Aulton's Pharmaceutics - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702042904, 9780702062520

Aulton's Pharmaceutics

4th Edition

The Design and Manufacture of Medicines

Editors: Michael Aulton Kevin Taylor
Paperback ISBN: 9780702042904
eBook ISBN: 9780702062520
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th June 2013
Page Count: 908


Pharmaceutics is one of the most diverse subject areas in all of pharmaceutical science. In brief, it is concerned with the scientific and technological aspects of the design and manufacture of dosage forms or medicines. An understanding of pharmaceutics is therefore vital for all pharmacists and those pharmaceutical scientists who are involved with converting a drug or a potential drug into a medicine that can be delivered safely, effectively and conveniently to the patient.

Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling textbook in pharmaceutics has been brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid advances in delivery methodologies by eye and injection, advances in drug formulations and delivery methods for special groups (such as children and the elderly), nanomedicine, and pharmacognosy. At the same time the editors have striven to maintain the accessibility of the text for students of pharmacy, preserving the balance between being a suitably pitched introductory text and a clear reflection of the state of the art.

Key Features

  • provides a logical, comprehensive account of drug design and manufacture
  • includes the science of formulation and drug delivery
  • designed and written for newcomers to the design of dosage forms

Table of Contents

What is ‘pharmaceutics’? 0

1. Design of dosage forms 0

Peter York

PART 1: Scientific principles of dosage form design

2. Dissolution and solubility 00

Michael E. Aulton

3. Properties of solutions 00

Michael E. Aulton

4. Surfaces and interfaces 00

Graham Buckton

5. Disperse systems 00

David Attwood

6. Rheology

Christopher Marriot

7. Kinetics 00

W. John Pugh

PART 2: Particle science and powder technology 00

8. Solid-state properties 00

Graham Buckton

9. Particle size analysis 00

J.N. Staniforth, Kevin M.G. Taylor

10. Particle size reduction and size separation 00

Michael E. Aulton, J.N. Staniforth

11. Mixing 00

Andrew M. Twitchell

12. Powder flow 00

Michael E. Aulton

PART 3: Pharmaceutical microbiology and sterilization 00

13. Fundamentals of microbiology 00

Geoffrey W. Hanlon

14. Pharmaceutical applications of microbiological techniques 00

Norman A. Hodges

15. Action of physical and chemical agents on microorganisms 00

Geoffrey W. Hanlon, Norman A. Hodges

16. Principles of sterilization 00

Susannah E. Walsh, Jean-Yves Maillard

17. Sterilization in practice 00

Jean-Yves. Maillard, Susannah E. Walsh

PART 4: Biopharmaceutical principles of drug delivery 000

18. Introduction to biopharmaceutics 000

Marianne Ashford

19. Gastrointestinal tract – physiology and drug absorption 000

Marianne Ashford

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About the Editor

Michael Aulton

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Kevin Taylor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK