PESC 609. Pharmaceutical Engineering Laboratory I. 1 Hour.
Semester course; 3 laboratory hours. 1 credit. Didactic laboratory in pharmaceutical engineering. Laboratory experiments will be focused on three major themes based on the following routes of administration: pulmonary drug delivery (metered-dose and dry powder inhalers); oral drug delivery (tablets and capsules); parenteral drug delivery (sterile parenteral formulations). Experiments performed will focus on drug discovery, active pharmaceutical ingredient characterization and API pre-formulation; they will provide the platform for product formulation manufacturing in more open-ended experiments to be carried out on the same themes in subsequent courses. In situ analytical tools (process analytical technology) will be used in the laboratory experiments as appropriate.