New Medical Book Edited by Professor Egon Matijevic' and Authored by CAMP Professors
Professor Egon Matijevic'
New Medical Book Edited by Professor Egon Matijevic' and Authored by CAMP Professors The new book, Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy, is edited by Professor Egon Matijevic' (the Victor K. LaMer Chair of Colloid and Surface Science at Clarkson University) and published in 2012 by Springer. It includes chapters written by CAMP faculty and has over 1800 references. This publication shares the excitement of pharmaceutical manufacturing,describes the use of fine particles in diagnostics, and warns us of the serious problem caused by the presence of different polymorphs in drug applications.
Millions of people throughout the world swallow drug tablets, without realizing the chemical and engineering decisions required to make pills safe, uniform in composition, effective, and able to be properly processed. Tablets consist of the drug substance (the most important ingredient) and other components called excipients. Drugs in the solid state can be produced as particles of diverse shapes and structures in sizes ranging from a few nanometers to a few micrometers. The medication is commonly combined with inactive diluents, while pills are often coated to protect them from potential problems caused by humidity, etc. Many physical aspects of medication (such as the size of the active substance to be delivered) affect its functionality.
Representatives from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (US Department of Energy) visit Clarkson's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and meet with University President Anthony Collins. From left: Clarkson's Provost Thomas Young, Clarkson's Dean of Engineering Professor Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University President Anthony Collins, Dr. Anthony Cugini of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Clarkson University Trustee Jim Wood, CAMP Director Professor S.V. Babu, and Clarkson University's Director of Research Gregory Slack.