Special Issue "Powder Technology for the Controlled Release of Drugs"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Delivery and Controlled Release".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2023 | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Susanne Florin-Muschert
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Advanced Drug Delivery Systems – Inserm, CHU Lille, Lille University, U1008, F-59000 Lille, France
Interests: solid dosage forms; controlled drug delivery
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Prof. Dr. Amrit Paudel
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Guest Editor
Graz University of Technology & Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE), Graz, Austria
Interests: drug delivery; solid-state pharmaceutics; stability; amorphous drugs; pharmaceutical material science; pulmonary drug delivery; poorly soluble drug formulations; biopharmaceutics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The formulation and development of dosage forms for controlled drug release have to face certain challenges in order to provide bioavailable amounts of drug at the site of action for the pharmaceutical treatment to be successful. Solid drug delivery devices offer several advantages, such as increased long-term stability and easy handling. In order to formulate solid dosage forms, powders/granules are used as the starting or intermediate materials and are composed via the assembly of particles. To achieve reproducible manufacturing performance and targeted product performance, it is essential to characterize the properties of powder and particles at varying lengths and time scales. The in-depth characterization of granular/particulate properties and a mechanistic understanding of the involved phenomena governing powder processing and dispersion enable the prudent control of drug product manufacturing and the performance of the resulting product.

This Special Issue aims to collect high-standard work reflecting groundbreaking research and valuable reviews on powder technology for controlled drug delivery.

Dr. Susanne Muschert
Dr. Amrit Paudel
Guest Editors

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  • particulate solids
  • agglomeration
  • coating
  • comminution and attrition
  • particle packing
  • powder/particle flow
  • slurry flow
  • rheology
  • fluidization
  • pneumatic conveying
  • interactions between particles
  • interactions particles-environment
  • powder and particle characterization
  • particle size and surface area
  • particle morphology
  • pore structure
  • particle strength
  • particle composition
  • material performance
  • material functionality
  • measurement, control, and simulation of powder processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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