Pharmaceutics & Pharmacy Practice

(Pharmaceutics & Pharmacy)

The Pharmaceutics Department is responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses by using qualified and well experienced faculty members. At undergraduate level the subject includes Pharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical biotechnology & Industrial Pharmacy, Advances in Drug Delivery, Bio-pharmaceutics& Pharmacokinetics.

Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) or drugs into a medication (formulation) to be used safely and effectively by patients, thus known as the science of dosage form design. Drugs to achieve effective pharmacological properties, in therapeutically relevant amounts at their sites of action need special measures. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form. Branches of pharmaceutics include:

  •   Pharmaceutical formulation.
  •  Pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  •  Dispensing Pharmacy.
  •  Industrial Pharmacy.
  •  Pharmaceutical Technology.
  •  Physical Pharmacy.
  •  Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence.

Newly invented Specific research topics include: sustained-release formulations of drugs, design of novel drug delivery systems, noisome, polymer films as coating and matrices for drugs, solubility enhancement of BCS II drugs, site specific drug delivery systems, biodegradable polymers, transdermal and oral delivery of drugs, ocular Drug Delivery and dermatological formulations.

After preparing all formulations it is necessary to evaluate all the dosage forms. Quality control of all dosage forms are an essential operation of the pharmaceutical industry. Drugs must be marketed as safe and therapeutically active formulations whose performance is consistent and predictable.