How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mucosal Delivery: Measuring Product Texture

Mucoadhesion test


Mucoadhesion is the process by which a drug delivery device is designed to stick to a part of the gut or other mucosae (buccal cavity, nasal, rectal and vaginal), thus delivering drug to a precise site in the body for an extended period. 

This gives more effective treatment of some diseases and can also protect drugs from some of the harsh conditions in the body. Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems are used to treat several conditions in the mouth and have been investigated as treatments for stomach ulcers and cancer. The majority of infections affecting man and animals take place or start in mucous membranes. The ability to retain pharmacologically-active agents for extended periods of time on any mucosal epithelium, including those of the nose, mouth, rectum or vagina confers several potential therapeutic advantages.