Special Issue "Coating Design: From Nanoparticle to Solid Dosage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020) | Viewed by 39363
Interests: drug delivery; drug targeting; nanoparticles; lipids; lipid coating
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2. Department for Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Interests: solid state; solid dispersion; lipid-stability; hot melt coating; patient-centric drug development
Despite representing one of the oldest pharmaceutical techniques, coating of dosage forms is still the most frequently applied technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Its applications range from simple taste/odor masking of drugs to the sophisticated controlling of site and rate of drug release. The latter aspect is of impressive progression, which is due to the recently increased awareness of pharmaceutical companies about the patient-centricity of drug development, thus targeting niche disease areas and personalized requirements of patient populations. This strategy demands both accurate functional coating of solid dosage forms and rapid development of nanotechnology. Both synthetic polymers and lipid-based excipients with their advantages and drawbacks find their application. Recent improvements in the simulation of coating process and development of advanced PAT tools to monitor the process pave the way to improve the quality and efficacy of coated solid dosage forms. In the field of nanotechnology, the main focus is on the design of surface structure to ensure the safety and to improve the efficacy of developed nanocapsules.
The aim of this special Issue is to highlight the current developments in coating design and technology, covering the coating of solid dosage forms and development of nanocapsules.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmer
Dr. Sharareh Salar-Behzadi
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- coating process
- surface design
- solid state
- release kinetic
- controlled release
- solid dosage forms