This is one of a set of experiments designed for lower level undergraduate courses that incorporates novel thin films for drug delivery. The focus of the experimental set is to introduce pharmaceutical concepts to undergraduates while also incorporating general engineering educational objectives. This contains both a student version and instructor version.
In this lab, students conduct a simple factorial experiment to determine the effects of different polymers on film characteristics. The students get to choose the two factors that they will be testing, along with the response that they will be observing. The main objective of this experiment is for students will acquire a higher understanding of experimental design and factorial design.
This experiment (and the others in this set) was developed by Rowan University as part of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (SOPS).
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