Dr Joshua Boateng

Professor Joshua Boateng BPharm Hons, PGCert HE, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FAPS

Professor in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

Key details

Professor Joshua S Boateng
BPharm Hons, PGCert HE, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FAPS

Professor in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery


Professor Joshua Boateng obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in February 1999 (First Class Honours) and then pursued an MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis programme at the University of Strathclyde under a DFID Commonwealth Scholarship, graduating in November 2000. He subsequently undertook PhD research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Delivery and Formulation) under a Pfizer-sponsored project at the University of Strathclyde, from 2001-05. Subsequently, he took up a postdoctoral position at the Nottingham Trent University as part of a WADA-sponsored consortium on investigating surrogate biomarkers for detecting gene doping in sports, using mass spectrometry based proteomic approaches (2005-07). Professor Joshua Boateng still maintains active research interests in all the above areas and published extensively as well as presented at several conferences around the above themes. He joined the School of Science at the University of Greenwich in August 2007 and is currently a Professor in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery.

Responsibilities within the university

PhD supervision, Module Leadership, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching, Research Project Supervision, School of Science Exams Officer, REF Unit of Assessment (UoA 3) Lead

Awards

  • 2009 - Early Career Researcher Excellence Award, University of Greenwich.

Recognition

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FAPS)
  • Member, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, Polymers (MDPI)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Pharmacological Sciences

Research / Scholarly interests

Professor Boateng belongs to the pharmaceutical science research cluster within the School of Science. He works in an interdisciplinary range of research areas covering pharmaceutics (formulation and drug delivery), pharmaceutical analysis and proteomics as outlined below:

Wound Healing

  • Medicated dressings targeting pain and infection in chronic wounds
  • Natural products (e.g. honey, plant extracts) based dressings for treating wounds and dermatological conditions
  • Delivery of proteins and growth factors to chronic wound sites
  • 3D printing/bioprinting of cell laden scaffolds for tissue regeneration and wound healing

Mucosal Drug Delivery

  • Buccal delivery of large and small molecules to improve compliance in paediatric and geriatric patients
  • Vaginal and ocular drug delivery systems including 3D printed lenses

Nanotechnology

  • Mucosal vaccination using mucoadhesive nanoparticles
  • The use of nanocarriers in optimising cellular output of complement regulators in hereditary angioedema.

Biomarker Discovery

  • Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics (protein and peptide biomarkers) Analyses

Key funded projects

  • Department for International Development / Commonwealth Scholarship Commission "Novel Drug Delivery System for Oral Antimalarial Delivery to Paediatric Patients in Africa
  • Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) "To Develop an Internal R&D Facility for the Production of Non-soluble Pharmaceuticals Molecules Using Hot Melt Extrusion, to Produce Pharmaceutical Finished Dosage Forms"
  • EU Interreg IMODE project "Development of Drug Eluting Stent"
  • VC Scholarship "3D Bioprinting of Scaffolds for Chronic Wound Healing"
  • VC PhD Scholarship "Novel Skin Substitutes and Wound Dressings Based on Fish Skin Model for the Treatment of Hard to Heal Wounds"

Recent publications

Article

Farias, Smirna and , Boateng, Joshua S. (2020), In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of taste masked low dose acetylsalicylic acid loaded composite wafers as platforms for buccal administration in geriatric patients with dysphagia. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 589: 119807 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119807) NB Item availability restricted.

Hafezi, Forough , Shorter, Susan, Tabriz, Atabak Ghanizadeh, Hurt, Andrew P. , Elmes, Victoria , Boateng, Joshua , Douroumis, Dionysios (2020), Bioprinting and preliminary testing of highly reproducible novel bioink for potential skin regeneration. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Pharmaceutics, 12: 550 (6) ISSN: 1999-4923 (Print), 1999-4923 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12060550).

Boateng, Joshua S. and , Amin, Muhammad Khairul (2020), Surface modification of mobile composition of matter (MCM)-41 type silica nanoparticles for potential oral mucosa vaccine delivery. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 109 (7) . pp. 2271-2283 ISSN: 0022-3549 (Print), 1520-6017 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2020.03.021) NB Item availability restricted.

Sarheed, Omar , Shouqair, Douha, Ramesh, KVRNS, Khaleel, Taha , Amin, Muhammad , Boateng, Joshua , Drechsler, Markus (2019), Formation of stable nanoemulsions by ultrasound-assisted two-step emulsification process for topical drug delivery: effect of oil phase composition and surfactant concentration and loratadine as ripening inhibitor. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 576: 118952 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118952) NB Item availability restricted.

