With hydrophilic surface and high surface area, porous silica has been applied to load insoluble drugs. Compared to solvent equilibrium method, resveratrol (RES)-mesoporous silica microparticles (MSM) solid dispersion prepared by fluid bed demonstrated higher drug loading and more complete dissolution. Pore volume and diameter have more remarkable effects than surface area to the drug loading and in vitro dissolution profiles. RES-polyethylene glycol solid dispersion with high drug loading showed fast but incomplete dissolution due to the recrystallization. The combination of fluid bed and MSM was an effective strategy to improve drug loading as well as dissolution for poorly water-soluble drugs.
Li, J., Miao, X., Chen, T., Ouyang, D., & Zheng, Y. (2016). Preparation and characterization of pelletized solid dispersion of resveratrol with mesoporous silica microparticles to improve dissolution by fluid-bed coating techniques. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 528–535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajps.2015.10.030