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Impact at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


We work with industry, education, government and public groups to ensure our research has impact in the real world and benefits human health and welfare.

Our research has led to changes in practice guidelines and improvements in clinical training. It stimulates policy debate and its implementation by government and public-sector bodies. It impacts on NHS and professional workforce planning and leads to new service models.

Working with global multinationals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, we have seen applied use of our technologies and improved performance of our partners. We also work with medical charities, patient groups and individuals to increase public understanding of our research and its impact in society in order to stimulate debate.

Highlight case studies

Our researchers are working across the spectrum of drug discovery, development and delivery to tackle major health challenges. These case studies highlight just some of the impact our research is driving to benefit patient health.

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Cardiff University's ProTide technology enters clinical trials to target drug resistant cancers

Cardiff's innovative ProTide technology has been used to develop drug compounds that could make cancer treatments more effective.

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Improved performance of dry powder inhaler capsules used to treat chronic lung disease

Our research has improved the product performance of dry powder inhalers produced by a world leading inhalation capsule manufacturer.

Improving the effectiveness of antimicrobial wipes in healthcare settings

Professor Jean-Yves Maillard’s research, into the effectiveness of antimicrobial wipes, has led to improved infection control measures and significant commercial growth for a leading manufacturer of anti-bacterial cleaning products.

Other research projects

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Discovering the world's most powerful antiviral agent against shingles

FV-100 is a brand new anti-viral drug that aims to bring relief to millions of shingle sufferers from around the world.

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Improving the effectiveness of inhaled medicines

New research offers hope to millions of people who suffer from respiratory illnesses.