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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  • Khawla Mili, Zouhour Hsine, Yves Chevalier, Gilles Ledoux, Rym Mlika. Application of thiol capped ZnS quantum dots as a fluorescence probe for determination of tetracycline residues. Solid State Communications, 2023, 360, pp.115040. ⟨10.1016/j.ssc.2022.115040⟩. ⟨hal-03905050⟩
  • Maroua Ben Abdelkader, Nedra Azizi, Ayda Baffoun, Claire Bordes, Yves Chevalier, et al.. Application of an experimental design methodology for the optimization of cosmetotextile impregnation process by β-cyclodextrin based microcapsules. Journal of the Textile Institute, 2023, 114 (2), pp.314-322. ⟨10.1080/00405000.2022.2031710⟩. ⟨hal-03951166⟩
  • Merymene Boukadida, Najeh Jaoued-Grayaa, Amira Anene, Yves Chevalier, Souhaira Hbaieb. Effect of cross-linking agents on the adsorption of histamine on molecularly imprinted polyacrylamide. Polymer, 2023, 268, pp.125724. ⟨10.1016/j.polymer.2023.125724⟩. ⟨hal-03955548⟩
  • Thibault Massias, Suenia de Paiva Lacerda, Jacqueline Resende de Azevedo, Jean‐jacques Letourneau, Marie-Alexandrine Bolzinger, et al.. Supercritical carbon dioxide solubility measurement and modelling for effective size reduction of nifedipine particles for transdermal application. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2023, 630, pp.122425. ⟨10.1016/j.ijpharm.2022.122425⟩. ⟨hal-03875943⟩
  • Noureddine Lebaz, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Population balance modelling of a continuous static mixer-based emulsification process. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 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, 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, 2022, 647, pp.129008. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.129008⟩. ⟨hal-03655857⟩

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