Once a new drug has been discovered and formulated, it must be manufactured to produce the final product. Pharmaceutical manufacturing uses unit operations such as granulation, tablet coating, cell culture and lyophilization (freeze-drying) to achieve this goal. Research in pharmaceutical manufacturing includes the design of new and improved processes, the creation of new process monitoring and control strategies, and the development of scientific principles that guide the regulation of drug products. The Department of Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics is a pioneer in pharmaceutical manufacturing research.
- Stephen R. Byrn (Charles B. Jordan Professor) – Regulatory science, Sustainable Medicines in Africa
- Eric J Munson (Professor and Department Head, Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics) – Solid state characterization of excipients, amorphous solid dispersions, protein formulation and stability.
- Rodolfo Pinal (Associate Professor) – Layer-by-layer assembly of solid dosage forms
- Qi "Tony" Zhou (Associate Professor) – Particle engineering, advanced manufacturing of solid dosage forms