Department of Novel Drug Delivery Systems
The research activities on novel drug delivery systems here in Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) began concurrently with the opening of IPPI in 1986, focusing mostly on microencapsulation also transdermal drug delivery systems. With the aim of strengthening its research works, however, NDDS department was officially formed in September 2000 under the division of Polymer Science Faculty. The research studies undertaken by NDDS Dept. with the objective of industrial application are categorized in 4 sets of works, and it is offered new products in the pharmaceutical market as well as enrichment of its academic practices and cooperation.

Research Areas

  • Implantable Delivery Systems
  • Transdermal and Mucosal Delivery Systems
  • Biodegradable Delivery Systems
  • Specialties (Polymer and Drugs) Synthesis
  • Particulate and Injectable Delivery Systems

Current Projects

Insitu forming implant formulation for slow release of leuprolide acetate during one month

Formulation of implanted products used in the treatment of addiction, contraception and the release of corticosteroid anti-inflammatory drugs

Preparation of microcapsular systems for releasing aromatic substances for pharmaceutical, health and food applications

Preparation and evaluation of genetically modified gelatin nanoparticles using anticancer

Artemisinin passive and targeted drug delivery to Leishmania infected macrophages: in vitro evaluation

Synthesis of poly lactic acid applicable for laboratory-scale 3D printing for filaments

Monomer synthesis and precursors synthesis of furfural drug molecules in liquid phase

Formulations, optimization and industrial-scale production of livestock products (cattle and sheep) implants

Preparation and characterization of polymeric wound dressings

Preparation and characterization of microneedles

Providing technical knowledge of Ondansetron oral film on a semi-industrial scale



-          High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

-          Dissolution Tester

-          UV (Single and Double Beam)

-          Refractometer

-          ERWEKA Drive Unit

-          Spray Dryer

-          Sterilizer

-          Laboratory Centrifuges

-          Incubator & Ovens

-          Adhesion Parameters Analysis(Probe Tack Tester, Peel Strength,

           Shear Tester & Rotary Sample Slitter)

-          Rotational Mixer

-          Film Applicator (Automatic, Manual)

-          Speed Mixer

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