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By: Feng Zhang and Michael A. Repka

Feng ZhangMichael RepkaThe thermal extrusion process is used to prepare a wide variety of drugs, especially polysoluble compounds, because it improves drug bioavailability. Read articles about the different applications of thermal processing in the AAPS PharmSciTech theme Pharmaceutical Thermal Processing, guest edited by Feng Zhang and Michael A. Repka, and watch this brief video discussing the importance of this topic and the papers in the theme.

Feng Zhang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Pharmaceutics at The University of Texas at Austin.
Michael A. Repka, Ph.D., is the chair of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, director of the Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology, and professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.