PHARM1: Pharmaceutical Science: Drug Development
Mentors: Dr. Robin H. Bogner, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Science, and her team of Graduate Students
Once a drug molecule has been discovered and tested, it must be made into a product that can be easily administered to the patient. The science of designing and testing the drug product is known as pharmaceutics. It combines a knowledge of physics, engineering, chemistry, and physiology with the challenge of preparing a dosage form that gets the drug to the right place at the right time and in the right concentration. The pharmaceutics group at UConn is involved in research on a wide array of dosage forms from tablets and capsules to microspheres, liposomes, and nanotechnology. This site provides a wonderful hands-on opportunity to explore this aspect of the pharmaceutical drug development process. If you think pharmaceutics might be in your future, take advantage of this great learning opportunity!