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University of Westminster research demonstrates new delivery system for oral iron

18 September 2013

The article 'A novel approach to oral iron delivery using ferrous sulphate loaded solid lipid nanoparticles' was recently published in The International Journal of Pharmaceutics and co-authored by the University of Westminster’s Dr Derek Renshaw and M Gulrez Zariwala alongside colleagues from UCL School of Pharmacy, Kings College Hospital and the University of Bedfordshire.

Dr Derek Renshaw, Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology and a School of Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Prize Fellow, from the Department of Human and Health Sciences, says of the research:

“Our latest publication demonstrates a new delivery system for oral iron, which is designed to increase the efficiency and reduce the side-effects compared to conventional iron products. Given that the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are 1.2 billion people globally who are iron deficient and side-effects are the main reason for low subject compliance with conventional therapies, this novel research represents a significant advancement in the field of oral iron delivery.”

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Further information

Dr Derek Renshaw, BSc (Jt Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCertHE, FHEA.
Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology, School of Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Prize Fellow
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street, London. W1W 6UW

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5086 ext 65086
E: renshad@westminster.ac.uk


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