In the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology fundamental and applied research is carried out in the fields of granulation, tabletting, extrusion, spray-drying, freeze-drying, prilling and Intraperitoneal drug delivery.
Some 15 Ph.D. students and a postdoctoral fellow work on their research projects, under the guidance of Prof. dr. Chris Vervaet.


The research is focused on the development of innovative drug dosage forms (mainly solid dosage forms) for human application as well as for veterinary use. These dosage forms are based on pharmaceutical accepted excipients used as such or as mixtures to impart specific drug release properties (immediate, controlled or sustained release) to the formulation.

The projects at the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology are focused on the following topics: