Hydrogels in mucosal delivery
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The concept of mucoadhesion and the molecular design requirements for the synthesis of mucoadhesive agents are both well understood and, as a result, hydrogel formulations that may be applied to mucosal surfaces are readily accessible. Nanosized hydrogel systems that make use of biological recognition or targeting motifs, by reacting to disease-specific environmental triggers and/or chemical signals to affect drug release, are now emerging as components of a new generation of therapeutics that promise improved residence time, faster response to stimuli and triggered release.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2012|