Suzie H Pun
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 CHEM E 491; W.
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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