A review- Recent research on microsponge a novel new drug delivery system

  • Urvashi B. Patel Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy, Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan-333001
  • Harshil M Patel Assistant Professor
  • Chainesh N. Shah Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College, Kim, Surat, Gujarat
  • Rohan Barse T. John College of Pharmacy, Bannergatta Road, Bangalore-560083


Microsponge is recent novel technique for control release and target specific drug delivery system. Therefore many scientist or researcher attracted towards the microsponge drug delivery system. Also Microsponge technology has been introduced in topical drug products to facilitate the controlled release of active drug into the skin in order to reduce systemic exposure and minimize local cutaneous reactions to active drugs. More and more developments in delivery systems are being integrated to optimize the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the therapy. Microsponge technology offers entrapment of ingredients and is believed to contribute towards reduced side effects, improved stability, increased elegance, and enhanced formulation flexibility. In addition, numerous studies have confirmed that microsponge systems are non-irritating, non-mutagenic, non-allergenic, and non-toxic. Microsponge drug delivery system technology is being used currently in cosmetics, over-the-counter (OTC) skin care, sunscreens and prescription products.


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Patel U, Patel H, Shah C, Barse R. A review- Recent research on microsponge a novel new drug delivery system. IJAP [Internet]. 31Mar.2018 [cited 20Apr.2019];7(3):10-6. Available from: https://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijap/article/view/4838
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