Proveca and Aston University Collaboration

Collaboration between Proveca Ltd and Aston University

  • Proveca specialises in the development and licensing of medicines for children.
  • Students will attend workshops led by Proveca and receive coaching on their research proposals.
  • Aston University MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and MPharm students work with industry professionals on research projects.

Proveca has partnered with Aston University to help support and facilitate final research projects being undertaken by Aston University MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and MPharm students.

The partnership between both Proveca and Aston University began with a contract research project led by Professor Afzal Mohammed at the University who worked with Proveca to explore the development of drug formulation.

Proveca will support and supervise at least five final year research projects and will help steer the students in the next steps in their lab research. Additionally Proveca will also support a wider number of students by running workshops, educating students on the current challenges of drug formulation development and providing coaching on how to write a research proposal.

Dr Simon Bryson, CEO and founder of Proveca Ltd:

“We are delighted to be building on our relationship with Aston University, having collaborated over several years on a range of successful projects including PhD sponsorship and supervision, visiting lecturing and MPharm research awards. The partnership brings together the academic excellence of Aston University with the paediatric pharmaceutical expertise of Proveca which will ultimately drive innovation in paediatric medicines to improve child health.”

Professor Afzal Mohammed, Associate Head of Pharmacy, Aston University, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the student experience and build on our excellent industry focused teaching and research”.

The projects are due to start in January 2023 and Proveca has agreed to sponsor the final project prize open to all of the University MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery and final year MPharm students.

About Proveca Ltd

Proveca Ltd is a European pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and licensing of medicines to address the unmet medical needs of children. The team at Proveca are seeking to improve the lives of children, many of whom require long-term drug treatment for chronic conditions.  Working with clinicians, parents, carers and children, Proveca are leading the way in providing licenced, clinically proven, medicines that are tailored to the specific needs of children.

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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

In 2022 Aston University was ranked in the top 25 of the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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Created November 2022