Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Centre

Organisation profile

Much of our multidisciplinary research within the School of Pharmacy brings together expertise and collaborations across the world on across the chemical, biological and health sciences with the aim of developing the new therapies and delivery systems of tomorrow and improving how we use existing medicines. Research is carried out in state-of-the-art facilities complemented by advanced analytical facilities across the University. Our applied research within the Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Centre covers many aspects of pharmacy and we have a number of key areas

  • Development and characterisation of modified release drug formulations to address global issues
  • targeted drug delivery systems and dosage systems for the delivery of poorly soluble therapeutic agents
  • design, characterisation and testing of drug delivery systems for transdermal and topical drug delivery, with emphasis on skin integrity and infection prevention
  • Targeted drug delivery systems, including pulmonary, gastrointestinal and colonic sites, and development of mucoadhesive delivery systems
  • Characterisation of natural and synthetic polymers to extend their applications in drug delivery and controlled release delivery systems.
  • Development of new materials, instruments and technologies, including novel dissolution testing, to characterise formulations leading to better predictors of in vivo behaviour and reduced development time and costs.
  • Solubility enhancement including solid dispersions, salts and cocrystals
  • Nanoscale chemical, electrical and mechanical imaging-based techniques for drug delivery and biomedical applications.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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