Fluid dynamic modelling for pharmaceutical manufacturing

This research program is a partnership between the University’s Department of Chemical Engineering and CSL Ltd to explore blood clotting.

The program is developing computational fluid dynamics models to understand and predict the behaviour of platelets in typical blood flow and during clotting. It will also investigate the behaviour of several blood-borne proteins that activate platelet clotting, with a goal of understanding the biophysical triggers behind clotting.

Models developed by the research will be valid for a range of protein processing applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The knowledge to come out of the work will underpin the development and production of protein therapeutics across a spectrum of CSL’s core activities

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Program leader

Professor David Dunstan

Associate Professor Dalton Harvie

Case study

Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes