Reconstituted epithelial corneal tissues for evaluation of drug delivery
One possible approach to reduce the use of animals in the evaluation of the ocular drug delivery is that to use cell cultures as model of tissues. In this study are compared two different reconstituted epithelial corneal tissues, a homemade artificial corneal epithelium (Reconstituted Rabbit Corneal Epithelium) and a commercial human corneal epithelial model (COR-100 EpiCornealTM, MatTek), for permeation experiments of three drugs with different physical chemical properties: timolol maleate, cyclosporin A, and a newly synthesized compound, MAGL 17.b. The collected data show that corneal epithelial models are not sufficient to simulate the complexity of the corneal barrier and the presence of a layer simulating the stroma may be necessary to approach the structure of native cornea.
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