For additional reading on mucosal DDS, in my next chapter, I shall present a list of references that may be useful to give more insight into this delightful topic.
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Angelia Colwell Berkowitz, BSN RN CRNI, is a graduate student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
The next series shall comprise of the formulation challenges as well as quality considerations and regulatory challenges faced during the development of mucosal DDS.
For an expert opinion on formulation development of peptide/ protein molecules, please contact Shruti.Bhat@Innoworks.ca