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IPEC Foundation Announces 2014 Award Recipients


The IPEC Foundation recently announced its 2014 Award Recipients, who will be recognized and honored during the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting, Nov. 2 in San Diego.

The winner of the Louis Blecher Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award is:

Henk de Jong, Scientific Secretary of FIP, the International Pharmaceutical Federation is the winner of the Louis Blecher Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award. De Jong studied chemistry and physics at Leiden University, the Netherlands, where he obtained an Master’s degree in analytical chemistry. He earned a doctorate on hyphenated chromatographic-spectrometric techniques. He held many positions in academia and industry, was involved in activities at the Dutch, French and European Pharmacopoeias., and is one of the founding fathers of IPEC Europe.

The winner of the Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award is:

Paolo Columbo, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Parma was awarded the Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award . Columbo received a doctorate in pharmacy degree; was a professor at the University of Parma, and started a new line of research dedicated to powder for inhalation and pressurized meter dosed inhalers.

The winner of the Industry Research Achievement in Excipient Technology Award:

Ali Rajabi-Siahboomi, PhD, VP and chief scientific officer, Colorcon received the Industry Research Achievement in Excipient Technology Award. He obtained a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Nottingham (UK). His main research interests are in the area of solid dosage from pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology with an emphasis on oral drug delivery systems.

Five Graduate Student Scholarships were awarded to the following individuals:

Zhonggiang (Jacky) Lin, University of Maryland: Quantification of the Extent of Coalescence of Ethylcellulose Films using Permeability and Spectroscopic.

Desai Parind Mahendrakumar, National University of Singapore: Evaluation of functionality of disintegrants and their mixtures by visiometric, calorimetric and quality by design approaches.

Sharad Mangal, Monash University: Engineering of novel core-shell micro-excipient for efficient tablet manufacturing: Employing the concept of interactive mixing.

Pinal Mistry, University of Minnesota: Role of the strength of drug-polymer interactions on the molecular mobility and physical stability of amorphous solid dispersions.

Frederick Osei-Yeboah, University of Minnesota: Effect of moisture on the tableting performance of polymer-based drug delivery systems.

Source: IPEC Foundation

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