Research at Xavier

Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery

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Dr. Tarun Mandal, Professor and Director of the Center for Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery, is evaluating the suitability of a novel nanometer size vaccine.¬† The major goals of Dr. Mandal'Äôs research are to establish a platform for R&D in pharmaceutical product development in the New Orleans metropolitan area and to establish new commercial opportunities for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the state of Louisiana.

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Dr. Mandal, right, and students, prepare to spray dried nanoparticles using a Buchi Laboratory Mini Spray Dryer.  This nanoparticle formulation is suitable for targeted lung delivery via inhalation. 

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Dr. Levon Bostanian, Professor of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, and P-2 Pharmacy student Valencia Walker measure the size and zeta potential of nanoparticles to evaluate the efficacy and long-term stability of these formulations.

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