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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
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acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
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Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
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Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  

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Journal Cover AAPS PharmSciTech
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  • Determination of Degradation Kinetics and Effect of Anion Exchange Resin
           on Dissolution of Novel Anticancer Drug Rigosertib in Acidic Conditions
    • Authors: Hardikkumar H. Patel; Manoj Maniar; Chen Ren; Rutesh H. Dave
      Pages: 93 - 100
      Abstract: Abstract Rigosertib is a novel anticancer drug in clinical development by Onconova therapeutics, Inc. Currently, it is in pivotal phase III clinical trials for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients. Chemically, it is a sodium salt of weak acid with low solubility in lower pH solutions. In the preliminary studies, it was found that rigosertib is unstable in acidic conditions and forms multiple degradation products. In this research, drug degradation kinetics of rigosertib were studied in acidic conditions. Rigosertib follows pseudo-first-order general acid catalysis reaction. Cholestyramine, which is a strong anion exchange resin, was used to form complex with drug to improve stability and dissolution in acidic conditions. Drug complex with cholestyramine showed better dissolution profile compared to drug alone. Effect of polyethylene glycol was investigated on the release of drug from the drug resin complex. Polyethylene glycol further improved dissolution profile by improving drug solubility in acidic medium.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0820-3
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Using Raman Spectroscopy in Studying the Effect of Propylene Glycol, Oleic
           Acid, and Their Combination on the Rat Skin
    • Authors: Eman Atef; Njoud Altuwaijri
      Pages: 114 - 122
      Abstract: Abstract The permeability enhancement effect of oleic acid (OA) and propylene glycol (PG) as well as their (1:1 v/v) combined mixture was studied using rat skin. The percutaneous drug administration is a challenge and an opportunity for drug delivery. To date, there is limited research that illustrates the mechanism of penetration enhancers and their combinations on the skin. This project aims to explore the skin diffusion and penetration enhancement of PG, OA, and a combination of PG-OA (1:1 v/v) on rat skin and to identify the potential synergistic effect of the two enhancers utilizing Raman spectroscopy. Dissected dorsal skin was treated with either PG or OA or their combination for predetermined time intervals after which the Raman spectra of the treated skin were collected with the enhancer. A spectrum of the wiped and the washed skin were also collected. The skin integrity was tested before and after exposure to PG. The skin histology proved that the skin integrity has been maintained during experiments and the results indicated that OA disrupted rat skin lipid as evident by changes in the lipid peak. The results also showed that PG and OA improved the diffusion of each other and created faster, yet reversible changes of the skin peaks. In conclusion, Raman spectroscopy is a potential tool for ex vivo skin diffusion studies. We also concluded that PG and OA have potential synergistic reversible effect on the skin.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0800-7
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Cellulose Acetate Butyrate: Ammonio Methacrylate Copolymer Blends as a
           Novel Coating in Osmotic Tablets
    • Authors: R . Ali; M. Walther; R. Bodmeier
      Pages: 148 - 154
      Abstract: Abstract The objective of this work was the preparation of osmotic tablets using polymer blends of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) or ethylcellulose with ammonio methacrylate copolymer (Eudragit® RL). The advantage of these coatings in comparison to the traditionally used cellulose acetate is their solubility in safer organic solvents like ethanol. Polymer films were characterized with respect to their water uptake, dry mass loss, and mechanical properties. The effect of the polymer blend ratio on drug release and on the rupture force of the coating was investigated. In addition, the effect of drug solubility and content, pH and agitation rate of the release medium, and coating level and plasticizer content on the release were studied. With increased Eudragit® RL content in the coating blends, higher medium uptake of the film was observed, resulting in shorter lag times and faster drug release from the osmotic tablets. Replacing ethylcellulose with cellulose acetate butyrate as a coating material led to shorter lag times and faster drug release due to increased film permeability. In addition, CAB-based films had a higher strength and flexibility. The drug release was osmotically controlled and decreased with increasing coating level. It increased with increased drug solubility, plasticizer content, change of buffer species (acetate > phosphate), and decreased coating level. Agitation rate and drug content had no effect on the drug release. A 20% w/w coating level was sufficient for the tablet to tolerate forces of more than five times of the gastric destructive force reported in literature.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0825-y
