For maximum efficacy, drugs need to be appropriately formulated to be effectively delivered to the body with minimal side effects. Different types of drug delivery systems exist such as: tablets, capsules, powders, suspension or solutions, some of which can be composed of micro- or nano- particles.
The Formulation and Drug Delivery Research Group is one of the largest research groups within the school of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and brings together researchers in chemistry, biomaterials, pharmaceutics and biological sciences encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to research.
The focus of this group is towards the successful delivery of therapeutic agents in a controlled and targeted manner and the development of advanced delivery systems for a variety of applications. Projects ranging from fundamental science to industrially relevant applications are undertaken by postgraduate students and researchers within the group.
A poster outlining some of our current work can be viewed here [Follow this link to view poster]
The group are active members of the Medical Sciences and Therapeutics network of the LJMU Institute for Health Research, a cross-faculty institute which focuses on health and health related research and collaborations within and externally to LJMU
Some current members of the Formulation and Drug Delivery group
From left to right (back: Lyn Rostron, Faiezah Mohamed, Lia Pulcini, Kumar Khamar, Nitesh Kunda, Dr Gillian Hutcheon and Sikander Sharma. Front: Ryan Hamilton, Dr Matt Roberts, Dr Elsie Gaskell and Dr Linda Seton)