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    • Additive manufacturing of personalized pharmaceutical dosage forms via stereolithography. 

      Healy, Andrew V.; Fuenmayor, Evert; Doran, Patrick; Geever, Luke M.; Higginbotham, Clement L.; Lyons, John G. (MDPI, 2019-12-03)
      The introduction of three-dimensional printing (3DP) has created exciting possibilities for the fabrication of dosage forms, paving the way for personalized medicine. In this study, oral dosage forms of two drug ...
    • Analysis of the mechanical properties of solvent cast blends of PLA/PCL. 

      Chen, Yuanyuan; Geever, Luke M.; Higginbotham, Clement L.; Devine, Declan M. (Trans Tech Publications, 2014-09)
      Polylactic acid (PLA) is the most promising material in the biodegradable category. However, brittleness and poor thermal stability restrict its application. To overcome this limitation, PLA may be blended with other ...
    • Degradable nanocomposites for fused filament fabrication applications. 

      Healy, Andrew V.; Waldron, Cathal; Geever, Luke M.; Devine, Declan M.; Lyons, John G. (MDPI, 2018-05-09)
      There has been a substantial increase in the use and development of plastics over the last century. However, due to ever-diminishing petroleum feedstocks and growing concern for the environment, there has been a rise in ...
    • Degradable polymer nanocomposites for fused filament fabrication applications 

      Healy, Andrew V.; Geever, Luke M.; Devine, Declan M.; Lyons, John G. (Athlone Institute of Technology, 2018-04-24)
      The use of plastics in everyday life has increased dramatically during the course of the 20th and 21st century which is primarily due to the characteristics plastics offer in the development of new products to meet the ...
    • Enhancing the bioavailability of hydrophobic drugs using hot melt extrusion 

      Devine, Declan M.; Higginbotham, Clement; Geever, Luke M.; Coffey, Conor (Athlone Institute of Technology, 2018-04-24)
      Many existing drugs (as well as new revelations) in the pharmaceutical industry bear a distinct disadvantage in the sense that they are not water soluble, displaying low bioavailability values and consequently a reduced ...
    • Halloysite nanotube reinforced polylactic acid composite. 

      Chen, Yuanyuan; Geever, Luke M.; Killion, John; Lyons, John G.; Higginbotham, Clement L. (Wiley, 2017-10)
      Polylactic acid (PLA) has long history in medical applications, and reinforced PLA has the potential to be used in the medical applications that require high mechanical strength such as coronary stents and bone fixation ...
    • Review of multifarious applications of Poly (lactic acid) 

      Chen, Yuanyuan; Geever, Luke M.; Killion, John A.; Lyons, John G.; Higginbotham, Clement L. (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
      Poly (lactic acid) is considered to be a promising alternative to petroleum-based polymers due to its renewability, biodegradability, biocompatibility, and good mechanical properties. Because of the high cost, the applications ...
    • Surface modified halloysite nanotubes reinforced polylactic acid for use in biodegradable coronary stents. 

      Chen, Yuanyuan; Murphy, Alan; Scholz, Dimitri; Geever, Luke M.; Lyons, John G.; Devine, Declan M. (Wiley, 2019-08)
      Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) was reinforced halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) in this study. To improve dispersion and interfacial adhesion of HNTs within the PLA matrix, HNTs were surface modified with 3‐aminopropyltriethoxysilane ...
    • Synthesis and characterization of high density polyethylene / peat ash composites. 

      Cao, Zhi; Daly, Michael; Geever, Luke M.; Higginbotham, Clement L.; Devine, Declan M. (Elsevier, 2016-06)
      A new type of polymer composite was synthesized from one industrial waste, peat ash, at varying mixing ratios of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and the resulting products were characterized using different experiments ...