Declan Colbert completed his PhD in polymer engineering in December 2021, having previously attained an Honours Degree in Pharmaceutical Science. His research, titled “Development of next generation polymer based long-term controlled release devices for improved animal health” focused on creating a novel bioresorbable delivery system for dietary supplementation of ruminants. This research project was successfully awarded a €200,000 commercialisation fund from Enterprise Ireland. Currently, Dr Colbert’s research is focused on improving the sustainability of fresh meat packaging and development of novel bioplastic materials to be used in veterinary, drug delivery and packaging applications.
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