Nadia Passerini obtained the Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
and Technology at the University of Bologna in 1992 and the PhD in
Pharmaceutical Science, University of Bologna, in 1997.
In 1997 she spent four months as visiting scientist at the
Departement of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of
London (UK) working in the group of Dr. D. Craig.
From October 1997 to October 1998 she worked as postdoctoral
researcher at the University of Bologna, then she won a
one-year post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the European Union
(Marie Curie Grant) at The School of Pharmacy, The Queen's
University of Belfast (UK) where she worked again in the research
group of Prof. D. Craig.
From November 1999 to September 2014 she was lecturer
in Pharmaceutical Technology.
From September 2014 she is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical
Technology at the University of Bologna.
The research focus on the study of drug delivery systems, developing new technologies and new apparatus for the production of solid dosage forms (microparticles, granules and tablets) which can optimize the biovailability of drugs according to the specific needs of the therapy.
Furthermore, she is interested in the solid state characterization (DSC, XRD, FT-IR) of the produced delivery systems in order to correlate their physicochemical properties to the in vitro release of the drugs.
Currently her research focus in particular on the production and characterization of microparticles producted by an innovative spray congealing nozzle and on the study of the melt granulation technique.
She is author of over 60 international publications and
over 50 contributions (6 oral comunications) to national and
Referee for: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Biomaterials,
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy.