Dr Darren Svirskis
University of Auckland
My main research drive is in implantable biomaterials, with both biodegradable and non-biodegradable drug delivery systems formulated with release profiles designed to match clinical requirements. I have a special interest using Conducting Polymers as a platform for electrically tunable drug delivery. There are a wide range of unmet clinical needs which drug delivery science can address through the delivery of therapeutic agents at optimised concentrations, over desirable timeframes to the areas in the body they are required. The implantable technologies we develop aim to optimise patient benefit to side effect ratios while simultaneously ensuring treatment adherence.