Topic Modern developments in pharmaceutical drug formulations
Venue Marlborough Research Centre Theatre
Date Wednesday, 8th November 2017,
Time 6 pm.
Speaker Dennis Robinson, Ph.D.,
Emeritus Professor and Chair,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Overview of Presentation:
Dennis will first briefly describe the differences experienced while working in academia in New Zealand and America before focussing on current and potential future developments in drug formulation for delivery by various routes of administration. This will include the application of technologies for controlled oral drug delivery; delivery through intact skin and its limitations; challenges in delivering drugs to the lungs; intranasal delivery; innovations in delivering drugs to the eye; developments in implants; developments in nanotechnology; and finally, some developments in drug targeting.
Dennis is an experienced educator and leader with almost 40 years of involvement in tertiary education and mentoring of professional pharmacy and multidisciplinary graduate students in New Zealand and the United States of America. As Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he facilitated the development of the research enterprise that is now nationally and internationally known for excellence in drug discover, drug delivery and nanomedicine. Since the 1970’s, Dennis has extensive scientific research experience with an emphasis on innovative drug delivery strategies including microencapsulation, nanotechnology, nanomedicine and drug targeting. His research record includes a sustained history of obtaining state and federal funding to support both personal and departmental research activities. Dennis’ peer-reviewed publications in scientific and educational media include: 9 book chapters, over 50 manuscripts of original research, and over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.