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Professor Craig Bunt

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui
Kaiāwhina Māori, Food Science
Programme Director, Agricultural Innovation

Professor

PhD (Otago), BPharm(Hons) (Otago)

Craig Bunt 2022 image

Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8365
Email craig.bunt@otago.ac.nz
Location Archway West G04

About

Dr Craig Bunt is the Inaugural Professor of Agricultural Innovation, University of Otago, New Zealand. In 1995 he completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Otago. After a period as a Research Officer with InterAg, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, he became a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Auckland, and following this a Senior Research Scientist at AgResearch.

Craig’s research focuses on bioactive delivery, and he is an author on over 120 research publications and 16 patents (6 granted in the USA). Craig has been awarded many honours and distinctions including an OECD fellowship, The Chiasma, Uniservices and Ideas Challenge prizes of the Spark Ideas Entrepreneurship Challenge, the Waikato Agribusiness Innovation Awards Supreme Winner and the Controlled Release Society’s Outstanding Veterinary Paper.

Research

Craig has a wide range of formulations experience over many years, clustered around three key areas; Veterinary Pharmaceutics, Agriculture, and Nutraceuticals, currently with a strong focus on electro-spinning/spraying and 3D printing. He leads the Ag/Vet Controlled Release lab, which researches agri and veterinary controlled release formulations.

Ag/Vet Controlled Release lab

Craig is also a member of Food Waste Innovation, a University of Otago Research Theme which measures food waste, develops reduction strategies, applies innovative technology, and works to modify producer and consumer behaviour.

Food Waste Innovation

For more information about agriculture at the University of Otago, visit the Agriculture at Otago Research Theme website:

Agriculture at Otago

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Publications

Liu, W., Walker, G., Price, S., Yang, X., Li, J., & Bunt, C. (2021). Electrospun membranes as a porous barrier for molecular transport: membrane characterization and release assessment. Pharmaceutics, 13(6), 916. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13060916

Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rooney, J. S., Gordon, K. C., Bunt, C. R., & Haley, J. M. (2021). Feeding the team: Analysis of a Spratt's dog cake from Antarctica. Polar Record. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0032247421000103

Beck, M. R., Garrett, K., Marshall, C. J., Fleming, A. E., Greer, A. W., Bunt, C. R., … Gregorini, P. (2021). Speaking from experience: Reduced dietary neophobia of lambs through early life experience. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 239, 105336. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105336

Beck, M. R., Garrett, K., Olejar, K. J., Maxwell, T. M. R., Bunt, C. R., Greer, A. E., & Gregorini, P. (2021). Negative effects of energy supplementation at peak lactation of sheep can be offset by the addition of Lactobacillus fermented plant extracts. Journal of Animal Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jas/skab069

Min, M., Mason, S. L., Bennett, G. N., Hussain, M. A., & Bunt, C. R. (2019). Viability assessment of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC 15707 on non-dairy foods using quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 167, 105778. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2019.105778

Bunt, C. R., Price, S., Hampton, J., & Stelting, S. (2016). Coated solid substrate microbe formulations: Pseudomonas spp. and zeolite. In T. R. Glare & M. E. Moran-Diez (Eds.), Microbial-based biopesticides: Methods and protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1477). (pp. 49-57). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6367-6_5

Chapter in Book - Research

Rathbone, M. J., Shen, J., Fawcett, J. P., Ogle, C. R., Burggraaf, S., & Bunt, C. R. (2000). Stability testing of veterinary drug products. In M. J. Rathbone & R. Gurney (Eds.), Controlled release veterinary drug delivery: Biological and Pharmaceutical considerations. (pp. 333-352). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-044482992-4/50031-9

Chapter in Book - Research

Beck, M. R., Garrett, K., Marshall, C. J., Fleming, A. E., Greer, A. W., Bunt, C. R., … Gregorini, P. (2021). Speaking from experience: Reduced dietary neophobia of lambs through early life experience. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 239, 105336. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105336

Journal - Research Article

Beck, M. R., Garrett, K., Olejar, K. J., Maxwell, T. M. R., Bunt, C. R., Greer, A. E., & Gregorini, P. (2021). Negative effects of energy supplementation at peak lactation of sheep can be offset by the addition of Lactobacillus fermented plant extracts. Journal of Animal Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jas/skab069

Journal - Research Article

Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rooney, J. S., Gordon, K. C., Bunt, C. R., & Haley, J. M. (2021). Feeding the team: Analysis of a Spratt's dog cake from Antarctica. Polar Record. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0032247421000103

Journal - Research Article

Liu, W., Walker, G., Price, S., Yang, X., Li, J., & Bunt, C. (2021). Electrospun membranes as a porous barrier for molecular transport: membrane characterization and release assessment. Pharmaceutics, 13(6), 916. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13060916

Journal - Research Article

Long, J., Etxeberria, A. E., Kornelsen, C., Nand, A. V., Ray, S., Bunt, C. R., & Seyfoddin, A. (2019). Development of a long-term drug delivery system with levonorgestrel-loaded chitosan microspheres embedded in poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2(7), 2766-2779. doi: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00190

