International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2020,54,3,xx-xx.
Background: Doxorubicin is an excellent molecule for the formation of biodegradable implants using the poly (sebacic acid-co-ricinoleic-ester anhydride) 70:30 w/w (poly[SARA] 70:30 w/w PSRA 7/3) polymer. Methods: The cylindrical implants were successfully produced by means of hot melt extrusion. We used differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods to identify the melting state and crystal type of blank and drug-loaded implants. A study was conducted on PSRA 7/3 w/w blank and drug-loaded implants for in vitro hydrolytic degradation. The drug present in the remaining sample was estimated. Results: The hydrolytic degradation rate of the 10% w/w (F2)-loaded implant was relatively low when compared with the 20% w/w (F3) implant. Discussion: In vitro drug release studies illustrated that the drug-release rate was faster in association with increasing amounts of doxorubicin in the implant. Key words: Poly(sebacic acid-co-ricinoleic-ester anhydride) 70:30 w/w, Doxorubicin, β-cyclodextrin, Cylinder, Biodegradable polymer, in vitro.