Ceram at the 2012 Controlled Release Conference

Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant, Medical & Pharmaceutical Materials will be giving a presentation on ‘New inorganic glass-ceramic controlled release technology for pharmaceutical applications’ at this year's Controlled Release Conference in London (28-29 March).

The controlled release team at Ceram is currently developing novel delivery-based systems (bioceramic, water glass and micro sol-gel), all with specific controlled release rates.

Dr. Zhang said:

"Compared to traditional polymeric systems, glasses and ceramics show a more sustainable and reproducible control of the drug release over an extended period of time. They also have the simplest drug release mechanisms, i.e. through molecular dissolving and/or diffusion rather than breaking covalent chemical bonds as in the polymer systems.

"We are looking to form partnerships with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug developers who are looking for new technologies that are time-/site-specific, biocompatible and bioactive for topical, oral and intravenous administration of controlled release drugs."

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