Biomedical Sciences

Translational Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical sciences encompasses various disciplines including pathology, medical microbiology, clinical biochemistry and haematology & transfusion sciences. To address such disciplines different applied and translational sciences have emerged.

For instance, biospectroscopy in diagnostic/screening settings or nanomedicine towards novel therapies, which are applied in the important areas of neurodegeneration, medical microbiology and oncology.

Here at UCLan, we have several active research teams working at the cutting edge of these disciplines. Our main focus is to translate laboratory research to applications of benefit in the clinic and in healthcare.

Kamalinder’s research focuses to address the problems of the tropical disease Malaria where she has developed functionalised nanoparticulate drug delivery systems

Key Achievements

Members of the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences were nominated as finalists in the North West Coast Research and Innovation awards in the ‘Partnership in Innovation’ award category which recognises a partnership between an NHS and a non-public sector organisation. For more information see the news item.

A new joint research trial by Alder Hey and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is using 3D printed placebo tablets to test ‘swallowability’ and acceptance in children between four and twelve years of age, and this may have the potential to enable healthcare professionals to specifically tailor medication for young people, improving patient outcomes and reducing wastage. Read more here: Read more.

Meet The Team

Senior members of the Translational Biomedical Sciences Research Theme include:

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