Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Centre

  • United Kingdom

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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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    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
  • Open Access
  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk
    • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Surface Measurement and Characterisation of Additively Manufactured 3D Cellular Scaffold for Acetabular Implants

    Shan Lou (Speaker), Luca Pagani (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Muhammad Usman Ghori (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
    16 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    CRISPR/Cas9 and genome editing in investigative dermatology

    Hans Hennies (Speaker)
    15 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    3rd International Dermatology and Cosmetology Congress

    Hans Hennies (Chair)
    15 Mar 2018

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

    Press / Media

    Researchers develop a device that simulates gastrointestinal tract

    Hamid Merchant

    28/03/143/04/14

    11 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research