Dr. Vivek Trivedi
Lecturer in Chemistry and Drug Delivery
Medway School of Pharmacy
University of Kent
Dr Trivedi’s research interests are in the development of drug delivery systems for the oral delivery of protein/peptides and solubility improvement of poorly water-soluble pharmaceuticals. He is interested in developing his understanding of solid-liquid transition of pharmaceutical actives and commonly used excipients in supercritical CO2 to apply this knowledge on the development of drug delivery systems. Examples of his work include; a platform known as ‘solid core drug delivery system’ for the oral delivery of protein/peptide-based drugs to the intestine, solvent free drug-cyclodextrin complexation, nanoparticle formation, drug adsorption on mesoporous materials and preparation of pharmaceutical salts etc using various aspects of supercritical CO2.