DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

Pharmaceutical technology is the multidisciplinary science of preparing various pharmaceutical dosage forms.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Technology is aspiring to ensure students’ transitional growth across the didactic curriculum and through practical experiences resulting in technical competency. Graduates will have the ability to provide sound scientific judgment and good scientific professional skills, attitudes, behaviors and values. Among the compulsory and required elective courses, Pharmacy Propedeutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Galenic Preparations, Biocosmetics, Industrial Pharmaco-technology and as Special Training courses; Clinical Pharmacology, Synthetic Chemicals, Veterinary Hygiene and Toxicology are educated or directed by our department.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Technology as the part of an active international pharmaceutical institutes is engaged in collaborative projects and partnerships all over Europe. We have continuous communication with all the Hungarian Faculties of Pharmacy to guarantee the highest quality and harmonized curriculum for our students. Our lecturers are internationally respected professionals and active researchers. The purpose of the tutors is to ensure the highest level of education and pharmaceutical research. Besides high-level theoretical education, the practical training has an important role. The laboratories and the training pharmacy are well-equipped with the highest level of instruments. The practice oriented pharmaceutical industrial lab is unique compared to similar Hungarian pharmaceutical training centers. Our students receive training in compounding pharmacy and also in pilot and industrial-scale drug manufacturing. Among our cooperation in the field of pharmaceutical research universities, small and medium enterprises and big pharmaceutical companies can be found.

Our research profile is focus on formulation and characterisation of novel, innovative pharmaceutical dosage forms and their excipients. Natural compounds are formulated in special pharmaceutical dosage forms. Physicochemical and biological effects of different additives have been investigated by several innovative methods. We use Caco-2 colon epithelial, HeLa cervical, CaLu pulmonary cell layers as in vitro model of  drug absorption and study the cytotoxic and bioavailability enhancement of additives. We have special interest on surface active agents and cyclodextrins which have solubility increasing and absorption enhancing effects. Our recent results showed, that cyclodextrin molecules are also able to enter into enterocytes with endocytosis and this mechanism can open a new way for drug delivery. Our students interested in research can participate in several research activities in the frame of Student Scientific Research Association. Special pharmaceutical experimental topics may be selected and high-level thesis may be written at this Department.

Cooperation partners:

Universities:

·         Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Szeged (Szeged, Hungary)

·         Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary)

·         Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Pécs (Pécs, Hungary)

·         Szent István University, (Gödöllő, Hungary)

·         Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad (Arad, Romania)

·         Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (Lyon, France)

Organisations:

·         Pharmaceutical Chamber of Hungary

·         Hungarian National Committee of Pharmaceutical Care

·         Hungarian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Companies:

·         Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Debrecen, Hungary)

·         CycloLab (Cyclodextrin Research and Development Laboratory) (Budapest,Hungary)

·         Gattefossé Chemical Company (Lyon,France)

BASF (Mannheim, Germany)