June 22, 2003
June 22, 2003
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Fundamentals, Design and Applications of Drug Delivery Systems Stephanie Farrell, Robert P. Hesketh, Mariano J. Savelski, and C. Stewart Slater Department of Chemical Engineering Rowan University
Abstract Chemical Engineers play an important and expanding role in the exciting field of drug delivery, yet undergraduate chemical engineering students are rarely exposed to drug delivery through their coursework. Chemical Engineering faculty at Rowan University are engaged in an effort to develop and integrate applied drug delivery coursework and experiments throughout the Rowan Engineering curriculum. This paper describes a senior/graduate level elective course in drug delivery, with descriptions of the course structure, organization and content, references, experiments and projects used in this course.
Introduction Drug Delivery is a burgeoning field that represents one of the major research and development focus areas of pharmaceutical industry today, with new drug delivery system sales exceeding 10 billion dollars per year . Chemical Engineers play an important and expanding role in this exciting field, yet undergraduate chemical engineering students are rarely exposed to drug delivery through their coursework. To provide students with the skills directly relevant to the evolving needs of the pharmaceutical industry, Chemical Engineering faculty at Rowan University are engaged in an effort to develop and integrate applied drug delivery coursework and experiments throughout the Rowan Engineering curriculum.
In addition to integrating drug delivery topics throughout the core Chemical Engineering Curriculum, an elective course in Drug Delivery is offered to senior and graduate students. This course provides engineering students with knowledge and skills relevant to the field of drug delivery. After completing this course, students should be able to design, produce, characterize and analyze drug delivery systems. This paper describes the course structure, organization and content, references, experiments and projects related to the design, preparation, characterization, and analysis of drug delivery systems.
This course is one of the very few course offerings in drug delivery for Chemical Engineering undergraduate students. Examination of course offerings through Department websites reveals that drug delivery is one topic often incorporated into Chemical or Biomedical Engineering courses in biotechnology or biomaterials. Several departments of pharmaceutical sciences offer specialized courses in drug delivery, but these courses would not address the engineering aspects of drug delivery systems. One other undergraduate chemical engineering course in drug delivery was found at Johns Hopkins University. This course focuses on the encapsulation and delivery
Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education
Savelski, M., & Farrell, S., & Hesketh, R., & Slater, C. S. (2003, June), Fundamentals, Design, And Applications Of Drug Delivery Systems Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11827
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