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Suzie H Pun
CHEM E 491
Seattle Campus

Controlled-Release Systems: Principles and Applications

Mechanisms for controlled release of active agents and the development of useful drug delivery systems for this purpose. Release mechanisms considered include diffusive, convective, and erosive driving forces. Delivery routes include topical, oral, and in vivo. Some special case studies covered in detail. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 491; W.

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This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles, strategies, and materials used in controlled drug delivery systems. The course will first cover the fundamentals of drug delivery, including physiology, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, drug diffusion and permeation, and biomaterials used in drug delivery. Controlled release strategies for various administration routes will then be discussed. The course will conclude with special topics lectures on targeted drug delivery, gene delivery, vaccine delivery, and protein delivery from UW faculty and industry guest lecturers

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Suzie H Pun
Date: 09/12/2005