drug. Thus SSNS carrier system has good potential to be explored as a delivery system for poorly water soluble drugs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Combinatorial localized dissolution analysis: Application to acid-induced dissolution of dental enamel and the effect of surface treatments. (United States)

    Parker, Alexander S; Al Botros, Rehab; Kinnear, Sophie L; Snowden, Michael E; McKelvey, Kim; Ashcroft, Alexander T; Carvell, Mel; Joiner, Andrew; Peruffo, Massimo; Philpotts, Carol; Unwin, Patrick R


    A combination of scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) is used to quantitatively study the acid-induced dissolution of dental enamel. A micron-scale liquid meniscus formed at the end of a dual barrelled pipette, which constitutes the SECCM probe, is brought into contact with the enamel surface for a defined period. Dissolution occurs at the interface of the meniscus and the enamel surface, under conditions of well-defined mass transport, creating etch pits that are then analysed via AFM. This technique is applied to bovine dental enamel, and the effect of various treatments of the enamel surface on acid dissolution (1mM HNO3) is studied. The treatments investigated are zinc ions, fluoride ions and the two combined. A finite element method (FEM) simulation of SECCM mass transport and interfacial reactivity, allows the intrinsic rate constant for acid-induced dissolution to be quantitatively determined. The dissolution of enamel, in terms of Ca(2+) flux ( [Formula: see text] ), is first order with respect to the interfacial proton concentration and given by the following rate law: [Formula: see text] , with k0=0.099±0.008cms(-1). Treating the enamel with either fluoride or zinc ions slows the dissolution rate, although in this model system the partly protective barrier only extends around 10-20nm into the enamel surface, so that after a period of a few seconds dissolution of modified surfaces tends towards that of native enamel. A combination of both treatments exhibits the greatest protection to the enamel surface, but the effect is again transient. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Antimicrobial efficacy of commercially available mouthrinses: An in vitro study

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    Roopavathi Kallahalli Mruthyuenjaya


    Full Text Available Introduction: Oral cavity ecosystem represents a dynamic pattern. An effective plaque control measure should target plaque formation before the mature plaque is formed. Various types of chemotherapeutic agents are coming up with different antimicrobial agents in them. Hence, this study has been undertaken to know whether these antimicrobial agents are effective on common microorganisms of oral cavity which directly and indirectly contributes to plaque formation Aim: The aim of this study was to determine antimicrobial efficacy of different mouthrinses against the oral pathogens in vitro. Materials and Methods: A total of seven mouthrinses were tested for their antimicrobial activity against three oral pathogens, namely, Streptococcus mutans (MTCC 890, Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922, and Candida albicans (ATCC 10231 by well agar diffusion assay. Statistical analysis was performed using Kruskal–Wallis test. The level of significance used was P< 0.05. Results: Mouthrinse with chlorhexidine (CHX gluconate, triclosan as main ingredients showed maximum zone of inhibition (P = 0.003 against streptococcal mutans and E. coli at 1:16 dilution and mouthrinse with CHX gluconate and zinc chloride showed maximum zone of inhibition at 1:16 dilution against Candida among seven mouthrinses used in the present study. It was also observed that zone of inhibition of all the mouthrinses decreased with the increase in dilution. Conclusion: Among mouthrinses formulations, CHX combined with other active ingredients was found to be more effective.

  14. An in vitro study of silk stent morphology

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    Aurboonyawat, Thaweesak [University of Paris 7 Bichat School of Medicine, Department of Functional and Interventional Neuroradiology, Fondation Rothschild Hospital, Paris (France); Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Bangkok (Thailand); Blanc, Raphael; Piotin, Michel; Spelle, Laurent; Moret, Jacques [University of Paris 7 Bichat School of Medicine, Department of Functional and Interventional Neuroradiology, Fondation Rothschild Hospital, Paris (France); Schmidt, Paul [University of Paris 7 Bichat School of Medicine, Department of Functional and Interventional Neuroradiology, Fondation Rothschild Hospital, Paris (France); The Duluth Clinic Ltd, Duluth, MN (United States); Nakib, Amir [Universite de Paris 12, Laboratoire Images, Signaux et Systemes Intelligents (LISSI, E. A. 3956), Creteil (France)


    Morphology of the Silk stent (Balt, Montmorency, France) after deployment is not fully understood, especially in tortuous vessels. An in vitro study was conducted to study morphology and flow-diverting parameters of this stent. Two sets of different-sized and curved polytetrafluoroethylene tubes were studied. To simulate the aneurysm neck, a small hole was created in a tube. A stent was placed in each of the different tubes. Angiographic computerized tomography and macroscopic photography were then obtained. The images were analyzed to calculate a Percentage of Area Coverage (PAC). Good stent conformability was observed. The PAC was 21% in the straight model with matched stent and vessel diameter. In the straight model with an oversized stent, the PAC was increased. In the curved models, dynamic wire repositioning occurred. The repositioning was affected by the size of the stent and the angle of the vessel curve. Compared to the straight model, this increased the PAC in two instances: on the convexity (oversized stent), and on the concavity (matched stent and vessel diameter). The PAC did not significantly change at the sides of the curve. By design, the wires of the silk stent move relative to each other. In a curved model, the PAC is different at the convexity, concavity, and lateral walls. The stent diameter affects the PAC. These results are clinically relevant because it is desirable to maximize and minimize the PAC across the aneurysm neck and branch vessel orifice, respectively. (orig.)

  15. Nimodipine-Loaded Pluronic(®) Block Copolymer Micelles: Preparation, Characterization, In-vitro and In-vivo Studies. (United States)

    Sotoudegan, Farzaneh; Amini, Mohsen; Faizi, Mehrdad; Aboofazeli, Reza


    Nimodipine (NM), as a lipophilic calcium channel blocker indicated for the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders, suffers from an extensive first pass metabolism, resulting in low oral bioavailability. Polymeric micelles, self-assembled from amphiphilic polymers, have a core-shell structure which makes them unique nano-carriers with excellent performance as drug delivery. This investigation was aimed to develop NM-loaded polymeric micelles and evaluate their potential to cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). Micelles from Pluronics(®)P85, F127 and F68 were fabricated for the delivery of NM, using thin film hydration and direct dissolution techniques. Critical micelle concentration of the drug-free micelles was determined by pyrene fluorescence spectroscopy. Dynamic light scattering showed that in most cases, micelles less than 100 nm and low polydispersity indices were successfully developed. Transmission electron microscopy demonstrated spherical shape of micelles. The NM-loaded micelles were also characterized for particle size, morphology, entrapment efficiency, drug loading , in vitro drug release in phosphate buffer and artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Stability was assessed from size analysis, clarity of dispersion on standing and EE(%), following 3 months storage at room temperature. The in-vitro release of NM from polymeric micelles presented the sustained-release profile. Animal studies revealed the existence of fluorescein 5-isothiocyanate-labeled micelles in rat CSF following intraperitoneal administration, proving that the micelles crossed the BBB. Anticonvulsant effect of NM was shown to be significantly greater than that of NM solution. Our results confirmed that Pluronic micelles might serve as a potential nanocarrier to improve the activity of NM in brain.

  16. Factors associated with relationship dissolution and post-dissolution adjustment among lesbian adoptive couples. (United States)

    Farr, Rachel H


    Same-sex adoptive couples are increasingly visible, yet few studies have addressed relationship stability and dissolution among these couples. In this study, using a theoretical framework based on Investment Models and Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Theory, factors associated with dissolution and post-dissolution adjustment among 27 lesbian adoptive couples were examined across two points. At Wave 1, all 27 couples were together; children were on average 3 years old. Results revealed that nearly one third broke up over 5 years (between Waves 1 and 2). Factors related to shorter relationship length and undermining coparenting at Wave 1 distinguished women who later broke up versus stayed together. Worse mental health at Wave 2 characterized women in dissolved rather than sustained relationships, even with comparable individual adjustment at Wave 1. Weaker parenting alliance and greater dissatisfaction with childcare divisions were reported by women no longer with their partners at Wave 2 as compared with those in enduring partnerships. This research has implications for understanding lesbian relationship dynamics and associations with individual adjustment.

  17. Bioactivity of arid region honey: an in vitro study. (United States)

    Hilary, Serene; Habib, Hosam; Souka, Usama; Ibrahim, Wissam; Platat, Carine


    Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of honey have been largely recognized by various studies. Almost all of the potential benefits are associated with polyphenol content. Honey varieties from the arid region are reported to be rich in polyphenols, but data related to its bioactivity in vitro is greatly lacking. This study aimed at establishing the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of arid region honey. Four honey varieties from arid region (H1, H2, H3, and H4) and two popular non-arid region honey (H5 and H6) were tested in vitro in this study. The erythrocyte membrane protection effect of honey varieties were measured by hemolysis assay after exposing erythrocytes to a peroxide generator. The subsequent production of MDA (malondialdehyde) content in erythrocytes was measured. Immunomodulatory effect of the honey varieties was tested in prostate cancer cells PC-3 and PBMC (peripheral blood mononuclear cells) by measuring the IL-6 (interleukin 6) and NO (nitric oxide) levels in cell culture supernatant after incubation with the honey varieties. PC-3 cell viability was assessed after incubation with honey varieties for 24 h. Arid region honey exhibited superior erythrocyte membrane protection effect with H4 measuring 1.3 ± 0.042mMTE/g and H2 measuring 1.122 ± 0.018mMTE/g. MDA levels were significantly reduced by honey samples, especially H4 (20.819 ± 0.63 nmol/mg protein). We observed a significant decrease in cell population in PC-3 after 24 h in culture on treatment with honey. A moderate increase in NO levels was observed in both cultures after 24 h at the same time levels of IL-6 were remarkably reduced by honey varieties. The results demonstrate the antioxidant effect of arid region honey due to its erythrocyte membrane protection effect and subsequent lowering of oxidative damage as evident from lower levels of lipid peroxidation byproduct MDA. Arid region honey varieties were as good as non-arid region types at decreasing

  18. Dissolution properties of co-amorphous drug-amino acid formulations in buffer and biorelevant media

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    Heikkinen, A. T.; DeClerck, L.; Löbmann, Korbinian


    in biorelevant media suggesting that a dissolution advantage observed in aqueous buffers may overestimate the advantage in vivo. However, the results show that, in addition to stability advantage shown earlier, co-amorphous drug-amino acid formulations provide dissolution advantage over crystalline drugs in both......Co-amorphous formulations, particularly binary drug-amino acid mixtures, have been shown to provide enhanced dissolution for poorly-soluble drugs and improved physical stability of the amorphous state. However, to date the dissolution properties (mainly intrinsic dissolution rate) of the co......-amorphous formulations have been tested only in buffers and their supersaturation ability remain unexplored. Consequently, dissolution studies in simulated intestinal fluids need to be conducted in order to better evaluate the potential of these systems in increasing the oral bioavailability of biopharmaceutics...

