Protein and peptide parenteral controlled delivery

Rajendra Pawar, Alon Ben-Ari, Abraham J. Domb

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Protein and peptide delivery has been a challenge due to their limited stability during preparation of formulation, storage and in vitro and in vivo release. These biopolymers have traditionally been administered via intramuscular or subcutaneous routes. Recent efforts have been made to develop formulations for non-invasive routes of administration, including oral, intranasal, transdermal and transmucosal delivery. Despite these efforts, invasive delivery remains the main method of administering peptide and protein drugs. This review focuses on recent developments in injectable, polymeric controlled-release formulations, with an emphasis on hydrogels and particulate systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1203-1212
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Controlled-release
  • Injectable particles
  • Invasive delivery
  • Peptide delivery
  • Protein delivery


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