Formulation & Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Formulation & Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pre-Pharmacy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of this module is to provide students with a critical overview of the challenges in administering biopharmaceuticals and strategies for overcoming the main delivery barriers. State of the art concepts for successful formulation and delivery of therapeutic peptides, proteins, nucleic acid-based drugs and vaccines will be described. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. List the major challenges in delivery of Biopharmaceuticals and explain why advanced delivery systems are needed
    2. Describe how protein and peptide injectables may be chemically modified for improved delivery
    3. Critically discuss novel non-injectable formulation approaches of peptide and protein drugs
    4. Cite clinical trials using chemical and viral vectors for delivery of nucleic acids.
    5. Evaluate commercial feasibility of lipid nanoparticles and polymer-based delivery systems for achieving real clinical applications.
    6. Explain the role of freeze-drying technology in drug delivery systems

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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