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Discovery & Development Drug Delivery, Formulation

Lead by the Nose

When considering drug delivery, the oral and injectable routes are perhaps the most well used and well discussed, but many interesting advances are being seen in the nasal drug delivery field that should not be overlooked. The main advantages associated with the nasal route are ease of use, direct access into the bloodstream, rapid onset of action, and avoidance of hepatic first-pass metabolism, to name just a few. The nasal mucosa’s proximity to the brain has also fuelled much interest in potentially using the nasal route to deliver drugs to the brain, although in practice this has proved challenging.

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About the Author

Alain Regard and Pascale Farjas

Alain Regard is Technology Product Manager, and Pascale Farjas is Global Category Manager – Ear, Nose, Throat, both at Nemera, France.

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