In the present work, several mathematical models well-known in the literature for simulating drug release kinetics are compared using available experimental data sets obtained in real systems with different drugs and nano-sized carriers. Herein, the ÷2 minimization method, is employedconcluding that the Korsmeyer-Peppas modelprovides the best-ûtin all cases. Hence, (i) better understanding of the exact mass transport mechanism(s) involved in drug(s) release, and (ii) quantitative prediction of the drug release kinetics, can be computed.
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- Drug dissolution
- Least squares method
- Mathematical modelling
- Model comparison
- Release kinetics
- Statistical analysis