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CELT Celebrates 2024's International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceCELT Celebrates 2024

CELT Celebrates 2024's International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Sunday 11 February was International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day was implemented in 2015 by UNESCO and UN-Women to celebrate the critical contribution of women and girls to all fields of science and technology.

Posted on: 12 February 2024

The Long-acting Antipsychotics for Mental Ill-Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (LAMP) StudyThe Long-acting Antipsychotics for Mental Ill-Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (LAMP) Study

The Long-acting Antipsychotics for Mental Ill-Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (LAMP) Study

I’m Georgia Duffy, a PhD student in the Perinatal Pharmacology Group within the Centre of Excellence for Long-acting Therapeutics (CELT). I am being supervised by Dr Adeniyi Olagunju and my project is focused is Long-acting Antipsychotics for Mental Ill-health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (LAMP). My project is part of the LAMP study which is a multi-centre cohort study. Its overarching aim is to advance our understanding of the pharmacology of long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIA) during pregnancy and lactation.

Posted on: 12 May 2023

Invest, Innovate and Implement – How LONGEVITY can help deliver ZERO malariaInvest, Innovate and Implement – How LONGEVITY can help deliver ZERO malaria

Invest, Innovate and Implement – How LONGEVITY can help deliver ZERO malaria

World Malaria Day was established to provide education and understanding of malaria. Each year the Centre of Excellence for Long-acting Therapeutics (CELT) takes this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to revolutionising malaria prevention and control to reduce the malaria burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The theme this year is “Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement” – Three aspects that are critical to our strategy to reduce the malaria burden.

Posted on: 24 April 2023

Fighting on the front-line – Empowering communities to drive long-acting injectable innovationFighting on the front-line – Empowering communities to drive long-acting injectable innovation

Fighting on the front-line – Empowering communities to drive long-acting injectable innovation

The latest WHO World Malaria Report indicates that Africa carries a disproportionately high burden of malaria with 95% of malaria cases and 96% of malaria deaths occurring in this region with children under 5 accounted for about 80% of all malaria deaths on the continent. It is now more important than ever that more investment in innovation and implementation of more effective prevention strategies for low- and middle-income countries.

Posted on: 24 April 2023

Dynamic partnerships for maximum impact: How our collaboration with Tandem Nano Ltd is fast-tracking our development programmeDynamic partnerships for maximum impact: How our collaboration with Tandem Nano Ltd is fast-tracking our development programme

Dynamic partnerships for maximum impact: How our collaboration with Tandem Nano Ltd is fast-tracking our development programme

Maintaining adherence to medication is often a huge challenge to patients in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Reasons for poor adherence can be quite complex. They may run out of tablets and are unable to get a new supply, they may forget to take their medicine or they simply don’t like taking tablets daily due to the difficult side effects they can cause. Regardless of the reason for poor adherence, there is overwhelming evidence that supports the need for a different approach to healthcare within affected communities.

Posted on: 5 April 2023

Stopping TB in its tracks with long-acting injectables: A war of attritionStopping TB in its tracks with long-acting injectables: A war of attrition

Stopping TB in its tracks with long-acting injectables: A war of attrition

World TB Day 2023, themed 'Yes! We can end TB!', is set to inspire a renewed sense of hope in the fight against the TB epidemic. The campaign seeks to encourage leaders to take bold steps, increase funding, adopt innovative solutions, and act faster to curb the spread of the disease.

Posted on: 23 March 2023

Creating Dissolvable Microneedle Arrays as an Alternative Drug Delivery System to Treat GlaucomaCreating Dissolvable Microneedle Arrays as an Alternative Drug Delivery System to Treat Glaucoma

Creating Dissolvable Microneedle Arrays as an Alternative Drug Delivery System to Treat Glaucoma

I’m Elliot Croft, a PhD student based in the Department of Chemistry. I obtained an MChem degree in Medicinal Chemistry with Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool. During my undergraduate studies, I undertook research projects focusing on polymer synthesis and controlling the size of inorganic nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. Now, my research focuses on the development of bespoke dissolvable microneedle arrays (DMNs) for the treatment of glaucoma which provide sustained drug delivery which cannot be achieved using the typical treatment method – eye drops.

Posted on: 22 February 2023

Assessing the preclinical development of long-acting biodegradable implantsAssessing the preclinical development of long-acting biodegradable implants

Assessing the preclinical development of long-acting biodegradable implants

I’m Dr Meg Neary, a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre of Excellence for Long-acting therapeutics (CELT). My work involves pre-clinical development of long-acting antiretroviral therapy (LA ART). LA ART provides exposure to a drug over a long period of time. This means instead of taking oral tablets, the contents of which are eliminated by the body over a very short period of time, patients can take LA ART and have effective exposure to the same drug concentration for a period of weeks, months or years.

Posted on: 31 January 2023

Data analysis, Modelling and accelerating development of Long-acting therapeuticsData analysis, Modelling and accelerating development of Long-acting therapeutics

Data analysis, Modelling and accelerating development of Long-acting therapeutics

Data analysis and modelling in pharmacology is an essential technique for understanding and predicting the effects of different drugs on the human body. It allows researchers to interpret large amounts of data from clinical trials, lab experiments, and other sources, in order to understand how drugs interact with different biological systems and how they might be used to treat various diseases or conditions. It is an important part of the drug development process, and helps researchers optimise drug therapies and improve patient outcomes.

Posted on: 13 January 2023

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