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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  • Noureddine Lebaz, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Population balance modelling of a continuous static mixer-based emulsification process. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Elsevier, 2022, 188, pp.645-654. ⟨10.1016/j.cherd.2022.10.022⟩. ⟨hal-03815945⟩
  • Eslam Elkalla, Sumera Khizar, Nadia Zine, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Noureddine Lebaz, et al.. Elaboration of iron oxide capsules for lab-on-a-chip and microsystems use. 12ème Journées Maghreb-Europe: Matériaux et applications aux dispositifs et capteurs, Nov 2022, Monastir, Tunisia. ⟨hal-03859546⟩
  • Noureddine Lebaz, Kristy Touma, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Modélisation par bilan de population de la formation d’émulsions doubles par des mélangeurs statiques. 18ème Congrès de la Société Française de Génie des Procédés, Nov 2022, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-03848924⟩
  • Karima Ferchichi, Noureddine Amdouni, Yves Chevalier, Souhaira Hbaieb. Low-cost Posidonia oceanica bio-adsorbent for efficient removal of antibiotic oxytetracycline from water. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2022, 29 (55), pp.83112-83125. ⟨10.1007/s11356-022-21647-3⟩. ⟨hal-03873732⟩
  • Denise Cardoso, Agnès Narcy, Stéphane Durosoy, Yves Chevalier. The pH dependence of dissolution kinetics of zinc oxide. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Elsevier, 2022, 650, pp.129653. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.129653⟩. ⟨hal-03721083⟩
  • Najeh Jaoued-Grayaa, Chaima Nasraoui, Yves Chevalier, Souhaira Hbaieb. Design of molecularly imprinted polymer materials relying on hydrophobic interactions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Elsevier, 2022, 647, pp.129008. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.129008⟩. ⟨hal-03655857⟩
  • Meryem Belkilani, Carole Farre, Yves Chevalier, Sylvain Minot, François Bessueille, et al.. Mechanisms of Influenza Virus HA2 Peptide Interaction with Liposomes Studied by Dual-Wavelength MP-SPR. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society, 2022, ⟨10.1021/acsami.2c09039⟩. ⟨hal-03730479⟩
  • Jean Tallon, E. Gagnière, Claire Bordes, Géraldine Agusti, Yves Chevalier, et al.. Etude expérimentale de la transition de phase du carbonate de calcium de l’amorphe aux forms cristallines en emulsion inverse. CRISTAL 10, Jun 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03701102⟩
  • Cristian Camilo Ruiz Vasquez, Noureddine Lebaz, Isabelle Ramière, Denis Mangin, Murielle Bertrand. Solution du bilan de population à l’état stationnaire dans le contexte de la précipitation oxalique dans un réacteur à effet vortex. Cristal 10, Jun 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03694122⟩
  • Adithya Ramanathan Krishnan, Noureddine Lebaz, C. Charcosset, E Chabanon. BaCO3 precipitation using a dense membrane contactor : 1D population balance modelling. Cristal 10, Jun 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03694118⟩

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