ß-limit dextrin has been studied for many years as a means to investigate the internal structures of amylose and amylopectin. However its role as an excipient in the pharmaceutical industry has never been reported. This paper is the first one in a series to explore its potential use as an excipient to aid drug delivery. The bioadhesive properties of ß-limit dextrin were studied using a texture analyser and compared with two well-known bioadhesive polymers - carbopol and chitosan (as controls).
- pharmaceutical industry
- drug delivery