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Preformulation 101Preformulation in Drug Discovery and Development eLearning Series 

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A fundamental role of formulation scientists is to convert candidate drugs into drug products. To achieve this goal, it is important to have a thorough understanding of a drug’s pharmaceutical properties. The objective of this course is to provide fundamentals of the preformulation studies and how the physicochemical, physicomechanical, and biopharmaceutical properties data generated during these studies can impact:

  • Candidate selection
  • Formulation design
  • Choice of drug delivery technology
  • Drug product manufacturing process
  • Pharmacokinetic/biopharmaceutical properties of the resulting product
  • Stability of the drug substance and drug product.
  • Choice of the analytical techniques
  • Packaging of the product

By the end of this course, participants will understand the role of preformulation in formulation development and gain familiarity with the main tasks performed in preformulation space. More specifically, (1) drug substance: selection of appropriate physical form of the drug substance and material properties and determination of physico-chemical and biopharmaceutical properties e.g. pKa, LogD, MP, Tg, solubility and dissolution in pharmaceutical and biorelevent solvents, permeability, chemical and physical stability, and mechanism of degradation and (2) drug product: excipient compatiblity studies including physicomechanical impact on stability, prototype formulations, bioperformance evaluation, bioavailability enhancement through solubilization approaches, on-site formulation development. 

See a full listing of AAPS Preformulation101's lecture titles, instructors, reviewers, and CORE team members.


Single Lecture Pricing
Purchase Type  Per Lecture Price 
Introductory Price $129.00
AAPS Member $109.00
 Student/Academic $59.00


Full Course Pricing

Purchase the entire course at an even greater discount! This includes all ten lectures.

Purchase Type  Full Course Price 
Introductory Price $889.00
AAPS Member $709.00
 Student/Academic $469.00


Bulk Pricing

Bulk pricing is available! For bulk pricing information, contact elearning@aaps.org.


CE Credit

Pharmacists can receive 10 hours of continuing education credit for completing this eCourse!

Purchase Type  Full Course Price with CE Credit 
Introductory Price $889.00 + $85.00 = $974.00
AAPS Member $709.00+ $85.00 = $794.00
 Student/Academic $469.00+ $85.00 = $554.00



The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for a maximum of 14 hours (1.4 CEUs) of pharmacy continuing education credit. . Credit is based on documented program attendance and completion of an electronic version of the Program Evaluation/Post-Assessment with automatic electronic submitted of credit information to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
Universal provider number: 0073-9999-15-572-H04-P
Release date: August 7, 2015 Expiration date: August 7, 2017