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Pharmaceutics is one of the most diverse subject areas in all of pharmaceutical science. In brief, it is concerned with the scientific and technological aspects of the design and manufacture of dosage forms for medicines. An understanding of pharmaceutics is therefore vital to all pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are involved in converting a drug or a potential drug into a medicine that can be delivered safely, efficiently and conveniently to the patient. Professor Aulton's Pharmaceutics has become established as the clearest, most comprehensive textbook on this subject. The book provides pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students with the latest information on all aspects of pharmaceutics. provides a logical, comprehensive account of drug design and manufacture includes the science of formulation and drug delivery designed and written for newcomers to the design of dosage forms two new chapters on the principles and practice of sterilization dosage-form design and delivery material thoroughly updated product stability and stability testing of medicinal products section totally rewritten and expanded to include more of the relevant chemistry reflects current and future use of biotechnology products throughout changes in our understanding of biopharmaceutics, certain areas of drug delivery and the significance of the solid state all reflected new page size and design new photographs of equipment and apparatus