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Dosage Forms

Katherine Dunnington

Celerion (United States)

Dr. Dunnington holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she previously worked in MDS Pharma Services Lincoln, Nebraska, Principal Medical Writer PRA International Lenexa, KS, and Pharmacist Hen House Pharmacy Gladstone, Missouri. She is experienced in pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology with over 20 years of service in contract research.


Christine Brandquist

Celerion (United States)

Dr. Brandquist has gained her Ph.D. at the College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nevada, USA. In 2020, she has received the ACCP Excellence in Achievement Recognition and is currently a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.


Formulation Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics Extended-Release Immediate-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablet Lozenge Buccal Patch Nasal Spray Drops Irritancy Abuse Potential

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This book will cover dosage form innovations in an interdisciplinary manner. Chapters may range from the development of new dosage forms or new dosage forms for previously marketed drugs to evaluation of their performance in dissolution experiments, animal models/humans, or a correlation of these. Many oral dosage forms are now extended release formulations in order to increase compliance by reducing the number of capsules/tablets that must be taken each day. Nasal and buccal delivery systems allow rapid absorption of acutely acting pharmaceuticals and allow for by-passing first-pass metabolism in gut and liver. Transdermal systems allow slow release of potent pharmaceuticals over longer periods of time, but adhesion and dermal irritancy are often challenges with these delivery methods. Topical application of drugs allow for action on the skin itself or for systemic delivery. Drug delivery to the eye, especially for drugs where systemic exposure should be avoided has been an ongoing challenge.

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Date completed: August 27th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2021

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Review results due: February 11th 2022

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Katherine Dunnington

Celerion (United States)

Dr. Katherine 'Shelly' Dunnington resides and works in the Midwest United States in the state of Kansas. She is a pharmacokineticst with training in pharmaceutical science and cellular/molecular biology, and originally was a practicing pharmacist both in hospital and retail settings. She is currently a Senior Principal Scientist in the Data Management and Biometrics department at Celerion, a pharmaceutical contract research organization. With 21 years in contract research, Dr. Dunnington has many roles in her current position, including training/mentoring scientists; consulting on clinical study design and conduct; analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical PK/PD and cardiac safety data, and software validation. Dr. Dunnington holds both a bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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