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Research interests

Driton’s research interests centre around understanding and overcoming the biological barriers to improve drug delivery and enable injection-free administration of biological drugs (peptides, proteins, nucleic acids). As part of this, he has specific interests in drug delivery systems, including nanomedicines and extracellular vesicles (exosomes), that potentially enable injection-free delivery. He is also interested in drug delivery for diseases of the gut, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Finally, aspects of Driton’s research relate to the creation of improved (more predictive) in vitro models for use in drug discovery and delivery research, including intestinal organoids. The overarching aim of Driton’s activity is to improve patient outcomes through translational drug delivery research. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacy, Doctor of Philosophy, Mucosal Protein Delivery , University of Nottingham

Award Date: 16 Jul 2010

Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 16 Jul 2004

External positions

Associate College Member, EPSRC Peer Review College

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