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Sucrose Octaacetate Chemical Kinetics and Shelf Lives at Various
           Formulation pHs
    • Authors: Shalini Gaddam; William C. Stagner
      Pages: 176 - 183
      Abstract: Abstract Developing pediatric friendly dosage forms is a high priority worldwide. Sucrose octaacetate (SOA) has been recommended for use as a surrogate for bitter tasting active pharmaceutical ingredients. Even though SOA has found a number of human use applications and has been employed for decades, there are no rigorous chemical kinetic studies reported. A recently reported SOA stability-indicating method was used to perform SOA chemical kinetic and stability studies. As part of the chemical kinetic study, reaction order, activation energies, extrapolated rate constants, pH–rate profiles at 4 and 25°C, and estimated shelf lives at 4 and 25°C at different buffer pHs are provided. The estimated SOA shelf lives at 25°C and pHs 4.00, 5.20, and 6.00 were 25.3, 114, and 27.4 days, respectively. At 4°C, SOA’s estimated shelf lives were 0.478, 5.26, and 1.47 years at pHs 4.00, 5.20, and 6.00, respectively. SOA can be formulated at pHs 4 to 6 and stored at 25°C for short-duration (less than 25 days) uses such as a bitter tasting surrogate for fundamental taste mechanism studies or brief taste masking assessment clinical studies. For longer term solution studies, like being used as a bitter tasting control for blinded clinical trials, SOA should be formulated at the optimum pH of 5.40 and refrigerated at 4°C for maximum stability. The reported data can be used as a starting point for developing stable SOA formulations and estimating shelf life.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0829-7
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Identification of Particles in Raw Materials
    • Authors: Kathryn Lee; Markus Lankers; Oliver Valet
      Pages: 184 - 191
      Abstract: Abstract Raw materials need to be of a certain quality with respect to physical and chemical composition. They also need to have no contaminants in the form of particles because these could get into the product or indicate the raw materials are not pure enough to make a good quality product. When particles are found, it is important to identify their chemical and elemental composition to correct any process errors that can cause them and to have acceptable quality of the final product. Sources of materials can be the environment, process equipment and processing, and packaging. Microscope versions of Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and IR spectroscopy are excellent tools for identifying particles in materials because they are fast and accurate techniques needing minimal sample preparation that can provide chemical composition as well as images that can be used for identification. The micro analysis capabilities allow for easy analysis of different portions of samples so that multiple components can be identified and sample preparation can be reduced or eliminated. The complementarity of the techniques provides the advantage of identifying various chemical components, as well as elemental and image analyses. The sources of materials were seen to be the environment, process equipment and processing, and packaging.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0823-0
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Association of Silver Nanoparticles and Curcumin Solid Dispersion:
           Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties
    • Authors: Thais Francine Alves; Marco V. Chaud; Denise Grotto; Angela Faustino Jozala; Raksha Pandit; Mahendra Rai; Carolina Alves dos Santos
      Pages: 225 - 231
      Abstract: Abstract The last century, more precisely after 1945, was marked by major advances in the treatment of infectious diseases which promoted a decrease in mortality and morbidity. Despite these advances, currently the development of antimicrobial resistance has been growing drastically and therefore there is a pressing need to search for new compounds. