RESEARCH TOPICS

Sustained Drug Release from Non-eroding Nanoporous Templates

We present the results for the release of a model drug, doxorubicin (Dox), fromdifferent non-eroding nanopor- ous coatings. Detailed studies of drug release from these platforms in the form of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) and anodic titaniumoxide (ATO)were carried out. We show that nanoporous surfaces can achieve a sustained release rate over periods of several weeks, similar to polymeric platforms but without the risk of delamination or leaching since they are not degradable. We show that the kinetics of the sustained release from these nanoporous platforms is well described by an activated surface-density-dependent desorptionmodel,which appears to be universal for non-eroding platforms.

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