Development and characterization of a novel lipid nanocapsule formulation of Sn38 for oral administration

TitreDevelopment and characterization of a novel lipid nanocapsule formulation of Sn38 for oral administration
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurRoger, Emilie , Lagarce, Frédéric , Benoît, Jean-Pierre
EditeurElsevier
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2011
LangueAnglais
Date09/2011
Numéro1
Pagination181-8
Volume79
Titre de la revueEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
ISSN1873-3441
Résumé en anglais

The purpose of this work was to encapsulate 7-Ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin (Sn38) in lipid nanocapsules (LNCs) using phase inversion-based method in order to deliver Sn38 by oral route. LNCs were prepared by a low-energy emulsification method and were characterized for size, polydispersity index (PDI), surface charge, drug payload, in vitro drug release, and storage stability. Moreover, in view of an oral administration, in vitro stability in gastrointestinal fluid and permeability across Caco-2 cells were tested. Sn38-loaded LNCs with a mean particle size of 38+/-2nm were obtained. The particles displayed a narrow size distribution and a drug payload of 0.40+/-0.07mg/g of LNC dispersion. In vitro stability in simulated gastric and intestinal media was also observed. Finally, Sn38-loaded LNCs improved permeability of Sn38 across Caco-2 cells (5.69+/-0.87x10(6)cms(-1) at 6h vs 0.31+/-0.02x10(6)cms(-1)) and intracellular concentration compared with free Sn38. In conclusion, Sn38 nanocarriers have been developed and display a strong potential for oral administration.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua3674
DOI10.1016/j.ejpb.2011.01.021