The purpose of this focus group is twofold. First, it is to increase communication within AAPS members involved in ocular drug delivery and disposition through the use of newsgroups, newsletters, Annual Meeting and Exposition events, etc. Second, it is to provide the members of the focus group with the latest developments in their areas of interest through symposia, roundtables, scientific discussions/debates, and other meetings.
Some key scientific areas to be addressed by this focus are: novel drug delivery system design for ocular applications; emerging trends in ocular pharmacokinetics, such as the use of microdialysis technique for aqueous and vitreous humor kinetics; cellular and molecular basis of ocular drug delivery (e.g., cell culture models, epithelial electrophysiology, drug efflux pumps, and cytochrome P450 isoenzymes).
Section affiliations: FDD | PPDM