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) have been demonstrating good antimicrobial activity against different bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Curcumin (CUR) extracted from rhizomes of Curcuma longa has a variety of applications including antiinflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent. The association between silver nanoparticles and curcumin in a formulation can be a good alternative to control infectious diseases due the antimicrobial properties of both compounds. The objective of this work was to develop a formulation composed of a thermoresponsive gel—with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties due to the association of AgNps with PVP and PVA polymers. After AgNp synthesis, these were incorporated together with the previously prepared CUR/P407 (1:2) solid dispersion (SD) into a polymer dispersion of 20% P407 (thermosensitive gel). Our results showed that the association between the AgNps with CUR SD demonstrated good antioxidant activity as compared to the standard compound. Measures of MIC showed more efficacy against Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) than for Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). This association enhances antimicrobial activity against E. coli and P aeruginosa and added antioxidant value in formulations.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0832-z
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Aqueous Polymer Dispersion Coating Used for Osmotic Pump Tablets: Membrane
           Property Investigation and IVIVC Evaluation
    • Authors: Lizhen Cheng; Xiumei Gai; Haoyang Wen; Dandan Liu; Xin Tang; Yanyan Wang; Tuanjie Wang; Weisan Pan; Xinggang Yang
      Pages: 242 - 250
      Abstract: Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the fundamental properties of propranolol hydrochloride osmotic pump tablets coated by aqueous polymer dispersion, simultaneously exploring the in vitro and in vivo correlation of the tablet. The physicochemical properties and parameters of aqueous polymer dispersion membranes (SEM, water uptake, and water vapor transmission coefficient) were investigated. In addition, the release behavior and the in vitro release and in vivo absorption profiles of the tablets coated by aqueous polymer dispersion were investigated by comparing with propranolol hydrochloride osmotic pump tablets coated by an organic solvent. Results showed that the similarity factor (f 2) between cellulose acetate-coated tablet and Eudragit-coated tablet was 78.1, and f 2 between cellulose acetate-coated tablet and Kollicoat-coated tablet was 77.6. The linear IVIVC of Eudragit-coated and Kollicoat-coated osmotic pump tablets was determined, which confirmed excellent correlation between the absorption in vivo and the drug release in vitro. Consequently, the membrane coated by aqueous polymer dispersion or organic solvent has similar in vitro release rates of controlled release. Also, compared with organic solvent coating, aqueous polymer dispersion has numerous advantages, such as reduced toxicity and no environmental damage. Therefore, the aqueous polymer dispersion technology has enormous potential as a replacement of organic solvent coating.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0837-7
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Enhancing the Solubility of Fenofibrate by Nanocrystal Formation and
    • Authors: Raj Kumar; Prem Felix Siril
      Pages: 284 - 292
      Abstract: Abstract Development of techniques to enhance bioavailability of drugs having poor water solubility is a big challenge for pharmaceutical industry. Solubility can be enhanced by particle size reduction and encapsulation using hydrophilic polymers. Fenofibrate (FF) is a drug for regulating lipids. Multi-fold enhancement in solubility of FF has been achieved by nanocrystal formation in the present study. Nanoparticles were prepared by an evaporation-assisted solvent–antisolvent interaction (EASAI) approach. Water-soluble polymers, viz. polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), were used to encapsulate and thus control the particle size of FF nanocrystals. Spherical particles having average particle size well below 30 nm could be prepared under optimum conditions. Almost complete release of the drug molecules from the polymer-stabilized nanocrystals within 2 h was clearly evident from the in vitro drug release studies. Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy indicated the absence of solvent impurities and any strong interaction between the drug and stabilizers. The polymorphic form of raw-FF was retained in the nanoparticles as per the X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns. Lower crystallinity of the nanoformulated samples compared to raw-FF was confirmed by differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) studies.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0840-z
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Improvement of Oral Bioavailability of Lopinavir Without Co-administration
           of Ritonavir Using Microspheres of Thiolated Xyloglucan
    • Authors: Ashwini R. Madgulkar; Mangesh R. Bhalekar; Ashwini A. Kadam
      Pages: 293 - 302