Amin, Muhammad K. and , Boateng, Joshua S. (2019), Comparison and process optimisation of PLGA, chitosan and silica nanoparticles for potential oral vaccine delivery. Future Science. In: , , , . Future Science, Therapeutic Delivery, 10 (8) ISSN: 2041-5990 (Print), 2041-6008 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4155/tde-2019-0038).

Owusu-Ware, Samuel K. , Boateng, Joshua S., Chowdhry, Babur Z., Antonijevic, Milan D. (2019), Glassy state molecular mobility and its relationship to the physico-mechanical properties of plasticized hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) films. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X, 1: 100033 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpx.2019.100033).

Yir-Erong, Bartholomew , Bayor, Marcel T, Ayensu, Isaac, Gbedema, Stephen Y , Boateng, Joshua (2019), Oral thin films as a remedy for non-compliance in paediatric and geriatric patients. Future Science. In: , , , . Future Science, Therapeutic Delivery, 10 (7) ISSN: 2041-5990 (Print), 2041-6008 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4155/tde-2019-0032).

Tighsazzadeh, Mohammad , Mitchell, John, Boateng, Joshua (2019), Development and evaluation of performance characteristics of timolol-loaded composite ocular films as potential delivery platform for treatment of glaucoma. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 566 . pp. 111-125 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.05.059).

Boateng, Joshua and , Okeke, Obinna (2019), Evaluation of clay functionalized wafers and films for nicotine replacement therapy via buccal mucosa. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Pharmaceutics, 11: 104 (3) 1999-4923 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics11030104).

Boateng, Joshua , Hafezi, Forough, Scoutaris, Nikolaos, Douroumis, Dennis (2019), 3D printed chitosan dressing crosslinked with genipin for potential healing of chronic wounds. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 560 . pp. 406-415 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), 1873-3476 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.02.020).

Yir-Erong, Bartholomew , Tunkumgnen Bayor, Marcel, Ayensu, Isaac, Yao Gbedema, Stephen , Boateng, Joshua (2018), The challenges and knowledge gaps in malaria therapy: A stakeholder approach to improving oral quinine use in the treatment of childhood malaria in Ghana. Hindawi. In: , , , . Hindawi, Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2018: 1784645 2090-7818 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1784645).

Farias, Smirna and , Boateng, Joshua S. (2018), Development and functional characterization of composite freeze dried wafers for potential delivery of low dose aspirin for elderly people with dysphagia.. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 553 (1-2) . pp. 65-83 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.10.025).

Pawar, Harshavardhan V. , Tetteh, John, Debrah, Philip, Boateng, Joshua S. (2018), Comparison of in vitro antibacterial activity of streptomycin-diclofenac loaded composite biomaterial dressings with commercial silver based antimicrobial wound dressings. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 121 . pp. 191-199 ISSN: 0141-8130 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.10.023).

Akiyode, Olufunke and , Boateng, Joshua (2018), Composite biopolymer-based wafer dressings loaded with microbial biosurfactants for potential application in chronic Wounds. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Polymers, 10 2073-4360 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10080918).

Pere, Cristiane Patricia Pissinato , Economidou, Sophia N., Lall, Gurprit, Ziraud, Clémentine , Boateng, Joshua , Alexander, Bruce D. , Lamprou, Dimitrios A. , Douroumis, Dennis (2018), 3D printed microneedles for insulin skin delivery. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 544 (2) . pp. 425-432 ISSN: 0378-5173 (Print), 1873-3476 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.03.031).

Ahmed, Asif and , Boateng, Joshua (2018), Calcium alginate-based antimicrobial film dressings for potential healing of infected foot ulcers. Future Science Ltd.. In: , , , . Future Science Ltd., Therapeutic Delivery, 9 (3) . pp. 185-204 ISSN: 2041-5990 (Print), 2041-6008 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4155/tde-2017-0104).

Boateng, Joshua and , Khan, Sajjad (2018), Effects of cyclodextrins (β and γ) and L-Arginine on stability and functional properties of mucoadhesive Buccal Films loaded with Omeprazole for pediatric Patients. MDPI Publishing. In: , , , . MDPI Publishing, Polymers, 10: 157 (2) 2073-4360 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10020157).

