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Formulations that target impact and localise action

Access from car park is via a small step and accessible toilet is accessed via main entrance. Bar accessed via steps but staff will be able to take table orders.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 18:45. Talk 19:00-21:00
The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne,
Kent ME10 4DE
Discover the magic of science and how the latest technologies help us advance medical care.

Revealing the magician’s tricks – the black art of formulation

Professor Peter Griffiths (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Science)
Nanotechnology is often talked about as being magical new science, the origin of new and exotic micro-machines, miniature devices and hyper effective medicines.

This talk will unpack some of that magic and highlight where nanotechnology offers control over the behaviour of molecules and how specialised imaging tools are necessary to demystify that behaviour.

Bridging the Skin Gap - Recent Advances in Treatment of Chronic Ulcers

Professor Joshua Boateng (Professor in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Associate Head of School - Research and Knowledge Exchange (School of Science))
Chronic wounds are a huge burden on the NHS with significant debilitating effects on patients. This is exacerbated by diabetes, an ageing population and antibiotic resistance. Current dressings cannot treat chronic wound complications because they are passive and depend on the body’s ability to heal itself. However, this ability is compromised in chronic wound sufferers. Therefore, biologically active dressings that take an active part in wound healing, for expeditious recovery at cost effective rate is an unmet clinical need. This talk will explore recent advances in therapeutically active dressings for effective treatment of wounds. A major focus is the treatment of chronic wounds and prevention of complications such as amputations using various technologies including 3D printing/bioprinting, freeze-drying, electrospinning and embedding with pharmacological agents. These are designed to target different phases of wound healing including prevention and treatment of infection and overcoming inflammation, which is the major hallmark of chronic wounds/ulcers.
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