Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research facilities of the MDPS research group are located in state-of-the-art laboratories located in the Norcroft Building.
Research spaces are close to the facilities of the Research Analytical Centre and are shared with the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, directed by Professor Anant Paradkar.
Our core processing facilities include: spray driers, freeze dryer, planetary mill, mixer mill, tablet press, high share granulator, fluid bed coater and hot melt extruders.
Analytical equipment comprises inversed gas chromatography, dynamic vapour sorption, spectrometers (FTIR, RAMAN), HPLCs with DAD, UV and spectrofluorometric detectors, UPLC, X-ray powder diffraction and single crystal instruments as well as thermal analyses suit: differential scanning calorimeter, thermogravimetric analysis instruments with autosamplers as well as dynamic mechanical analyser.
Researchers have direct access to a scanning electron microscope.
Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
In addition to capabilities for molecular and cellular biology, the core facility includes shared technological platforms: these include cell culture facilities, and industry standard Flexstation 3 and luminometer technologies for plate-based assays, high-throughput immunoblotting and imaging, an electrophysiology suite and image analysis.
The group also has access to the Bio-imaging suite (live imaging, confocal, light microscopy, laser dissection microscopy, electron microscopy), Biological Services Unit (maintaining mouse breeding colonies, including transgenics) and has access to FACS, proteomics, chemical synthesis, ADME and Analytical Centre facilities.