Ahmed, Asif , Getti, Giulia, Boateng, Joshua (2017), Ciprofloxacin-loaded calcium alginate wafers prepared by freeze-drying technique for potential healing of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 8 (6) . pp. 1751-1768 ISSN: 2190-393X (Print), 2190-3948 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-017-0445-9).

Boateng, Joshua and , (2017), Composite alginate-hyaluronan sponges for the delivery of tranexamic acid in post-extractive alveolar wounds. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences ISSN: 0022-3549 (Print), 1520-6017 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2017.09.026).

Boateng, Joshua and , (2017), Drug delivery innovations to address global health challenges for pediatric and geriatric populations (through improvements in patient compliance). Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 106 (11) . pp. 3188-3198 ISSN: 0022-3549 (Print), 1520-6017 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2017.07.009).

Catanzano, Ovidio , Docking, Rachael, Schofield, Patricia, Boateng, Joshua (2017), Advanced multi-targeted composite biomaterial dressing for pain and infection control in chronic leg ulcers. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Carbohydrate Polymers, 172 . pp. 40-48 ISSN: 0144-8617 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.05.040).

Boateng, Joshua S. and , Okeke, Obinna C. (2016), Nicotine stabilization in composite sodium alginate based wafers and films for nicotine replacement therapy. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Carbohydrate Polymers, 155 . pp. 78-88 ISSN: 0144-8617 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.08.053).

Khan, Sajjad , Trivedi, Vivek, Mitchell, John, Boateng, Joshua S. (2016), Conversion of sustained release omeprazole loaded buccal films into fast dissolving strips using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) processing, for potential paediatric drug delivery. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 93 . pp. 45-55 ISSN: 0928-0987 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2016.08.007).

Akiyode, Olufunke , George, Daliya, Getti, Giulia, Boateng, Joshua (2016), Systematic comparison of the functional physico-chemical characteristics and biocidal activity of microbial derived biosurfactants on blood-derived and breast cancer cells. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 479 . pp. 221-233 ISSN: 0021-9797 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.06.051).

Boateng, Joshua S. and , Okeke, Obinna C. (2016), Composite HPMC and sodium alginate based buccal formulations for nicotine replacement therapy. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 91 . pp. 31-44 ISSN: 0141-8130 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.05.079).

Book section

Ahmed, Asif and , Boateng, Joshua (2019), Treatment of mixed infections in wounds. Wiley. In: , , In: Joshua Boateng (ed.), Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Application. Wiley, (1st) . pp. 91-113 . ISBN: 9781119433262 (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Therapeutic+Dressings+and+Wound+Healing+Applications-p-9781119433262).

Bianchera, Annalisa , Catanzano, Ovidio, Boateng, Joshua, Elviri, Lisa (2019), The place of biomaterials in wound healing. Wiley. In: , , In: Joshua Boateng (ed.), Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Application. Wiley, (1st) . pp. 337-366 . ISBN: 9781119433262 (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Therapeutic+Dressings+and+Wound+Healing+Applications-p-9781119433262).

Boateng, Joshua and , Catanzano, Ovidio (2019), Silver and silver nanoparticle‐based antimicrobial dressings. Wiley. In: , , In: Joshua Boateng (ed.), Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Application. Wiley, (1st) . pp. 157-184 . ISBN: 9781119433262 (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Therapeutic+Dressings+and+Wound+Healing+Applications-p-9781119433262).

Catanzano, Ovidio and , Boateng, Joshua (2019), Local delivery of growth factors using wound dressings. Wiley. In: , , In: Joshua Boateng (ed.), Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Application. Wiley, (1st) . pp. 291-314 . ISBN: 9781119433262 (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Therapeutic+Dressings+and+Wound+Healing+Applications-p-9781119433262).

Tabriz, Atabak Ghanizadeh , Douroumis, Dennis, Boateng, Joshua (2019), 3D printed scaffolds for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Wiley. In: , , In: Joshua Boateng (ed.), Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Application. Wiley, (1st) . pp. 385-398 . ISBN: 9781119433262 (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Therapeutic+Dressings+and+Wound+Healing+Applications-p-9781119433262).

Boateng, Joshua and , Douroumis, Dennis (2012), Bioadhesion properties of polymeric films produced by hot-melt extrusion. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. In: , , In: Dennis Douroumis (ed.), Hot-Melt Extrusion: Pharmaceutical Application. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK . pp. 177-200 . ISBN: 9780470711187 (hbk), 9781118307878 (ebk) (doi: ).

