Phamaceutical Engineering


Key words : Nanoparticles, microparticles, Pickering  emulsions, microemulsions, liposomes, skin permeation, membrane processes, freeze drying, spray drying, spray cooling, tableting, powder, drying, hybrid particles, colloids, in vitro diagnostic, environmental analysis

The LAGEPP (Laboratory of Automatic Control, Chemical and pharmaceutical  engineering)  is a research laboratory of the University Lyon 1 and the French national Institute for scientific research (CNRS UMR 5007). It develops pluridisciplinary research in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical engineering and biochemical processes. The LAGEPP gathers strong  pluridisciplinary competences in close collaboration with national and international research and development centers in industry or in academia.

The “pharmaceutical engineering” group has its strong expertise in drug delivery. This team is mainly working on the formulation of drug delivery systems for topical or parenteral  administration and diagnostic applications. The research encompasses several scientific domains and a huge part is devoted to physical chemistry and formulation: development of new drug delivery systems, physical chemistry properties and biological in vitro evaluation. Studies about skin behavior of drug delivery systems devoted to cosmetic or dermopharmaceutic applications are particularly developed, the LAGEP being equipped with high performance tools for in vitro skin assessment.

Three kinds of research works are carried out in the laboratory:
– Physico-chemistry and formulation: search for new drug delivery systems, characterization of their physico-chemical properties and in vitro biopharmaceutical evaluation. Encapsulation of drugs, contrast agents, actives… in polymeric micro/nanoparticles.
– Development of encapsulation processes and drying processes dedicated to particulate systems. Membrane processes are developed due to their ability to form calibrated emulsions and particles with a  continuous working. Drying of micro and nanoparticles is essential to guarantee the stability of these systems and their long term storage. Freeze drying and spray drying processes are studied.
– Development of solid dosage forms: tableting, drugs polymorphism, characterization spectroscopic characterization, controlled release.
– Bionanotechnology in vitro. Synthesis of colloidal reactive particles as biomolecules extraction support, as biological tracer, as transport systems…Interaction of biomolecules with these colloids.

Director of the Pharmaceutical Engineering, Professeur Bolzinger

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  • Amira Anene, Rafik Kalfat, Yves Chevalier, Souhaira Hbaieb. Design of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Materials: The Crucial Choice of Functional Monomers. Chemistry Africa, Springer, 2020, 3 (3), pp.769-781. ⟨10.1007/s42250-020-00180-1⟩. ⟨hal-02994519⟩
  • Jaime Vega-Chacón, Mohamad Tarhini, Noureddine Lebaz, Miguel Jafelicci, Nadia Zine, et al.. Protein-Silica Hybrid Submicron Particles: Preparation and Characterization. Chemistry Africa, Springer, 2020, 3, pp.793-801. ⟨10.1007/s42250-020-00138-3⟩. ⟨hal-02554148⟩
  • Waisudin Badri, Mohamad Tarhini, Zineb Lgourna, Noureddine Lebaz, Hassan Saadaoui, et al.. Preparation and Characterization of Glued Corn Flakes-Like Protein-Based Magnetic Particles. Chemistry Africa, Springer, 2020, 3, pp.803-811. ⟨10.1007/s42250-020-00147-2⟩. ⟨hal-02623651⟩
  • Tehreem Mumtaz, Maimoona Qindeel, Asim Ur Rehman, Mohamad Tarhini, Naveed Ahmed, et al.. Exploiting proteases for cancer theranostic through molecular imaging and drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Elsevier, 2020, 587, pp.119712. ⟨10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119712⟩. ⟨hal-02988301⟩
  • Arpita Saha, Hamdi Ben Halima, Abhishek Saini, Juan Gallardo-Gonzalez, Nadia Zine, et al.. Magnetic Nanoparticles Fishing for Biomarkers in Artificial Saliva. Molecules, MDPI, 2020, 25 (17), pp.3968. ⟨10.3390/molecules25173968⟩. ⟨hal-02989869⟩
  • Sumera Khizar, Nasir Ahmad, Naveed Ahmed, Sadia Manzoor, Abdelhamid Elaïssari. Encapsulation of doxorubicin in magnetic‐polymer hybrid colloidal particles of Eudragit E100 and their hyperthermia and drug release studies. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Wiley, 2020, 31 (8), pp.1732-1743. ⟨10.1002/pat.4900⟩. ⟨hal-02988964⟩
  • Munther Alomari, Rabindran Jermy Balasamy, Dana Almohazey, Vijaya Ravinayagam, Mohammad Al Hamad, et al.. Nile Red-Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)/Silica Nanocomposite Particles Increase the Sensitivity of Cervical Cancer Cells to Tamoxifen. Polymers, MDPI, 2020, 12 (7), pp.1516. ⟨10.3390/polym12071516⟩. ⟨hal-02988363⟩
  • Malgorzata Tarnowska, S. Briancon, Jacqueline Resende de Azevedo, Yves Chevalier, Delphine Arquier, et al.. The effect of vehicle on skin absorption of Mg2+ and Ca2+ from thermal spring water. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Wiley, 2020, 42 (3), pp.248-258. ⟨10.1111/ics.12607⟩. ⟨hal-02841317⟩
  • Mudassara Saqib, A. Shabbir Ali Bhatti, Nasir Ahmad, Naveed Ahmed, Gul Shahnaz, et al.. Amphotericin B Loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles for Treatment of Leishmania Infections. Nanomaterials, MDPI, 2020, 10 (6), pp.1152. ⟨10.3390/nano10061152⟩. ⟨hal-02866742⟩
  • Elodie Denet, Maria Betzabeth Espina-Benitez, Isabelle Pitault, Thierry Pollet, Didier Blaha, et al.. Metal oxide nanoparticles for the decontamination of toxic chemical and biological compounds. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Elsevier, 2020, 583, pp.119373. ⟨10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119373⟩. ⟨hal-03000226⟩

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