Ditzinger, Felix

Ditzinger, Felix


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  • Publikation
    Lipophilicity and hydrophobicity considerations in bio‐enabling oral formulations approaches – a PEARRL review
    (Wiley, 08/2018) Ditzinger, Felix; Price, Daniel; Ilie, Alexandra Roxana; Koehl, Niklas; Jankovic, Sandra; Tsakiridou, Georgia; Aleandri, Simone; Kalantzi, Lida; Holm, Rene; Nair, Anita; Saal, Christoph; Griffin, Brendan; Kuentz, Martin [in: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology]
    Objectives This review highlights aspects of drug hydrophobicity and lipophilicity as determinants of different oral formulation approaches with specific focus on enabling formulation technologies. An overview is provided on appropriate formulation selection by focussing on the physicochemical properties of the drug. Key findings Crystal lattice energy and the octanol–water partitioning behaviour of a poorly soluble drug are conventionally viewed as characteristics of hydrophobicity and lipophilicity, which matter particularly for any dissolution process during manufacturing and regarding drug release in the gastrointestinal tract. Different oral formulation strategies are discussed in the present review, including lipid‐based delivery, amorphous solid dispersions, mesoporous silica, nanosuspensions and cyclodextrin formulations. Summary Current literature suggests that selection of formulation approaches in pharmaceutics is still highly dependent on the availability of technological expertise in a company or research group. Encouraging is that, recent advancements point to more structured and scientifically based development approaches. More research is still needed to better link physicochemical drug properties to pharmaceutical formulation design.
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  • Publikation
    Application of the solubility parameter concept to assist with oral delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs – a PEARRL review
    (Wiley, 07/2018) Jankovic, Sandra; Tsakiridou, Georgia; Ditzinger, Felix; Koehl, Niklas; Price, Daniel; Ilie, Alexandra Roxana; Kalantzi, Lida; Kimpe, Kristof; Holm, Rene; Nair, Anita; Griffin, Brendan; Saal, Christoph; Kuentz, Martin [in: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology]
    Objectives Solubility parameters have been used for decades in various scientific fields including pharmaceutics. It is, however, still a field of active research both on a conceptual and experimental level. This work addresses the need to review solubility parameter applications in pharmaceutics of poorly water‐soluble drugs. Key findings An overview of the different experimental and calculation methods to determine solubility parameters is provided, which covers from classical to modern approaches. In the pharmaceutical field, solubility parameters are primarily used to guide organic solvent selection, cocrystals and salt screening, lipid‐based delivery, solid dispersions and nano‐ or microparticulate drug delivery systems. Solubility parameters have been applied for a quantitative assessment of mixtures, or they are simply used to rank excipients for a given drug. Summary In particular, partial solubility parameters hold great promise for aiding the development of poorly soluble drug delivery systems. This is particularly true in early‐stage development, where compound availability and resources are limited. The experimental determination of solubility parameters has its merits despite being rather labour‐intensive because further data can be used to continuously improve in silico predictions. Such improvements will ensure that solubility parameters will also in future guide scientists in finding suitable drug formulations.
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift