We are engaged in internationally leading materials processing and forming research addressing some of the global healthcare and manufacturing challenges. Research sponsors include the UK Research Councils (mainly EPSRC), Orthopaedic Research UK, The Royal Society, The Wolfson Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, The Islamic Development Bank, The Danish Agency for Science, Technology & Innovation, The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers and several industries. We enjoy close ties with the UCL School of Pharmacy (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy). Clinical work is carried out in conjunction with the Eastman Dental Insititute, the Division of Medicine and hospitals affiliated with UCL.
5) We are also working on another set of projects with clinicians in Moorfields Eye Hospital and Professor Anthony Harker ( http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapahh ) on blepharoptosis, with Professor Yiannis Ventikos - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mecheng/people/academic-staff/yiannis-ventikos (on modelling our processes and inventing related but new approaches) and the TopInstitutes of Food & Nutrition in Holland (new food material microstructures for preventive healthcare).
2) To exploit the patented process of depositing textured bioactive islands supported by JRI Ltd.:
6) Currently, we are also developing a patented new mobile electrohydrodynamic gun-device to deposit wound dressings and drug delivery vehicles/patches.
It is also being exploited commericially to treat urinary tract infections.
featured on a journal front-cover and attracted an exceptional altmetric score of 10.
1) To explore the patented pressurised gyration process which can manufacture fine fibres:
which was awarded a 2013 Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility (Innovation) Award. See:
4) We have just initiated an EPSRC supported network:
This included 10 industrial partners and 12 academic partners and aim to promote pharmaceutical electrohydrodynamic technology.
Biomaterials Processing Laboratory
Professor Mohan Edirisinghe