Pharmaceutics

Department of Pharmaceutics is adept in identifying the current trends of drug delivery research & ingeniously addresses the needs of pharmaceutical industry.

Currently the portfolio of work which is carried out at Departments includes

  • Preformulation studies of various drugs including Drug-Excipient compatibility studies.
  • Molecular complexes to improve solubility of poorly soluble drugs or for Taste masking of bitter drugs.
  • Lipid-based drug delivery systems for oral bioavailability enhancement.
  • Novel drug delivery systems (NDDS) that includes the development of Controlled Re-lease Drug delivery system (CRDDS)
  • Nasal to brain drug delivery system.
  • Nanotechnology & Nanomaterial based drug delivery systems.
  • Para IV non-infringing formulation development.
  • Stability studies.

Department of Pharmaceutics is equipped with state-of-art facilities to carry out these activities including rotary compression machine, high shear mixer granulator, fluidized bed granulator cum coater, multimill, bilayer compression machine, single station compression machine, lab scale coater, and others. Similarly for nanotechnology based product the department has facilities of high speed and high pressure homogenizer, Malvern Zetasizer etc. In Pharmaceutics lab we have developed various controlled and sustained release delivery systems which were successfully transferred to industry for scale up. At department of pharmaceutics, we strongly encourage interdisciplinary projects for delivery of therapeutics derived from biotechnology & natural product origin.

Pharmaceutical Research

  • Development and evaluation of:
    • Oral formulation
    • Transdermal
    • Semi-solids
    • Multiparticulates/ Pellets
    • Parenterals
    • Liquids/Solution/Suspension
  • Preformulation studies of various drugs including Drug-Excipient compatibility studies
  • Molecular complexes to improve solubility of poorly soluble drugs
  • Taste masking of bitter drugs
  • Drug release study as per pharmacopeias or tailor-made release studies
  • Stability studies as per ICH guidelines

Advance drug delivery research

  • Development of formulation using QbD approach
  • Lipid-based systems for oral bioavailability enhancement
  • Novel drug delivery systems (NDDS) / Controlled Release Drug delivery system (CRDDS)
  • Nasal to brain drug delivery
  • Pulmonary drug delivery
  • Pediatric and Geriatric drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology & Nanomaterial based drug delivery systems
  • Lymphatic targeting
  • Cosmeceuticals based formulation
  • New polymeric carriers for drug delivery application
  • Novel Ayurvedic/Unani/Siddha/Herbal formulation
  • Preformulation
    • Solubility
    • Permeability study using cell-lines
    • Compatibility study using DSC
  • Complete Formulation development & Optimization (Human / Veterinary)
    • Oral formulation
    • Transdermal
    • Semi-solids
    • Multiparticulates/ Pellets
    • Parenterals
    • Parenterals
    • Osmotic Pumps
    • Nanoparticles (SLN/NLC)
    • Topicals
    • Liposomes
    • Liquids/Solution/Suspension/Self emulsifying systems etc
  • Formulation evaluation:
    • In-vitro release study
    • Zeta potential measurement
    • In-vitro permeation study
    • Size evaluation
  • Stability Testing (as per ICH guidelines)
    • Accelerated
    • Intermediate
    • Long Term

Lab Group Photograph

Ph.D. Students

Mr. Brijesh Shah, (SRF-Lady Tata Memorial Trust)
RESEARCH AREA Intranasal delivery system, Lipidic colloidal carriers, Targeted delivery systems.
Ms. Neha Mishra

Staff Detail

Rakesh Patel. B. Pharm.
Scientific Assistant "A"

Alumni

Dr. Chetan Doshi
Apotex Inc.
Canada
Email : cdoshi@apotex.com
Dr. Shanthakumar T. R.
Research Fellow,
SIGA Technologies.
USA
Email : shanthak22@yahoo.com
Dr. Hitesh Doshi
Indeus, Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Mumbai
Email : hitesh.doshi@indeus.in, hiteshdoshi@hotmail.com
Dr. Ajay Handa
Vice-president
Wockhrdt
Dr. Swati V Pund
Associate Professor
Singhad Institute of Pharmacy
Pune
Email : swatipund@gmail.com
Dr. Vineet Kumar Patel
Research Officer
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Email : patelvineetv@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Amita Joshi
SCIENTIST B
B.V. PATEL PERD CENTRE
AHMEDABAD
Email : amita@perdcentre.com
Dr. Arpan Chudasama
Senior Research Fellow

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Email : arpanchudasama@rediffmail.com