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International Journal of Product Development
International Journal of Product Development


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances and Innovative Research for Product Development in Pharmaceutical Sciences"

Guest Editor: Dr. Shivanand P. Puthli

The healthcare industry has witnessed unprecedented transformation recently. Pharmaceutical science has been revolutionised from the macro to the micro level and currently research is focused at the molecular level. The foundation of pharmaceutical research is based upon drug delivery, biopharmaceutics, transport, formulation process engineering, simulation and mathematical modelling. The quest for newer therapeutic alternatives and basic research has given birth to numerous strategies, many of which have been able to treat unmet medical needs. However, many challenging barriers have yet to be conquered.

The objective of this special issue is to focus on innovative and cutting edge research for product development in this multidisciplinary field. Emphasis will be on original research with focused attention on novelty and innovativeness.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Delivery of drugs and biotech molecules
  • Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and radiopharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical technology and process engineering
  • Pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy, preformulation
  • Membrane transport and absorption
  • Macromolecule (including protein/ peptide) and gene delivery
  • Clinical studies with distinctive features

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 October 2009

Communication of peer reviews of authors: 31 December 2009

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 28 February 2010