Biopolymer Research Centre

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Profile Information

Research within this centre focuses on characterising and understanding the fundamental and applied aspects of biopolymers using a “from source to application approach” whereby biopolymers are extracted, chemically characterised, physically characterised, engineered and potential applications evaluated for use in drug delivery and as biomaterials. We also utilise commercially available biopolymers to develop new applications in pharmaceutical and biomedical technology. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Isolation and chemical characterisation of plant polysaccharides
  • Physical and mechanical characterisation of polysaccharides
  • Glycosaminoglycan characterisation
  • 3D Bioprinting using low viscosity biopolymers
  • Particulate biopolymer gels for drug delivery
  • Physiologically responsive biopolymers
  • Development of bioactive hydrogel wound dressings

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Polysaccharides Medicine & Life Sciences
Abelmoschus Medicine & Life Sciences
Grewia Medicine & Life Sciences
Pectins Chemical Compounds
Biopolymers Chemical Compounds
Conformations Chemical Compounds
Polymers Medicine & Life Sciences
Drug products Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Caffeine release and absorption from caffeinated gums

Morris, C., Viriot, S. M., Farooq Mirza, Q. U. A., Morris, G. & Lynn, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food and Function. 10, 4, p. 1792-1796 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gingiva
caffeine
Caffeine
Mastication
mastication
1 Citation (Scopus)

Dietary Fibre from Berry‐Processing waste and its impact on bread structure: A review

Alba, J., Campbell, G. & Kontogiorgos, V., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 99, 9, p. 4189-4199 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bread
Dietary Fiber
breads
dietary fiber
Fruit

Exploration of a New Source of Sustainable Nanomaterial from the Koh-e-Suleiman Mountain Range of Pakistan for Industrial Applications

Nirwan, J., Farhaj, S., Chaudhary, M. M., Khizer, Z., Hasan, S. S., Angelis-Dimakis, A., Gill, A., Rasheed, H., Abbas, N., Arshad, M. S., Hussain, T., Shahzad, Y., Yousaf, A., Chohan, T. A., Hussain, T., Merchant, H., Akram, M. R., Khan, T. M., Ashraf, M., Conway, B. & 1 others, Ghori, M. U., 27 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanostructured materials
Industrial applications
Bentonite
Clay
Clay minerals

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

3D-Bioprinting of Multiphase Hydrogel Structures using Suspended Layer Additive Manufacturing (SLAM)

Alan Smith (Keynote speaker)
22 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk