In the academic discipline Pharmaceutics, the administration, formulation and manufacturing of medicines are treated.
The ambition of the research group in Pharmaceutical Technology is to conduct methodological and basic mechanistic research that can contribute to the development of better and more cost effective pharmaceuticals. We will develop firstly, new and improved drug delivery solutions and secondly, formulation tools for a more effective development and manufacturing of drug products. The core expertise of the group is powder science and technology which is a scientific discipline with applications to different type of products, including pharmaceuticals. An important and common research question for the research projects of the group is how critical properties of particles and particle systems can be assessed, controlled and predicted. The main applications of the research are formulation of medicines for peroral and pulmonary administration. Three research projects are currently developed within the group, i.e.: (1) Analytical powder compression; (2) Formulation of dry granulated powders; (3) Formulation of inhalation powders. The research is part of the research program of the Swedish Drug Delivery Center (SweDeliver).