The ever increasing demands of the performance of pharmaceutical formulations with respect to, e.g., storage stability, increased dosage levels, greater bioavailability, fewer side effects, controlled release & biological response (e.g. Tissue distribution) constitute the main motivation for drug delivery research.
In last few decades this research has resulted in the development of single optically isotropic & thermodynamically stable liquid solution called “Microemulsions”(MEs).
MEs have benefits of ease of preparation, excellent long term stability, have capability of solubilizing large amount of both water soluble & oil soluble drugs.
MEs can be formulated into variety of preparations suitable for most routes of administration.
This presentation we’ll discuss the things related to
a. Its application in various drug deliveries with suitable examples
b. Major work done in this direction,
c. Future perspectives
d. Work possible in research laboratories within limited resources / facilities.
Key words : Microemulsion, need, applications, future perspectives