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Novel Solid Lipid Nanocarrier of Glibenclamide: A Factorial Design Approach with Response Surface Methodology


Sonia Pandey*, Payal Patel and Arti Gupta   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )


Background: In the present investigation, a factorial design approach attempt was applied to develop the solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) of Glibenclamide (GLB) a poorly water-soluble drug (BCS -II) used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Objectives: Prime objectives of this experiment are to optimize the SLN formulation of Glibenclamide and improve the therapeutic effectiveness of the developed formulation. Methods: Glibenclamide loaded SLNs (GLB-SLN) were fabricated by High speed homogenization technique. A 32-factorial design approach has been employed to assess the influence of two independent variables, namely amount of Poloxamer 188 and Glyceryl Monostearate on entrapment efficiency (% EE) (Y1), Particle Size (nm) (Y2), % drug release at 8hr Q8 (Y3) and 24 hr Q24 (Y4) of prepared SLNs. Differential scanning calorimetry analysis revealed the compatibility of the drug into lipid matrix with a surfactant, while Transmission electron and Scanning electron microscopy studies indicated the size and shape of SLN. Results: The entrapment efficiency, particle size, Q8 and Q24 of the optimized SLNs were 88.93%, 125 nm, 31.12±0.951% and 86.07±1.291% respectively. Optimized GLB-SLN formula was derived from an overlay plot. Three-dimensional response surface plots and regression equations confirmed the corresponding influence of selected independent variables on measured responses. In vivo testing of the GLB-SLN in diabetic albino rats demonstrated the significant antidiabetic effect of GLB-SLN. Conclusion: The hypoglycemic effect obtained by GLB-SLN remained significantly higher than that given by drug alone and marketed formulation, further confirming the higher therapeutic effectiveness of the GLB-SLN formulation. Our findings suggested the feasibility of the investigated system for oral administration of Glibenclamide.


Glibenclamide, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles, Factorial Design, Glyceryl mono stearatae, Poloxamer 188, Hypoglycemic activity.


Maliba Pharmacy College, Uka Tarsadia University, Maliba Pharmacy College, Uka Tarsadia University, Maliba Pharmacy College, Uka Tarsadia University

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