Krister Gjestvang Grønlien

Academic interests

Wound therapy and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT)

  • Formulation of photoreactive substances
  • Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT)
  • Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES)

Biological products

  • Development of new drug formulations based on rest raw material from the food processing industry
  • Development of collagen-based drug delivery systems


  • Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM)
  • Nofima AS
  • Norilia AS


FARM2120 - Pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics

FARM2150 – Formulation of drugs and quality assurance in drug production

Higher education and employment history

PhD Candidate, University of Oslo, 2017 -

Researcher, University of Oslo, 2016 - 2017

MSc Pharm, University of Oslo, 2016

Tags: Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical technology, Biological products, collagen


  • Nystedt, Helene Liepelt; Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2021). Interactions of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) with artificial and natural membranes. Journal of Molecular Liquids.  ISSN 0167-7322.  328 . doi: 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115452 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang; Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2020). A natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES) as potential excipient in collagen-based products. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.  ISSN 0141-8130.  156, s 394- 402 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.04.026 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Thapa, Raj Kumar; Cazzador, Flavio; Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2020). Effect of curcumin and cosolvents on the micellization of Pluronic F127 in aqueous solution. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.  ISSN 0927-7765.  195 . doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.111250
  • Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang; Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth; Sanden, Karen Wahlstrøm; Høst, Vibeke; Karlsen, Jan & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2019). Collagen from Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) tendon: A promising sustainable biomaterial for pharmaceutical use. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy.  ISSN 2352-5541.  13, s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1016/j.scp.2019.100166 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang; Wikene, Kristine Opsvik; Bruzell, Ellen Merete; Valen, Håkon & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2019). Photostability of an anionic porphyrin in natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES).
  • Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang & Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth (2018). Characterization of collagen from turkey for application in pharmaceutical preparations.
  • Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang (2016). Bruk av norskprodusert kollagen fra kalkun til formulering av legemidler. Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1935.  (12), s 29- 29
  • Sørheim, Kristin; Brunberg, Emma; Grøva, Lise; Lande, Unni Støbet; Tovsen, Marianne Lilletvedt; Grønlien, Krister Gjestvang; Tønnesen, Hanne Hjorth; Karlsen, Jan; Skulberg, Olav & Mysterud, Ivar (2016). Alveld hos lam - kan vi forebygge sykdommen?.

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Published Sep. 13, 2016 3:34 PM - Last modified Mar. 15, 2019 6:58 PM

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