Department of Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics is the discipline with the process of turning a new chemical entity into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. It is also called the science of dosage form design. There are many chemicals with pharmacological properties, but need special measures to help them achieve therapeutically relevant amounts at their sites of action. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form. The course is designed to integrate the teaching, learning and understanding of pharmaceutical science in the context of pharmaceutics. Student will complete the course with advanced knowledge and skills applicable for a variety of practice settings in dosage form design, manufacturing technology, regulatory aspects, patents, quality control and quality assurance.

Scope

  • The scope of this course is to offer the student to get ample scope in formulation research & development, production Regulatory affairs, Research & Development, marketing & specialized in industrial knowledge with skills required for Pharma industries. Programme will equip students for jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and other allied areas. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will understand the concepts of dosage forms, dosage preparation, drug stability and the relevance between drug delivery optimization and therapeutic outcome.

Objectives

  • To foster critical thinking abilities to solve real-life patient/product problems as they relate to pharmaceutics and to pharmaceutical care.

  • To understand the relationship among physicochemical and biological factors, dosage forms, routes of administration and therapeutic outcomes

  • To illustrate the principles of pharmaceutics in dosage form design and development, Describe production procedures, quality control measurements and stability improvements for dosage forms.

Career Opportunities

  • Drug research and formulation development, designing and investigating various potential dosage forms for a particular drug substance.

  • Development of analytical and microbiological methodologies essential for the testing and validation of a particular product. Government agencies, research institutions and at academic institution.

Current area of research

  • A factorial study on the effects of Poloxamer and gelucire on the enhancement of oral bioavailability. Design and invitro evaluation of Oral dispersible tablets. Formulation and evaluation of immediate release tablets and delayed release tablets. Formulation and evaluation of hydrophilic and hydrophobic combined imbedded matrix tablets. Formulation and evaluation of oral disintegrating and extended release tablets. Formulation and evaluation of floating dosage form. Enhanced dissolution of poorly water soluble drugs by solid dispersion techniques. Formulation development and evaluation of fast dissolving tablets. Evaluation and in vitro release of formulated gels using diffusion cell. Formulation and evaluation of transdermal gels and films.