Simultaneous Incorporation of 5-Fluorouracil and Leucovorin into Chitosan Nanoparticle as Drug Carrier and Its Characterization
A combined drug loaded system containing two most common anti-cancer drugs 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV) was designed and prepared by ion crosslinking technology. The resulted nanoparticles are spherical in shape, and the particle size becomes larger when drug combination are loaded. Efficient drug encapsulation efficiency (EE) and drug loading (LC) are obtained due to the strong interaction between drugs and polymer. The combined drugs are distributed in the particles in amorpholous state which are demonstrated by the XRD results.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
P. W. Li et al., "Simultaneous Incorporation of 5-Fluorouracil and Leucovorin into Chitosan Nanoparticle as Drug Carrier and Its Characterization", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2265-2268, 2010