VCU's Department of Pharmaceutics specializes in the science and technology associated with innovations in drug delivery and drug development.
Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary applied science concerned with delivering and maintaining appropriate drug concentrations at target sites in the body for appropriate times (thus, alleviating disease by optimizing drug effects over time).
These are the major areas of research focus within the Department of Pharmaceutics:
- Aerosol Drug Delivery
- Biopharmaceutical Analysis
- Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
- Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Drug Transporters
- Ocular Drug Delivery
These research activities are characterized by the unique expertise of the individual faculty members in the department.