Delivery of compounds to skin
Patrick F.H. Lai the Graduate Student
pfhlai at LOOKSMART.COM
Sat Sep 26 10:15:07 EST 1998
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On Wed, 23 Sep 1998 09:21:03 +0100, J.S. Good wrote:
:>Question : what are the components of skin creams which allow them to be
:>rubbed into the skin? How do I make something similar? I want to deliver
:>molecules across the epidermis. Any hints appreciated - James.
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You need to deliver molecules across the skin, eh ?
May I suggest asking your local pharmacist what (s)he uses in topically administered medications ?
Also, I faintly remember from undergrad pharmacology classes that DMSO (dimethyl sulphoxide / sulfoxide) used to be a common choice, but has been replaced by better carriers in recent years.
Hope this is useful info. :-)
Patrick F.H. Lai < PFHLai at looksmart.com >
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
P.S. I am merely a GradStudent.
One should take a HUGE grain of salt with whatever I have typed above.
Good Luck. :-)
or keep looking.
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