News & Events

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Pain Research and Therapeutics conference

We are attending an excellent OBN (UK) Ltd and the University of Reading ‘Pain Research and Therapeutics’ conference (Meadow Suite, Park House, University of Reading, England, UK). Feel free to catch up with us! We are happy to discuss fruitful collaborations!

The 2nd University of Reading Community Festival

The PEVITAC team is proud to showcase our research and services at the 2nd annual University of Reading Community Festival 2024 on the Whiteknights Campus (Reading, UK). We will be more than happy to demonstrate our laboratories and equipment to you!

The CHEMUK 2024

The PEVITAC team is attending the CHEMUK 2024 Expo (www.chemicalukexpo.com)N.E.C., Birmingham (UK). Feel free to catch up with us to discuss fruitful collaborations!

The London Biotechnology Show

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy is attending the London Biotechnology Show 2024 (LBS24; www.londonbiotechshow.com) in London (UK).

The 5th Virtual European Polymer Conference

We are excited to announce that PEVITAC will be an official partner for the 5th Virtual European Polymer Conference. It is a pleasure to have this wonderful event on our calendar, and we look forward to it! Do not hesitate to join this brilliant event for free by following this link:

https://www.polymerconf.eu/ 

The ICURe Discover programme 2024

The PEVITAC team successfully completed the ICURe Discover programme! Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy and Dr Roman Moiseev learned a lot about value propositions and market research through this brilliant programme. The PEVITAC team is grateful to the ICURe Discover and Brilliant Red Digital teams for the opportunity to participate in this fantastic training!

UK Food & Drink Expo 2024

We are attending an excellent UK Food & Drink Expo 2024 (N.E.C., Birmingham, England, UK). Feel free to catch up with us to discuss fruitful collaborations!

Making Pharmaceuticals 2024

If you are at the Making Pharmaceuticals conference and exhibition held in Coventry today, you are very welcome to attend a presentation by Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy about PEVITAC at 14.35 in room C. You will learn how to characterise your nanoparticles correctly using dynamic light scattering, how to evaluate the mucoadhesive properties of your formulations, and how live invertebrates can be used to characterise toxicological properties and the biological activity of chemicals. All these services are offered by PEVITAC.

Survey 2024

As a company dedicated to advancing scientific research and development along with ethical regulations, we aim to develop new testing methods for various cosmetic formulations and chemicals using different invertebrate live models like slugs, flatworms, and daphnia. The PEVITAC team will be very grateful to gather your opinions and awareness regarding the use of invertebrate models in scientific research and testing cosmetics, highlighting ethical considerations, the reduction in vertebrate/mammal use, and the exploration of alternative research methods. Your responses will help us understand public perception and support our commitment to ethical and effective research practices:

https://research.typeform.com/to/JOQIzjLa

The IFE Manufacturing Event 2024

The PEVITAC team was happy to attend the IFE Manufacturing Event 2024 (ExCeL London, England, UK; www.ifemanufacturing.co.uk), organised by Montgomery Group, an excellent event for making new business contacts! 

The strategic partnership with Occuity

PEVITAC is delighted to announce its partnership with Occuity in the successful SBRI funding application. We are thrilled to collaborate and contribute towards the development of tools aimed at detecting biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we look forward to making meaningful advancements in this critical field!

Additional details can be found following this link:

https://www.occuity.com/post/occuity-awarded-innovate-uk-sbri-research-contract-for-revolutionary-alzheimer-s-disease-screening  

The Annual Life Science Summit 2024

The Annual Life Science Summit 2024, an extraordinary event organised by Freeths and held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, England, UK; www.freeths.co.uk/2024/02/27/annual-life-science-summit), was a fantastic opportunity for Dr Roman Moiseev to learn and promote the PEVITAC!  

The PEVITAC research poster at the PBP

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy is presenting a PEVITAC research poster on our fluorescence flow-through method for the evaluation of mucoadhesive properties of pharmaceuticals at the 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Technology (PBP; www.worldmeeting.org) in Vienna (Austria). Please see him in the late-breaking abstracts section! The PEVITAC team wants to acknowledge the ICURe Discover programme for sponsoring this brilliant opportunity!

The 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Technology (PBP)

PEVITAC is represented at the 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Technology (PBP; www.worldmeeting.org) in Vienna (Austria). Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy is attending this excellent event, which is organised by the Research Pharm® International Exhibition for R&D (APV – International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology). The PEVITAC team wants to acknowledge the ICURe Discover programme for sponsoring this brilliant opportunity!

 

The Biotech Buddies London

The PEVITAC team was happy to attend the Biotech Buddies London 2024, an excellent event for making new business contacts! Special thanks to Graham Combe, Freeths and RSSL teams!

Collaborative ocular drug delivery research launched

A new collaboration in ocular drug delivery has emerged following a letter published in Chemistry World (Royal Society of Chemistry) by Dr Nevin Stewart FRSC. This letter attracted the interest of Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, who contacted Dr Stewart. The two then met with Dr Roman V Moiseev and established a project on band keratopathy. They are set to commence this research project in January 2024, focusing on the effects of chelating agents on the cornea. The project is a promising venture in the understanding of band keratopathy. Additional details can be found following this link:

https://bpsociety.co.uk/man-with-a-mission-an-update/

SCI Formulation Forum 5th Annual Event: design through characterisation and analysis

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy presented a short talk titled ‘Formulations with improved retention on mucosal surfaces and ex vivo methods to evaluate their adhesive properties’ at SCI Formulation Forum 5th Annual Event: design through characterisation and analysis held in London. This talk highlighted the use of fluorescence flow-through tests we offer at PEVITAC to evaluate the retention of pharmaceutical formulations on mucosal surfaces.

