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Controlled Release of Drugs

by Patrick Cooper


Submitted : Spring 2016

Over the years with advancements in medication and antibiotics there has been an increase in development of antibiotics that last for longer durations of time. An example of one of these is Claritin 12 hour. The way it is able to last for a full 12 hours is it contains a membrane that surrounds the tablet and controls the diffusion rate of the active chemicals inside. The objective of this project was to calculate the amount of time in hours that it would take for theophylline to dissolve in the body and maintain a constant rate period. It was calculated that theophylline is able to maintain a constant rate period for roughly 216 hours which comes out to nine days.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell