New Year Offer End Date: 29th February 2024

Computer Aided Drug Design in Taste Masking (CADD)

“Enhancing Medication Experience: Computer-Aided Drug Design Revolutionizes Taste Masking”

About Course:

In the realm of pharmaceutical research and development, taste masking plays a crucial role in enhancing patient compliance and acceptability of medications. Bitter or unpleasant tastes in orally administered drugs can often lead to patient aversion, leading to difficulties in medication adherence, particularly in children or individuals with swallowing difficulties. To address this challenge, the field of computer-aided drug design (CADD) has emerged as a powerful tool for formulating strategies to mask undesirable tastes while maintaining the efficacy of drugs. The Workshop on Computer-Aided Drug Design in Taste Masking aims to bring together researchers, scientists, and industry professionals to explore the latest advancements in taste masking techniques and their application in pharmaceutical development.

Aim: The aim of the Computer-Aided Drug Design in Taste Masking workshop is to enhance understanding, explore computational tools, share best practices, foster collaboration, identify future research directions, and empower participants in utilizing CADD techniques to improve drug palatability and patient acceptance.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of taste masking challenges in drug development and the importance of patient-centric formulation approaches.
  • Introduce participants to the principles and techniques of computer-aided drug design and its application in taste masking.
  • Share insights into the latest computational tools, methodologies, and software platforms used in taste masking studies.
  • Highlight successful case studies and real-world examples where CADD has facilitated the development of palatable medications.
  • Foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among participants from academia, industry, and regulatory bodies.
  • Identify future research directions and opportunities in the field of taste masking through CADD.

What you will learn?

Day 1: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drug Design and Taste Masking
 Basics of Drug Design and Taste Masking

  • Introduction to computer-aided drug design (CADD) and its applications in pharmaceutical research 
  • Overview of taste masking techniques and their importance in enhancing patient acceptability 
  • Challenges and considerations in taste masking of pharmaceutical compounds

Principles of Taste Perception and Evaluation

  • Understanding the physiology of taste perception 
  • Techniques for evaluating taste perception and masking efficacy
  • Case studies highlighting successful taste masking strategies 

Computational Techniques in Drug Design 

  • Introduction to molecular modeling and simulation methods 
  • Structure-based drug design approaches for taste masking
  • Virtual screening and ligand-based drug design techniques

Day 2: Computational Tools and Techniques for Taste Masking

Molecular Docking and Binding Analysis 

  • Principles of molecular docking and its role in predicting drug-target interactions
  • Hands-on session using molecular docking software to identify potential taste masking agents 

In Silico Formulation Design and Optimization 

  • Overview of in silico formulation design techniques 
  • Predictive modeling for optimizing drug release and taste masking in different dosage forms
  • Case studies illustrating successful in silico formulation design approaches

Day 3: Case Studies 

Case Studies on Taste Masking in Various Drug Delivery Systems

  • Application of computer-aided drug design in taste masking for oral solid dosage forms, liquids
  • Evaluation of taste masking efficacy using computational methods

Interactive Discussion and Future Trends

  • Open forum for participants to share their experiences and challenges in taste masking research
  • Discussion on emerging trends and future directions in computer-aided taste masking

Fee Plan

INR 1999 /- OR USD 50

Intended For : Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars, Academicians, Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals

Career Supporting Skills

Computational Drug Design Computational Modeling Software Proficiency Computational Chemist Medicinal Chemist Formulation Scientist

Course Outcomes

  • In-depth Understanding of Taste Masking Principles
  • Knowledge of Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) Techniques
  • Familiarity with Innovative Taste Masking Strategies
  • Insight into Current Research and Advancements
  • Improved Drug Formulation and Patient Adherence