  19. Uranium dioxide, SIMFUEL, and spent fuel dissolution rates - a review of published data

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    Oversby, V.M. [VMO Konsult, Stockholm (Sweden)


    Published data from studies of the dissolution rate of uranium dioxide, SIMFUEL, and spent fuel in aqueous solutions of low ionic strength are reviewed. Data for the dissolution rate of each of the three solid phases are examined for internal consistency and the average or best estimate of the dissolution rate for each of the phases is compared with the rates found for the other phases. The effects of solid phase crystallinity and of environmental conditions such as oxygen concentration in solution on dissolution rate are discussed. The general conclusion of this review is that the kinetics of dissolution of spent fuel as a function of environmental parameters is poorly constrained. Possible experimental methods to better constrain the dissolution rate of spent fuel under potential repository disposal conditions are presented.

  20. A validated HPLC method for the determination of dimethyl-4,4'-dimethoxy-5,6,5',6'-dimethylene dioxybiphenyl-2,2'-dicarboxylate (DDB) with fluorescence detection in raw material and pill form: application to an in vitro dissolution test and a content uniformity test. (United States)

    Walash, Mohamed I; Ibrahim, Fawzia; El Abass, Samah Abo


    A simple, sensitive and rapid HPLC method with fluorescence detection for the determination of dimethyl-4,4'-dimethoxy-5,6,5',6'-dimethylene dioxybiphenyl-2,2'-dicarboxylate (DDB) in the raw material and pill form was developed. Liquid chromatography was performed on a C18 column (250 × 4.6 mm i.d., 5 µm particle size), the mobile phase consisted of methanol and 0.05 M sodium dihydrogen phosphate buffer (80 : 20, v/v), and the apparent pH of the mobile phase was adjusted to 3. The fluorescence detector was operated at excitation/emission wavelengths of 275/400 nm. The proposed method allows the determination of DDB within concentration range 0.1-1.5 µg/mL with a limit of detection of 0.032 µg/mL, a limit of quantification of 0.097 µg/mL and a correlation coefficient of 0.9997. The proposed method has been successfully applied for the analysis of DDB in its pills with a percentage recovery of 98.45 ± 0.32. The method was fully validated according to ICH guidelines. Moreover, the high sensitivity of the method permits its use in an in vitro dissolution test for DDB under simulated intestinal conditions. In addition, the proposed method was extended to a content uniformity test according to USP guidelines. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  1. Non-Sink Dissolution Behavior and Solubility Limit of Commercial Tacrolimus Amorphous Formulations. (United States)

    Trasi, Niraj S; Purohit, Hitesh S; Wen, Hong; Sun, Dajun D; Taylor, Lynne S


    An increasing number of drugs with low aqueous solubility are being formulated and marketed as amorphous solid dispersions because the amorphous form can generate a higher solubility compared to the crystalline solid. The amorphous solubility of a drug can be determined experimentally using various techniques. Most studies in this area investigate the drug in its pure form and do not evaluate any effects from other formulation ingredients. In this study, we use 6 marketed amorphous oral drug products, capsules containing 5 mg of tacrolimus, and various excipients, consisting of 1 innovator product and 5 generics. The amorphous solubility of tacrolimus was evaluated using different techniques and was compared to the crystalline solubility of the drug. Dissolution of the different products was conducted under non-sink conditions to compare the maximum achieved concentration with the amorphous solubility. Diffusion studies were performed to elucidate the maximum flux across a membrane and to evaluate whether there was any difference in the thermodynamic activity of the drug released from the formulation and the pure drug. The amorphous solubility of tacrolimus was found to be a factor of 35 higher than the crystalline solubility. The maximum concentration obtained after dissolution of the capsule contents in non-sink conditions was found to match the experimentally determined amorphous solubility of the pure drug. Furthermore, the membrane flux of tacrolimus following dissolution of the various formulations was found to be similar and maximized. This study demonstrates a link between key physicochemical properties (amorphous solubility) and in vitro formulation performance. Copyright © 2016 American Pharmacists Association®. All rights reserved.

  2. Fiscal year 1995 laboratory scale studies of Cs elution in Tank 8D-1 and sludge dissolution in tank 8D-2

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    Sills, J.A.; Patello, G.K.; Roberts, J.S.; Wiemers, K.D.; Elmore, M.R.; Richmond, W.G.; Russell, R.L.


    During Phase I of West Valley Demonstration project waste remediation, an estimated 95% of the zeolite currently in tank 8D-1 will be transferred to tank 8D-2, leaving behind residual Cs-loaded zeolite which will require treatment to remove the Cs. After phase I vitrification, tank 8D-2 will contain residual waste from PUREX and THOREX and spent Cs-loaded zeolite. The residual waste will require treatment. Oxalic acid has been proposed for eluting Cs from zeolite in tank 8D-1 and dissolving radionuclides in tank 8D-2. Laboratory tests were performed to determine optimum Cs elution and sludge dissolution conditions and to evaluate effects of multiple contacts, long-term contacts, presence of corrosion products, lack of agitation, temperature of tank contents, and oxalic acid concentration. Mild steel corrosion tests were also conducted.

  3. Studies on seed germination and in vitro shoot multiplication of ...

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    Dec 21, 2011 ... found to have significant antioxidant properties (Abdollahi et al., 2003). ..... Origanum vulgare var. hirtum (Sarihan et al., 2003). Although in vitro ... Antimicrobial activity of crude methanolic extract of Satureja khuzistanica.

  4. Sliding resistance with esthetic ligatures: an in-vitro study. (United States)

    Bortoly, Thaís Gelatti; Guerrero, Ariana Pulido; Rached, Rodrigo Nunes; Tanaka, Orlando; Guariza-Filho, Odilon; Rosa, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro


    This study was developed to evaluate in vitro the properties related to sliding resistance of esthetic ligatures. Frictional force of 6 ligatures--2 conventional, 2 specially coated elastomeric, Teflon-coated (Dupont, Wilmington, Del) stainless steel, and stainless steel (control) ligatures--were studied by sliding 0.019 x 0.025-in stainless steel wire through the 0.22-in slot of stainless steel bracket. Elastomeric ligatures were tested for frictional and tensile forces under 3 experimental conditions: recent stretching, after 21 days of simulated stretching in artificial saliva, and a demineralizing/remineralizing regimen. Statistical analysis was conducted with ANOVA and Games-Howell tests. There was high correlation between frictional and tensile forces of elastomeric ligatures, with reduction of both after 21 days. The demineralizing/remineralizing regimen reduced the frictional forces of ligatures to the same level as the ligatures in artificial saliva. Teflon-coated and stainless steel ligatures showed the lowest initial frictional forces, but there was no difference in friction of stainless steel and post-stretched elastomeric ligatures. Frictional forces generated by esthetic elastomeric ligatures under simulated oral environments are not stable and are more related to tensile force than to surface characteristics of the ligatures.

  5. Formalization of the kinetics for autocatalytic dissolutions. Focus on the dissolution of uranium dioxide in nitric medium

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    Charlier Florence


    Full Text Available Uranium dioxide dissolution in nitric acid is a complex reaction. On the one hand, the dissolution produces nitrous oxides (NOX, which makes it a triphasic reaction. On the other hand, one of the products accelerates the kinetic rate; the reaction is hence called autocatalytic. The kinetics for these kinds of reactions need to be formalized in order to optimize and design innovative dissolution reactors. In this work, the kinetics rates have been measured by optical microscopy using a single particle approach. The advantages of this analytical technique are an easier management of species transport in solution and a precise following of the dissolution rate. The global rate is well described by a mechanism considering two steps: a non-catalyzed reaction, where the catalyst concentration has no influence on the dissolution rate, and a catalyzed reaction. The mass transfer rate of the catalyst was quantified in order to discriminate when the reaction was influenced by catalyst accumulated in the boundary layer or uncatalyzed. This first approximation described well the sigmoid dissolution curve profile. Moreover, experiments showed that solutions filled with catalyst proved to lose reactivity over time. Results pointed out that the higher the liquid-gas exchanges, the faster the kinetic rate decreases with time. Thus, it was demonstrated, for the first time, that there is a link between catalyst and nitrous oxides. The outcome of this study leads to new ways for improving the design of dissolvers. Gas-liquid exchanges are indeed a lever to impact dissolution rates. Temperature and catalyst concentration can be optimized to reduce residence times in dissolvers.

  6. Dissolution enhancement of a poorly water-soluble antimalarial drug by means of a modified multi-fluid nozzle pilot spray drier

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    Sahoo, Nanda Gopal; Kakran, Mitali [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Li Lin, E-mail: [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore); Judeh, Zaher [School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459 (Singapore); Mueller, Rainer H. [Free University of Berlin, Department of Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics and Nutricosmetics, Kelchstrass 31, Berlin (Germany)


    A spray drier with a modified multi-fluid nozzle was used to prepare microparticles of a poorly water-soluble antimalarial drug, artemisinin (ART), with the aim of improving its dissolution in water. ART was co-spray dried with a hydrophilic polymer, polyethylene glycol (PEG). The differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction studies showed that the crystallinity of ART decreased after spray drying. Compared to the physical mixture of ART and PEG, the amorphous phase of ART in the spray dried ART-PEG composites increased, which depended on the weight ratio of drug to polymer. The phase-solubility studies revealed that the aqueous solubility of ART was improved by the presence of PEG. The dissolution of ART from the spray dried ART-PEG composites was more rapid than that from their respective physical mixture and the original ART powder. For example, the dissolution of ART from the spray dried ART-PEG composite (1:6) was 6.5 times higher than that from the original ART powder in the first 30 min. In the mathematical modeling, the Weibull and Korsemeyer-Peppas models were found to best fit to the in vitro dissolution data and then the drug release mechanism was considered as the Fickian diffusion.

  7. Monitoring the hydrolyzation of aspirin during the dissolution testing for aspirin delayed-release tablets with a fiber-optic dissolution system

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    Yan Wang


    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the hydrolyzation of aspirin during the process of dissolution testing for aspirin delayed-release tablets. Hydrolysis product of salicylic acid can result in adverse effects and affect the determination of dissolution rate assaying. In this study, the technique of differential spectra was employed, which made it possible to monitor the dissolution testing in situ. The results showed that the hydrolyzation of aspirin made the percentage of salicylic acid exceed the limit of free salicylic acid (4.0, and the hydrolyzation may affect the quality detection of aspirin delayed-release tablets. Keywords: Aspirin delayed-release tablets, Drug dissolution test, Fiber-optic dissolution system, UV–vis spectrum

  8. Haste Makes Waste: The Interplay Between Dissolution and Precipitation of Supersaturating Formulations. (United States)

    Sun, Dajun D; Lee, Ping I


    Contrary to the early philosophy of supersaturating formulation design for oral solid dosage forms, current evidence shows that an exceedingly high rate of supersaturation generation could result in a suboptimal in vitro dissolution profile and subsequently could reduce the in vivo oral bioavailability of amorphous solid dispersions. In this commentary, we outline recent research efforts on the specific effects of the rate and extent of supersaturation generation on the overall kinetic solubility profiles of supersaturating formulations. Additional insights into an appropriate definition of sink versus nonsink dissolution conditions and the solubility advantage of amorphous pharmaceuticals are also highlighted. The interplay between dissolution and precipitation kinetics should be carefully considered in designing a suitable supersaturating formulation to best improve the dissolution behavior and oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs.

