State-of-the-art facilities

Pharmacy and biomolecular scientists have access to the modern facilities and equipment within the Life Sciences Building.

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences use a number of large multi-use and specialised labs and professional equipment.

Our facilities are equipped for:

  • Clinical skills
  • Forensic analysis
  • DNA analysis
  • Formulation and tableting
  • Animal cell tissue culture and stem cell research
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Targeting of drugs
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Instrumental chemical analysis
  • Spectroscopic studies
  • Microscopy: SEM, TEM and confocal microscopes
  • Computational chemistry

We enjoy good relations with local hospital laboratories and can often use their pathology laboratories for high throughput analyses of samples (a capacity that enhances our responsiveness). We are in receipt of equipment to a value of £145K including a Waters Quatrro Premier Triple Quadrupole LCMS, Thermo X Series II ICPMS, a UPLC (from Alder Hey, NHS Trust) to develop new methods of high speed insulin analysis and use of a CEM SP-D microwave digestion system from Astra Zeneca.