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Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform

The Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) Research Unit is in the heart of drug delivery research in South Africa with a dynamic foundation for quality postgraduate scientific training and innovation in drug delivery. It is centred on the core principals which takes into account the responsibility of maintaining a position of global competitiveness in drug delivery intellectual property generation.

The WADDP currently has several superior patented technologies with an extensive technology pipeline and is well connected with various local and international institutions as well as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Who is the WADDP?

  • WADDP was formally recognised as a research unit in April 2014 by the University Research Committee following recommendations from the Wits Health Sciences Faculty Research Committee.
  • WADDP was launched in March 2007 for advancement and development of commercialisable drug delivery technologies.
  • The Director, Professor Viness Pillay was awarded a National Research Foundation-Department of Science and Technology South African Research Chair in “Pharmaceutical Biomaterials Polymer- Engineered Drug Delivery Technologies” at the Tier 1 Level.