Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute Appoints Professor Claus-Michael Lehr to Advisory Board
Somerset, NJ – September 20, 2013 — The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute announced today that it has appointed Professor Claus-Michael Lehr, to the Institute’s Advisory Board.
Professor Lehr has spent more than 15 years leading research into ways to overcome biological barriers to effective drug delivery, and the development and formulation of appropriate carriers to transport active pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical molecules to desired targets. He has co-authored many notable publications on the development of sophisticated in-vitro models that more accurately represent the epithelial cells and tissues concerned in transport, and the application of nanotechnology to improve in-vivo delivery to such therapeutic targets.
He is currently Head of the Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Saarland University, Germany and Co-founder and Head of the Department “Drug Delivery” (DDEL) of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS).
“The sharing of knowledge is key to the Institute’s mission to drive the early adoption of advanced drug delivery technologies,” Professor Lehr commented. “Collaboration across industry and academia will encourage the innovation of better products and their effective delivery, with fewer unwanted side effects.”
“Professor Lehr’s research experience in drug delivery, coupled with his outstanding connections within our industry, will be great assets to the Institute” commented Terry Robinson, Executive Director of the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute. “We look forward to the valuable support and guidance of our advisory board members.”
On October 3rd, the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute will host the latest in its 2013 series of educational events at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s prestigious Burlington House in London, UK. Registration is now open, for more information on the seminar, entitled “Overcoming Bioavailability Challenges”, or to learn more about the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute, please visit http://www.drugdeliveryinstitute.com/.
To request an interview with Prof. Claus-Michael Lehr, Ms. Terry Robinson, or any member of the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute, contact: Holly Rackett
About the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute
The mission of the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute is to promote collaboration between industry and academia, provide applied drug delivery education and training, and accelerate adoption of innovative drug delivery technologies to help develop better treatments, as well as encourage industry engagement on major issues pertaining to drug development, formulation and delivery. The Institute welcomes additional collaborations and technology partnerships.
Contact Holly Rackett for more information on upcoming institute programs and initiatives, including:
- 3rd Annual Academic Competition for Life Science Leaders of Tomorrow;
- Insights from our Annual Drug Delivery Technology Landscape Survey;
- The Catalent Institute’s Oral Drug Delivery Reference Guide, available for download;
- Joining an upcoming Global Drug Development and Delivery Education/Training Sessions.
Catalent Pharma Solutions is the global leader in development solutions and advanced drug delivery technologies, providing world-wide clinical and commercial supply capabilities for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 75 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable product supply. Catalent employs approximately 8,500 people, including over 1,000 scientists, at nearly 30 facilities across 5 continents and generates more than $1.7 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit www.catalent.com.