Polycaprolactone-based in situ implant containing curcumin-PLGA nanoparticles prepared using the multivariate technique

Narayanan Kasinathan, Muthukumar Amirthalingam, Neetinkumar D. Reddy, Meenashi B. Vanthi, Subrahmanyam M. Volety, Josyula Venkata Rao

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Studies on the effect of curcumin/PLGA ratio (CPR), stabilizer (PVA) concentration, homogenization speed, homogenization time, and sonication time on mean particle size (MPS) and percentage drug encapsulation (PDE) were performed using the multivariate technique. MPS and PDE were found to be more dependent on the interaction of sonication time with the other variables. Curcumin was released in a sustained manner from curcumin-PLGA nanoparticles (CPN). CPN improved the survival rate of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC)-bearing mice and controlled the EAC-induced change in hematological parameters. Histopathology of vital organs showed that the formulation was safe. Polycaprolactone was used in preparing an in situ implant containing CPN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1528
Number of pages9
JournalArtificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17-08-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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