Layer-by-layer Assembled Films for Ocular Drug Delivery

Mónica Araújo, Jorge Morgado, Quirina Ferreira


In this paper we describe a simple and versatile method to prepare drug delivery films composed of an ocular drug used in glaucoma treatment, brimonidine, which was encapsulated in a polymer-beta cyclodextrin. The films were developed in order to allow a controlled sequential release during long periods of time. Here we show that by introducing barrier layers of graphene oxide between the drug delivery ones it is possible to delay the brimonidine release for a few days. The time interval between two dosages of drug release will be controlled by adjusting the number and/or thickness of the graphene layers.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Araújo M., Morgado J. and Ferreira Q. (2017). Layer-by-layer Assembled Films for Ocular Drug Delivery . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: BONano, (PHOTOPTICS 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-223-3, pages 395-401. DOI: 10.5220/0006320503950401

in Bibtex Style

author={Mónica Araújo and Jorge Morgado and Quirina Ferreira},
title={Layer-by-layer Assembled Films for Ocular Drug Delivery},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: BONano, (PHOTOPTICS 2017)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: BONano, (PHOTOPTICS 2017)
TI - Layer-by-layer Assembled Films for Ocular Drug Delivery
SN - 978-989-758-223-3
AU - Araújo M.
AU - Morgado J.
AU - Ferreira Q.
PY - 2017
SP - 395
EP - 401
DO - 10.5220/0006320503950401