Pharmaceutical Sciences


Glycolipid Based Niosomal Delivery System for Drugs and Biomolecules


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Focus Area:

Niosomal Delivery

Social Benefits:

They are highly suitable for the delivery of drugs having poor bioavailability due to low water solubility. A prototype of the system has been tested for the delivery of poorly soluble drug amphotericin B. This preparation can also be used for gene and protein delivery and for bio-imaging purposes.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT), Chandigarh

Technology Readiness Index:

Proof of Concept

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Brief Description

Description :

Niosomes, by virtue of its vesicular structure, can house both hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules within its compartments. By exploring the structure-forming attributes of acidic sophorolipid (a microbial glycolipid) we have developed a carrier system for drug and biomolecule delivery. The versatile system can be synthesized with different charges (+Ve/-Ve), size and physical characteristics.

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