Name: Seth Asamoah

Host Organisation: Contipro a.s., Czech Republic

Project Title: Hyaluronan based hydrogels for mucosal drug delivery

Supervisor: Dr. Martin Pravda

Objectives of the Project:

The overall goal of this project is the development of hyaluronan based hydrogel for transmucosal delivery of biopharmaceuticals.

The specific goals are:

  1. Design of mucoadhesive hydrogel formulation for intranasal administration
  2. Evaluation of rheological properties of hydrogel composition
  3. Incorporation of biopharmaceutics in the hydrogel structure
  4. Evaluation of biopharmaceutics release


  • Fraunhofer
    • Task: To learn about methods for preparation and characterization of MP/NPs. And to learn about the relationship between the particle’s properties and efficacy of intranasal transmucosal delivery of APIs
    • Advisor: Dr. Carmen Gruber-Traub
    • Duration: 2 months
  • QMUL
    • Task: To learn about the synthesis and characterisation of nanogels
    • Advisor: Prof. Marina Resmini
    • Duration: 2 months

Short Biography:

Seth Asamoah obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana.

He then furthered his education at the University of Siena, Italy where he obtained his MSc in Chemistry. At the University of Siena, his thesis focused on polymer/polysaccharide based-matrix in drug delivery.

Currently, he is part of the Bio2Brain project with a research centered on „Mucoadhesive hyaluronan based in situ   hydrogels for nose to brain drug delivery“. He is being supervised by Dr. Martin Pravda from Contirpo a.s.  and Dr. Eva Šnejdrová from the Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy, Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic.