Matrix Tablets Technology
Matrix tablets technology at Losan Pharma
For drugs which are administered orally but have a shorter half-life with high dosing frequency, oral extended release drug delivery systems are a very promising approach. By releasing the drug slowly over a longer period of time, extended-release drug-delivery systems reduce the dosing frequency of certain drugs.
Drug release in matrix drug delivery systems is through both dissolution-controlled as well as diffusion controlled mechanisms.
The aim of any drug delivery system is to provide a therapeutic amount of drug to the right part of the body to promptly achieve the desired concentration of the drug and then maintain it i.e. over a specified period of treatment; the drug-delivery system should deliver the drug at a rate which is dictated by the needs of the body.