Lipidor AB (publ): The Knowledge Foundation funds collaborative project to study the effects of drug formulations on the skin barrier
Ceramides are lipids that are important building blocks of the outer skin layer, and several common skin diseases are associated with a deficiency of ceramides. The aim of the project is increased knowledge of how dermatological drugs and therapies can be made more effective through improved utilization of ceramides and other lipids. Lipidor's patented AKVANO technology has a central role in the project and will be used for administration of both ceramides and active drug substances. The project will employ advanced techniques such as X-ray and neutron scattering to study the lipid structures.
“By taking an interdisciplinary approach for this important project, we hope to find new areas of application to further develop AKVANO. The four parts of the project will each provide important information for our continued development of formulation systems,” says Jan Holmbäck, CSO Lipidor.