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Synthesis and characterization of acetylated starch from roots of cassava plant and its potential as a drug delivery vehicle for rifampicin, a first line antituberculosis drug

  • At: 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: EMEJE, Martins (National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, NIGERIA, Centre for Nanomedicine and Biophysical Drug delivery, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Raw Materials Development, Abuja, Nigeria)
  • Co-author(s): Martins Ochubiojo Emeje:|Christianah Isimi:Advanced Powder Technology Unit, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Raw Materials Development,National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, NIGERIA,Abuja,Nigeria|Asha Rodrigues:Physical and Materials Chemistry,National Chemical Laboratory,Pune,India|Ijeoma Okafor:Material Science Unit, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Raw Materials Development,National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, NIGERIA,Abuja,Nigeria|Judith Okoh:Health Intervention & Quality Control Unit, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Raw Materials Development,National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, NIGERIA,Abuja,Nigeria|Mercy Aboh:Microbiology and Biotechnology,National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, NIGERIA,Abuja,Nigeria
  • Abstract:

    Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world, yet, it imports all of her starch needs for drug production because of dearth of research and development for value addition in this area. Research in this area has the potential to improve human nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable use of lands

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