  9. Anodic dissolution of metals in ionic liquids

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    Andrew P. Abbott


    Full Text Available The anodic dissolution of metals is an important topic for battery design, material finishing and metal digestion. Ionic liquids are being used in all of these areas but the research on the anodic dissolution is relatively few in these media. This study investigates the behaviour of 9 metals in an ionic liquid [C4mim][Cl] and a deep eutectic solvent, Ethaline, which is a 1:2 mol ratio mixture of choline chloride and ethylene glycol. It is shown that for the majority of metals studied a quasi-passivation of the metal surface occurs, primarily due to the formation of insoluble films on the electrode surface. The behaviour of most metals is different in [C4mim][Cl] to that in Ethaline due in part to the differences in viscosity. The formation of passivating salt films can be decreased with stirring or by increasing the electrolyte temperature, thereby increasing ligand transport to the electrode surface.

  10. Development and characterization of highly selective target-sensitive liposomes for the delivery of streptokinase: in vitro/in vivo studies. (United States)

    Vaidya, Bhuvaneshwar; Nayak, Manasa K; Dash, Debabrata; Agrawal, Govind P; Vyas, Suresh P


    Streptokinase is one of the most commonly used thrombolytic agents for the treatment of thromboembolism. Short half-life of the streptokinase requires administration of higher dose which results in various side effects including systemic haemorrhage due to activation of systemic plasmin. To increase the selectivity of the streptokinase and hence to reduce side effects, various novel carriers have been developed. Among these carriers, liposomes have been emerged as versatile carrier. In the present study, highly selective target-sensitive liposomes were developed and evaluated by in vitro and in vivo studies. Prepared liposomes were found to release streptokinase in vitro following binding with activated platelets. Intravital microscopy studies in thrombosed murine model revealed higher accumulation of liposomes in the thrombus area. In vivo thrombolysis study was performed in the human clot inoculated rat model. Results of the study showed that target-sensitive liposomes dissolved 28.27 ± 1.56% thrombus as compared to 17.18 ± 1.23% of non-liposomal streptokinase. Further, it was also observed that target-sensitive liposomes reduced the clot dissolution time as compared to streptokinase solution. Studies concluded that developed liposomes might be pragmatic carriers for the treatment of thromboembolism.

  11. A new approach to dissolution testing by UV imaging and finite element simulations. (United States)

    Boetker, Johan P; Rantanen, Jukka; Rades, Thomas; Müllertz, Anette; Ostergaard, Jesper; Jensen, Henrik


    Most dissolution testing systems rely on analyzing samples taken remotely from the dissolving sample surface at different time points with poor time resolution and therefore provide relatively unresolved temporally and spatially information on the dissolution process. In this study, a flexible numerical model was combined with a novel UV imaging system, allowing monitoring of the dissolution process with sub second time resolution. The dissolution process was monitored by both effluent collection and UV imaging of compacts of paracetamol. A finite element model (FEM) was used to characterize the UV imaging system. A finite element model of the UV imaging system was successfully built. The dissolution of paracetamol was studied by UV imaging and by analysis of the effluent. The dissolution rates obtained from the collected effluent were in good agreement with the numerical model. The numerical model allowed an assessment of the ability of the UV imager to measure dissolution-time profiles. The simulation was able to extend the experimental results to conditions not easily obtained experimentally. Combining FEM,experimental dissolution data and UV imaging provided experimental validation of the FEM model as well as a detailed description of the dissolution process.

  12. In vitro reparative dentin: a biochemical and morphological study

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    G. Teti


    Full Text Available In this study, starting from human dental pulp cells cultured in vitro, we simulated reparative dentinogenesis using a medium supplemented with different odontogenic inductors. The differentiation of dental pulp cells in odontoblast-like cells was evaluated by means of staining, and ultramorphological, biochemical and biomolecular methods. Alizarin red staining showed mineral deposition while transmission electron microscopy revealed a  synthesis of extracellular matrix fibers during the differentiation process. Biochemical assays demonstrated that the differentiated phenotype expressed odontoblast markers, such as Dentin Matrix Protein 1 (DMP1 and Dentin Sialoprotein (DSP, as well as type I collagen. Quantitative data regarding the mRNA expression of DMP1, DSP and type I  collagen were obtained by Real Time PCR. Immunofluorescence data demonstrated the various localizations of DSP and DMP1 during odontoblast differentiation. Based on our results, we obtained odontoblast-like cells which simulated the reparative dentin processes in order to better investigate the mechanism of odontoblast differentiation, and dentin extracellular matrix deposition and mineralization. 

  13. Biotelemetric Wireless Intracranial Pressure Monitoring: An In Vitro Study

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    Mohammad H. Behfar


    Full Text Available Assessment of intracranial pressure (ICP is of great importance in management of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs. The existing clinically established ICP measurement methods require catheter insertion in the cranial cavity. This increases the risk of infection and hemorrhage. Thus, noninvasive but accurate techniques are attractive. In this paper, we present two wireless, batteryless, and minimally invasive implantable sensors for continuous ICP monitoring. The implants comprise ultrathin (50 μm flexible spiral coils connected in parallel to a capacitive microelectromechanical systems (MEMS pressure sensor. The implantable sensors are inductively coupled to an external on-body reader antenna. The ICP variation can be detected wirelessly through measuring the reader antenna’s input impedance. This paper also proposes novel implant placement to improve the efficiency of the inductive link. In this study, the performance of the proposed telemetry system was evaluated in a hydrostatic pressure measurement setup. The impact of the human tissues on the inductive link was simulated using a 5 mm layer of pig skin. The results from the in vitro measurement proved the capability of our developed sensors to detect ICP variations ranging from 0 to 70 mmHg at 2.5 mmHg intervals.

  14. Flow rates through intravenous access devices: an in vitro study. (United States)

    Khoyratty, Saleem I; Gajendragadkar, Pushpaj R; Polisetty, Kiran; Ward, Sue; Skinner, Tim; Gajendragadkar, Parag R


    Fluid administration using intravenous (IV) access devices is required in many settings. There are a lack of quantitative data comparing traditional cannulas and modern access devices. We aimed to investigate flow rates through modern intravenous access devices using an in vitro system. This is an experimental study. Rates of flow of intravenous fluids (crystalloid and colloid) were measured through various access devices using a uroflowmeter. Standardized conditions and repeat measurements ensured validity. Fluid was administered with or without the addition of a pressure bag and needle-free valve. Increasing the size of cannulas improved flow. Fourteen-gauge cannulas had significantly higher mean flow rates compared to 14G central venous lines in all conditions (136% higher with no pressure bag/valve; 95% CI, +130% to +152%; P Flow rates in IV devices can be maximized by pressure bag use and removal of needle-free valves. The rapid infusion catheter and emergency infusion catheter allow some increase in flow over a 14G cannula. Familiarity with varying flow rates across IV access devices could better inform clinical decisions. Crown Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Spectroscopic studies of anthracyclines: Structural characterization and in vitro tracking. (United States)

    Szafraniec, Ewelina; Majzner, Katarzyna; Farhane, Zeineb; Byrne, Hugh J; Lukawska, Malgorzata; Oszczapowicz, Irena; Chlopicki, Stefan; Baranska, Malgorzata


    A broad spectroscopic characterization, using ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and Fourier transform infrared absorption as well as Raman scattering, of two commonly used anthracyclines antibiotics (DOX) daunorubicin (DNR), their epimers (EDOX, EDNR) and ten selected analogs is presented. The paper serves as a comprehensive spectral library of UV-vis, IR and Raman spectra of anthracyclines in the solid state and in solution. The particular advantage of Raman spectroscopy for the measurement and analysis of individual antibiotics is demonstrated. Raman spectroscopy can be used to monitor the in vitro uptake and distribution of the drug in cells, using both 488nm and 785nm as source wavelengths, with submicrometer spatial resolution, although the cellular accumulation of the drug is different in each case. The high information content of Raman spectra allows studies of the drug-cell interactions, and so the method seems very suitable for monitoring drug uptake and mechanisms of interaction with cellular compartments at the subcellular level. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Effects of LLLT on malignant cells: study in vitro (United States)

    Pinheiro, Antonio L. B.; Nascimento, Silene C.; Vieira, Alessandro L. B.; Rolim, Aluizio B.; da Silva, Pedro S.; Brugnera, Aldo, Jr.; Zanin, Fatima A. A.


    In addition to our previous report on the effects of LLLT on the proliferation of laryngeal carcinoma cells in which it was found that irradiation H.Ep.2 cells with 670nm laser results in increased cell proliferation, ti was decided to evaluate the effect of increased does of laser light. The aim of this study was to assess the effect off 635 and 670 nm laser irradiation of H.Ep.2 cells in vitro using MTT. The cells, obtained from SCC of the larynx, were routinely processed from defrost to the experimental condition. The cultures were kept either at 5 or 10 percent of FBS. Twenty- four hours after transplantation, the cells were irradiated with laser light at local light doses between 0.04 and 4.8 X 104 Jm-2. For 670 nm, significant differences in the proliferation were observed between the two concentrations of FBS and between irradiated cultures and controls. Although the results were not significant, 635 nm irradiated cells also proliferated more than non- irradiated ones. This occurred under both conditions of nutrition. It is concluded, that irradiation with 670 nm laser light applied at doses between 0.04 and 4.8 X 104 Jm-2 could significantly increase proliferation of laryngeal cancer cells.

  17. General class of multiparticulate dissolution models. (United States)

    Pedersen, P V; Brown, K F


    The dissolution of multiparticulate systems under sink and nonsink conditions can be described rigorously according to a generally applicable formula on the basis of the single-particle dissolution model and the initial particle distribution. The kinetic model for log-normal systems dissolving under sink conditions is extended to nonsink conditions as a specific example. The equation presented describes a general class of multiparticulate models for various values of the dispersion parameter and the dissolution capacity coefficient.

