“What are all these chemicals for?” – aka, a very basic primer on Formulation Chemistry

Formulation Science? I’m currently studying for a PhD in Chemistry, and yet never during my Chemistry Undergraduate or Postgraduate career have I come across any modules or even seminars┬átouching on formulation science. This is largely because formulation science is seen as an industry staple, something that doesn’t have a place in more blue-sky, academic research … Read more

Problems in Pharmacology: The Unexpecting Guinea Pigs

  Clinical trials are the bane of doctors and researchers alike. They are expensive, they rarely pay off, and they take a long time. But of course no one wants a situation where we simply don’t test drugs before we give them to vulnerable┬ápatients. The consequences of under-testing are dire, and it still happens that … Read more