Research

Learn more about our excellent research.

Designing the FUTURE of medicine

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Expertise in

hot-melt extrusion processing related to pharmaceutical products, novel drug delivery systems, including ‘Trans’ systems, and polymeric drug delivery design and stabilization of DDS.

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Outstanding knowledge in

drug delivery design strategies for ocular delivery, enhancing delivery via transporter-targeted prodrugs (oral, ocular, and transmucosal), and novel ocular drug delivery platforms.

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Defining excellence in

stimuli-responsive drug delivery platforms and NCEs, redox, thermal, pH-sensitive polymers, pH, ionic strength sensitive peptide-based hydrogel, and light, redox-sensitive prodrug.

Our Research Fields

Below, you will find a list of our most current research projects and links to the faculty website pages for these projects.

Dr. Michael Repka

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Dr. Mo Manniruzzaman

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Dr. Michael Repka

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Dr. Mo Manniruzzaman

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Dr. Michael Repka

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Dr. Mo Manniruzzaman

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Dr. Michael Repka

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Dr. Mo Manniruzzaman

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OUR Partnerships

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Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology

The faculty and graduate students of the department work closely with the Pii Center on various research projects critical to understanding drugs and pharmaceutical technology.

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Hands-on Course in Tablet Technology

Our Tablet Course is a post-graduate educational program offered by the Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology that provides an extensive review of conventional and advanced manufacturing technologies, including hot-melt extrusion, used to develop a variety of novel delivery and continuous manufacturing systems.

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Why discover new delivery systems?

"In our lab, we're using special 3D printing machines to create personalized medicine doses. We also create helpful medical tools like nose supports and stents using a special material we invented called bio-flex. Our main aim is to improve healthcare by improving medicines and using advanced 3D printing methods."

Dr. Yu Catherine Zhang

Senior Research Scientist