  18. Enhancement of dissolution of Telmisartan through use of solid dispersion technique surface solid dispersion

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    Bhumika Patel


    Full Text Available The present study was aimed to increase the solubility of the poorly water soluble drug Telmisartan by using Surface solid dispersion (SSD made of polymers like Poloxamer 407, PEG 6000 by Solvent evaporation method. The drug was solubilized by surfactants and/or polymers then adsorbed onto the surface of extremely fine carriers to increase its surface area and to form the SSD which give the more Surface area for absorption of the drug. A 2 2 full factorial design was used to investigate for each carrier the joint influence of formulation variables: Amount of carrier and adsorbent. Saturation solubility studies shows the improvement in solubility of drug batch SSD 8 give more solubility improvement than the other batch, in-vitro dissolution of pure drug, physical mixtures and SSDs were carried out in that SSDs were found to be effective in increasing the dissolution rate of Telmisartan in form of SSD when compared to pure drug. Also FT-IR spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffractometry studies were carried out in order to characterize the drug and Surface solid dispersion. Furthermore, both DSC and X-ray diffraction showed a decrease in the melting enthalpy and reduced drug crystallinity consequently in SSDs. However, infrared spectroscopy revealed no drug interactions with the carriers.

  19. Comparative dissolution testing of paracetamol commercial tablet dosage forms. (United States)

    Ozkan, Y; Ozalp, Y; Savaşer, A; Ozkan, S A


    Dissolution can best be described as a tool that can provide valuable information about the availability of a drug product. In this study, nine different paracetamol tablet dosage forms available on the Turkish Drug Market have been investigated and physical controls were realized. Paddle and rotating basket apparatus methods were applied to all the formulations. In order to evaluate the dissolution rates, five different kinetics have been studied and the best fitting kinetics was found to be the Hixson-Crowell kinetics. It was found that all the preparations are in accordance with the Pharmacopeia standards.

  20. Dissolution of minerals and hydrometallurgical processes (United States)

    Habashi, Fathi


    Physical, chemical, electrochemical, and electrolytic processes involved in the dissolution of minerals in aqueous solutions are identified and characterized. Their importance to hydrometallurgy is outlined.

  1. Buffering children from marital conflict and dissolution. (United States)

    Katz, L F; Gottman, J M


    Examined several protective mechanisms that may reduce deleterious correlates of marital conflict and marital dissolution in young children. One set of potential buffers focused on parent-child interaction: parental warmth, parental scaffolding/praise, and inhibition of parental rejection. As a second set of potential buffers, each parent was interviewed about their "meta-emotion philosophy"--that is, their feelings about their own emotions, and their attitudes and responses to their children's anger and sadness. The third set of potential buffers concerned intraindividual characteristics of the child, including the child's intelligence and regulatory physiology (basal vagal tone and vagal suppression). Fifty-six families with a preschool child were studied at two time points: when the children were 5 years old (Time 1) and again when the children were 8 years old (Time 2). At Time 1, naturalistic observations of marital and parent-child interaction were conducted and assessment of child regulatory physiology was obtained through measures of basal vagal tone and suppression of vagal tone. Parents were also interviewed individually about their feelings about their own and their children's emotions, and children's intelligence was assessed. At Time 2, assessment of child outcomes were obtained, including observations of peer interaction, mother ratings of behavior problems and mother and teacher ratings of peer aggression, mother ratings of child physical illness, and measures of achievement. Results indicated that all Time 1 buffering factors protected children in face of marital conflict and dissolution.

  2. Optimization of Dissolution Compartments in a Biorelevant Dissolution Apparatus Golem v2, Supported by Multivariate Analysis

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    Ivan Stupák


    Full Text Available Biorelevant dissolution instruments represent an important tool for pharmaceutical research and development. These instruments are designed to simulate the dissolution of drug formulations in conditions most closely mimicking the gastrointestinal tract. In this work, we focused on the optimization of dissolution compartments/vessels for an updated version of the biorelevant dissolution apparatus—Golem v2. We designed eight compartments of uniform size but different inner geometry. The dissolution performance of the compartments was tested using immediate release caffeine tablets and evaluated by standard statistical methods and principal component analysis. Based on two phases of dissolution testing (using 250 and 100 mL of dissolution medium, we selected two compartment types yielding the highest measurement reproducibility. We also confirmed a statistically ssignificant effect of agitation rate and dissolution volume on the extent of drug dissolved and measurement reproducibility.

  3. Spectrophotometric simultaneous determination of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and Emtricitabine in combined tablet dosage form by ratio derivative, first order derivative and absorbance corrected methods and its application to dissolution study. (United States)

    Choudhari, Vishnu P; Ingale, Snehal; Gite, Sacchidanand R; Tajane, Dipali D; Modak, Vikram G; Ambekar, Archana


    Three simple, economical, precise, and accurate methods are described for the simultaneous determination of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TE) and Emtricitabine (EM) in combined tablet dosage form. The first method is ratio derivative spectra, second is first-order derivative spectrophotometry and third is absorption corrected method. The amplitudes at 271.07 and 302.17 nm in the ratio derivative method, 224.38 and 306.88 nm in the first order derivative method were selected to determine Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TE) and Emtricitabine (EM), respectively, in combined formulation. Beer's law is obeyed in the concentration range of 3-21 μg/ml for TE and 2-14 μg/ml for EM for first two methods and range for third method was 6-30 μg/ml of TE and 4-20 μg/ml of EM. The percent assay for commercial formulation was found to be in the range 98.91%-101.72% for both the analytes by the proposed three methods. Absorption corrected method was successfully applied to carry out dissolution study of commercial tablet formulation by using USP II dissolution test apparatus. The methods were validated with respect to linearity, precision, and accuracy. Recoveries by proposed methods were found in the range of 99.06 %-101.34 % for both the analytes.

  4. Synthetic thrombus model for in vitro studies of laser thrombolysis

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    Hermes, R.E.; Trajkovska, K.


    Laser thrombolysis is the controlled ablation of a thrombus (blood clot) blockage in a living arterial system. Theoretical modeling of the interaction of laser light with thrombi relies on the ability to perform in vitro experiments with well characterized surrogate materials. A synthetic thrombus formulation may offer more accurate results when compared to in vivo clinical experiments. The authors describe the development of new surrogate materials based on formulations incorporating chick egg, guar gum, modified food starch, and a laser light absorbing dye. The sound speed and physical consistency of the materials were very close to porcine (arterial) and human (venous) thrombi. Photographic and videotape recordings of pulsed dye laser ablation experiments under various experimental conditions were used to evaluate the new material as compared to in vitro tests with human (venous) thrombus. The characteristics of ablation and mass removal were similar to that of real thrombi, and therefore provide a more realistic model for in vitro laser thrombolysis when compared to gelatin.

  5. Improving the fit of implant prosthetics: an in vitro study. (United States)

    Yannikakis, Stavros; Prombonas, Anthony


    Accurate and passive fit between a prosthesis and its supporting implants has been considered a prerequisite for successful long-term osseointegration. The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate the strain development during tightening of a five-unit screw-retained superstructure constructed using five different methods. Five-unit screw-retained fixed partial prostheses (n = 25) were fabricated on three implants embedded in an epoxy resin block using five different methods: (1) cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr), plastic cylinders, one-piece cast; (2) Co-Cr, plastic cylinders, framework sectioned, preceramic laser-welding soldering; (3) gold-platinum (Au-Pt), gold cylinders, one-piece cast; (4) Au-Pt, gold cylinders, framework sectioned, preceramic laser-welding soldering; (5) Co-Cr, one-piece cast, and cementation to "passive abutments" (Southern Implants) after final finishing and polishing. Strain gauges (SG) were attached to the fixed partial prosthesis (FPP) and to the resin block to measure the stress created during screw tightening. The combination of Co-Cr alloy and plastic cylinders in a one-piece cast showed such an inadequate fit among the fabricated methods that this group was excluded from the remainder of the experiment. Specimens of Au-Pt cast on gold cylinders in one piece showed higher strain development than the other groups used in this study, with strains ranging from 223.1 to 2,198.1 Μm/m. Sectioning and soldering significantly improved the overall fit. FPPs of Co-Cr in a one-piece cast cemented to "passive abutments" produced the best level of fit, with the least strain development in the prosthesis and the resin block (59 to 204.6 Μm/m). Absolute fit of superstructures on implants is not possible using conventional laboratory procedures. Cementing FPPs onto prefabricated cylinders directly onto the implants significantly reduces strain development compared to the other fabrication methods.

  6. Does LLLT stimulate laryngeal carcinoma cells? An "in vitro" study

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    Pinheiro Antonio Luiz Barbosa


    Full Text Available Low level laser therapy (LLLT has been used successfully in biomedicine and some of the results are thought to be related to cell proliferation. The effects of LLLT on cell proliferation is debatable because studies have found both an increase and a decrease in proliferation of cell cultures. Cell culture is an excellent method to assess both effects and dose of treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of 635nm and 670nm laser irradiation of H.Ep.2 cells in vitro using MTT (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide. The cells were obtained from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC of the larynx and were routinely processed from defrost to the experimental condition. Twenty-four hours after transplantation the cells were irradiated with doses ranging from 0.04 to 0.48J/cm² for seven consecutive days (5 mW diode lasers: 635nm or 670nm, beam cross-section ~1mm at local light doses between 0.04 and 0.48J/cm². The results showed that 635nm laser light did not significantly stimulate the proliferation of H.Ep.2 cells at doses of 0.04J/cm² to 0.48J/cm², However, 670nm laser irradiation led to an increased cell proliferation when compared to both control and 635nm irradiated cells. The best cell proliferation was found with 670nm laser irradiated cultures exposed to doses of doses of 0.04 to 0.48J/cm². We conclude that both dose and wavelength are factors that may affect cell proliferation of H.Ep.2 cells.

  7. Anomalous dissolution behaviour of tablets prepared from sugar glass-based solid dispersions

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    Van Drooge, D.J.; Hinrichs, W.L.J.; Frijlink, H.W.


    In this study, anomalous dissolution behaviour of tablets consisting of sugar glass dispersions was investigated. The poorly aqueous soluble diazepam was used as a lipophilic model drug. The release of diazepam and sugar carrier was determined to study the mechanisms governing dissolution behaviour.

  8. The effect of sentencing types on singlehood and relationship dissolution

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    Fallesen, Peter; Andersen, Lars Højsgaard

    Prior research shows that imprisonment may matter for the risk of experiencing divorce or other types of relationship dissolution, as imprisonment implies separation and the social stigma of criminal conviction. Despite these straightforward theoretical mechanisms, we currently lack empirical...... knowledge on the causal effect of sentencing types on relationship dissolution. This study fills this gap in the literature by examining how a noncustodial alternatives to imprisonment—electronic monitoring—affects the risk of relationship dissolution in Denmark. While imprisonment might disrupt contacts...... between spouses or partners, and restrains single convicted men from interacted with other for significant periods, electronic monitoring allows felons to serve time without severing ties to their partner and community. To obtain uncontaminated estimates of the effect of sentencing types on relationship...

