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Open Access research which pushes advances in bionanotechnology

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SIPBS is a major research centre in Scotland focusing on 'new medicines', 'better medicines' and 'better use of medicines'. This includes the exploration of nanoparticles and nanomedicines within the wider research agenda of bionanotechnology, in which the tools of nanotechnology are applied to solve biological problems. At SIPBS multidisciplinary approaches are also pursued to improve bioscience understanding of novel therapeutic targets with the aim of developing therapeutic interventions and the investigation, development and manufacture of drug substances and products.

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Design for safety and minimum life-cycle cost

Puisa, Romanas and Vassalos, Dracos and Guarin, Luis and Mermiris, Georgios (2011) Design for safety and minimum life-cycle cost. In: Contemporary Ideas on Ship Stability and Capsizing in Waves. Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 753-769. ISBN 9789400714816

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The paper outlines an approach to multidisciplinary ship design via a software platform maintaining a holistic view on the overall ship quality. The platform integrates design and first-principles design evaluation tools that estimate performance indices of risk, costs, earnings and ship functionality. The platform has built-in mechanisms that determine dominant design parameters, derive parametric models and perform gradual optimisation of constantly updated response surfaces, thus guiding designers towards cost-effective design solutions. The applications aspects and results of the platform are also presented here.