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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Pectin Based Drug Delivery Systems

Authors
item Liu, Linshu
item Fishman, Marshall
item Hicks, Kevin

Submitted to: UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 12, 2005
Publication Date: September 9, 2005
Citation: Liu, L.S., Fishman, M.L., Hicks, K.B. 2005. Pectin based drug delivery systems. UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings, p.149-153.

Technical Abstract: Two drug delivery systems have been developed from pectin recently in our laboratory. (I) Pectin gel formulations for controlled fragrance release and (II) pectin/zein hydrogels for oral drug delivery. By altering the molecular characteristics or modifying the pectin hydrogel networks, the release kinetics of encapsulated bioactive substances can be tailored to meet the demands of various applications.

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