      Abstract: Abstract Lopinavir is a BCS Class IV drug exhibiting poor bioavailability due to P-gp efflux and limited permeation. The aim of this research was to formulate and characterize microspheres of lopinavir using thiolated xyloglucan (TH-MPs) as carrier to improve its oral bioavailability without co-administration of ritonavir. Thiomeric microspheres were prepared by ionotropic gelation between alginic acid and calcium ions. Interaction studies were performed using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The thiomeric microspheres were characterized for its entrapment efficiency, T80, surface morphology, and mucoadhesion employing in vitro wash off test. The microspheres were optimized by 32 factorial design. The optimized thiomeric microsphere formulation revealed 93.12% entrapment efficiency, time for 80% drug release (T80) of 358.1 min, and 88% mucoadhesion after 1 h. The permeation of lopinavir from microspheres was enhanced 3.15 times as determined by ex vivo study using everted chick intestine and increased relative bioavailability over 3.22-fold over combination of lopinavir and ritonavir as determined by in vivo study in rat model.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0834-x
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • In Situ Salification in Polar Solvents: a Paradigm for Enabling Drug
           Delivery of Weakly Ionic Drugs as Amorphous Solid Dispersion
    • Authors: Rashmi Nair; Ioorika Lamare; Nirbhay Kumar Tiwari; Punna Rao Ravi; Raviraj Pillai
      Pages: 326 - 337
      Abstract: Abstract Solubility challenge for a poorly water-soluble drug gets further intensified when it is weakly ionic because the most common solubility enhancement technique, salt formation, becomes less feasible. Salt screening for such drugs often concludes with either a difficult to crystalize salt or an unstable salt, leading the scientists to explore other solubility enhancement technique like amorphous solid dispersions which is comparatively costlier, time-consuming and may require use of hazardous organic solvents. Present study evaluated in situ salification in polar protic solvents for dissolving poorly water-soluble drug Itraconazole which is weakly ionic and not very amenable to formation of stable inorganic salts. Through systematic selection of solvents, counterions and polymers, an amorphous solid dispersion of drug salt was obtained. In vitro characterizations with polarized light microscopy (PLM), modulated differential scanning calorimetry (mDSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) confirmed the physical and chemical stability of the amorphous solid dispersion. In vivo pharmacokinetic study showed that the drug salt amorphous solid dispersion achieved 45 times higher plasma exposure compared to crystalline drug. This study provides one of the first data sets for the hypothesis that in situ drug salts can be utilized for manufacturing amorphous solid dispersions of weakly ionic drugs and leverages the solubility advantage of salts and amorphous state.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0808-z
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Cationic Niosomes for Enhanced Skin Immunization of Plasmid DNA-Encoding
           Ovalbumin via Hollow Microneedles
    • Authors: Boonnada Pamornpathomkul; Nattisa Niyomtham; Boon-Ek Yingyongnarongkul; Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha; Theerasak Rojanarata; Tanasait Ngawhirunpat; Praneet Opanasopit
      Pages: 481 - 488
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the use of cationic niosomes composed of Span20:cholesterol:cationic lipid (N 1,N 1-dimyristeroyloxyethyl-spermine) at the molar ratio of 2.5:2.5:0.5 mM combined with hollow microneedle (MN) devices for in vivo skin immunization of plasmid DNA-encoding ovalbumin (pOVA). The results revealed that using hollow MNs with cationic niosomes for pOVA penetration successfully induced both humoral and cell-mediated immune responses including immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody responses, interleukin-4 (IL-4), and interferon gamma (IFN-γ) cytokine secretion. When using hollow MNs with cationic niosome/pOVA complexes, the immune response was superior to naked pOVA, which testifies the increased amount of IgG antibody responses and cytokine secretion. In comparison with conventional subcutaneous (SC) injections, using hollow MNs with cationic niosome/pOVA complexes induced a higher level of both IgG immune response and cytokine release. Moreover, a group of mice immunized with hollow MNs did not show infection or bleeding on the skin. Consequently, targeted delivery of pOVA using cationic niosomes combined with hollow MNs might prove a promising vaccination method for skin vaccination.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0855-5
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 1 (2018)
  • Correction to: Promising Antibacterial Effects of Silver
           Nanoparticle-Loaded Tea Tree Oil Nanoemulsion: a Synergistic Combination
           Against Resistance Threat
    • Authors: Roqya Najafi-taher; Behnaz Ghaemi; Sharmin Kharrazi; Samira Rasoulikoohi; Amir Amani
      Abstract: Abstract With regrets, there is an error in the name of one of the authors which has only been noticed after publication.
