June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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(For Submission to NSF Grantees Poster Session) Drug Delivery Education Using Microsphere Technology Controlled release drug delivery has recently become a major research and development focusarea of today’s pharmaceutical industry. New drug delivery systems are continually being designed andintroduced into the pharmaceutical and medical fields. Controlled drug delivery is a method ofadministering an optimal dosage of drug to the body in order to cure or control a medical condition asquickly and conveniently as possible. The goal of these systems is to dispense the drug at apredetermined rate, either constant or in intervals, to the target area in order to control theinstantaneous concentration of drug in the body. Rowan University is currently working with theEngineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ER-SOPS) of Rutgers Universityto develop educational materials involving drug delivery technology. The current materials beingdeveloped are freshman level experiments involving drug release from microspheres. The microsphereswill be made with a polymeric material such as poly glycolic acid (PLGA) or alginate, and then will beloaded with a model drug or dye. The experiments will involve measuring and analyzing the release rateof the “drug” from the microspheres. The purpose of these educational materials is to provideengineering students with basic skills relevant to the drug delivery field. These experiments will alsoallow engineering students to grasp basic knowledge of mass transfer, reaction kinetics andthermodynamics.
Baxter-Baines, A., & Dillard, C. N., & Vernengo, J., & Farrell, S. (2011, June), Drug Delivery Education Using Microsphere Technology Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17794
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