Welcome to this talk on inorganic porous drug delivery carriers.
My name, Jessica Rosenholm.
I am a professor in Pharmaceutical Development at
the Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory at Abo Akademi University in, Turku, Finland.
In this talk, I will be telling you something about how inorganic porous materials,
perhaps mainly nanomaterials, can be utilized in different biomedical applications.
Porous drug carriers and porous materials have to
date found a range of different applications in drug delivery,
perhaps mainly in the front controlled release applications due to debt.
If you can tune the porous structure,
you can also usually tune the drug release kinetics out from the material.
When you then can produce these materials in different morphologies such as,
for instance, films or implants,
needles and so on,
you can also make a range of different materials useful
for eluding drugs at different kinetics in different applications.
Because you pack the active ingredients into the porous matrix,
the material itself can also quite efficiently protect these kind
of fragile active pharmaceutical ingredients from the environment.
So this is also another advantage of the porous materials,
as we shall see later in this talk.
One quite big application of these in drug delivery that should
be mentioned is the improvement of the solubility or poorly soluble drugs,
which is something you can achieve by packing
active pharmaceutical ingredients into porous material.
So this we will have a bit closer look at also.