Modelling Mucus

At Aelius Biotech, we have developed a novel method for rebuilding physiologically relevant mucus gels that can be combined with cell culture systems.

This means we can model the mucosal surfaces of the body in the lab without the need for animal models.

Using this technique we have developed integrated in vitro models of gastrointestinal digestion and absorption which can be used to test oral drug delivery.

Our systems can be used as a pre-clinical screening and development tool for oral drug delivery, to test uptake and refine formulations.

We aim to make the development of oral pharmaceuticals cheaper, quicker and more effective.