10: Crystallography and Capsules: MSE in Pharmaceuticals (feat. Dr. Pratik Upadhyay)
Among its many applications, Materials Science and Engineering has a strong influence in how we design and package pharmaceuticals. In today’s episode we talk with Dr. Pratik Upadhyay, a Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca about the role of optimizing materials to enhance the performance of pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, we explore the connections between the paradigms of drug design and delivery with other subfields of materials science and engineering.
Dr. Pratik Upadhyay can be reached via: https://www.linkedin.com/in/niperpratikpe/
Our topics in today’s episode include:
- The importance of focusing on user needs in this space (4:08 )
- Similarities between pharmaceutical field and other materials fields (7:20 )
- Considerations of polymorphism in drug design (13:08 )
- Optimizing materials properties to enhance manufacturing (21:41 )
- Nanotechnology in the future of pharmaceuticals (25:54 )
- The role of computations in predicting polymorphism (37:54 )
- And much more!
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