Orodispersible films: Towards drug delivery in special populations

Mariagiovanna Scarpa, Sven Stegemann, Wen Kai Hsiao, Heinz Pichler, Simon Gaisford, Massimo Bresciani, Amrit Paudel*, Mine Orlu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Orodispersible films (ODF) hold promise as a novel delivery method, with the potential to deliver tailored therapies to different patient populations. This article reviews the current strides of ODF technology and some of its unmet quality and manufacturing aspects. A topic highlights opportunities and limitations of inkjet printed ODF as a population-specific drug delivery. Overall, this article aims to stimulate further research to fill the current knowledge gap between manufacturing and administration requirements of ODF targeting specific patient subpopulations such as geriatrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017


  • Acceptability
  • Disintegration
  • Drop-on-demand
  • Inkjet printing
  • Orodispersible film
  • Substrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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