Drug Delivery Summer school 2020

Drug Delivery summer school


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, protein and peptide delivery, liposomes and analytical techniques as e.g. Raman spectroscopy. Furthermore, we will also try various techniques out in the laboratories.

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, and to give hands-on experience in especially oral drug delivery technologies.

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 with hands-on laboratory work. You will have the possibility to: 1) develop technologies for drug delivery, 2) test the application of the technology in relevant analytical methods.

The experiments will be based on commercially available instruments as well as on systems developed at DTU Health Tech.

The experimental 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.

Examples of lab projects from last year (similar projects can be expected this year, but it might differ)

* Development of PECs using the spray coater
* 3D printed stamps for fabrication of microcontainers
* Interactions of multicompartment carriers with machophages
* Optimisation of a simple in vitro system to investigate the movement of microcontainers across a layer of porcine intestinal mucus

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Mon 17 Aug 20 7:30 -
Fri 28 Aug 20 15:00


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