CERAM Presents Novel Inorganic Drug Carrier Research
CERAM will be unveiling the results of its current research into inorganic drug carriers at the Smi 8th Conference on Controlled Release on 30 March 2011 in London.
- (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2011 - CERAM, a global expert in materials testing and consultancy for the healthcare industries, will be unveiling the results of its current research into inorganic drug carriers at the Smi 8th Conference on Controlled Release on 30 March 2011 in London.
As the interest in inorganic, as opposed to polymeric organic, drug carriers grows, CERAM has developed three novel delivery-based systems: bioceramic, water glass and micro sol-gel ceramic.
Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant, Medical Materials, at CERAM will discuss how his team has developed both solid and porous ceramic particle carriers for drug delivery as well as, for water glass and micro sol-gel, inorganic polymeric matrixes within which drug molecules can be encapsulated.
These new technologies form part of the ongoing innovation work being carried out at CERAM; the Medical Materials team is also working, with newly-patented technology, on new multi-element-substituted hydroxyapatite that, in addition to enhancing the performance of bone replacement materials, can also be used for drug delivery systems. Novel toughened ceramic and ceramic polymer hybrids for bone repair/replacement are also being developed.
For more information visit www.ceram.com/innovation.
CERAM is a global expert in materials testing, analysis and consultancy, providing customised solutions that help clients to measurably improve performance and profitability through safer, regulatory-compliant and better-engineered products. Setting new standards in materials testing, CERAM works as an extension of customers' teams, applying its expertise and capabilities to a wide range of sectors, including medical devices and healthcare; construction; energy & environment; automotive & transport; aerospace & defence; consumer and retail; electronics; materials & petrochemical; and minerals.
Headquartered in Staffordshire (UK), CERAM was founded in 1920 and employs a team of research and product development professionals who are involved in physical and chemical materials testing, research, process engineering, product design and failure analysis
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