  9. A top-down technique to improve the solubility and bioavailability of aceclofenac: in vitro and in vivo studies. (United States)

    Narayan, Reema; Pednekar, Abhyuday; Bhuyan, Dipshikha; Gowda, Chaitra; Koteshwara, K B; Nayak, Usha Yogendra


    The aim of the present work was to tackle the solubility issue of a biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS)-II drug, aceclofenac. Although a number of attempts to increase the aqueous solubility have been made, none of the methods were taken up for scale-up. Hence size reduction technique by a top-down approach using wet milling process was utilized to improve the solubility and, consequently, the dissolution velocity of aceclofenac. The quality of the final product was ensured by Quality by Design approach wherein the effects of critical material attributes and critical process parameters were assessed on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of nanocrystals. Box-Behnken design was applied to evaluate these effects on critical quality attributes. The optimized nanocrystals had a particle size of 484.7±54.12 nm with a polydispersity index (PDI) of 0.108±0.009. The solid state characterization of the formulation revealed that the crystalline nature of the drug was slightly reduced after the milling process. With the reduced particle size, the solubility of the nanocrystals was found to increase in both water and 0.1 N HCl when compared with that of unmilled pure aceclofenac. These results were further supported by in vitro release studies of nanocrystals where an appreciable dissolution velocity with 100.07%±2.38% release was observed for aceclofenac nanocrystals compared with 47.66%±4.53% release for pure unmilled aceclofenac at the end of 2 h. The in vivo pharmacokinetic data generated showed a statistically significant increase in the Cmax for aceclofenac nanocrystals of 3.75±0.28 µg/mL (for pure unmilled aceclofenac Cmax was 1.96±0.17 µg/mL). The results obtained indicated that the developed nanocrystals of aceclofenac were successful in improving the solubility, thus the absorption and bioavailability of the drug. Hence, it may be a viable and cost-effective alternative to the current therapy.

  10. Dissolution rate improvement of telmisartan through modified MCC pellets using 32 full factorial design

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    Hetal Patel


    Full Text Available Context: Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC is the most widely used excipient for the production of pellets but it retards the release of poorly water soluble drugs. Objective: The present investigation reports incorporation of camphor, cross carmellose sodium (CCS and spray dried lactose (SDL into MCC pellets to enhance the dissolution rate of telmisartan. Materials and methods: A full factorial design (32 was used in the study. Concentration of camphor and CCS was selected as independent variables whereas percentage porosity and percentage drug release at 60 min were selected as dependent variables. Pellets were produced by extrusion–spheronization technique and evaluated for percentage yield, particle size analysis, flow characteristics, percentage porosity, drug content and in vitro drug release. Contour plots and 3-D surface plots were presented for graphical expression of the results. Results and discussion: Pellet formulations exhibited acceptable morphological, flow and mechanical properties. As against to 38.54% drug release after 60 min with MCC pellets, pellets prepared with optimized formulation, composed of proper combination of MCC, SDL, camphor and CCS, released 100% drug after 60 min. Conclusion: Our study underlines the fact that dissolution of telmisartan from MCC pellets can be successfully enhanced by incorporating water soluble excipient, disintegrant and pore formers.

  11. Fast intracellular dissolution and persistent cellular uptake of silver nanoparticles in CHO-K1 cells

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    Jiang, Xiumei; Miclăuş, Teodora; Wang, Liming


    Toxicity of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) has been reported both in vitro and in vivo. However, the intracellular stability and chemical state of Ag NPs are still not very well studied. In this work, we systematically investigated the cellular uptake pathways, intracellular dissolution and chemical...... species, and cytotoxicity of Ag NPs (15.9 ± 7.6 nm) in Chinese hamster ovary cell subclone K1 cells, a cell line recommended by the OECD for genotoxicity studies. Quantification of intracellular nanoparticle uptake and ion release was performed through inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. X......-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) was employed to assess the chemical state of intracellular silver. The toxic potential of Ag NPs and Ag+ was evaluated by cell viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and live–dead cell staining. The results suggest that cellular uptake of Ag NPs involves...

  12. Application of Soluplus to Improve the Flowability and Dissolution of Baicalein Phospholipid Complex

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    Junting Fan


    Full Text Available In this study, a novel ternary complex system (TCS composed of baicalein, phospholipids, and Soluplus was prepared to improve the flowability and dissolution for baicalein phospholipid complex (BPC. TCS was characterized using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, infrared spectroscopy (IR, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The flowability, solubility, oil–water partition coefficient, in vitro dissolution, and in vivo pharmacokinetics of the system were also evaluated. DSC, IR, PXRD, and SEM data confirmed that the crystal form of baicalein disappeared in BPC and TCS. Furthermore, the angle of repose of TCS of 35° indicated an improvement in flowability, and solubility increased by approximately eight-fold in distilled water when TCS was compared with BPC (41.00 ± 4.89 μg/mL vs. 5.00 ± 0.16 μg/mL. Approximately 91.24% of TCS was released at the end of 60 min in 0.5% SDS (pH = 6.8, which suggested that TCS could improve the dissolution velocity and extent. Moreover, TCS exhibited a considerable enhancement in bioavailability with higher peak plasma concentration (25.55 μg/mL vs. 6.05 μg/mL and increased AUC0–∞ (62.47 μg·h/mL vs. 50.48 μg·h/mL with 123.75% relative bioavailability compared with BPC. Thus, Soluplus achieved the purpose of improving the flowability and solubility of baicalein phospholipid complexes. The application of Soluplus to phospholipid complexes has great potential.

  13. The spatial dynamics of fibrin clot dissolution catalyzed by erythrocyte-bound vs. free fibrinolytics. (United States)

    Gersh, K C; Zaitsev, S; Muzykantov, V; Cines, D B; Weisel, J W


    Coupling fibrinolytic plasminogen activators to red blood cells (RBCs) has been proposed as an effective, yet safe method of thromboprophylaxis, because of increased circulation lifetime and reduced propensity to induce hemorrhage by selectivity for nascent thrombi rather than pre-formed hemostatic clots. We used confocal microscopy of fluorescently labeled fibrin and erythrocytes in plasma-derived clots to study the spatial dynamics of lysis catalyzed by RBC-coupled vs. free plasminogen activators (RBC-PA vs. PA). Clot lysis catalyzed by free PA progressed gradually and uniformly. In contrast, distinct holes formed surrounding RBC-PA while the rest of the clot remained intact until these holes enlarged sufficiently to merge, causing sudden clot dissolution. Compared with naïve RBCs within clots lysed by free PA, RBC-PA moved faster inside the fibrin network prior to clot dissolution, providing a potential mechanism for spatial propagation of RBC-PA induced lysis. We also showed the focal nature of fibrinolysis by RBC-PA as dense loading of PA onto RBCs initiates more efficient lysis than equal amounts of PA spread sparsely over more RBCs. In an in vitro model of clots exposed to buffer flow, incorporated RBC-PA increased permeability and formed channels eventually triggering clot dissolution, whereas clots containing free PA remained intact. Clot lysis by RBC-PA begins focally, has a longer lag phase when measured by residual mass than homogeneous lysis by PA, is propagated by RBC-PA motility and provides more effective clot reperfusion than free PA, making RBC-PA attractive for short-term thromboprophylaxis.

  14. In situ monitoring of the electrochemical dissolution of tungsten

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    Krebsz, Melinda [Christian Doppler Laboratory for Combinatorial Oxide Chemistry at ICTAS, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria); Kollender, Jan Philipp [Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials (ICTAS), Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria); Hassel, Achim Walter [Christian Doppler Laboratory for Combinatorial Oxide Chemistry at ICTAS, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria); Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials (ICTAS), Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria)


    In the present work, which is aimed to monitor in situ the electrochemical dissolution of tungsten by using a Flow-Type Scanning Droplet Cell Microscope (FT-SDCM) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), novel results are reported. The anodic oxide growth and its dissolution on the surface of W have been monitored in situ. The results of this current study show the importance of coupling electrochemical experiments to ICP-MS. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Development of in situ ion selective sensors for dissolution

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    Bohets, Hugo [Antwerp University, Chemistry Department, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen (Belgium); Vanhoutte, Koen [Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse (Belgium); De Maesschalck, Roy [Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse (Belgium); Cockaerts, Paul [Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse (Belgium); Vissers, Bert [Antwerp University, Chemistry Department, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen (Belgium); Nagels, Luc J. [Antwerp University, Chemistry Department, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen (Belgium)]. E-mail:


    The dissolution of formulations of the drugs dapoxetine, paliperidone, cinnarizine, tetrazepam, mebeverine, loperamide, galantamine and ibuprofen was studied by an in-line potentiometric measurement system. The transpose of a Nikolskii-Eisenman type function performed the conversion of potential to percentage of dissolution. A novel gradient membrane electrode was developed especially for dissolution, varying continuously in composition from an ionically conducting rubber phase to an electronically conducting solid state PVC/graphite composite. The gradient part had a thickness of 200 {mu}m. The electrodes life span exceeded 6 months. An ion exchange procedure was used to prepare them for one specific drug. This enabled us to use one universal electrode built to measure a wide array of drugs. The system parameters such as accuracy, reproducibility and linearity were presented with the data obtained for the drug dapoxetine. In dissolution, accurate measurements were possible from 10{sup -9} to 10{sup -3} M concentrations, for high log P drugs. The effect of t {sub 90} response times on the measurement error was estimated. The t {sub 90} response times of the electrodes were concentration dependent, and varied between 50 and 10 s for, respectively, 10{sup -6} and 10{sup -3} M concentrations. Potential drift was studied in detail. The measurements performed with these electrodes showed an accuracy of 1%, and inter- and intra electrode variabilities of 0.6 and 1.7%, respectively. The electrodes were successfully applied in colloidal media containing suspended matter, typically formed during dissolution of tablets. The advantages and pitfalls of potentiometry over the presently used techniques for dissolution testing are discussed.

  16. In vitro studies on the cytotoxic potential of surface sealants. (United States)

    Zingler, S; Matthei, B; Kohl, A; Saure, D; Ludwig, B; Diercke, K; Lux, C J; Erber, R


    The objective of this in vitro study was an initial screening of the cytotoxic potential of widely used smooth enamel surface sealants. A total of 20 products were allocated to four groups based on their chemical composition: (1) filled resin-based sealants, (2) unfilled resin-based sealants, (3) a resin-modified, glass ionomer-based sealant, and (4) silicone-based sealants. All materials were applied to human enamel slices both in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and in additional experiments applying 50% undercuring and 50% overcuring. An agar overlay assay was then used to test the specimens following ISO 10933. The cytotoxic potential of each material was interpreted based on a reaction index that summarized the decolorization and lysis scores obtained. The cytotoxic potential decreased as follows: unfilled resin-based sealants > filled resin-based sealants > resin-modified, glass ionomer-based sealant > silicone-based sealants. In 75% of the resin-based products, deliberate undercuring was associated with more extensive decolorization zones, leading to higher rates of cytotoxic potential in two of those products. Overcuring, by contrast, was associated with a tendency for smaller decolorization zones in 50% of the resin-based products. Surface sealants derived from resin monomers exhibited cytotoxic potential in the agar overlay assay. There is also evidence of a possible association with curing, as undercuring can increase the cytotoxic potential, whereas normal curing (as per manufacturers' instructions) or overcuring may help minimize such effects. More research into the biological implications of these materials is needed, especially with regard to their potential impact on the adjacent gingiva.

