Introduction: Chemical Engineering and Medicine
Synergies between chemical engineering and medicine could be explicated both at fundamental and at process levels. Indeed, the high majority of pharmaceutical technologies are based on fundamental aspects like transport phenomena (mass, heat and quantity of motion), thermodynamics of equilibrium, rheology and physico-chemical properties of drugs. Among the different fields drug delivery is surely one the most important conjunction rings between these disciplines. Main aim of this chapter is to illustrate and describe some important links between these two worlds.
KeywordsChemical engineering Medicine Transport phenomena
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