Cellulose drugs - Cellulose-based carrier matrices for conrolled drug delivery

Project: Research project

Project Details


The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a method for applying drugs on paper carrier materials in laboratory as well as in industrial manufacturing processes. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and additives are printed on paper using the drop-on-demand printing technology. The printed paper may then be inserted into a gelatine capsule for peroral applications or directly administered orally after additional modifications. The capabilities of various paper grades are evaluated with respect to the utilization as a pharmaceutical carrier material, considering the intended registration as a pharma-excipient. In addition, models are developed to describe the main phenomena during the printing process and to simulate application, impact, penetration and drying of fluids with porous materials.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/10

Research Output

Das Drucken patientenspezifischer pharmazeutischer Formulierungen - Technischer Ansatz für zukünftige Anwendungen

Fraser, S., Gruber, M., Khinast, J., Bauer, W., Brenn, G. & Zimmer, A., 2013, In : TechnoPharm. 3, 5, p. 246-252

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Printable medicines: A Microdosing Device for the Production of Personalized Oral Dosage Forms

Voura, C., Gruber, M., Schrödl, N., Strohmeier, D., Eitzinger, B., Bauer, W., Brenn, G., Khinast, J. & Zimmer, A., 2011, In : Pharmaceutical technology Europe. 23, 1, p. 32-36

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle