Professor Helen McCarthy
“You can have the best drug in the world but if you can’t deliver it to where it needs to go, it’s like a fire engine with a flat tyre, it can’t get to the fire.” - Professor McCarthy
How often do we hear about a ground-breaking new drug or vaccine that will prevent or combat disease? But that is just part of the battle. If the delivery of the drug into the body is not efficient, it can fulfil only a small degree of its potential.
However, over the last few years new technologies are beginning to make a massive difference in the way key drugs and vaccines are delivered, and Northern Ireland is playing its part in this fast-developing area.