The role of excipients in neglected tropical diseases
2 3Departamento de Farmacia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Moncada, Valencia, 46113, Spain.
3 School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, St. Michael’s Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth PO12DT, U.K.
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Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease responsible for the ninth largest disease burden in the world. Excipients are necessary for ensuring the stability and bioavailability of currently available antileishmaniasis drugs. In a recent work, we have evaluated the in vitro activity of 30 commercially available excipients against different Leishmania spp., their cytotoxicity and potential use for inclusion in novel formulations. Ref: Curr Top Med Chem. 2017 Jul 19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28730958