• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1758 Citations
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1992 …2020
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Professor Paul A. McCarron holds a Chair in Pharmaceutics and is currently the Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ulster University.A registered pharmacist and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, with experience of industrial and academic pharmacy, he has a particular interest in the development of advanced drug delivery systems with a expertise in translating novel delivery strategies into the clinical and commercial settings.He is currently a company director in Swedish Pharma and founder of Jenarron Therapeutics Ltd.  Both companies are at an early stage and in the preliminary rounds of raising seed capital funding to develop innovative topical dosages forms. The former company is concentrating on the development of bioadhesive oral patches, whilst Jenarron Therapeutics is commercialising a wound hydrogel for use in management of chronic wounds and acute laceration.Research InterestsProf McCarron’s research interests concern the development and characterisation of nanoparticulate systems and topical formulations. Following substantial funding from the Research and Development Office in Northern Ireland, Prof McCarron developed and trialed an innovative putty-type material for delivering anaesthesia to acute laceration.Results published recently in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the foremost journal for emergency medicine research, demonstrate efficacy based on a non-inferiority study when compared to infiltration of lidocaine solution.FundingDepartment of Education for Northern Ireland.

External positions

Registered Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

1 Jan 1990 → …


  • RL Dermatology
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica

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Research Output 1992 2020

Albumin Nano-Encapsulation of Piceatannol Enhances Its Anticancer Potential in Colon Cancer Via Downregulation of Nuclear p65 and HIF-1α

A.a. Aljabali, Bakshi, H., L. Hakkim, A. Haggag, M. Al-batanyeh, S. Al Zoubi, Al-trad, B., Nasef, M., Satija, S., Mehta, P., Pabreja, K., Mishra, V., Khan, M., Abobaker, Azzouz, Dureja, H., Pabari, Dardouri, Kesharwani, P., Gupta, S. & 11 othersDhar Shukla, Prasher, B. Charbe, Negi, S., N. Kapoor, Chellappan, D. K., Webba da Silva, M., Thompson, J., Dua, H. S., McCarron, P. & Tambuwala, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cancers. 12, 1, p. 113 113.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Colonic Neoplasms
Bovine Serum Albumin

Anti-invasive and anti-proliferative effects of shRNA-loaded poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles following RAN silencing in MDA-MB231 breast cancer cells

Sharma, A., McCarron, P. A., Matchett, K., Hawthorne, S. & El Tanani, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Pharmaceutical Research. 36, 2, p. 26- 13 p., 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Polyglactin 910
Small Interfering RNA
Breast Neoplasms
Cell Movement
1 Citation (Scopus)

Design, Stability and Efficacy of a New Targeting Peptide for Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery to SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells

Huey, R., Rathbone, D., McCarron, P. A. & Hawthorne, S., 31 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Drug Targeting. 27, 9, p. 959-970 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
amsonic acid
Rabies virus

Does the PRP of those with diabetes have antimicrobial properties?

Cundell, J., Hughes, C. & McCarron, P. A., May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Diabetic Foot
Methicillin Resistance
Proteus vulgaris
Wounds and Injuries
1 Citation (Scopus)

Emergence of three dimensional printed cardiac tissue: Opportunities and challenges in cardiovascular diseases.

Charbe, N., Zacconi, F., Amnerkar, N., Pardhi, D., Shukla, P., Mukattash, T., McCarron, P. A. & Tambuwala, M. M., 12 Jan 2019, In : Current Cardiology Reviews. 15, 3, p. 188-204 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Tissue Engineering
Cardiovascular Diseases
Biocompatible Materials
Cellular Microenvironment


Inhibition of nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kβ) as therapeutic strategy for the treatment of IBD and cancer

Author: Khan, M., 20 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Tambuwala, M. M. (Supervisor), Mc Carron, P. A. (Supervisor) & Thompson, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Peptide-loaded, shear sensitive hydrogel as a novel topical delivery system for wound management and repair

Author: Speers, L., May 2018

Supervisor: Mc Carron, P. A. (Supervisor), Ternan, N. G. (Supervisor) & Tambuwala, M. M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis