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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Shyamal Das

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsMPharm PhD
Research summaryDrug formulation and delivery

Research

My research interests revolve around drug delivery, in particular, respiratory drug delivery of powder formulations and vaccines for treating chronic lung conditions such as COPD, asthma, tuberculosis, lung cancer and lung infections. My aim is to achieve a fundamental knowledge base on solid state characterization processes to understand various pharmaceutical processes such as milling, mixing, spray drying, amorphization, micronization, crystallization, relaxation, dissolution, coating and storage. The knowledge and innovating approaches can be used to develop various conventional and controlled release solid dosage forms such as powders and vaccines for respiratory delivery as well as tablets and capsules for oral delivery.

PhD projects available

Please contact me if you are interested in conducting PhD research in the following areas:

  • Interactions and influence of lung surfactant on dissolution in the lung
  • Solid surface characteristics that influence powder delivery to the lung

Publications

Eedara, B. B., Tucker, I. G., & Das, S. C. (2016). Phospholipid-based pyrazinamide spray-dried inhalable powders for treating tuberculosis. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 506(1-2), 174-183. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.04.038

Momin, M. A. M., Tucker, I. G., Doyle, C. S., Denman, J. A., & Das, S. C. (2018). Manipulation of spray-drying conditions to develop dry powder particles with surfaces enriched in hydrophobic material to achieve high aerosolization of a hygroscopic drug. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 543, 318-327. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.04.003

Eedara, B. B., Rangnekar, B., Doyle, C., Cavallaro, A., & Das, S. C. (2018). The influence of surface active L-leucine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the improvement of aerosolization of pyrazinamide and moxifloxacin co-spray dried powders. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 542(1-2), 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.03.005

Momin, M. A. M., Tucker, I. G., Doyle, C. S., Denman, J. A., Sinha, S., & Das, S. C. (2018). Co-spray drying of hygroscopic kanamycin with the hydrophobic drug rifampicin to improve the aerosolization of kanamycin powder for treating respiratory infections. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 541(1-2), 26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.02.026

Khadka, P., Dummer, J., Hill, P. C., & Das, S. C. (2018). Considerations in preparing for clinical studies of inhaled rifampicin to enhance tuberculosis treatment. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 548(1), 244-254. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.07.011

Journal - Research Article

Momin, M. A. M., Tucker, I. G., Doyle, C. S., Denman, J. A., Sinha, S., & Das, S. C. (2018). Co-spray drying of hygroscopic kanamycin with the hydrophobic drug rifampicin to improve the aerosolization of kanamycin powder for treating respiratory infections. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 541(1-2), 26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.02.026

Khadka, P., Dummer, J., Hill, P. C., & Das, S. C. (2018). Considerations in preparing for clinical studies of inhaled rifampicin to enhance tuberculosis treatment. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 548(1), 244-254. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.07.011

Momin, M. A. M., Tucker, I. G., Doyle, C. S., Denman, J. A., & Das, S. C. (2018). Manipulation of spray-drying conditions to develop dry powder particles with surfaces enriched in hydrophobic material to achieve high aerosolization of a hygroscopic drug. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 543, 318-327. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.04.003

Eedara, B. B., Rangnekar, B., Doyle, C., Cavallaro, A., & Das, S. C. (2018). The influence of surface active L-leucine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in the improvement of aerosolization of pyrazinamide and moxifloxacin co-spray dried powders. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 542(1-2), 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.03.005

Eedara, B. B., Tucker, I. G., & Das, S. C. (2016). Phospholipid-based pyrazinamide spray-dried inhalable powders for treating tuberculosis. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 506(1-2), 174-183. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.04.038

Das, S. C., & Stewart, P. J. (2016). The influence of lung surfactant liquid crystalline nanostructures on respiratory drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 514(2), 465-474. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.06.029

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