Special Issue "The Solid State Characterization of Pharmaceuticals and The Development of Dosage Forms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2020.
Interests: solid-state characterization, thermal analysis, compatibility studies, new materials for film coating
Interests: solid-state characterization, drug-excipient compatibility, solid dispersions, co-crystals, dissolution studies
The characterization of solid-state properties at an early stage, using appropriate analytical methodologies, is a prerequisite in the development of solid dosage forms both from scientific and regulatory points of view. In the pre-formulation studies of new solid dosage forms, it is essential to have readily available knowledge of the physicochemical properties of the active component and excipients. Also, new technologies are emerging for the improvement of dissoltution/solubility characteristics, mainly for BCS class II drugs, and the resulting product needs to be well characterized.
The major purpose of this Special Issue is to provide new research involving relevant topics related to the physicochemical characterization of pharmaceutical solids and the development of new dosage forms. This Special Issue will consider the following:
- Solid-state characterization;
- Pharmaceutical materials selection and characterization;
- Thermal analysis applied in drug development;
- Pharmaceutical formulation development;
- Pharmaceutical dosage forms;
- New materials for coating of solid forms;
- Novel drug delivery technologies.
All researchers working in the field are cordially invited to contribute original research papers, communications, or reviews to this Special Issue of Materials.
Prof. Dr. Fábio Seigi Murakami
Prof. Dr. Paulo Renato de Oliveira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solid-state characterization
- drug-excipient compatibility
- solid dispersions
- dissolution studies
- dosage forms