      PubDate: 2018-01-11
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-018-0950-2
  • Theoretical and Experimental Studies of the Controlled Release of
           Tetracycline Incorporated into Bioactive Glasses
    • Authors: Ângela L. Andrade; Isabela A. Militani; Katia J. de Almeida; Jadson C. Belchior; Sérgio C. dos Reis; Rosangela M. F. Costa e Silva; Rosana Z. Domingues
      Abstract: Abstract Several authors have studied the release profile of drugs incorporated in different devices. However, to the best of our knowledge, although many studies have been done on the release of tetracycline, in these release devices, no study has investigated if the released compound is actually the tetracycline, or, instead, a degraded product. This approach is exploited here. In this work, we analyse the influence of two drying methods on the tetracycline delivery behaviour of synthesised glasses using the sol-gel process. We compare the drying methods results using both theoretical models and practical essays, and analyse the chemical characteristic of the released product in order to verify if it remains tetracycline. Samples were freeze-dried or dried in an oven at 37°C and characterised by several methods such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), differential thermogravimetric analysis (DTG), differential thermal analyses (DTA) and gas adsorption analysis (BET). The released concentration of tetracycline hydrochloride was studied as a function of time, and it was measured by ultraviolet spectrophotometry in the tetracycline wavelength. The drug delivery profiles were reasonably consistent with a diffusion model analysis. In addition, we observed higher release rates for the freeze-dried compared to those dried in an oven at 37°C. This higher release can be attributed to larger pore size for the freeze-dried sample systems with tetracycline, which promoted more water penetration, improving the drug diffusion. The analysis of the solution obtained in the release tests using high-performance liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) confirmed that tetracycline was being released.
      PubDate: 2018-01-09
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0931-x
  • Structural Elucidation of Poloxamer 237 and Poloxamer 237/Praziquantel
           Solid Dispersions: Impact of Poly(Vinylpyrrolidone) over Drug
           Recrystallization and Dissolution
    • Authors: Silvina Orlandi; Josefina Priotti; Hermínio P. Diogo; Dario Leonardi; Claudio J. Salomon; Teresa G. Nunes
      Abstract: Abstract Praziquantel (PZQ) is the recommended, effective, and safe treatment against all forms of schistosomiasis. Solid dispersions (SDs) in water-soluble polymers have been reported to increase solubility and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs like PZQ, generally due to the amorphous form stabilization. In this work, poloxamer (PLX) 237 and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) K30 were evaluated as potential carriers to revert PZQ crystallization. Binary and ternary SDs were prepared by the solvent evaporation method. PZQ solubility increased similarly with PLX either as binary physical mixtures or SDs. Such unpredicted data correlated well with crystalline PZQ and PLX as detected by solid-state NMR (ssNMR) and differential scanning calorimetry in those samples. Ternary PVP/PLX/PZQ SDs showed both ssNMR broad and narrow superimposed signals, thus revealing the presence of amorphous and crystalline PZQ, respectively, and exhibited the highest PZQ dissolution efficiency (up to 82% at 180 min). SDs with PVP provided a promising way to enhance solubility and dissolution rate of PZQ since PLX alone did not prevent recrystallization of amorphous PZQ. Based on ssNMR data, novel evidences on PLX structure and molecular dynamics were also obtained. As shown for the first time using ssNMR, propylene glycol and ethylene glycol constitute the PLX amorphous and crystalline components, respectively.
