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Coaxially electrospun fiber-based microbicides facilitate broadly tunable release of maraviroc

Electrospun fibers show potential as a topical delivery system for vaginal microbicides. Previous reports have demonstrated delivery of anti-HIV and anti-STI (sexually transmitted infection) agents from fibers formulated using hydrophilic, hydrophobic, or pH-responsive polymers that result in rapid, prolonged, or stimuli-responsive release, respectively. However, coaxial electrospun fibers have yet to be evaluated as a highly tunable microbicide delivery vehicle.In this research, we explored the opportunities and limitations of a model coaxial electrospun fiber system to provide broad and tunable release rates for the HIV entry inhibitor maraviroc.

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