Teixeira, Andrew R
The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a transformative shift toward personalized medicine and new methods for controlled delivery of those drugs are necessary. MOFs are an exciting potential sorbent due to their extremely high surface areas (1,000 m^2/g and 10,000 m^2/g) and ultrafine molecular sieving ability. In this project, we designed, constructed, and validated a system and mathematical model for assessing the drug release profiles from porous media. The work culminates with a systematic perspective identifying the need for stable, size-tunable frameworks that could serve as an excellent and effective drug delivery system.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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