Drug Formulation and Delivery – University of Copenhagen

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The best drug cannot help the patient if it is not formulated into a medicine in an optimal way.  The drug needs to be delivered in the right dose, at the right time, to the right target in the body. This course will introduce the participant to the principles of drug formulation and delivery. If you want to know more about different dosage forms, different routes of administration and the physicochemical and physiological principles underlying modern drug delivery, this course is for you.

The ultimate aim of drug formulation is to deliver the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) through biological membranes to the right target in the right concentration during a defined time interval. Optimal performance of the drug formulation can be achieved by considering the physicochemical properties of API and excipients, along with both the pharmacological properties and processability of a given formulation. Understanding the most relevant factors affecting the drug product performance enables the development of an optimal pharmaceutical product.

The course will consist of 12 lectures covering different concepts related to designing a dosage form and delivering the active pharmaceutical ingredient to the right target. Lectures will cover the importance of biological and metabolic barriers related to delivery, role of preformulation/processing, and finally, the design of formulation –specific lectures will be on solid dosage forms, semisolids, inhalation products, and macromolecular delivery systems.

What do you gain?

  • Upon completion of this course you will think of the delivery of drugs in a pharmaceutical way.
  • You will have learned how the dosage form can be tailored to the needs of the patient and disease to be treated.
  • You will be able to decide what administrative route, and delivery systems might be optimal for a given drug.
  • You will have learned about the physicochemical and physiological principles that are forming the basis of a rational development of modern dosage forms.

We have assembled a unique team of both industrial and academic speakers, who are experts in specific dosage forms, formulation principles and the underpinning sciences. The mixture between academia and industry speakers gives you a well-rounded perspective on both the theoretic background and the application of modern drug delivery.

Course dates

  • 3-7 December 2018

Application deadline

  • 8 October 2018

Course fee

  • DKK 17,200 for EU/EEA citizens
  • DKK 19,980 for non-EU/EEA citizens