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 create a hydrophobic thin film, and compare its degradation to that of a hydrophilic thin film. The main objectives of this experiment are: Students will learn about the difference between hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers; Students will assess degradation data and use a spectrophotometer.
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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