      PubDate: 2018-01-08
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0946-3
  • Enhancement of In Vivo Efficacy and Oral Bioavailability of Aripiprazole
           with Solid Lipid Nanoparticles
    • Authors: Silki; Vivek Ranjan Sinha
      Abstract: Abstract Aripiprazole (ARP), a second-generation or atypical antipsychotic, is poorly soluble and undergoes extensive hepatic metabolism and P-glycoprotein efflux which lead to reduced in vivo efficacy and increased dose-related side effects. To enhance in vivo efficacy and oral bioavailability of aripiprazole, aripiprazole-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) were developed using tristearin as solid lipid. Tween 80 and sodium taurocholate were used as surfactants to prepare SLNs using microemulsification method. SLNs were characterized for particle size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, and crystallinity of lipid and drug. In vitro release studies were performed in water containing 0.5% sodium dodecyl sulfate. Pharmacodynamic evaluation was carried out in laca mice using dizocilpine-induced schizophrenic model where behavioral evaluation revealed better in vivo efficacy of SLNs. Pharmacokinetics of aripiprazole-loaded SLNs after oral administration to conscious male Wistar rats was studied. Bioavailability of aripiprazole was increased 1.6-fold after formulation of aripiprazole into SLNs as compared to plain drug suspension. The results indicated that solid lipid nanoparticles can improve the bioavailability of lipophilic drugs like aripiprazole by enhancement of absorption and minimizing first-pass metabolism.
      PubDate: 2018-01-08
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0944-5
  • Preparation and Evaluation of Progesterone Nanocrystals to Decrease Muscle
           Irritation and Improve Bioavailability
    • Authors: Li Li; Wanqing Li; Jianxu Sun; Hui Zhang; Jing Gao; Fei Guo; Xi Yang; Xun Zhang; Ying Li; Aiping Zheng
      Abstract: Abstract Progesterone (PG) is a crucial immunomodulatory agent during early pregnancy, and nowadays PG oil-based injection (PG/OI) has a huge market all over the world. However, PG/OI may accumulate the local muscle and further cause irritations after long-term administration. In this study, PG nanocrystals (PG/NCs) injection was developed to decrease muscle toxicity. PG/NCs injection containing 10% (w/v) PG was first prepared using a wet grinding method. Then, particle size, zeta potential, morphology powder, X-ray diffraction (PXRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) studies were carried out to evaluate the characteristics of dosage form. The rabbit muscle irritation, hemolysis, and rat pharmacokinetics tests were used to estimate the in vivo characteristics of PG/NCs. The results showed that the mean particle size and the zeta potentials of NCs were 299.5 ± 9.0 nm and − 36.8 ± 1.5 mV, respectively. The crystalline state of PG/NCs was not altered during particle size reduction according to PXRD, DSC, and FTIR results. Muscle irritation presented that PG/NCs had lower irritation than that of PG/OI. Hemolysis test suggested that PG/NCs injection was functioned without hemolysis and red cell agglutination. The pharmacokinetics study showed that the AUC0–t and Cmax of PG/NCs was 3.2-fold (p < 0.05) and 3.1-fold higher than PG/OI, which demonstrated that PG/NCs injection had greater bioavailability than PG/OI. Therefore, it was obvious that PG/NCs injection exhibited a lower muscle irritation, hemolysis rate, and higher bioavailability, which was a better dosage form than OI.
