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Institute of Pharmaceutical Science


From molecules to medicines: using science to transform health

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Science is organised into four Departments that work together towards the development of toxicological and forensic science, the discovery of novel medicines & new formulations that can be evaluated in the clinic, and providing a better understanding of how to optimise the use of existing medicines by patients and healthcare professionals.

Find out more about our Departments below.

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Drug Discovery

Drug Discovery

The Department brings together scientific expertise in a broad range of areas, from medicinal…

Medicines development

Medicines development

The Department develops novel materials, formulations, drug delivery devices, manufacturing,…

Medicines Use

Medicines Use

The Department provides expertise on the evaluation, optimisation and risk associated with…

Our Cross-cutting Research Themes

Our Research Centres

Laboratory to bedside

Our laboratory-based research is located in the Franklin Wilkins Building on the Waterloo Campus and focuses on innovation in drug discovery and drug delivery technologies.

Our clinical researchers work closely with local teaching hospitals through King’s Health Partners and include training, education and research in optimising medicines use.

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