Biopolymer Research Centre

  • United Kingdom

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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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    Research Output

    Effect of Solublising Aids on the Entrapment of Loratidine in Pre-Fabricated PVA Filaments used for FDM Based 3D-Printing

    Mahmood, F., Hussain, A., Arshad, M. S., Abbas, N., Irfan, M., Qamar, N., Hussain, F. & Ghori, M. U., 29 Feb 2020, In : Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica. 77, 1, p. 175-182 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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., 17 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 14 p., 577.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    External PhD Examiner

    Alan Smith (Examiner)
    3 Jul 2020

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    Hydrocolloid science for nutrition and health – How to get the message out?

    Alan Smith (Participant)
    6 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    15th International Hydrocolloids Conference

    Alan Smith (Chair)
    5 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...