Project Title

Exploring Cellulose In Drug Compounding

Presenters

Maria VuFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Bharat Baruah

Additional Faculty

Dr. Ganesh Deka, Chemistry, gdeka@kennesaw.edu

Project Type

Event

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Medicine is used to treat a plethora of diseases, but this often leads to a shortage of a commonly used drugs. In order to create more of a specific medicine when the reproduction cost is too high or missing essential materials, drug compound is necessary. However, this process is still expensive. Cellulose is the most abundant polymer due to its location in plant material. The plant goes through a mechanical size reduction and treated chemically to extract the polysaccharide polymer. When cellulose is obtained, it can be used in solid dosages, in as a thickening/suspending agent, and/or an emulsifying agent. The structure of cellulose causes the drug released to be controlled. In this presentation, the process of extracting cellulose and the use of how cellulose is manipulated is explore to better improve the efficiency of the medicine through means of low cost and drug delivery.

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Exploring Cellulose In Drug Compounding

Medicine is used to treat a plethora of diseases, but this often leads to a shortage of a commonly used drugs. In order to create more of a specific medicine when the reproduction cost is too high or missing essential materials, drug compound is necessary. However, this process is still expensive. Cellulose is the most abundant polymer due to its location in plant material. The plant goes through a mechanical size reduction and treated chemically to extract the polysaccharide polymer. When cellulose is obtained, it can be used in solid dosages, in as a thickening/suspending agent, and/or an emulsifying agent. The structure of cellulose causes the drug released to be controlled. In this presentation, the process of extracting cellulose and the use of how cellulose is manipulated is explore to better improve the efficiency of the medicine through means of low cost and drug delivery.