      PubDate: 2018-01-08
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0938-3
  • A Scale-up Approach for Film Coating Process Based on Surface Roughness as
           the Critical Quality Attribute
    • Authors: Hiroyuki Yoshino; Yuko Hara; Masafumi Dohi; Kazunari Yamashita; Tadashi Hakomori; Shin-ichiro Kimura; Yasunori Iwao; Shigeru Itai
      Abstract: Abstract Scale-up approaches for film coating process have been established for each type of film coating equipment from thermodynamic and mechanical analyses for several decades. The objective of the present study was to establish a versatile scale-up approach for film coating process applicable to commercial production that is based on critical quality attribute (CQA) using the Quality by Design (QbD) approach and is independent of the equipment used. Experiments on a pilot scale using the Design of Experiment (DoE) approach were performed to find a suitable CQA from surface roughness, contact angle, color difference, and coating film properties by terahertz spectroscopy. Surface roughness was determined to be a suitable CQA from a quantitative appearance evaluation. When surface roughness was fixed as the CQA, the water content of the film-coated tablets was determined to be the critical material attribute (CMA), a parameter that does not depend on scale or equipment. Finally, to verify the scale-up approach determined from the pilot scale, experiments on a commercial scale were performed. The good correlation between the surface roughness (CQA) and the water content (CMA) identified at the pilot scale was also retained at the commercial scale, indicating that our proposed method should be useful as a scale-up approach for film coating process.
      PubDate: 2018-01-05
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0940-9
  • Control Strategy for Small Molecule Impurities in Antibody-Drug Conjugates
    • Authors: Hai H. Gong; Nathan Ihle; Michael T. Jones; Kathleen Kelly; Laila Kott; Thomas Raglione; Scott Whitlock; Qunying Zhang; Jie Zheng
      Abstract: Abstract Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are an emerging class of biopharmaceuticals. As such, there are no specific guidelines addressing impurity limits and qualification requirements. The current ICH guidelines on impurities, Q3A (Impurities in New Drug Substances), Q3B (Impurities in New Drug Products), and Q6B (Specifications: Test Procedures and Acceptance Criteria for Biotechnological/Biological Products) do not adequately address how to assess small molecule impurities in ADCs. The International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ) formed an impurities working group (IWG) to discuss this issue. This white paper presents a strategy for evaluating the impact of small molecule impurities in ADCs. This strategy suggests a science-based approach that can be applied to the design of control systems for ADC therapeutics. The key principles that form the basis for this strategy include the significant difference in molecular weights between small molecule impurities and the ADC, the conjugation potential of the small molecule impurities, and the typical dosing concentrations and dosing schedule. The result is that exposure to small impurities in ADCs is so low as to often pose little or no significant safety risk.
      PubDate: 2018-01-04
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0943-6
  • Screen for Inhibitors of Crystal Growth to Identify Desirable Carriers for
           Amorphous Solid Dispersions Containing Felodipine
    • Authors: Jinping Fu; Lin Cui; Congbin Yang; Hui Xiong; Guobin Ren; Xingyuan Ma; Qiufang Jing; Fuzheng Ren
      Abstract: Abstract The solvent-shift method was used to identify appropriate polymers that inhibit the growth of felodipine crystals by monitoring particle size in supersaturated drug solutions in the presence of different polymers. We speculated that there would be an intermolecular interaction between the selected polymer (zein) and felodipine by extrapolating the inhibitory effect on crystal growth and then used the selected polymer as a carrier to prepare solid dispersions. The formulations were characterized by crystalline properties, thermodynamics of mixing, dissolution behavior, and physical stability. Powder x-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry experiments indicated that amorphous solid dispersions were formed when the proportion of felodipine was < 30% (w/w). Stability tests showed that a solid dispersion with 20% felodipine remained in an amorphous state and was stable under accelerated storage conditions for 6 months. The dissolution rates of solid dispersions were significantly greater than those of the active pharmaceutical ingredient or physical mixtures. Analysis by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman microspectroscopy indicated the formation of intermolecular interactions between zein and felodipine. The study demonstrates the successful application of the chosen polymer as a carrier in solid dispersions and validates the concept of extrapolating the inhibitory effect on crystal growth to intermolecular interactions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-04
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0942-7
  • Excipient Stability: a Critical Aspect in Stability of Pharmaceuticals
    • Authors: S. Narasimha Murthy; Michael A. Repka
      PubDate: 2017-11-21
      DOI: 10.1208/s12249-017-0902-2
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