In general it encompasses the areas that involve designing, formulating and presenting a therapeutically useful chemical entity in a most appropriate drug delivery system such as tablets, capsules, syrups, etc. Pharmaceutics endeavours to make administration of medicine compliant and effective for the patient. The comprehensive study of this subject necessitates integration of physical, chemical and biological principles, as applicable to all the components of drug delivery systems. In the present scenario, the discovery of new drug entities has enabled the development of new drug delivery systems, advanced production processes and the latest machinery for manufacture of superior quality products providing wide scope to the research and development in this field. This subject along with its related subjects is well distributed in the B.Pharm. curriculum.
Pharmaceutics deals with study of various dosage forms, cosmetics etc and related manufacturing processes. Modern Dispensing Practices deals with contemporary principles and practices in the dispensing of medication. Physical Pharmacy deals with the application of Physico-chemical principles in designing of dosage form and drug action. Pharmaceutical Microbiology gives an idea of the various aspects of microorganisms, their role in pathogenesis of disease, effect on formulation and industrial applications. Biopharmaceutics involves study of different factors such as biological, physicochemical and formulation aspects that influence the therapeutic efficiency of a drug.