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Hands On Experiments In Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery

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Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

8.621.1 - 8.621.9

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https://peer.asee.org/11828

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105

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Mariano Savelski

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Stephanie Farrell

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Robert Hesketh

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C. Stewart Slater

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Abstract

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 [1]. 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, this project will develop and integrate applied drug delivery coursework and experiments throughout the Rowan Engineering curriculum. To design and produce a new drug delivery system, an engineer must fully understand the drug and material properties and the processing variables that affect the release of the drug from the system. This requires a solid grasp of the fundamentals of mass transfer, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics and transport phenomena. The engineer must also be skilled in characterization techniques and physical property testing of the delivery system, and practiced in the analysis of the drug release data. This project aims to provide engineering students with skills relevant to the field of drug delivery. This paper describes seven modules in which students apply engineering principles to the design, preparation, characterization, and analysis of drug delivery systems. A variety of drug delivery systems are explored: tablets, ointments, membrane systems, microcapsules, osmotic pumps, and supercritical fluid-processed particles.

Savelski, M., & Farrell, S., & Hesketh, R., & Slater, C. S. (2003, June), Hands On Experiments In Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11828

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