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Formulation and bioavailability of novel medicines

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
Dolores Serrano

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Technology and Food Science
Research Area
Chemistry (CHE), Information Science and Engineering (ENG), Life Sciences (LIF)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Formulation and bioavailability of novel medicines
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
The research team is coordinated by Dolores Serrano at the School of Pharmacy. She is a member of the Formulation and bioavailability of novel medicines Research group at UCM having access to all laboratory shared equipments and facilities of the group. She has introduced a new line of research in 2017 on 3D printing of medicines and medical devices. Currently, the group is consisting on one contracted researcher, six PhDs and two master students. Part of the group is working on the development and characterisation of micro and nanomedicines to treat a range of diseases form neglected tropical diseases, cardiovacular therapies and cancer. The other part of the group is focused on the application of 3D printing techniques for personalised therapies including oral polypills, parenteral implants and microfluidic devices. Currently, we have in house one FDM printer, two SLA printers and one bioprinter. The group is highly active in international collaborations with other European countries (UK, Ireland and France) and Latinoamerica (Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay), as interdisciplinary research is conducted by the group.
Research lines / projects proposed
The project proposed is looking for the development of a continuous manufacturing platform for nanomedicines based on the use of 3D printed microfluidic chips. It is a multidisciplinary project that aims to bridge the gap between nanomedicines and clinical practise. A range of skills will be acquired working in this project from material science and engineering including 3D printing, flow dynamics and modelling to formulation development and characterisation techniques (HPCL, PCS, DLS, NIR, SEM, TEM,....) and lastly, in vitro cell culture skills. Along with the scientific objectives, the trainee will be prompted to enroll in enterpreneurial activites, as well as other social tasks to diffuse science to all type of public. Hence, it is expected that a wide range of skills are acquired during the training programme.

Application requirements

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