Date & Time

Monday, 14 Jan

16:00 - 17:00

Location

Main Stage

Description

The majority of eye drop materials are formed from simple entangled polymer dispersions or very weak gels, which are retained only for a short period of time on the surface of the eye. We have developed a way to 'structure' gel-like materials in a way that they spread across the ocular surface and immediately thicken. These materials are retained in place for a period of up to three hours. We have shown that the use of these materials as carriers for biopharmaceuticals allows for far more efficient delivery and a significant enhancement in therapeutic outcome in models of corneal fibrosis.

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