Prestigious award for university researcher

October 17, 2007

A researcher at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) has won a prestigious award for her work in predicting the shelf life of medicines.

A researcher at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) has won a prestigious award for her work in predicting the shelf life of medicines. Dr Claire Martin, who joined the university in April 2006 and is senior lecturer in pharmaceutics, gave a presentation at the recent British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester and consequently received the Conference Analytical Science Award.

Her presentation, 'Application of electrical impedance analysis for investigation of nutraceutical formulation stability in the frozen state', discussed how dielectic spectroscopy was used to examine the behaviour of a model essential oil when stored at reduced temperatures. The behaviour of reduced temperatures can help predict their storage and processing stability, which can decrease development costs and speed production.

The award carried a prize of up to €2800 to attend a major conference anywhere in the world. Dr Martin says she is "looking forward to using the major bursary to attend a future international conference, possibly in New York."

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