Dr James William McKeage

Ph.D (Bioengineering), BE (Hons)

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Biography

James McKeage is a Research Fellow with the Bioinstrumentation Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. His work focuses on needle-free jet injection technology, a technique where fluid drugs are delivered as a fine, high-speed jet.  James’ work seeks to understand how this technique can be applied to improve patient outcomes, and the application of jet injection to new drug delivery challenges.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Auckland, James joined the Bioinstrumentation lab as a PhD student. During his PhD James investigated the effects of injection volume on needle-free jet injection and investigated tools to increase the scope of this technology. In 2018 James completed his PhD and started as a Research Fellow in the Bioinstrumentation Lab.

Research | Current

James’ work is primarily in the field of needle-free jet injection, a drug delivery technique that forms the drug into a high speed jet capable of breaking the skin without a needle. As well as developing the underlying technology James is involved with the application of this technique to multiple drug delivery challenges. Recently his work has focussed on the delivery of local anaesthetic, and the application of jet injection technology to the treatment of diabetes.

 

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AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level G, Room G12
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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