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DEVELOPMENT OF ERLOTINIB ENCAPSULATED SELF-ASSEMBLED MIXED MICELLES: OPTIMIZATION AND IN VITRO EVALUATION

Shruti Patela and Asha Patela *

a Department of Pharmaceutics, Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Parul University, Vadodara - 391 760, Gujarat, India

*For Correspondence: E-mail: patelasha1405@gmail.com

 

https://doi.org/10.53879/id.60.11.13223


ABSTRACT

For the treatment of lung cancer, erlotinib is used as primary treatment. Erlotinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, however it is deposited in normal cells also and clinicians do not prefer it. This constraint opens the way for development of targeted therapy. Mixed micelles via self-assembly have the functionality to improve the delivery of hydrophobic drugs, and improve the pharmacokinetics of the loaded drug. Pluronic® F127 and tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate were used to prepare micelles. BoxBehnken design was applied to optimize formulation. With optimum ratio, micelles were characterized, and pharmacokinetic parameters were predicted. Design batches F1 to F15, showed the range of 42-133 nm size and 55-82 % of entrapment. Critical micelles concentration was found to be 3 × 10-5 M. Drug release of optimized mixed micelles was found 84.91± 1.58 % in 72 h. In a nutshell, self-assembled mixed micelles would be a suitable delivery platform for targeting anticancer agents.

Year 2023 | Volume No. 60 | Issue No.11 | Page No. 28-35
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