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Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research

Drug Delivery Technology

The current research themes of the division of Drug Delivery Technology are shown below:

Vaccine delivery

The administration route of vaccines and the subsequent targeting towards the immune system can strongly influence the quality and acceptability of vaccines
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Contact: Prof Joke Bouwstra, Prof Wim Jiskoot and Prof Gideon Kersten

 

Formulation of biopharmaceuticals

A major challenge in the formulation of biopharmaceuticals is to overcome their inherent instability. We are studying the underlying mechanisms of degradation of biopharmaceuticals (especially therapeutic proteins and vaccines) in both liquid and dried formulations.
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Contact: Prof Wim Jiskoot

 

Impaired barrier of inflammatory skin diseases

A strong focus in our research is to characterize in detail the impaired skin barrier properties in inflammatory skin diseases. Ultimately, we aim to normalize this barrier.
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Contact: Prof Joke Bouwstra