ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 3
FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF PACLITAXEL NIOSOME FOR ITS IMPROVED ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY
TİMMADONU NARASİMMAN KUPPUSAMİ SURİYAPRAKASH, SHANMUGHASUNDARAM PARTHİBAN, SAKTHİVEL LAKSHMANA PRABU, ARUMUGAM SUMATHİ
Department of Pharmaceutics, Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India The present work was to formulate Paclitaxel niosomes and evaluate for its in vitro cytotoxic studies using HEP-2 and HELA-human cancer cell lines. Drug-excipients interaction study revealed that there was no interaction between the drug and excipients. Formulations made with span 60 was the most satisfactory with the entrapment 97.0%; particle size 800-850 nm; the release was found to be 95.6% after 17 h and compared the LD50 with the standard formulation Taxol. Effects of volume of organic solvent, surfactant and cholesterol ratio were also studied. The stability study results revealed that the prepared formulation was stable in the stress condition. Keywords : PACLITAXEL, NIOSOME, CANCER CELL, HEP-2, HELA

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