Research at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

This institute specializes in the development of advanced oral and per oral drug delivery systems

Research and creative activities

Pharmaceutical technology is a branch of pharmaceutical science that deals with the composition, formulation, production, evaluation and quality assurance of individually prepared or mass-produced drugs. It studies the conditions under which drugs and pharmaceutical excipients can be transformed into medicines, the laws governing these processes, and the relationship of medicines to the action of the drugs administered in them.

Currently, the Institute focuses mainly on the development of modern oral and per oral drug systems to ensure controlled release and higher bioavailability of drugs for human medicine (matrix tablets, pellets, microparticles, capsules, reservoir systems, dispersible tablets, orodispersible films, liquid-solid systems, etc.). In cooperation with companies, it also studies other dosage forms according to demand. As part of their research, academics and students are also involved in the development of wound care products based on various polymeric carriers. Also the cooperation with other seemingly distant fields, such as the application of pharmaceutical technology methods for military purposes, cannot be overlooked.

This institute cooperates with universities as well as research and commercial companies

The research activities of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology are carried out on the basis of domestic and international cooperation. The Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology cooperates with a number of domestic university and research institutes, e.g. Ceitec Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of VETUNI, Faculty of Medicine of MU, Faculty of Science of MU, Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University in Hradec Králové, Faculty of Chemistry of BUT, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, Institute of Instrumentation Technology of the CAS, Faculty of Military Health Care of the University of Defence Brno, etc.

Neglected cannot be also the cooperation with pharmaceutical industrial enterprises such as Oritest spol. s.r.o. Prague, Oncomed manufacturing a.s. Brno, Angelini Pharma Czech Republic s.r.o. Brno, VUAB Pharma a.s. Roztoky, Zentiva, a.s. Praha, etc.

The academic staff and PhD students were researchers or co-investigators of a number of grant projects. The results of scientific research work are usually published in mostly foreign impacted scientific journals. The team also focuses on patenting the results (patents, utility models).

International activities

In the field of research, the institute's contacts are most intensive especially with pharmaceutical faculties and other related departments. Joint publications and conference papers have been produced in collaboration with academic staff of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kaunas, Lithuania), the Faculty of Pharmacy of Henri Poincaré University of Nancy (France), Semmelweis University of Budapest (Hungary), S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, with the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon (France), etc.

Students of the doctoral programme have completed a number of internships abroad at professional foreign institutions, such as in Ireland (Trinity College Dublin), Austria (University of Innsbruck), Germany (University of Hamburg) or Finland (University of Helsinki).

Active participation of the academic staff in European and world conferences focused on pharmaceutical technology cannot be omitted. The staff of the Institute also provided teaching at foreign pharmaceutical faculties, such as in Slovakia (University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice) or Kazakhstan (S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty). They are members of a major international organization APGI (International Society of Drug Delivery Sciences and Technology).

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