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First Prize in Evonik Industries Competition for Novel Taste Masking Technologies

9 June 2015

A team comprising colleagues from the UCL School of Pharmacy and UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering have won first prize in the Evonik Industries ECRP 2014 competition, based on the theme of “Novel Technology for Taste Masking”.  This is an open competition whereby academic groups are invited to submit proposals on a specified topic, with the winners receiving a prize and the possibility of a substantial research contract to take the proposal forward. 

Gold molecules

The team from UCL consisted of Professor Duncan Craig and Dr Catherine Tuleu from the School of Pharmacy and Professor Mohan Edirisinghe from the Department of Mechanical Engineering; their idea involved the development of a patient-facing formulation using state-of-the-art nanoparticle fabrication approaches.Professor Craig commented “This is a great honour and a very exciting vindication of our ideas. We believe that combining drug delivery, nanoengineering and patient-facing formulation science represents a very promising approach to novel dosage form design. We would like to thank Evonik Industries for their support, encouragement and sponsorship of the award.”

Contact: Professor Duncan Craig, Dr Catherine Tuleu and Professor Mohan Edirisinghe.