Casein-gelatin beads have been prepared by emulsification extraction method and cross-linked with D,L-glyceraldehyde in an acetone water mixture 3:1 (v/v). Casein emulsifying properties cause air bubble incorporation and the formation of large holes in the beads. The high porosity of the matrix influences the bead properties such as drug loading, drug release and floatation. These effects have been stressed by comparison with low porous beads, artificially prepared without cavities. The percentage of casein in the matrix increases the drug loading of both low and high porous matrices, although the loading of high porous matrices is lower than that of low porous matrices. As a matter of fact, the drug should be more easily removed during washing and recovery because of the higher superficial pore area of the beads. This can explain the drug release rate increase, observed in high porous matrix, in comparison with beads without cavities. This is due to the rapid diffusion of the drug through water filled ports. The study shows that cavities act as an air reservoir and enable beads to float. Therefore, casein seems to be a material suitable to the inexpensive formation of an air reservoir for floating systems. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||Effect of matrix composition and process conditions on casein-gelatin beads floating properties|
|Autori:||Bulgarelli E; Forni F; Bernabei MT|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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