APT Solutions

APT is providing solutions for companies using plastic materials across the medical, composite, recycling and pharmaceutical sectors.

Controlled Release

Controlled release

Controlled release activities in AIT utilise combinations of mainly water soluble polymers to control the diffusion of active pharmaceutical ingredients. These active pharmaceutical ingredients can be incorporated into the polymer either chemically through covalent linking or curing the polymer around the API or through an in line extrusion process. The MRI has strategic links to the SFI funded SSPC centre in the area of controlled release. To date the MRI has developed IP in the following areas:

  • Drug elution from polymeric coatings
  • Controlled release of growth factors
  • Controlled release of minerals for use in the bovine sector
  • Controlled release of probiotics