Journal - Research Article

Long, J., Etxeberria, A. E., Nand, A. V., Bunt, C. R., Ray, S., & Seyfoddin, A. (2019). A 3D printed chitosan-pectin hydrogel wound dressing for lidocaine hydrochloride delivery. Materials Science & Engineering: C, 104, 109873. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.109873

Journal - Research Article

Long, J., Nand, A. V., Bunt, C., & Seyfoddin, A. (2019). Controlled release of dexamethasone from poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel. Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, 24(7), 839-848. doi: 10.1080/10837450.2019.1602632

Journal - Research Article

Mangwe, M. C., Bryant, R. H., Beck, M. R., Beale, N., Bunt, C., & Gregorini, P. (2019). Forage herbs as an alternative to ryegrass-white clover to alter urination patterns in grazing dairy systems. Animal Feed Science & Technology, 252, 11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2019.04.001

Journal - Research Article

Min, M., Bunt, C. R., Mason, S. L., & Hussain, M. A. (2019). Non-dairy probiotic food products: An emerging group of functional foods. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition, 59(16), 2626-2641. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1462760

Journal - Research Article

Min, M., Mason, S. L., Bennett, G. N., Hussain, M. A., & Bunt, C. R. (2019). Viability assessment of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC 15707 on non-dairy foods using quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 167, 105778. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2019.105778

Journal - Research Article

Saleeb, N., Gooneratne, R., Cavanagh, J., Bunt, C., Hossain, A. K. M. M., Gaw, S., & Robinson, B. (2019). The mobility of silver nanoparticles and silver ions in the soil-plant system. Journal of Environmental Quality, 48(6), 1835-1841. doi: 10.2134/jeq2019.03.0098

Journal - Research Article

Long, J., Nand, A. V., Ray, S., Mayhew, S., White, D., Bunt, C. R., & Seyfoddin, A. (2018). Development of customised 3D printed biodegradable projectile for administrating extended-release contraceptive to wildlife. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 548(1), 349-356. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.07.002

Journal - Research Article

Peng, C., Svirskis, D., Lee, S. J., Oey, I., Kwak, H.-S., Chen, G., Bunt, C., & Wen, J. (2018). Design of microemulsion system suitable for the oral delivery of poorly aqueous soluble beta carotene. Pharmaceutical Development & Technology, 23(7), 682-688. doi: 10.1080/10837450.2017.1287729

Journal - Research Article

Russell, K. N., Mitchell, N. L., Anderson, N. G., Bunt, C. R., Wellby, M. P., Melzer, T. R., … Palmer, D. N. (2018). Computed tomography provides enhanced techniques for longitudinal monitoring of progressive intracranial volume loss associated with regional neurodegeneration in ovine neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses. Brain & Behavior, 8, e01096. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1096

Journal - Research Article

Jose, N. M., Bunt, C. R., & Hussain, M. A. (2017). Comparison of biochemical characteristics of lactobacilli isolates from food and bovine rumen sources under low pH and bile salt stress conditions. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 1867-1872. doi: 10.3303/CET1756312

Journal - Research Article

Shapiro, L., Eason, C., Bunt, C., Hix, S., Aylett, P., & MacMorran, D. (2016). Efficacy of encapsulated sodium nitrite as a new tool for feral pig management. Journal of Pest Science, 89(2), 489-495. doi: 10.1007/s10340-015-0706-7

Journal - Research Article

Bhattarai, S., Alany, R. G., Bunt, C. R., Abdelkader, H., & Rathbone, M. J. (2015). Design and characterisation of a polyethylene oxide matrix with the potential use as a teat insert for prevention/treatment of bovine mastitis. AAPS Journal, 17(1), 167-174. doi: 10.1208/s12248-014-9678-4

Journal - Research Article

Chen, G., Bunt, C., & Wen, J. (2015). Mucoadhesive polymers-based film as a carrier system for sublingual delivery of glutathione. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 67(1), 26-34. doi: 10.1111/jphp.12313

Journal - Research Article

Yao, X., Bunt, C., Cornish, J., Quek, S.-Y., & Wen, J. (2015). Oral delivery of bovine lactoferrin using pectin- and chitosan-modified liposomes and solid lipid particles: Improvement of stability of lactoferrin. Chemical Biology & Drug Design, 86(4), 466-475. doi: 10.1111/cbdd.12509

Journal - Research Article

Chen, G., Li, D., Jin, Y., Zhang, W., Teng, L., Bunt, C., & Wen, J. (2014). Deformable liposomes by reverse-phase evaporation method for an enhanced skin delivery of (+)-catechin. Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy, 40(2), 260-265. doi: 10.3109/03639045.2012.756512

Journal - Research Article

Yao, X., Bunt, C., Cornish, J., Quek, S.-Y., & Wen, J. (2014). Preparation, optimization and characterization of bovine lactoferrin-loaded liposomes and solid lipid particles modified by hydrophilic polymers using factorial design. Chemical Biology & Drug Design, 83(5), 560-575. doi: 10.1111/cbdd.12269

