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American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 58-69
DOI: 10.3923/ajdd.2011.58.69
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Biosurfactants in Pharmaceutical Industry (A Mini-Review)

Eshrat Gharaei-Fathabad

Biosurfactants can be served as green alternatives in a variety of applications including bioremediation, pharmaceuticals, agricultural disease control and cosmetics. Biosurfactant mixtures produced by microbes and they are genus- and sometimes species-specific. Because of their short fatty acid tails and polar head groups, biosurfactants are highly sticky and both hydrophilic and hydrophobic. In pharmaceutics, biosurfactants can be used for gene delivery and recovery of intracellular products as well as they can be served as antimicrobial substances and emulsifying agents.
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  •    Characterization of Biosurfactant Produced by a Novel Thermophillic Strain (Geobacillus thermoleovorans JQ 912239)
  •    A Review on Novel Therapeutic Strategies for the Enhancement of Solubility for Hydrophobic Drugs through Lipid and Surfactant Based Self Micro Emulsifying Drug Delivery System: A Novel Approach
  •    Preparation and Characterization of Spherical Agglomerates of Piroxicam by Neutralization Method
How to cite this article:

Eshrat Gharaei-Fathabad , 2011. Biosurfactants in Pharmaceutical Industry (A Mini-Review). American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development, 1: 58-69.

DOI: 10.3923/ajdd.2011.58.69






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