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Permeability Evaluation Through Chitosan Membranes Using Taguchi Design

Authors
Journal
Scientia Pharmaceutica
0036-8709
Publisher
Osterreichische Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3797/scipharm.1009-08
Keywords
  • Original Papers
  • Research Article
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Mathematics

Abstract

In the present study, chitosan membranes capable of imitating permeation characteristics of diclofenac diethylamine across animal skin were prepared using cast drying method. The effect of concentration of chitosan, concentration of cross-linking agent (NaTPP), crosslinking time was studied using Taguchi design. Taguchi design ranked concentration of chitosan as the most important factor influencing the permeation parameters of diclofenac diethylamine. The flux of the diclofenac diethylamine solution through optimized chitosan membrane (T9) was found to be comparable to that obtained across rat skin. The mathematical model developed using multilinear regression analysis can be used to formulate chitosan membranes that can mimic the desired permeation characteristics. The developed chitosan membranes can be utilized as a substitute to animal skin for in vitro permeation studies.

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