Journal - Research Article

Yao, X., Bunt, C., Cornish, J., Quek, S.-Y., & Wen, J. (2014). Stability of bovine lactoferrin in luminal extracts and mucosal homogenates from rat intestine: A prelude to oral absorption. Chemical Biology & Drug Design, 84(6), 676-684. doi: 10.1111/cbdd.12360

Journal - Research Article

Kumar, H., Wen, J., Shaw, J., Cornish, J., & Bunt, C. (2013). Physiochemical characterization of β-glucan and in vitro release of lactoferrin from β-glucan microparticles. Current Drug Delivery, 10(6), 713-721. doi: 10.2174/15672018113109990043

Journal - Research Article

Yao, X., Bunt, C., Cornish, J., Quek, S.-Y., & Wen, J. (2013). Improved RP-HPLC method for determination of bovine lactoferrin and its proteolytic degradation in simulated gastrointestinal fluids. Biomedical Chromatography, 27(2), 197-202. doi: 10.1002/bmc.2771

Journal - Research Article

Brown, S., Warburton, B., Fisher, P., & Bunt, C. R. (2012). Optimising the palatability and longevity of stoat baits. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 39(3), 229-243. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2011.625957

Journal - Research Article

Jacobs, S., Bunt, C. R., Wu, Z., Lehr, C.-M., & Rupenthal, I. D. (2012). Characterization and evaluation of β-glucan formulations as injectable implants for protein and peptide delivery. Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy, 38(11), 1337-1343. doi: 10.3109/03639045.2011.650646

Journal - Research Article

Bunt, C. R., Jones, D. S., & Tucker, I. G. (1995). The effects of pH, ionic strength and polyvalent ions on the cell surface hydrophobicity of Escherichia coli evaluated by the BATH and HIC methods. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 113(2), 257-261. doi: 10.1016/0378-5173(94)00205-J

Journal - Research Article

Bunt, C. R., Jones, D. S., & Tucker, I. G. (1993). The effects of pH, ionic strength and organic phase on the bacterial adhesion to hydrocarbons (BATH) test. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 99(2-3), 93-98. doi: 10.1016/0378-5173(93)90350-O

Journal - Research Article

Thrimawithana, T. R., Rupenthal, I. D., Räsch, S. S., Lim, J. C., Morton, J. D., & Bunt, C. R. (2018). Drug delivery to the lens for the management of cataracts. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 126, 185-194. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2018.03.009

Journal - Research Other

Jose, N. M., Bunt, C. R., McDowell, A., Chiu, J. Z. S., & Hussain, M. A. (2017). A study of Lactobacillus isolates' adherence to and influence on membrane integrity of human Caco-2 cells [Short communication]. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(10), 7891-7896. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12912

Journal - Research Other

Long, J., Gholizadeh, H., Lu, J., Bunt, C., & Seyfoddin, A. (2017). Application of fused deposition modelling (FDM) method of 3D printing in drug delivery. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 23(3), 433-439. doi: 10.2174/1381612822666161026162707

Journal - Research Other

Jose, N. M., Bunt, C. R., & Hussain, M. A. (2015). Implications of antibiotic resistance in probiotics. Food Reviews International, 31(1), 52-62. doi: 10.1080/87559129.2014.961075

Journal - Research Other

Bennett, G., Rajan, R., Bunt, C. R., & Hussain, M. D. (2013). Microbiological assessment of four probiotic feed supplements used by the dairy industry in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 61(2), 119-120. doi: 10.1080/00480169.2012.716359

Journal - Research Other

Yao, X., Bunt, C., Cornish, J., Quek, S.-Y., & Wen, J. (2013). Oral delivery of lactoferrin: A review. International Journal of Peptide Research & Therapeutics, 19(2), 125-134. doi: 10.1007/s10989-012-9326-8

Journal - Research Other

Bunt, C. R., Rathbone, M. J., Burggraaf, S., & Ogle, C. R. (2006). Multiple material dispensing. (7,083,590). United States.

Intellectual Property

Bunt, C. R., Rathbone, M. J., & Burggraaf, S. (2002). Active delivery device with reduced passive delivery. (6,352,524). United States.

Intellectual Property

Bunt, C. R., Rathbone, M. J., & Burggraaf, S. (2002). Delivery devices and their use. (6,450,991). United States.

Intellectual Property

Bunt, C. R., Rathbone, M. J., & Burggraaf, S. (2002). Enhanced intravaginal devices. (6,776,164). United States.

Intellectual Property

Rathbone, M. J., Bunt, C. R., & Burggraaf, S. (2002). Synchronizing of animal oestrus and intra vaginal devices useful therein. (6,663,608). United States.

Intellectual Property

Rathbone, M. J., Bunt, C. R., & Burggraaf, S. (2002). Synchronizing of animal oestrus and intra vaginal devices useful therein. (6,423,039). United States.

Intellectual Property

Bunt, C. R. (1996). Factors influencing the microencapsulation of bacteria (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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