Polymers have been around for a long time in the pharmaceutical industry. They are used in drug delivery systems, i.e., they carry the medicine’s active ingredient inside the body along with them. However, there are several challenges when using polymers in drug delivery systems with respect to their biocompatibility, efficacy, toxicity, and stability.
As an answer to these challenges, we have developed a novel polymer for drug delivery that is derived from jasmine lactone, a natural compound found in jasmine flowers.
We are on a mission to demonstrate that poly(jasmine lactone) possesses a potential to enhance the bioavailability and efficacy of drugs, decrease their adverse effects, and deliver them in a controlled and targeted manner.
Poly(jasmine lactone) is a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer. It is customizable due to the presence of double bonds on its backbone which allows for the addition of desirable functional groups altering the polymer to fit the needs of the drug.