Submitted to: UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/12/2005
Publication Date: 9/9/2005
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.