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3. SEM micrograph of a co-spray dried, controlled release anti-asthma drug by Leonard Chia

SEM micrograph of a co-spray dried, controlled release anti-asthma drug. The hollow spheres decrease the density of the particles which increases its aerodynamic diameter, allowing it to escape the respiratory system's many clearance mechanisms to deposit in the deep lung. The textured surface of the particles also help to increase its aerosolisation ability.

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Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

16 September 2019

Researchers from our Adsorption and Advanced Materials group have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

August paper of the month: Ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance of liquids confined in ferromagnetic and paramagnetic materials

16 September 2019

Researchers from our department’s magnetic resonance research centre show new insight provided by ultra-low-field techniques.

Our MPhil in Biotechnology wraps up a successful first year

4 September 2019

Our MPhil in Biotechnology 2018-19 course came to an official close last week with their first student cohort presenting their work at the course symposium.