Controlled release microspheres for precise GI targeting
Kuecept Ltd has developed one of the world’s first erosion-based multiparticulate amorphous drug delivery technologies which enables the controlled release of drugs in the GI tract with high precision and reproducibility. In the ProRelease™ system, the drug is homogeneously distributed throughout a GRAS polymer matrix in a stabilised amorphous state to afford improved kinetic solubility, whilst providing precise dissolution control and drug release, something that is difficult to achieve with other methods of amorphous dispersion manufacture (e.g. spray drying).
Once administered, these solid microspheres rapidly disperse in the stomach and are eroded by the gastro-intestinal fluids in a controlled manner as they pass through the GI tract; each matrix is designed to erode when in contact with biological fluid at a defined pH, but at the same time, does not allow fluid to diffuse into the matrix until the point of release, thus avoiding uncontrolled drug diffusion out of the microparticles and reducing the effects of luminal enzymatic / pH activity.
By altering the composition of the matrix, three versions of the ProRelease™ technology have been created, namely modified, prolonged and targeted release.
The ProRelease™ technology is offered to clients on a fee-for-service basis. Options are available under license for technology transfer or for development and patent protection of specific drugs or drug classes. Please contact us directly for more information.