The Advanced Drug Delivery and Drug Targeting Program of the department of Pharmaceutics aims at providing new strategies to solve delivery problems encountered by pharmacologically active compounds.
The core activity of the department is the design and pre-clinical testing of tailor-made drug delivery systems for site-specific, time- and/or rate-controlled delivery of small molecular weight drugs, therapeutic proteins, nucleic acids (including DNA and siRNA), and antigens for therapy and prevention of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, inflammation and infectious diseases. The combination of complementary fields of expertise brought together in the research program is unique. It allows the development of novel drug delivery systems from scratch up to the preclinical testing phase. The department of Pharmaceutics has intensive collaborations with academic, industrial, and governmental groups.