Conference item

Boateng, Joshua , Catanzano, Ovidio, Docking, Rachael, Schofield, Pat (2015), Development of advanced analgesic dressings for chronic wound healing. In: United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) Symposium, 16-17 April 2015, Nottingham, UK , . , (doi: ).

Khan, S. , Boateng, J.S., Okeke, O., Trivedi, V. , Mitchell, J.C. (2014), Physico-chemical characterization of oral thin film for paediatric buccal drug delivery. Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In: APS PharmSci 2014, 8-10 Sep 2014, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK , UKPHARMSCI Conferenc. Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (doi: https://www.ukpharmsci.org/2014ResourcePack/Default.asp) NB Item availability restricted.

Okeke, O. , Khan, S., Boateng, J.S. (2014), Hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose and sodium alginate based films for buccal mucosa drug delivery. Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In: APS PharmSci 2014, 8-10 Sep 2014, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK , UKPHARMSCI CONFERENC. Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (doi: https://www.ukpharmsci.org/2014ResourcePack/Default.asp) NB Item availability restricted.

Pawar, H. V. , Tetteh, J., Boateng, Joshua (2012), Preparation and evaluation of streptomycin - and diclofenac-loaded mucoadhesive films for wound healing. Wiley. In: 22nd Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society. 6th Joint Meeting with the European Tissue Repair Society SAWC-Spring/WHS Joint Meeting, April 19-22, 2012, Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia, USA , 22nd Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society 6th Joint Meeting with the European Tissue Repair Society SAWC-Spring/WHS Joint Meetin. Wiley, , 20 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-475X.2012.00774.x).

Ayensu, Isaac , Boateng, Joshua, Mitchell, John (2010), Freeze-dried thiolated chitosan formulations for protein delivery via the buccal mucosa. In: UK PharmSci 2010 The Science of Medicines, 1-3 Sep 2010, Nottingham. UK , . , (doi: ).

Kianfar, Farnoosh , Chowdhry, Babur, Boateng, Joshua, Antonijevic, Milan (2010), Development of polymeric films incorporating amorphous drug. In: Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Amorphous III Conference, 21-22 April 2010, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK , . , (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Boateng, Joshua , Mitchell, John, Trivedi, Vivek, Khan, Sajjad (2014), Formulation and characterisation of oral thin films for buccal mucosa drug delivery for paediatric patients. Athens Institute for Education and Research. In: Annual International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5-8 May 2014, Athens, Greece In: Gregory T. Papanikos (ed.), Pharmaceutical Sciences Abstracts: Annual International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5-8 May 2014, Athens, Greec. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece . pp. 30-31 . ISBN: 9786185065355 (doi: http://www.atiner.gr/abstracts/2014ABST-PHA.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.

Ayensu, I. , Mitchell, J., Boateng, J. (2011), Formulation and evaluation of lyophilised thiolated chitosan wafers for buccal mucosal delivery of protein. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). In: 2011 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, 23–27 Oct 2011, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., USA , Published Meeting Abstracts [AAPS. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Arlington, VA, USA Published Meeting Abstracts [AAPS], 2011: M1144 ISSN: 1550-7416 (Print), (doi: http://abstracts.aaps.org/published/ContentInfo.aspx?conID=25288).

Kianfar, F. , Chowdhry, B., Antonijevic, M., Boateng, J. (2011), Development of stable polymeric lyophilised wafers for mucosal drug delivery using thermal annealing (DSC, freeze-drying). American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). In: , , , Published Meeting Abstracts [AAPS. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Arlington, VA, USA The AAPS Journal, 2011 ISSN: 1550-7416 (Print), (doi: http://abstracts.aaps.org/published/ContentInfo.aspx?conID=25276).

Maniruzzaman, M. , Boateng, J., Douroumis, D. (2011), Taste masking of bitter APIs by using hot melt extrusion (HME). American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In: AAPS Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, , , AAPS Journa. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Arlington, VA, USA , 13 (S2) . pp. T3273-T3273 ISSN: 1550-7416 (on-line) (Print), (doi: http://www.aapsj.org/abstracts/AM_2011/T3273.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.

Desai, H. , Anghan, B., Boateng, J. S. (2010), Development, formulation and optimization of polymer based films as potential buccal delivery systems using paracetamol and ibuprofen as model drugs. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). In: , , , The AAPS Journa. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), New York, USA , 12 (S2) . pp. W4169-W4169 ISSN: 1550-7416 (Print), (doi: http://www.aapsj.org/abstracts/AM_2010/W4169.pdf).

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