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Minneapolis, MN 55455
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What is Pharmaceutics?

Pharmaceutics is the study of the quantitative aspects of drug delivery. It involves the design, development and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form.  A pharmaceutical scientist:

  • characterizes physical properties of drugs
  • develops innovative delivery systems for drugs
  • quantitatively evaluates drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and pharmacological activity in the living organism.

The Department of Pharmaceutics at Minnesota

The Department of Pharmaceutics has a rich tradition of innovation and advancement of health through new knowledge. Our faculty members have made significant contributions to enhancing drug delivery. As part of the University's Academic Health Center, the Department of Pharmaceutics has access to an abundance of intellectual and physical resources, including the Masonic Cancer Center, Characterization Facility, Supercomputing Institute, NMR facilities, Biomedical Imaging Processing Lab, AeroCore, Brain Barriers Research Center, and the Center for Translational Drug Delivery.