Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Drug Delivery

when 19 August 2024 - 30 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 450

Drug delivery is a diverse area, but often nano- and micro technologies are necessary for development of a drug delivery system. It can be complicated to develop and understand these systems, and also to choose the optimal techniques. In this course, we will get introductions to various technologies from academic and industrial perspectives with for example focus on poorly soluble drugs, proteins and peptides, liposomes and analytical techniques.

The aim of the drug delivery summer school is to provide an overview of nano- and micro technologies in drug delivery with examples of delivery technologies for peptides/proteins, for poorly soluble drugs, and for skin delivery of drugs.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

* Explain the advantages of using drug delivery systems for treatment of diseases
* Evaluate strength and weaknesses of various nano and micro technologies for drug delivery
* Design suggestions for sensors for the area of drug delivery
* Discuss the opportunities of label-free sensors in drug delivery and the biomedical area
* Plan and follow key experimental steps for the process of developing drug delivery technologies
* Present own results in form of poster and scientific seminar
* Act as an active and critical listener at scientific seminars

Teaching methods
We will combine lectures on drug delivery, on nano- and micro technologies in drug delivery and on sensing principle for the pharmaceutical area. You will have the possibility to hear about how to: 1) develop technologies for drug delivery, 2) test the application of the technology in relevant analytical methods.

The lab work will be performed in teams (decided by the course leaders) and the developed technologies with be discussed in plenum to be able to discover pro and cons on the various technologies and techniques.

By the end of the summer school, we will in collaboration have generated an overview of technologies in drug delivery in terms of sensors and pharmaceutical technologies. To pass the course, you must take active part in the group work and in the scientific discussions.

Course leader

Line Hagner Nielsen

Target group

PhD students

Fee info

EUR 450: The fee covers lectures, lab work, lunches, social events, catering during breaks.