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Stimuli-responsive weak polyelectrolyte multilayer films: A thin film platform for self triggered multi-drug delivery

Anandhakumar, S and Gokul, P and Raichur, AM (2016) Stimuli-responsive weak polyelectrolyte multilayer films: A thin film platform for self triggered multi-drug delivery. In: MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 58 . pp. 622-628.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2015.08.039


Polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) thin film composed of weak polyelectrolytes was designed by layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and poly(methacrylic acid) (PMA) for multi-drug delivery applications. Environmental stimuli such as pH and ionic strength showed significant influence in changing the film morphology from pore-free smooth structure to porous structure and favored triggered release of loaded molecules. The film was successfully loaded with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (CH) by modulating the porous polymeric network of the film. Release studies showed that the amount of release could be easily controlled by changing the environmental conditions such as pH and ionic strength. Sustained release of loaded molecules was observed up to 8 h. The fabricated films were found to be biocompatible with epithelial cells during in-vitro cell culture studies. PEM film reported here not only has the potential to be used as self-responding thin film platform for transdermal drug delivery, but also has the potential for further development in antimicrobial or anti-inflammatory coatings on implants and drug-releasing coatings for stents. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Stimuli-responsive; Multilayer films; Dual drug delivery; Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 08:19
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 08:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52832

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