The 21st century has seen many innovations in manufacturing of pharmaceutical solid, with purposes to improve production efficiency, formulation performance and product stability. As an example, spray drying has been increasingly employed for production of both small- and large-molecule pharmaceutical solids, attributed to the superior production efficiency and formulation flexibility. Over the past decade, there are some innovative technologies have been developed for spray drying. Also, some cutting-edge techniques have been applied to characterize physico-chemical properties of spray-dried solids, aiming to optimize the manufacturability, stability and therapeutic efficacy of the spray-dried products. This talk will summarize some advances in spray drying and characterization of pharmaceutical solids.
Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou joined the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in 2015. He obtained his PhD from Monash University of Australia in 2011, and received postdoctoral training at the University of Sydney. As a junior faculty, he has published 51 journal articles and secured >$4M research funding from Governments and industry, including NIH R01 and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grants. Dr. Zhou’s contributions to the field of pharmaceutical sciences have been recognized by many awards including 2013 Australian Early Career Fellowship, 2014 Australian Endeavour Fellowship, 2015 AAPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 IPEC Excipient Emerging Researcher Award and 2017 New Investigator Award in Aerosol Medicine. Dr. Zhou is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Guest Editors of Current Pharmaceutical Design and Pharmaceutical Research.
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