by Marija Bezbradica, Martin Crane and Heather J. Ruskin
The project at Dublin City University aims to establish new computational models for drug dissolution systems, specifically for sustained release drugs used in the gastro-intestinal tract. It seeks to improve existing algorithms and develop improved ones to predict the release curves of active substances. High-performance computing and cellular automata are used to investigate probabilistic drug dissolution phenomena. The project is an ongoing collaboration with industrial partner, Sigmoid Pharma Ltd.