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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Drug Delivery

BME 57100 / 3 Cr.

This course will explore the principles, techniques, and applications for therapeutic drug delivery and administration. This course will start with the fundamentals of drug administration: engineering principles such as diffusion and mass transport, with specific emphasis on transport in biological systems and barriers, pharmacokinetics, and drug distribution. We will examine the existing state of art in drug delivery systems: controlled release, biomaterials, and polymer-based delivery systems. Finally, we will also discuss the current field of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals: identification of novel drug targets, latest development in drug discovery, development, clinical trials, and product development, going from research to market using the latest examples from the pharmaceutical industry.