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Maria CARAFA

Maria CARAFA

  • Department of Chemistry and Technology of Drugs, Sapienza University of Rome


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Prof. M. Carafa is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”. She obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Rome “Sapienza”, in 1992.

She started her scientific carrier working in the field of pharmaceutical technology, regarding the development of prolonged/controlled drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides. In last years she focused her research on the preparation and the characterization of vesicular systems. Phospholipid and surfactant vesicles and pH-sensitive vesicles were studied as drug delivery systems for several pharmaceutical applications: topical, ophthalmic, diagnostic, pulmonary, oral, drug delivery in CNS disorders and cellular targeting.

Recently she attended deep physical-chemical characterization of vesicular formulations as drug delivery systems, preparation of mixed systems polymer/vesicles, nanoemulsions and nanobubbles for different therapeutic and diagnotic applications.

She has published more than 70 journal articles and served as a peer reviewer for about 20 journals in the related field. She is the coauthor of 3 book chapter and 4 patents/patent applications.

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