PHARMACEUTICS AND INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY
The department is a branch of pharmacy that exposes trainees to the science and technology of drug dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Pharmaceutics encompasses the design and formulation of medicines, the manufacture of medicines on both small (compounding) and large (pharmaceutical technology) scale, the cultivation, avoidance and elimination of microorganisms (Microbiology) and the distribution of medicines to patients (Dispensing and Pharmacy Practice).
Further evolution in areas of pharmacy has now led to carving out of microbiology as a distinct knowledge area. The concentration presently is studies on all processes that would lead to conversion of a drug chemical into a medicine, medicines being drug delivery systems that are means of getting drugs into the body in a safe, efficient, reproducible and convenient manner. Research efforts in the department are encouraged in the areas of novel drug delivery systems such as nanoparticles, liposomes, drug targeting etc.
To consistently engage in research and training of pharmacy students and pharmaceuticals scientists in the area of science, technology and engineering of dosage design and information.
- To equip graduate of pharmacy and related scientists with the necessary knowledge to be able to function in the area of drug compounding and manufacturing.
- To train high calibre students in the art of designing delivery models for drug molecules.
- To provide training that would proffer solutions to the existing drug formulation challenges.