The ability to control drug release at therapeutic effective doses over a sustained period of time, in vivo, is very challenging. Lipid cubic phase carriers, however, have been shown to offer an effective way to deliver drug candidates to the body, even in the case of poorly water-soluble drugs.
Cook Medical Europe and the University of Limerick conducted a study at Diamond to investigate lipid microstructures, and create a tuneable lipid release system. They used Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) on beamline B21 to achieve rapid measurements and analyse the lipid microstructures over time.
Read the case study to find out what they discovered.
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