Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series presents:
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Francis C. Szoka, PhD | Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco
“Nanoparticles as Anti-Cancer Drug Carriers; Are We There Yet? ... No, But We're Closer!”
About the Topic:
There is a continuing expansion of materials and approaches used to create new nanodrug carriers. However, after 40 years nanocarriers satisfy only a nano-portion of the drug delivery market, mainly in the oncology sector. The one carrier that has multiple FDA-approved products is the liposome. I will describe recent developments concerning new packaging methodology for encapsulation of sparingly soluble drugs and ways to improve liposome penetration into solid tumors and tissues that may provide a path for higher target dose intensity for a greater number of drugs.
Contact: David Bishop | firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: Jianqin Lu, BPharm, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, UArizona College of Pharmacy
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Tucson, AZ 85721