Pharmacy academic, Dr. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, has recently received a medal for his research into how water-soluble polymers behave in solution mixtures.

Dr. Khutoryanskiy is the winner of the 2012 McBain Medal for his work in the field of colloid, polymer and interface science. He is known for his innovative work developing new materials to help better administer drug delivery, improve wound treatment, and other innovations to fight disease.

From the University of Reading News: “His research of the behaviour of water-soluble polymers in solution mixtures has resulted in a number of advances leading to the formulation of nanomaterials, soft and superabsorbent hydrogels, thin films and microcapsules. His research team has extensively studied the ability of various pharmaceutical polymers to ‘stick’ to mucosal surfaces, such as that found in the mouth, stomach or on the surface of the eye, allowing new ways to administer drugs.” Read more…