Drug Delivery by the banks of the Dee

  A single crystal of a drug compound grown from a melt using a Linkam stage

 

A single crystal of a drug compound grown from a melt using a Linkam stage

The Robert Gordon University (RGU) is located on the banks of the River Dee in the industrious Scottish city of Aberdeen. This relatively young university, it became one in 1992, has been on the receiving end of some well-deserved acclaim in recent times. Its high rankings in teaching and research led to it being named “Best Modern University in the UK” in 2012 by The Sunday Times newspaper. 

The school of Pharmacy and Life sciences at RGU has been one of the reasons for its rise to the upper echelons of the UK's competitive university league tables. Dr Kerr Matthews, who has been a part of the school for ten years, has been using Linkam LTS and FDCS stages to look at the behaviour of drugs at varying temperatures.

Dr Matthews has focused a lot of time and effort in key interests in the area of drug delivery and formulation science. In particular, he has exclusively undertaken research and development into solid and liquid drug delivery systems. 

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by Ricky Patel