So apologies for the absence. Work caught up with me but I now plan to keep more up to date with this blog!

Last week I was at Think Tank in Birmingham undertaking a study with children to look at the mouthfeel of multiparticulates. It was exhausting work but we managed to get on local TV and radio stations which was really exciting.

The study aimed to ask children what they thought of multiparticulates as a potential new medicine. We were testing a placebo product not real medicine. We haven’t had time to analyse the data yet but the most common response was “yuck”! I really don’t mind this response, having tried it myself I am inclined to agree. We know that it is an unusual texture and unlike anything children typically consume. Our next study will involve looking to see whether mixing with soft food, such as yoghurt will make it more pleasant.

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