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Dr Nazrul Islam
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy
Faculty of Health,
School - Clinical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Clinical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member – American Association for the Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS)
  • Member – Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia

Pulmonary drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Biodegradable polymer micronised particles, DPI formulation, Dry Powder Inhaler, Lactose particles, Aerosol delivery, Drug formulatin and delivery, Stability studies of drug and drug products, Characterization micro/nanoparticles for lung delivery

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Research theme: Health

Research discipline: Pharmacy

Areas of expertise

  • Characterization of micronised particles for respiratory delivery
  • Development of controlled release dosage forms
  • Surface-tailored biodegradable polymers for maximising drug delivery from dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulation
  • Preparation and in-vitro evaluation of a polymer based controlled release DPI formulation for pulmonary delivery
  • Powder technology
  • Development of a DPI device for efficient delivery of therapeutics into deep lungs

Research areas
Development of drug loaded biodegradable polymer based controlled release micro/nanoparticles for pulmonary delivery

The aim of this work is to research the principles underlying development of polymer-based controlled release dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations and so optimise the performance in a typical powder formulation of a model drug for inhalation. This study can be expected to provide a better understanding in developing an optimized DPI formulation with controlled release profile for systemic action.
Studies on the efficient respiratory delivery of drugs from Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) formulations using biodegradable polymers as carriers

This project involves in drug delivery from dry powder inhaler formulations for asthma patients. The outcome of this project will be to enable the development of suitable carrier powders for dry powder inhalers formulations for efficient delivery of drugs into the deep lungs.

Maximization of drug delivery from dry powder inhaler (DPI) Formulation

This project deals with the maximization of respiratory delivery of drug from dry powder inhaler formulation. The outcome of this study will help get a better understanding of the factors controlling in efficient delivery of drugs for DPI formulations.

This information has been contributed by Dr Nazrul Islam.


Teaching discipline: Pharmacy
Teaching areas: Pharmaceutics

This information has been contributed by Dr Nazrul Islam.


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