The 18th Annual Conference of the RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Interest Group

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy presented a talk titled ‘In vivo Invertebrate and Ex vivo Animal Tissue Models in Biomaterials Research’ at the 18th Annual Conference of the RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Interest Group held at the University of Loughborough. The talk highlighted some of the in vivo and ex vivo tests we offer at PEVITAC.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Warm holiday greetings from PEVITAC! As we celebrate the festive season and welcome the New Year, we extend our deepest gratitude to our valued clients and partners. Your support has been pivotal to this year’s success. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2024. Let’s continue to grow and succeed together. Happy Holidays!

Visit to the Institute of Polymer Materials and Technologies in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

In December 2023, Dr Roman Moiseev did a visiting researcher placement under the research programme entitled “Soft Biocompatible Polymeric NANOstructures: A Toolbox for Novel Generation of Nano Pharmaceuticals in Ophthalmology (Project Acronym: NanoPol – Project Number: 823883; principal investigator at Reading: Prof V Khutoryanskiy)” at the Institute of Polymer Materials and Technologies in Almaty (Kazakhstan). This two-week collaborative visit was financially supported by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018. Various PEVITAC services were discussed during the visit, resulting in fruitful future projects. 

Visit from Keyence Corporation

The PEVITAC team was happy to host a visit from Kristian Gregory from Keyence Corporation, featuring a demonstration of the VHX digital microscope. It is a fantastic tool for imaging various objects, including polymer microneedles, microparticles, and even live planaria.

The Royal Society Scientific Enterpreneurship Imperial College course

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy received the Certificate of Completion of the Royal Society Scientific Enterpreneurship Imperial College course. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about different business cases of academic ventures, academic entrepreneurship as a way of technology commercialisation, founding teams,
how to protect your technology and the value of IP, find sources of finance, and communicate the business plan and early-stage financing
presentation skills.

UROP Research Showcase 2023

Today, Rahma Abduljabbar, an undergraduate student specialising in pharmaceutical chemistry, successfully presented her research project on the acute toxicity testing of heavy metal salts using invertebrates at the Undergraduate Research Showcase. This work was conducted with Dr. Roman V Moiseev and Prof. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy at the PEVITAC laboratories through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) at the University of Reading.

SCS Formulate 2023

The PEVITAC team is happy to attend the SCS Formulate 2023 (Coventry Arena, UK), an excellent event for making new business contacts!

Lab Innovations Event 2023

The PEVITAC team is attending Lab Innovations 2023, held in N.E.C., Birmingham (UK)!

CPHI Barcelona Event 2023

Our team is excited to attend the CPHI Barcelona 2023 event (Fira Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain) and establish successful collaborations!

BioForward Life Sciences Event 2023

We are visiting an excellent BioForward Life Sciences Event 2023 (The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, England, UK), organised by OBN (UK) Ltd. Feel free to catch up with us! We will be more than happy to discuss fruitful collaborations!

 

Elevator pitch for PEVITAC

Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy just did an elevator pitch for PEVITAC at the 14th APS PharmSci International conference (Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences) held at the University of Reading. Visit us at stand H in the Palmer building, Whiteknights campus!

Exhibiting at the PharmSci International conference

Feel free to visit our PEVITAC stand at the 14th APS PharmSci International conference (Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in the Palmer Building of the University of Reading (Whiteknights campus). We will be more than happy to demonstrate our laboratories and equipment to you!

The 14th APS PharmSci International conference

This year, the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences is holding its annual PharmSci International Conference from 5th to 7th September at the University of Reading. PEVITAC will be exhibiting and delivering a talk on our services. Please feel free to come and see us at stand H, which is located on the ground floor in the foyer of the Palmer Building of the University of Reading (Whiteknights campus). Also, we will be more than happy to demonstrate our laboratories and equipment to you. See you soon!

BASF donation

We are grateful to BASF (Germany) for donating an opacitometer to our research group. This will provide us an opportunity to conduct an evaluation of eye irritancy of different formulations using Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability Test (BCOP).

Student summer project in PEVITAC laboratories

Rahma Abduljabbar, an undergraduate student specialising in pharmaceutical chemistry, is presently collaborating with Dr. Roman V Moiseev and Prof. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy at the PEVITAC laboratories on a summer project. This project has been funded through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) at the University of Reading. The main focus of the project is the toxicological evaluation of heavy metal ions on invertebrates, specifically slugs, planaria, and daphnia.

The first PEVITAC-affiliated paper

The first PEVITAC-affiliated paper is published in collaboration with researchers from the University of Surrey. We provided expertise on the assessment of ocular irritancy through the bovine opacity and permeability test (BCOP) and the retention of the oligoglycine-functionalised nanodiamond formulations on the ex vivo cornea:

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