Dr Lorenzo Pio Serino, Biomaterials Scientist at Neotherix, has become a Visiting Research Fellow at the Leeds Dental Institute (LDI), University of Leeds. This arrangement will enable specialist project work to be conducted using laboratory facilities at LDI for Neotherix' collaboration with LDI and the University of Bradford. The consortium is responsible for the PhotoTherix antimicrobial-loaded scaffold development project for which current funding has been awarded through the Science Bridges China programme. Neotherix remains responsible for scaffold production (including encapsulation of a photosensitising agent to permit the use of photodynamic therapy in the management of oral surgical wounds) and Lorenzo Pio will conduct laboratory trials to assess the antimicrobial activity of scaffolds during his Visiting Research Fellowship. A patent application has been filed around the PhotoTherix concept.
Links to our consortium partners Leeds Dental Institute and Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation, University of Bradford . Links to the Science Bridges China programme and our patent application published on the World Intellectual Property Organization web site .