High efficiency intranasal drug delivery using Intravail® alkylsaccharide absorption enhancers
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- Maggio, E.T. & Pillion, D.J. Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2013) 3: 16. doi:10.1007/s13346-012-0069-z
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A new class of alkylsaccharide transmucosal delivery enhancement agents are described that overcome the principal limitations preventing broad acceptance of intranasal administration for many potential applications in systemic drug delivery, namely, poor transmucosal absorption and damage to the nasal mucosa. This review will describe recent developments in use of these excipients in human clinical trials and preclinical studies along with their chemical and pharmacological properties and explore commercial implications of the use of these excipients in introduction of new intranasal formulations of peptidic and nonpeptidic drugs.