• Question: what do you make drugs with?

    Asked by erhpls123 to Alex on 24 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Alex Lyness

      Alex Lyness answered on 24 Jun 2014:

      Hey erhpls123,

      Unfortunately, I don’t make drugs.

      It’s my job to design new drug delivery devices that inject human cells (that have been collected from donors or grown in a lab) into patients to treat injuries and diseases. My time normally gets split between researching existing ideas and then developing them into prototypes and testing them.

      When doctors or scientists have a drug that they need to get to somewhere in the body they get in touch with me and I help them out.

      My work profile page and what I’m up to can be seen here: http://www.epsrc-regen-med.org/our-team/research-team/dr-alex-lyness/

      Also there are some photos of me at work on my IAEGMOOH profile here: https://healthj14.imanengineer.org.uk/profile/alexlyness

      Hope that clears things up 🙂