Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Centre

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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.

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Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Tablets Medicine & Life Sciences
Polymers Medicine & Life Sciences
Dissolution Chemical Compounds
Glucosamine Chemical Compounds
Ibuprofen Chemical Compounds
Powders Medicine & Life Sciences
Inhalation Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Characterizing Drug-Polymer Bead Interactions Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

Swaine, T., Garcia, P., Tang, Y., Lewis, A., Parkes, G. & Waters, L., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 108, 5, p. 1772-1778 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Calorimetry
Polymers
irinotecan
Hydrogel
Doxorubicin
Open Access
Gels
Polymers
Growth
Porosity
Tablets
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of preparation method on the surface properties and UV imaging of indomethacin solid dispersions

Asare-Addo, K., Totea, A-M., Mawla, N., Walton, K., Taheri, S., Ward, A., Adebisi, A., Al Shafiee, M., Timmins, P. & Conway, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 137, p. 148-163 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freeze Drying
Surface Properties
Indomethacin
Powder Diffraction
Differential Scanning Calorimetry