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Challenge In Biologic Drug Delivery نسرين رباط ؛ جلنار الجمل ؛ لونا القوتلي ؛ إشراف د. مازن رجب

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: Ph00148

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Biologics are currently one of the most promising avenues for therapeutic interventions in conditions such as metabolic disease, ageing and inflammatory disorders, and for chronic ailments, oral delivery of such medicines has for years been recognised as an important goal. Despite decades of intensive research, oral delivery of biologics is only just starting to prove feasible. There has been much talk about the barriers to uptake of biologics, and indeed, one function of the intestine is to prevent, in one way or another, passage of unwanted materials across the gut, and yet, grams of biological agents both large and small pass across the intestinal cell wall every day. This review first describes the functioning of the gut under normal circumstances, then identifies the principle biological mechanisms, which have been harnessed successfully, to date, to achieve oral uptake, outlining the pros and cons of each approach.

Subject: Biological products, Drug delivery systems, Oral route for drug delivery, Pharmaceutical preparations, Drug therapy, Biological transport, Intestines