Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Shaping the future of medicines

Category: Picture of health

Close up of a hand holding a tablet with a textured surface in front of a painting on a wall depicting a mother breast feeding her child

Working closely with pharmaceutical companies, we are using novel technologies to customize the structure and shape of tablets to tackle a range of issues. Making the surface area larger ensures the tablet can dissolve faster and therefore get to work quicker. We can also modify tablet shape to address physical and mental barriers, such as making them easier to handle for those with impaired movement, or making children’s medication more appealing.

Entrant: Erin Walsh , Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Copyright: Erin Walsh

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), grant no: EP/P006965/1 and the Royal Society, grant no R180668

Collaborators: Daniel Markl, Natalie Maclean