Two different approaches for oral administration of voriconazole loaded formulations: Electrospun fibers versus beta-cyclodextrin complexes
AuthorSiafaka, Panoraia I.
Okur Üstündağ, Neslihan
Bikiaris, Dimitrios N.
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CitationSiafaka, P. I., Okur Üstündağ, N., Mone, M., Giannakopoulou, S., Er, S., Pavlidou, E. ... Bikiaris, D. N. (2016). Two different approaches for oral administration of voriconazole loaded formulations: Electrospun fibers versus beta-cyclodextrin complexes. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences, 17(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms17030282
In this work, a comparison between two different preparation methods for the improvement of dissolution rate of an antifungal agent is presented. Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) electrospun fibers and beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) complexes, which were produced via an electrospinning process and an inclusion complexation method, respectively, were addressed for the treatment of fungal infections. Voriconazole (VRCZ) drug was selected as a model drug. PCL nanofibers were characterized on the basis of morphology while phase solubility studies for beta-CDs complexes were performed. Various concentrations (5, 10, 15 and 20 wt %) of VRCZ were loaded to PCL fibers and beta-CD inclusions to study the in vitro release profile as well as in vitro antifungal activity. The results clearly indicated that all formulations showed an improved VRCZ solubility and can inhibit fungi proliferation.