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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Prabhat Bhusal

PositionResearch Fellow
Research summaryControlled release drug delivery systems
MembershipsNew Zealand Controlled Release Society


I am engaged in a multidisciplinary science with an expertise in formulation development for various controlled release drug delivery systems for human and veterinary applications. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research of controlled release drug delivery systems with a potential for clinical translation.


Bhusal, P., Rahiri, J. L., Sua, B., McDonald, J. E., Bansal, M., Hanning, S., … Svirskis, D. (2018). Comparing human peritoneal fluid and phosphate-buffered saline for drug delivery: Do we need bio-relevant media? Drug Delivery & Translational Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13346-018-0513-9

Bhusal, P., Sharma, M., Harrison, J., Procter, G., Andrews, G., Jones, D. S., … Svirskis, D. (2017). Development, validation and application of a stability indicating HPLC method to quantify lidocaine from polyethylene–co–vinyl acetate (EVA) matrices and biological fluids. Journal of Chromatographic Science, 55(8), 832-838. doi: 10.1093/chromsci/bmx043

Svirskis, D., Chandramouli, K., Bhusal, P., Wu, Z., Alphonso, J., Chow, J., … Sharma, M. (2016). Injectable thermosensitive gelling delivery system for the sustained release of lidocaine. Therapeutic Delivery, 7(6), 359-368. doi: 10.4155/tde-2016-0014

Bhusal, P., Harrison, J., Sharma, M., Jones, D. S., Hill, A. G., & Svirskis, D. (2016). Controlled release drug delivery systems to improve post-operative pharmacotherapy. Drug Delivery & Translational Research, 6(5), 441-451. doi: 10.1007/s13346-016-0305-z

Chung, M.-K., Bhusal, P., & Choi, H.-K. (2013). Applicationn of carbopol/PVP interpolymer complex to prepare mucoadhesive floating granule. Archives of Pharmacal Research, 36(6), 745-751. doi: 10.1007/s12272-013-0035-4