Article | December 26, 2018

Initial Considerations When Formulating Microparticle-Encapsulated Drugs Part 1

Source: Singota Solutions

By Trae Carroll

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Part 1 of a 2 part series

Microparticle encapsulation is a formulation technique used to ensure sensitive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) reach their targets with the appropriate concentration and release profile. Microparticles are sub-visible spheres (e.g. polymer, lipid, etc.) that encapsulate a drug. Depending on the ingredients used to create them, microscopic microparticles can protect drugs and regulate their dissolution in whatever biological environment they need to travel through.