NHMRC Development Grant 2016

Friday, 13 November 2015

Professor Roger Smith has been awarded more than $469,000 in NHMRC Development Grant funding commencing in 2016 for his research project Achieving Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Uterine Muscle in Women for the Prevention of Preterm Labour.


About the project

We have patented liposomes targeted to the uterus, which enable us to deliver drugs specifically to the muscle cells of the uterus, increasing safety. The liposomes can be loaded with drugs that either block or promote contractions, creating a versatile drug delivery system that could treat premature labour or postpartum haemorrhage which are major clinical problems. We seek support to demonstrate their effectiveness in mouse and primate models of preterm labour prior to human studies.

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