An advanced microencapsulated system: a platform for optimized oral delivery of antidiabetic drug-bile acid formulations
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In previous studies, we have shown that a gliclazide-cholic acid derivative (G-CA) mixture resulted in an enhanced ileal permeation of G (ex vivo). When administered orally to diabetic rats, it brought about a significant hypoglycaemic effect. In this study, we aim to create a novel microencapsulated-formulation of G-CA with uniform and coherent structure that can be further tested in our rat model of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We also aim to examine the effect of CA addition to G microcapsules in the morphology, structure and excipients' compatibility of the newly designed microcapsules.