A computational pharmacokinetics approach will be used to develop a
package for cheap, reliable and fast prediction of drug absorption by the
body from a localised source. The precise control of drug input to the
body by different routes is now possible using a variety of sophisticated
delivery systems. However, most drugs are still given as conventional oral
dosage forms or simple injections, methods of drug delivery that can be
variable and unpredictable.
Of particular interest in the design of effective
drug delivery systems is the rate of drug release into the human body from
the tablet or implant used to deliver the dosage. A more effective drug
delivery system would release the drug more gradually over time, using
materials which maintain a constant surface area of the drug.