Research Fellow - Centre for Innovation in Process Engineering and Research
3D printing has gained momentum in pharmaceutical and biomedical industries as a new and revolutionary manufacturing tool. Currently there is increased industrial interest in the development of tailor-made medical devices, flexible multi-drug combinations and personalised dosing. The aim of this Fellowship is to exploit the development of novel 3D printing technologies for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, ideally in the following areas (1) investigate the printability of pharmaceutical/medical grade polymers and subsequently develop predictive models (e.g. Matlab, neural networks), (2) optimise the manufacturing of multi-drug dosage forms using a range of 3D printed technologies, such as FDM coupled with a filament 3D line, (3) develop novel medical devices such as 3D printed wearable devices, dissolvable microneedles and hybrid stents for industrial applications, and (4) exploit 3D printing for fabrication of novel wound healing patches and ocular lenses for drug delivery purposes.
For informal enguireies, please contact; Prof. Dennis Douroumis ( D.Douroumis@gre.ac.uk )
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