Life Sciences

Principal Investigator: Piero Ugliengo , Department of Chemistry, University of Torino (Italy)

HPC Platform used: SuperMUC of LRZ

Local Project ID: pr86lre

The mechanisms of interaction between solid excipients and drugs are based on surface chemistry related phenomena. Consequently, understanding the physico-chemical features of surfaces is a fundamental step to describe and predict the strength of these interactions. The results of this analysis can shed light on how the nature of the excipient can affect the properties of a drug formulation. Among silica-based mesoporous materials, MCM-41 (Mobil Composition of Matter) is one of the most studied. In 2001 it was first proposed as a drug delivery system, with ibuprofen as a model drug.