  17. Dissolution rate enhancement of repaglinide by solid dispersion ...

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    The formulations were characterized by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), x-ray diffractometry (XRD) and differential scanning colorimetry (DSC). Phase solubility study of pure repaglinide, physical mixture and solid dispersion was performed in distilled water. Dissolution studies were carried out in pH 7.4 ...

  18. Parents' Union Dissolution and Adolescents' School Performance: Comparing Methodological Approaches (United States)

    Frisco, Michelle L.; Muller, Chandra; Frank, Kenneth


    We use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study to estimate how parents' union dissolution influences changes in adolescents' mathematics course work gains, overall grade point average, and course failure rates during a window of approximately 1 year (N = 2,629). A…

  19. Dissolution of metal salts in bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-based ionic liquids: studying the affinity of metal cations toward a "weakly coordinating" anion. (United States)

    Bortolini, Olga; Chiappe, Cinzia; Ghilardi, Tiziana; Massi, Alessandro; Pomelli, Christian Silvio


    Despite the weakly coordinating ability of the bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide anion ([Tf2N](-)) the corresponding ionic liquids (ILs) are able to dissolve relevant amounts of metal salts having the same anion, M[Tf2N]x. To better understand the metal dissolution process we evaluated the interaction ability of a set of metal cations (Y(III), Al(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Ag(I), Li(I), and Na(I)) toward the [Tf2N](-) anion measuring the relative aptitude to give the corresponding anionic monocharged complex, [M(Tf2N)x+1](-) using the ESI-MS technique. UV-vis and NMR measurements were carried out to verify the consistence between the liquid and the gas phase. Density functional theory calculations have been used to identify the metal-containing species and determine their relative stability. An interesting correlation between interaction ability and chemical properties (Lewis acidity) was found.

  20. Enhanced oral bioavailability of piperine by self-emulsifying drug delivery systems: in vitro, in vivo and in situ intestinal permeability studies. (United States)

    Shao, Bing; Cui, Chao; Ji, Hongyu; Tang, Jingling; Wang, Zhiyong; Liu, Hongmei; Qin, Mengnan; Li, Xin; Wu, Linhua


    The main purpose of this work was to develop and evaluate a self-emulsifying drug delivery system (SEDDS) of piperine to enhance its solubility and bioavailability. The formulation was optimized by solubility test and ternary phase diagrams. Then physiochemical properties and in vitro release of SEDDS were characterized. In vivo pharmacokinetics study and in situ single-pass intestinal perfusion were performed to investigate the effects of SEDDS on the bioavailability and intestinal absorption of piperine. The optimized formulation was composed of ethyl oleate, Tween 80 and Transcutol P (3:5.5:1.5, w/w), with the level of the piperine reached 2.5% (w/w). The in vitro dissolution rates of piperine SEDDS were significantly higher than the self-prepared capsules. In vivo pharmacokinetic study showed Cmax1, Cmax2 and area under the curve of piperine after oral administration of SEDDS in rats were 3.8-, 7.2- and 5.2-fold higher than the self-prepared capsules, respectively, and the relative bioavailability of SEDDS was 625.74%. The in situ intestinal absorption study revealed that the effective permeability and the effective absorption rate values of piperine for SEDDS were significantly improved comparing to solutions (p piperine effectively.

  1. In vitro study of interaction between quinine and Garcinia kola ...

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    ... over the remaining sampling time. Conclusion: Quinine is adsorbed on G. kola in vitro. This suggests that concurrent administration of quinine and G. kola should be avoided, to prevent potential drug interaction and decreased drug bioavailability. Keywords: Quinine, Garcinia kola, Adsorption, Desorption, Drug interaction ...

  2. Studies on in vitro evaluation of antidiabetic potentials of ...

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    At present, the prevalence of Diabetes has increased worldwide and predicted to increase to greater extent in future generations. Among various therapeutic approaches implemented to prevent diabetes is to regulate the blood glucose levels by various mechanisms. This is being assessed by in vitro antidiabetic assays ...

  3. Studies on seed germination and in vitro shoot multiplication of ...

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    Satureja khuzistanica Jamzad is an important multipurpose medicinal plant in Iran. The essential oil of S. khuzistanica is characterized by high concentration of carvacrol (93%). The seeds of S. khuzistanica are dormant and have a very low germination under normal conditions. This is the first protocol for in vitro seed ...

  4. In vitro study of the interaction between some fluoroquinolones and ...

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    The cup diffusion method (CD) was used to evaluate the in vitro interaction of some fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin and levofloxacin) with extracts of Kola nitida seed (KNS) against a clinical isolate of Escherichia coli. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the drugs was determined separately and in ...

  5. Cytotoxicity studies of AZ31D alloy and the effects of carbon dioxide on its biodegradation behavior in vitro

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    Wang, Jiali, E-mail: [Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China); Qin, Ling [Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China); Wang, Kai [School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha 410208 (China); Wang, Jue; Yue, Ye [Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Li, Yangde [Guangdong Innovation Team for Biodegradable Magnesium and Medical Implants, E-ande, Dongguan 523660 (China); Tang, Jian [Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Li, Weirong [Guangdong Innovation Team for Biodegradable Magnesium and Medical Implants, E-ande, Dongguan 523660 (China)


    Magnesium alloys have been advocated as potential artificial bone materials due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability. The understanding of their corrosive mechanism in physiological environments is therefore essential for making application-orientated designs. Thus, this in vitro study was designed to assess the effects of CO{sub 2} on corrosive behavior of AZ31D to mimic in vivo special ingredient. Electrochemical technologies accompanied with Scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared, X-ray diffraction, Energy dispersive spectroscopy and hydrogen evolution measurement were employed to analyze corrosive rates and mechanisms of AZ31D. Moreover, the biocompatibility of AZ31D was assessed with a direct cell attachment assay and an indirect cytotoxicity test in different diluted extracts. The ion concentrations in extracts were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to offer explanations on the differences of cell viability in the indirect test. The results of the direct cytotoxicity assay showed that the corrosive rate of AZ31D was too rapid to allow for cell adhesion. Extracts diluted less than 20 times would cause adverse effects on cell proliferation, likely due to excessive ions and gas release. Moreover, the presence of CO{sub 2} did not cause significant differences on corrosive behavior of AZ31D according to the results of electrochemical testing and hydrogen evolution measurement. This might be caused by the simultaneous process of precipitation and dissolution of MgCO{sub 3} due to the penetration role of CO{sub 2}. This analysis of corrosive atmospheres on the degradation behavior of magnesium alloys would contribute to the design of more scientific in vitro testing systems in the future. - Highlights: • We evaluate the effects of CO{sub 2} on corrosion behavior of magnesium alloys. • We assess the feasibility of commercial AZ31D alloy as potential implants. • CO{sub 2} is not the key factor to minimize


    Fries, B.A.


    A plutonium separatory ore concentration procedure involving the use of a fluoride type of carrier is presented. An improvement is given in the derivation step in the process for plutonium recovery by carrier precipitation of plutonium values from solution with a lanthanum fluoride carrier precipitate and subsequent derivation from the resulting plutonium bearing carrier precipitate of an aqueous acidic plutonium-containing solution. The carrier precipitate is contacted with a concentrated aqueous solution of potassium carbonate to effect dissolution therein of at least a part of the precipitate, including the plutonium values. Any remaining precipitate is separated from the resulting solution and dissolves in an aqueous solution containing at least 20% by weight of potassium carbonate. The reacting solutions are combined, and an alkali metal hydroxide added to a concentration of at least 2N to precipitate lanthanum hydroxide concomitantly carrying plutonium values.

  7. Chlorhexidine gel associated with papain in pulp tissue dissolution

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    Gabriel Couto De Oliveira


    Full Text Available Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the capacity of 2% chlorhexidine gel associated with 8% papain gel in comparison with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite in bovine pulp tissue dissolution. Materials and Methods Ninety bovine pulps of standardized sizes were used and fragmented into 5-mm sizes. The fragments were removed from the root middle third region. They were divided into 6 experimental groups (n = 15, 1 8% papain; 2 2% chlorhexidine; 3 2% chlorhexidine associated with 8% papain; 4 0.9% saline solution; 5 2.5% sodium hypochlorite; and 6 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. The pulp fragments were weighed and put into immobile test tubes for dissolution for time intervals of 30, 60, 90, and 120 min. Results The 5.25% sodium hypochlorite had greater dissolution potential than the pure papain, and when associated with chlorhexidine, both promoted greater dissolution than did the saline solution and 2% chlorhexidine groups (p < 0.05. The 2.5% sodium hypochlorite promoted dissolution to a lesser extent than the groups with papain within a period of 30 min (p < 0.05, but, was comparable to the saline solution and chlorhexidine. After 120 min, the 2.5% and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite promoted dissolution of 100% of the pulp fragments, and papain, 61%, while chlorhexidine associated with papain and chlorhexidine alone dissolved only 55% and 3%, respectively. Conclusions The 8% papain in gel, both alone and in association with chlorhexidine, was able to dissolve bovine pulp tissue, but to a lesser extent than did 5.25% sodium hypochlorite.

  8. In vitro study of the photodynamic antimicrobial therapy (PACT) against promastigotes form of the leishmania (viannia) braziliensis: in vitro study (United States)

    Barbosa, Artur F. S.; Sangiorgi, Bruno B.; Galdino, Suely L.; Pitta, Ivan R.; Barral-Netto, Manoel; Pinheiro, Antônio L. B.


    Leishmaniasis, a protozoan parasitic disease that remains a major worldwide health problem with high endemicity in developing countries. Treatment of cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) should be decided by the clinical lesions, etiological species and its potential to develop into mucosal Leishmaniasis. High cost, systemic toxicity, and diminished efficacy due to development of parasite resistance are the serious drawbacks of current treatment options. Thus, identifying new, effective, and safer anti-leishmanial drug(s) is of paramount importance. The aim of this study was to verify the effectiveness of PACT in vitro, as a new technique for the treatment of Leishmaniasis. For this, semiconductor laser (λ = 660nm, 40mW, 8.4J/cm2, CW) associated to phenothiazine's derivatives (5 and 10 μg/ml, TBO, Methylene Blue or Phenothiazine) on the promastigotes form of Leishmania braziliensis in a single session was used. Viability of the parasites was assessed in quadruplicates of each group. The samples were removed and analyzed in a hemocytometer 72h after PACT. We found an important decrease in the number of viable parasites on all treated groups in comparison to their controls. The results of present study showed significant percentage of lethality (above 92%) of the protocol. The 98.33% of lethality was achieved with 10 μg/ml of FTZ. No lethality was seen on groups treated neither with laser nor with each compounds separately. The results are promising and indicative that the use of PACT may be a powerful treatment of Leishmaniasis when compared to already available ones.

