Gateway Engineering Education Coalition
About Gateway
Products Publications
Site Map

Drexel University
Center for Educational Research
3141 Chestnut Street, Bossone 512
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone 215.895.2201
Fax 215.895.1092

  Gateway Coalition Project Detail:

Engineering Biotechnology

Related Resources

1. Drug Delivery
Contact Name: Maggie Wheatley Organization:Drexel University

Drug Delivery is a discipline that deals with both science and engineering issues concerning effective methods for introducing drugs into the human body. We are most familiar with the oral delivery method (swallow a pill). Insulin, a hormone, is far too fragile to be taken orally as our digestive system would hydrolyse it. It is important for us to know how the body takes up and eliminate drugs. A whole discipline deals with the mathematical treatment of these issues. It develops models for the effects of drugs on the body, and how the body handles a drug. The area is too vast to cover in-depth here. We will concentrate on a brief discussion of Pharmacokinetics followed by drug delivery technologies.

File Type:ZIP File Size:235,216 KB
Multimedia Presentation
File Type:PDF File Size:319.0 KB
Drug Delivery
Web Version

Copyright © 1999 by the Gateway Coalition.
Questions or comments? Contact
Last modified: Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer v6 for Windows (v5 for Mac) or higher, Netscape v7 or higher, or any browser meeting the W3C web standards.