Our research group has been involved in several projects relating to the pharmaceutical formulation of drug actives in collaboration with industry partners throughout Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world.
Dr Laverty has experience of working within a biotechnology company (Ward Industries, Ireland) were he was responsible for the formulation and clinical testing of innovative antimicrobial veterinary products. The role also involved collaboration with veterinary practitioners (School of Veterinary Medicine University College Dublin and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), industrial partners (Capstan Healthcare Ltd, Dublin) and the involvement of the general public via focus groups. In 2012, this project was awarded the Intertrade Ireland FUSION exemplar award in relation to successful work performed on the project.
Garry continues to represent Intertrade Ireland as a Graduate ambassador. As an academic he lead a FUSION project with Mayo Healthcare (Ireland), formulating high density microbolus units for lambs which was completed in 2017.
We are always keen to discuss new industrial collaborations that are directly related to our own research in peptide-based materials or to further utilised our knowledge and expertise to help translate products for patient benefit.
MORE RESEARCH & FUNDING
Self-assembled peptides are composed of amino acid building blocks which assemble, via intermolecular interactions into nanomaterial structures, in response to physiological stimuli including: pH, temperature, ionic strength, and the presence of specific enzymes. By modifying the amino acid sequence we can control whether these peptides assemble into hydrogels composed of nanofibers or peptide nanotube structures. […]
BIOMATERIALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are estimated to cost the NHS £1 billion per annum, of these medical device infections account for half of all cases. Intravascular catheters are commonly inserted in hospital and outpatient settings to administer drugs, provide nutritional support and monitor patients. They include peripheral and central venous catheters, arterial catheters and haemodialysis […]
Chronic wounds are amongst the most debilitating and burdensome healthcare disorders impacting society with a UK incidence of 575,600 patients annually costing the NHS up to £3.1billion per year. The scale of this problem will escalate due to an increase in factors that contribute to chronic wounds, for example increased life expectancy (a more elderly […]