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Drug delivery and manufacturing special interest group

The Special Interest Group on Drug Delivery and Manufacturing offers a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among FIP members who share a common interest in the design, manufacturing and testing of drug delivery systems.

We are a multidisciplinary special interest group (SIG) that focuses on aspects of conventional and novel dosage forms suitable for all routes of administration. We cover:

  • Preclinical product development (preformulation, materials science, analytical sciences, modelling and simulation)
  • Advanced drug delivery systems (nanotechnology, 3D printing, digital health and others)
  • Manufacturing sciences (innovative processing, process analytical technology [PAT], quality by design [QbD])
  • Medical devices and combination products
  • Biopharmaceutics and molecular pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical compounding
  • Pharmaceutical analysis 

Drawing on physical, chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, engineering and analytical sciences, our primary goal is to unite compounding pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from diverse scientific disciplines in community, hospital, industry, regulatory agencies, and academia with the objective of enhancing their contributions to global health.

How we work

The special interest group is chaired by Prof. Tetsuya Ozeki (Japan) 


and vice-chaired by Prof. Erem Bilensoy (Turkey) and Prof. Aliasger K. Salem (USA).

Five focus groups have been set up on specific areas:

  • Advanced Drug Delivery Systems, chaired by Prof. Sanjay Garg (Australia)
  • Manufacturing Science, chaired by Prof. Jukka Rantanen (Denmark)
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis, chaired by Prof. Masaru Kato (Japan) 
  • Pediatric Formulations, chaired by Dr Hala Fadda (USA)

Annual report

The 2023 annual report of the SIG on DDM can be found here.


For more information about this group or to get involved, email

Last update 11 June 2024

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