The department of pharmaceutics is equipped with state of the art facilities to undertake research in drug development and delivery. More recently, the department has initiated research on Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. In the frontier area of Biomaterial research, the focus will be for synthesis and characterization of new biodegradable polymer, their formulations for various drug delivery systems, to improve surface biocompatibility of medical devices and their invitro/invivo evaluation. To strengthen our research potential, nanotechnolgy will be utilized to prepare effective carriers to deliver the drugs at diseases targets and effort will be taken to initiate gene delivery program in our department.
The department is presently engaged in research projects on:
- Development and evaluation of peroral controlled release systems
- Development and evaluation of buccal and transdermal drug delivery systems
- Biopharmaceutic and pharmacokinetic studies including bioavailability and bioequivalence studies
- In vitro and in vivo evaluation of conventional and new drug delivery systems
- Biomaterials for novel drug delivery systems
- Nano-biopharmaceutics: Focus on drug targeting and gene delivery