  9. Design and analysis of in vitro antitumor pharmacodynamic studies. (United States)

    Kalns, J E; Millenbaugh, N J; Wientjes, M G; Au, J L


    The relationship between drug concentration (C), exposure time (t), and the resulting effect (h) for a chemotherapeutic agent is expressed as Cn x t = h. The value of n, derived from curve fitting of the C versus t plot, indicates the relative importance of concentration and exposure time. The selection of concentrations and exposure times in a pharmacodynamic experiment may affect the precision and accuracy of parameter estimation. The use of optimal designs is even more critical when the numbers of experimental conditions are limited by tumor availability (e.g., small size of surgical specimens from patients). The present study used computer-simulated data to define the most efficient in vitro pharmacodynamic experimental designs and the optimal method of pharmacodynamic data analysis. All studies used Monte Carlo simulations to compare designs with varying numbers of drug concentrations, exposure times, and replications. For each selected design, 50-100 error-containing data sets were created by addition of experience-based random errors to expected concentration-response profiles. To compare methods of data analysis, the same 1250 simulated data sets were analyzed by two methods (i.e., surface response method and traditional method). The results showed that simultaneous fitting of drug effect at all concentrations and all exposure times by the surface response method yielded n estimates that had greater precision and accuracy than a traditional method that required sequential determination of the effective inhibitory concentration (e.g., IC50) and then the n value using the IC50 at different exposure times. Subsequent studies were analyzed using the surface response method. To evaluate the effect of selection of concentrations and exposure times on the precision of n estimation, between 1100 and 2200 simulated data sets, with 400 observations per data set, were generated using different exposure times and drug concentrations. Because the number of observations

  10. Nanosizing of drugs: Effect on dissolution rate (United States)

    Dizaj, S. Maleki; Vazifehasl, Zh.; Salatin, S.; Adibkia, Kh.; Javadzadeh, Y.


    The solubility, bioavailability and dissolution rate of drugs are important parameters for achieving in vivo efficiency. The bioavailability of orally administered drugs depends on their ability to be absorbed via gastrointestinal tract. For drugs belonging to Class II of pharmaceutical classification, the absorption process is limited by drug dissolution rate in gastrointestinal media. Therefore, enhancement of the dissolution rate of these drugs will present improved bioavailability. So far several techniques such as physical and chemical modifications, changing in crystal habits, solid dispersion, complexation, solubilization and liquisolid method have been used to enhance the dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drugs. It seems that improvement of the solubility properties ofpoorly water soluble drugscan translate to an increase in their bioavailability. Nowadays nanotechnology offers various approaches in the area of dissolution enhancement of low aqueous soluble drugs. Nanosizing of drugs in the form of nanoparticles, nanocrystals or nanosuspensions not requiring expensive facilities and equipment or complicated processes may be applied as simple methods to increase the dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drugs. In this article, we attempted to review the effects of nanosizing on improving the dissolution rate of poorly aqueous soluble drugs. According to the reviewed literature, by reduction of drug particle size into nanometer size the total effective surface area is increased and thereby dissolution rate would be enhanced. Additionally, reduction of particle size leads to reduction of the diffusion layer thickness surrounding the drug particles resulting in the increment of the concentration gradient. Each of these process leads to improved bioavailability. PMID:26487886

  11. Numerical modelling of multicomponent LNAPL dissolution kinetics ...

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    During the initial phase, the dissolution rate of a soluble compound is very high due to the high concentration gradient, and as dissolution progresses, its effective solubility decreases with change in mole fraction. At higher pore volumes, the mole fractions of lower solubility fractions increase which can result in higher ...

  12. Biowaiver study of oral tabletted ethylcellulose microcapsules of a ...

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    This article describes the preparation and characterization (in vitro and in vivo) of three different sustained-release salbutamol sulfate-ethylcellulose tabletted microparticles (T1, T2 and T3) and reference sustained release tablet (Ventolin 8 mg SR, GSK). In vitro characterization included dissolution study, scanning electron ...

  13. Relationship-Specific Investments, Family Chaos, and Cohabitation Dissolution Following a Nonmarital Birth (United States)

    Kamp Dush, Claire M.


    Predictors of two types of cohabitation dissolution, dissolution with a continued romantic relationship and without (i.e., breakup), were examined using data from mothers cohabiting at the time of a nonmarital birth in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 1,624). Life tables indicated 64% of unions dissolved within 5 years; of…

  14. Educational Differences in Marital Dissolution: Comparison of White and African American Women (United States)

    Kim, Jeounghee


    Although the trend of marital dissolution has diverged by education in recent decades, literature was not clear about whether African Americans experienced a significant educational difference in marital dissolution. This study hypothesized that educational differences within the African American community have emerged and that the growth in this…

  15. Marital and Cohabitation Dissolution and Parental Depressive Symptoms in Fragile Families (United States)

    Kamp Dush, Claire M.


    The consequences of divorce are pronounced for parents of young children, and cohabitation dissolution is increasing in this population and has important implications. The mental health consequences of union dissolution were examined, by union type and parental gender, using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study ("n" = 1,998 for mothers…

  16. Enhanced Dissolution of Silicate Minerals by Bacteria at Near-Neutral pH

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    Vandevivere, P.; Welch, S. A.; Ullman, W. J.; Kirchman, D. L.


    Almost half of 17 bacterial isolates examined in this study stimulated by townite feldspar dissolution at near-neutral pH while in a resting state in buffered glucose. Most of the isolates that stimulated dissolution produced gluconic acid by the partial oxidation of glucose during the experiment.

  17. Strongly enhanced dissolution rate of fenofibrate solid dispersion tablets by incorporation of superdisintegrants

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    Srinarong, P.; Faber, J.H.; Visser, M.R.; Hinrichs, W.L.J.; Frijlink, H.W.


    In this study, it was shown that the incorporation of superdisintegrants in solid dispersion tablets containing a high drug load can strongly enhance the dissolution rate of the highly lipophilic drug fenofibrate. In addition, the dissolution rate was more increased when the superdisintegrant was

  18. Dissolution chemistry of Minnesota Lunar Simulant (United States)

    Oglesby, James P.; Lindsay, Willard L.; Sadeh, Willy Z.


    Dissolution studies of Minnesota Lunar Simulant (MLS), a prepared finely ground basalt, were conducted to measure solution species, to assess the levels of plant nutrients and toxic elements, and to identify minerals controlling these levels. Many of the plant nutrients in the MLS solution (Mg, S, K, Ca, Cl, Mo, P, B, Ni, and Cu) are found to be in concentrations acceptable for plant growth. Nitrogen and manganese, however, are found to be deficient, and extractable iron and zinc are marginal after 150 d. The solution concentrations of metals are several orders of magnitude below levels that are toxic to plants. Aluminum hydroxide, calcite, and clinoenstatite are found to be the most likely mineral controls for aluminum, calcium, and magnesium, respectively. Many of the methods employed can be used to study actual lunar regolith.

  19. In vivo and in vitro studies of a cetylamine fluoride mouthrinse: evaluation of a device used for in vitro experiments

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    CARVALHO Sílvia Magaly Sasso


    Full Text Available A mouthrinse containing cetylamine fluoride (230 ppm in fluoride was prepared for in vitro studies of fluoride clearance and adsorption by enamel and/or hydroxyapatite using a device that simulates the oral cavity. In vivo studies of fluoride clearance from this mouthrinse were conducted and compared with other fluoride sources. The amount of fluoride adsorbed to tooth blocks or powdered hydroxyapatite, both treated with this cetylamine fluoride mouthrinse once or twice a day, was determined. The results of these studies showed that it is possible to prepare a mouthrinse with cetylamine fluoride for alternative use by patients for the prevention and therapy of dental caries.

  20. Effect of polymer type and drug dose on the in vitro and in vivo behavior of amorphous solid dispersions

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    Knopp, Matthias Manne; Chourak, Nabil; Khan, Fauzan


    This study investigated the non-sink in vitro dissolution behavior and in vivo performance in rats of celecoxib (CCX) amorphous solid dispersions with polyvinyl acetate (PVA), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) at different drug doses. Both in vitro and in vivo...... showed a lower AUC both in vitro and in vivo than crystalline CCX. For crystalline CCX and CCX:PVA, the in vitro AUC was limited by the low solubility of the drug and the slow release of the drug from the hydrophobic polymer, respectively. For the supersaturating formulations, amorphous CCX, CCX...

  1. Comparative study of in vitro regeneration efficiency of shoot-tip ...

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    This study examined the in vitro proliferation efficiency of shoot-tip explants from four cultivars of banana (Musa spp) and one species of Pelargonium graveolens. The explants were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with growth regulators. The comparative in vitro proliferation efficiency of ...

  2. Study of the system of tuberous root induction in vitro from ...

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    Mar 19, 2012 ... This study investigated the induction system of tuberous root in vitro from Rehmannia glutinosa. The roles of plant growth substance, carbohydrates, and minerals were evaluated for induction and development of tuberous root in vitro. The results show that Murashige and Skoog (MS) contributed greatly to ...

  3. Comparative study of in vitro regeneration efficiency of shoot-tip ...

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    IRST Musanze


    Oct 24, 2011 ... This study examined the in vitro proliferation efficiency of shoot-tip explants from four cultivars of banana (Musa spp) and one species of Pelargonium graveolens. The explants were cultured on. Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with growth regulators. The comparative in vitro proliferation ...

