Insights into particle formation and analysis

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    Abstract

    This thesis consists of two parts, particle formation and analysis. In the first part, particle formation in microfluidic devices and in devices employing supercritical fluids is investigated, and in the second part, essential issues in analytical methods for determining drug release and solid-state properties are addressed. Microfluidic technology was employed to produce microcapsules for protein formulations. The microcapsules were produced with a biphasic flow to create water-oil-water double emulsion droplets with ultrathin shells. All the particles were found to be intact and with a particle size of 23 - 47 µm. The encapsulation efficiency of bovine serum albumin in the microcapsules was 84%. This study demonstrates that microfluidics is a powerful technique for engineering formulations for therapeutic proteins. A new, robust, stable, and reproducible method based on expansion of supercritical solutions using carbon dioxide as a solvent was developed to produce nanoparticles. The method, Controlled Expansion of Supercritical Solution (CESS), uses controlled mass transfer, flow, pressure reduction, and particle collection in dry ice. CESS offers control over the crystallization process as the pressure in the system is reduced according to a specific profile. Controlled pressure reduction keeps the particle growth and production process stable. With CESS, we produced piroxicam nanoparticles, 60 mg/h, featuring narrow size distribution (176 ± 53 nm). The Lyophilic Matrix (LM) method was developed for investigating dissolution rates of nanoparticles, powders, and particulate systems. The LM method is based on its ability to discriminate between non-dissolved particles and the dissolved species. In the LM method, the test substance is embedded in a thin lyophilic core-shell matrix. This permits rapid contact with the dissolution medium while inhibiting dispersion of non-dissolved particles without presenting a substantial diffusion barrier. By minimizing method-induced effects on the dissolution profile of nanopowders, the LM method overcomes shortcomings associated with current dissolution tests. Time-gated Raman spectroscopy was applied for solid-state analysis of fluorescent powder mixtures. A setup with a 128 × (2) × 4 CMOS SPAD detector was used for the quantitative analysis of solid-state forms of piroxicam. Time-gating provides an instrumental method for rejecting the fluorescence signal. This study demonstrated that traditional PLS analysis of time-gated Raman spectra resulted in mean RMSE of 4.1%. The time-gated Raman spectroscopy method shows potential for relatively routine quantitative solid-state analysis of photoluminescent pharmaceuticals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Helsinki
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Yliruusi, Jouko, Supervisor
    • Haeggström, Edward, Supervisor
    • Juppo, Anne, Supervisor
    Award date3 Nov 2017
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-951-51-3679-4
    Electronic ISBNs978-951-51-3680-0
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017
    MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

    Fields of Science

    • 317 Pharmacy

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    Pessi, J. J. (2017). Insights into particle formation and analysis. Helsinki: University of Helsinki.
    Pessi, Jenni Johanna. / Insights into particle formation and analysis. Helsinki : University of Helsinki, 2017. 112 p.
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    Pessi JJ. Insights into particle formation and analysis. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2017. 112 p. (Dissertationes Scholae Doctoralis Ad Sanitatem Investigandam Universitatis Helsinkiensis; 52/2017).