The Polymer Pharmaceutical/Drug Characterisation and Processing Facility (2007–2008)
Polymers are extensively used in medicine, pharmacy and the biomaterials industry in applications ranging from slow release hydrogels, polymer scaffords, biodegradable prostheses, implants and drug encapsulation devices. The processing of polymers into the appropriate forms is critical to their use. Of equal importance is the ability to monitor in real time the release of drugs. In this application, a group of collaborating researchers request support for the acquisition of equipment which can be used to process polymers, to characterize their final structures and ultimately the kinetics of drug release. Outcomes will include an improved understanding of the manufacture of drug-delivery formulations and biomaterials.
ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities