Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), established in 1986, has embarked the full mission to carry out research and education in polymer science and technology, as well as providing out-reach programs for Iran polymer industry. IPPI enjoys extensive facilities for synthesis, characterization, processing and fabrication of different classes of polymers and related raw materials.
Laboratories for spectroscopic analysis (IR, NMR and UV), thermal behavior, physical and mechanical properties evaluation, environmental stability evaluation, paint and coatings property evaluation, X-ray diffraction, optical and electronic microscopies, rheology, chromatography and in vivo/in vitro tests are some of representative centers for property evaluation of polymeric materials. Different laboratory glasswares and several reactors made from special materials with different capacity and accessories are some of equipments for synthesis of monomers and polymers. Plastic, rubber and composite workshops that are fully equipped with related processing instruments are other facilities provided in IPPI for fabrication of polymers. IPPI tasks are accomplished only in concert with faculty staff and research facilities to maintain cutting-edge research programs in four faculties and fourteen departments as the main asset of IPPI.
The long-term strategies of IPPI are including:
- Innovation in polymer technology
- Meeting the needs of polymer industry
- Participation in global knowledge production
- Commercialization the results of research projects in the field of polymer science and technology
Novel Drug Delivery System Department
The research activities on novel drug delivery systems here in Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) began concurrently with the opening of IPPI in 1986, focusing mostly on microencapsulation also transdermal drug delivery systems. With the aim of strengthening its research works, however, NDDS department was officially formed in September 2000 under the division of Polymer Science Faculty. The research studies undertaken by NDDS Dept. with the objective of industrial application are categorized in 4 sets of works, and it is offered new products in the pharmaceutical market as well as enrichment of its academic practices and cooperations.
- In-Situ Forming Implants
- Microsphere/Macrosphere Drug Delivery Systems
Silicone-based Delivery Systems
Transdermal and Mucousal Delivery Systems
Biodegradable Delivery Systems
Specialties (Polymer and Drugs) Synthesis