The Kinexus is being used to assist in the development of a new treatment for COVID-19! Dr. Merrill Goldenberg from GoldenBiotech LLC is hoping to provide some relief to those in critical conditions in hospital with COVID virus. During such uncertain and unnerving times, it is certainly pleasing to know that rheology is able to contribute to a solution.
How can rheology help?
As with any pharmaceutical preparation, it is important to ensure both the chemical (covalent bonding) and physical stability (molecular interactions) of the formulation — no matter what the route of administration, e.g. injection (sc, im, iv), oral, ocular, etc. The active ingredient must be uniformly distributed throughout the formulation and not partition/sediment so that the dosage can be easily controlled.
Rheometry is an essential tool for characterizing the physical behavior of liquid formulations. To learn more about the importance of rheology in dispersion stability, you can sign up and watch the webinar here.
We would like to wish GoldenBiotech LLC good luck and every success in their research. Watch this space for more information about the development of this exciting prospect.
Dr. Marsh is the Applications and Product Marketing Manager for Rheology at NETZSCH, based in the UK. She has had more than 10 years experience working with rheometry, thermal analysis and other analytical techniques having completed a PhD in Polymer Science investigating the miscibility of biodegradable polymers. Previously, as a technical specialist in rheometry, Shona has been providing international support to customers with her extensive amount of experience in a variety of industries, including the measurements of foods, pharmaceuticals, polymers, inks, paints, coatings, emulsions, asphalt and bitumen. In 2018 Shona was invited to become a council member of the British Society of Rheology.