Oct 02, 2022  
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GHHE 000/5450 - Nanoformulation, Targeting and Applications (3 cr.)



Description
This Nanoformulation, Targeting and applications course will provide background information on the science and the art of Nanoformulations benefiting from the Nano synthesis, assembly, characterization course that preceded this course. Nanoformulation is a very promising tool to enhance efficacy and delivery of drugs. In this regard, formulation of small molecule water insoluble compounds the nanoscale could reduce the required therapeutic dosages and subsequently reduced its cell toxicity. Based on biotechnology knowledge about specific molecular targets at the certain tissues, targeted nanoformulations would provide local delivery of lipophilic small molecule targeted to specific areas and thereby preventing systemic exposure, with improved efficacy and safety. In addition, using specific coating, better pharmacokinetic and internalization of nano-compounds could be achieved. Examples that are in advanced in preclinical and clinical development with various novel drug molecules will be discussed. This course is designed for professionals working across disciplines and industries seeking exposure to the latest advances as it applies to the biomedical sciences and medicine, and the potential benefits in the public health context. Participants will gain a familiarity and working knowledge in skills and techniques relevant to nanotechnology through hands-on experience and access to state-of-the-art equipment for materials characterization techniques via in person workshop or online demonstrations.



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