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Drug Delivery Education Using Microsphere Technology

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

22.513.1 - 22.513.9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--17794

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https://peer.asee.org/17794

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Ashley Baxter-Baines Rowan University

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Chemical engineering student from Rowan University.

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Caitlin Nicole Dillard Rowan University

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Jennifer Vernengo Rowan University

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Jennifer Vernengo is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. Jennifer received her Ph.D. from Drexel University in 2007. She began work as a materials scientist at Synthes Biomaterials, then joined Drexel University College of Medicine as postdoc in 2009. Jennifer two published research papers and one patent in the area of injectable biomaterials for orthopedic tissue replacement and repair. She is particularly interested in developing innovative approaches to biomedical engineering education.

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Stephanie Farrell Rowan University

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Stephanie Farrell is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. Prior to joining Rowan in 1998, she was an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering and adjunct professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. She received her Bachelor’s, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Stevens Institute of Technology, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, respectively. Stephanie’s educational interests are in laboratory development and experiential learning, particularly in the areas of biomedical and sustainable engineering.

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Abstract

(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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