Aston University partners with paediatric pharmaceutical company to facilitate student research

Aston University partners with paediatric pharmaceutical company to facilitate student research Aston University partners with paediatric pharmaceutical company to facilitate student research

December 1, 20222 min read
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• Aston University MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and MPharm students work with industry professionals on research projects

• Proveca pharmaceutical specialises in the development and licensing of medicines for children

• Students will attend workshops led by Proveca and receive coaching on their research proposals.


Aston University has partnered with pharmaceutical company Proveca to help support and facilitate final research projects being undertaken by its MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and MPharm students.


The partnership between the College of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University and Proveca began with a contract research project during which Professor Afzal Mohammed worked with Proveca to explore the development of drug formulation.


Proveca is a pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and licensing of medicines for children. The company has now come on board to support and supervise at least five final year research projects and will help steer the students in the next steps in their lab research.


The company will also support a wider number of students by running workshops, educating them on the current challenges of drug formulation development and providing coaching on how to write a research proposal.


Professor Afzal Mohammed, associate head of pharmacy at Aston University, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the student experience and build on our excellent industry focused teaching and research”.


The projects are due to start in January 2023 and Proveca has agreed to sponsor the final project prize open to all of our MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and final year MPharm students.


Dr Simon Bryson, CEO and founder of Proveca Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be building on our relationship with Aston University, having collaborated over several years on a range of successful projects including PhD sponsorship and supervision, visiting lecturing and MPharm research awards.


“The partnership brings together the academic excellence of Aston University with the paediatric pharmaceutical expertise of Proveca which will ultimately drive innovation in paediatric medicines to improve child health.”


For more information about the School of Pharmacy at Aston University please visit our website.



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  • Dr Afzal-Ur-Rahman Mohammed
    Dr Afzal-Ur-Rahman Mohammed Professor, Pharmacy

    Dr Mohammed's research interests include formulation development and optimization of orally disintegrating tablets.

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