Submit Manuscript  

Article Details

Current Film Coating Designs for Colon-Targeted Oral Delivery

[ Vol. 28 , Issue. 10 ]


Phuong H.L. Tran and Thao T.D. Tran*   Pages 1957 - 1969 ( 13 )


Colon-targeted oral delivery has recently attracted a substantial number of studies on both systemic and local treatments. Among approaches for colonic delivery, film coatings have been demonstrated as effective elements of the drug delivery systems because they can integrate multiple release strategies, such as pH-controlled release, time-controlled release and enzyme-triggered release. Moreover, coating layer modulations, natural film materials and nanoparticle coatings have been vigorously investigated with promising applications. This review aims to describe the primary approaches for improving drug delivery to the colon in the last decade. The outstanding importance of current developments in film coatings will advance dosage form designs and lead to the development of efficient colon-targeted oral delivery systems.


Colonic delivery, film coating, film modulation, natural-based film, nanoparticle coating, drug delivery.


School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City

Read Full-Text article