Additive Manufacturing Research Group


Bespoke Flow Reactors

Research Overview

We are exploring, over the next 5-10 years, alternative and step-change means for drug discovery and screening through the exploitation of novel and disruptive technologies. We are investigating the design and production of self-optimizing chemical flow reactors which have built-in analytics and optimisation protocols which can perform catalytic reactions and screen for biological activity at enzyme and cell level. Within this multi-disciplinary project we are investigating novel, bespoke flow reactors using Hybrid and Multi-systems Additive Manufacturing. We are the first group in the UK to have combined flow technology with these truly novel and advanced manufacturing techniques.