Freeze-drying of silymarin-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles
Freeze-drying of silymarin-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles
J He, JF Feng, LL Zhang, WG Lu, and SX Hou
January 1, 2005
HighWire Press
OBJECTIVE: To investigate lyophilization of SM-SLN. METHOD: The parameters of lyophilization process was optimized. In addition, the protective effect of various types and concentrations of cryoprotectants were tested by shape, colour and disparity. RESULT: The mixture of 2% lactose and 2% glucose could better prevent nanoparticles from aggregating, the optimal lyophilization process was followed: precooled at -45 degrees C for 10 hr; primary drying at -25 degrees C for 5 hr; secondary drying at 10 degrees C for 3 hr; finally drying at 30 degrees C for 6 hr. CONCLUSION: Changes in particle size distribution during lyophilization could be minimized by optimizing the parameters of the lyophilization process and adding supporting agent.
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