  4. Glass dissolution rate measurement and calculation revisited

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    Fournier, Maxime, E-mail: [CEA, DEN, DTCD, SECM, F-30207, Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Ull, Aurélien; Nicoleau, Elodie [CEA, DEN, DTCD, SECM, F-30207, Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Inagaki, Yaohiro [Department of Applied Quantum Physics & Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 819-0395 (Japan); Odorico, Michaël [ICSM-UMR5257 CEA/CNRS/UM2/ENSCM, Site de Marcoule, BP17171, F-30207, Bagnols sur Cèze (France); Frugier, Pierre; Gin, Stéphane [CEA, DEN, DTCD, SECM, F-30207, Bagnols sur Cèze (France)


    Aqueous dissolution rate measurements of nuclear glasses are a key step in the long-term behavior study of such waste forms. These rates are routinely normalized to the glass surface area in contact with solution, and experiments are very often carried out using crushed materials. Various methods have been implemented to determine the surface area of such glass powders, leading to differing values, with the notion of the reactive surface area of crushed glass remaining vague. In this study, around forty initial dissolution rate measurements were conducted following static and flow rate (SPFT, MCFT) measurement protocols at 90 °C, pH 10. The international reference glass (ISG), in the forms of powders with different particle sizes and polished monoliths, and soda-lime glass beads were examined. Although crushed glass grains clearly cannot be assimilated with spheres, it is when using the samples geometric surface (S{sub geo}) that the rates measured on powders are closest to those found for monoliths. Overestimation of the reactive surface when using the BET model (S{sub BET}) may be due to small physical features at the atomic scale—contributing to BET surface area but not to AFM surface area. Such features are very small compared with the thickness of water ingress in glass (a few hundred nanometers) and should not be considered in rate calculations. With a S{sub BET}/S{sub geo} ratio of 2.5 ± 0.2 for ISG powders, it is shown here that rates measured on powders and normalized to S{sub geo} should be divided by 1.3 and rates normalized to S{sub BET} should be multiplied by 1.9 in order to be compared with rates measured on a monolith. The use of glass beads indicates that the geometric surface gives a good estimation of glass reactive surface if sample geometry can be precisely described. Although data clearly shows the repeatability of measurements, results must be given with a high uncertainty of approximately ±25%. - Highlights: • Initial dissolution

  5. Accelerated dissolution of iron oxides in ice

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    D. Jeong


    Full Text Available Iron dissolution from mineral dusts and soil particles is vital as a source of bioavailable iron in various environmental media. In this work, the dissolution of iron oxide particles trapped in ice was investigated as a new pathway of iron supply. The dissolution experiments were carried out in the absence and presence of various organic complexing ligands under dark condition. In acidic pH conditions (pH 2, 3, and 4, the dissolution of iron oxides was greatly enhanced in the ice phase compared to that in water. The dissolved iron was mainly in the ferric form, which indicates that the dissolution is not a reductive process. The extent of dissolved iron was greatly affected by the kind of organic complexing ligands and the surface area of iron oxides. The iron dissolution was most pronounced with high surface area iron oxides and in the presence of strong iron binding ligands. The enhanced dissolution of iron oxides in ice is mainly ascribed to the "freeze concentration effect", which concentrates iron oxide particles, organic ligands, and protons in the liquid like ice grain boundary region and accelerates the dissolution of iron oxides. The ice-enhanced dissolution effect gradually decreased when decreasing the freezing temperature from −10 to −196 °C, which implies that the presence and formation of the liquid-like ice grain boundary region play a critical role. The proposed phenomenon of enhanced dissolution of iron oxides in ice may provide a new pathway of bioavailable iron production. The frozen atmospheric ice with iron-containing dust particles in the upper atmosphere thaws upon descending and may provide bioavailable iron upon deposition onto the ocean surface.

  6. Effects of arsenic incorporation on jarosite dissolution rates and reaction products (United States)

    Kendall, Matthew R.; Madden, Andrew S.; Elwood Madden, Megan E.; Hu, Qinhong


    Batch dissolution experiments were undertaken on synthetic arsenojarosites at pH 2, pH 8, and in ultra-pure water to better understand the influence of As incorporation on the kinetics and reaction products of jarosite dissolution. Incongruent jarosite dissolution was observed in all experiments. Arsenojarosite lacks the pH dependency observed in K-jarosite dissolution, likely the result of surface arsenate-iron complexes preventing protonation at low pH and repelling hydroxyls at high pH. The stronger bonding of arsenate to iron, compared to sulfate to iron, leads to an enrichment of surface layer arsenate-iron complex sites, inhibiting the dissolution of jarosite with time. The secondary reaction products formed during the dissolution of arsenojarosite include maghemite, goethite, and hematite in ultra-pure water, and ferrihydrite in pH 8 Tris buffered solution. Maghemite initially forms and transitions to hematite with time in ultra-pure water, but increasing arsenic concentrations slow this transition. At pH >3.5, arsenic from the dissolution of arsenojarosite adsorbs onto newly formed reaction products. Arsenic also inhibits the formation of goethite and reduces the crystallinity of the observed maghemite reaction products. The coprecipitation of iron oxides with increasing amounts of arsenic results in a change from spherical to "worm-like" aggregate morphology and provides a sink for arsenic released during arsenojarosite dissolution. This study shows that in open systems with a flush of fresh solution, arsenic incorporation in jarosite results in an increase in dissolution rates. In closed systems, however, increasing surface arsenate-iron complexes inhibit further dissolution of the underlying bulk material, causing a reduction in dissolution rates as arsenic incorporation increases.

  7. Dissolution properties of co-amorphous drug-amino acid formulations in buffer and biorelevant media. (United States)

    Heikkinen, A T; DeClerck, L; Löbmann, K; Grohganz, H; Rades, T; Laitinen, R


    Co-amorphous formulations, particularly binary drug-amino acid mixtures, have been shown to provide enhanced dissolution for poorly-soluble drugs and improved physical stability of the amorphous state. However, to date the dissolution properties (mainly intrinsic dissolution rate) of the co-amorphous formulations have been tested only in buffers and their supersaturation ability remain unexplored. Consequently, dissolution studies in simulated intestinal fluids need to be conducted in order to better evaluate the potential of these systems in increasing the oral bioavailability of biopharmaceutics classification system class II drugs. In this study, solubility and dissolution properties of the co-amorphous simvastatin-lysine, gibenclamide-serine, glibenclamide-threonine and glibenclamide-serine-threonine were studied in phosphate buffer pH 7.2 and biorelevant media (fasted and fed state simulated intestinal fluids (FaSSIF and FeSSIF, respectively)). The co-amorphous formulations were found to provide a long-lasting supersaturation and improve the dissolution of the drugs compared to the crystalline and amorphous drugs alone in buffer. Similar improvement, but in lesser extent, was observed in biorelevant media suggesting that a dissolution advantage observed in aqueous buffers may overestimate the advantage in vivo. However, the results show that, in addition to stability advantage shown earlier, co-amorphous drug-amino acid formulations provide dissolution advantage over crystalline drugs in both aqueous and biorelevant conditions.

  8. Divorce and Union Dissolution: Reverberations over Three Generations (United States)

    Connidis, Ingrid Arnet


    High divorce rates over the past 40 years have affected multiple generations and have long-term consequences for family relationships. This article applies a life course perspective as it explores the reverberation of relationship dissolution beyond the nuclear family. Qualitative data from a study involving 86 adults from 10 three-generation…

  9. Adolescent Sexuality and the Risk of Marital Dissolution (United States)

    Paik, Anthony


    This research investigates whether first sexual intercourse during adolescence is associated with increased risk of first marriage dissolution and tests whether the results are consistent with causal or selection explanations. Drawing on a sample of 3,793 ever-married women from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, this study estimated…

  10. Adolescents' Explanations for Romantic Dissolutions: A Developmental Perspective (United States)

    Connolly, Jennifer; McIsaac, Caroline


    Our objective was to examine the prevalence and developmental significance of romantic break-ups in adolescence, a relatively unexplored area of study. We examined their occurrence in a sample of 910 adolescents, first noting the frequency of these events across age, gender, and romantic experience, and then analyzing the dissolution explanations…

  11. In vitro study on fluoxetine adsorption onto charcoal using potentiometry. (United States)

    Atta-Politou, J; Skopelitis, I; Apatsidis, I; Koupparis, M


    This in vitro investigation was performed to study the adsorption rate constant as well as the adsorption characteristics of fluoxetine (F) to activated charcoal and its commercial formulation Carbomix powder in simulated gastric (pH 1.2) fluid environment. Ion-selective electrode (ISE) potentiometry, based on the selective, direct and continuous monitoring of F with an F-ISE constructed in our laboratory was used. The method used in the kinetic experiments consists of the rapid addition of a slurry containing the charcoal into the drug solution under stirring and continuous recording of the F-ISE potential until the establishment of equilibrium. The free ionized drug concentration at appropriate time intervals was calculated from the recorded adsorption curve and the apparent adsorption rate constant was estimated assuming pseudo first order kinetics. Within run R.S.D. of the estimates ranged from 0.24 to 11.5%, while between run R.S.D. (n=3-4) ranged from 0.90 to 13.8%. A linear relationship was found between the apparent adsorption rate constants and the amount of charcoal used with slopes (+/-S.D.) for activated charcoal and Carbomix equal to 1.14(+/-0.21) and 0.146(+/-0.009) s(-1)g(-1), respectively. Successive additions of microvolumes of F solution were made into a charcoal slurry with measurement of the F-ISE potential at equilibrium. The maximum adsorption capacity values (+/-S.D.) of activated charcoal and Carbomix were 254.8+/-1.8 and 405+/-41 mg/g, respectively while the affinity constant values (+/-S.D.) were 45.6+/-2.2 and 55.5+/-2.9 l/g, respectively. The adsorption of F to charcoals was rapid and for amounts of charcoal 10 times greater than the amount of the drug, 95% of F was adsorbed within the first 5 min. Relative to the toxic and lethal doses in cases of F intoxications, both types of charcoals tested adsorbed effectively F at gastric pH. Carbomix can be considered as appropriate charcoal formulation for medical treatment in cases of F

  12. Human schistosomiasis mansoni: studies on in vitro granuloma modulation

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    Juçara C. Parra


    Full Text Available Infection with Schistosoma mansoni induces humoral and T cell mediated responses and leads to delayed hipersensitivity that results in granulomatous inflamatory disease around the parasite eggs. Regulation of these responses resulting in a reduction in this anti-egg inflamatory disease is appsrently determined by idiotypic repertoires of the patient, associated with genetic background and multiple external factors. We have previously reported on idiotype/anti-idiotype-receptor transactions in clinical human schistosomiasis. These findings support a hypothesis that anti-SEA cross-reactive idiotypes develop in some patients during the course of a chronic infection and participate in regulation of anti-SEA cellular immune responses. We repport here on experiments wich extend those observations to the regulation of granulomatous hypersensitivity measured by an in vitro granuloma model. T cells from chronic intestinal schistosomiasis patients were stimulated in vitro with anti-SEA idiotypes and assayed in an autologous in vitro granuloma assay for modulation of granuloma formation. These anti-SEA idiotype reactive T cells were capable of regulating autologous in vitro granuloma formation. This regulatory activity, initiated with stimulatory anti-SEA idiotypic antibodies, was antigenically specific and was dependent on the present of intact (F(ab'2 immunoglobulin molecules. The ability to elicit this regulatory activity appears to be dose dependent and is more easily demonstrated in chronically infected intestinal patients or SEA sensitized individuals. These data support the hypothesis that anti-SEA cross reactive idiotypes are important in regulating granulomatous hypersensitivy in chronic intestinal schistosomiasis patient