The Polymer Pharmaceutical/Drug Characterisation and Processing Facility (2007–2008)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Affiliated Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Head of School
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • VC's Research and Teaching Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Principal Research Fellow - CAI
    Centre for Advanced Imaging
Funded by:
Australian Research Council