Review of Applications of Cyclodextrins as Taste-Masking Excipients for Pharmaceutical Purposes

Today’s cyclodextrin is a great review on tastemasking potential by Lena Adamkiewicz and Łukasz Szeleszczuk.
A systematic evaluation was conducted, which resulted in the selection of 67 works representing both successful and unsuccessful works describing the application of CDs as taste-masking excipients. Particular attention has been given to the methods of evaluation of the taste-masking properties and the factors affecting the outcomes, such as the choice of the proper cyclodextrin or guest–host molar ratio. The conclusions of this review reveal that the application of CDs is not straightforward; nevertheless, this solution can be an effective, safe, and inexpensive method of taste masking for pharmaceutical purposes.

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REV-0100 for Stargardt disease (a rare pediatric retinal disease)

Paul Fehlner, co-founder and CEO of reVision Therapeutics, Inc., provided an overview of our their program, REV-0100, for Stargardt disease, a rare pediatric retinal disease. REV-0100 has the potential to expand to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). During the session, he discussed various aspects of REV-0100, including its mechanism of action, in vivo efficacy in Stargardt mouse models, systemic safety, competitive advantage, and development timeline.
REV-0100 is sulfobutyl-ether-beta-cyclodextrin, a commonly used pharmaceutical excipient now evaluated in this orphan indication. 

Cyclodextrins Reshaping the Future of Pharmaceuticals Webinar is available on YouTube

About the Event

We invite you to join our webinar event, which explores practical areas of developing cyclodextrin-based formulations such as manufacturing, regulatory and safety aspects along with novel applications like using them as active ingredients.

This series of educative sessions offers a comprehensive examination of the current state and future prospects of utilizing cyclodextrins in various domains, with a special focus on their use in formulations and as therapeutic agents.

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You can check it on YouTube:

Presentations (30 mn: 25 mn + 5mn Q&A), 

  • General considerations on cyclodextrins: manufacturing, challenges, and properties – Carmen Popescu and Julien Parcq (Roquette)
  • Regulatory/Safety aspects of cyclodextrins – Damien Truffin (Roquette)
  • Next generation cyclodextrins as therapeutics – Tamas Sohajda (CarboHyde)

About the Speakers

Carmen PopescuCarmen Popescu – Global Pharma/Bio Technical Developer at Roquette

Julien ParcqJulien Parcq – Manager of Functionalization of Starches, Sugars and Polyols Department at Roquette

Damien TruffinDamien Truffin – Toxicologist Expert at Roquette

Tamas SohajdaTamas Sohajada – CEO at CarboHyde

Cyclodextrin Host–Guest Recognition in Glucose-Monitoring Sensors

today’s cyclodextrin: is about glucose sensors from Abolfazl Heydari et al.
Monitoring blood glucose levels is crucial in diabetes management, aiding in clinical decision making and reducing the incidence of hypoglycemic episodes, thereby decreasing morbidity and mortality rates. Despite advancements in glucose monitoring (GM), the development of noninvasive, rapid, accurate, sensitive, selective, and stable systems for continuous monitoring remains a challenge.

In this concept, cyclodextrins (CDs) can be instrumental in the development of GM systems due to their high supramolecular recognition capabilities based on the host–guest interaction. The introduction of CDs into GM systems not only impacts the sensitivity, selectivity, and detection limit of the monitoring process but also improves biocompatibility and stability. We can categorize CD-based sensors into four groups based on their modification strategies, including CD-modified boronic acid, CD-modified mediators, CD-modified nanoparticles, and CD-modified functionalized polymers. These findings shed light on the potential of CD-based sensors as a promising tool for continuous GM in diabetes mellitus management.

Cyclodextrin Host–Guest Recognition in Glucose-Monitoring Sensors | ACS Omega

Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes for Improved Drug Bioavailability and Activity: Synthetic and Analytical Aspects

today’s cyclodextrin is a cool review from Universidad Complutense de Madrid on the formation of inclusion complexes with drugs belonging to class IV, the synthesis of chemically modified cyclodextrins, polymers, and nanosponges and analytical techniques that allow the characterization and verification of the formation of true inclusion complexes.

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Finally, a novel cyclodextrin derivative in human clinics again!

Breaking news!
Alveron Pharma announced that it has completed a Phase 1 clinical study for OKL-1111, a new drug for the rapid treatment of Intracranial Haemorrhage (ICH) and other life-threatening bleeds associated with the use of anticoagulants or platelet inhibitors. OKL-1111 was well-tolerated in the trial with healthy human volunteers and showed no more adverse events above those in the placebo groups. Volunteers also received an anticoagulant and a pharmacodynamic effect was observed with OKL-1111 administration. In the prior non-clinical program, the drug reduced bleeding in a clinically relevant intracranial haemorrhage model using high doses of an anticoagulant. Furthermore, a broad-spectrum mode of action was demonstrated against all classes of anticoagulant and one platelet inhibitor to date in a standard haemostasis model.
Congratulations! Way to go!

Alveron Pharma completes successful first-in-human trial of OKL-1111