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New NIH grant to develop inhalers designed specifically for children to deliver inhaled antibiotics

VCU School of Pharmacy professor Mike Hindle and VCU School of Engineering professor Worth Longest are co-PIs on a new 5 year, $2.5 million R01 grant that will develop high efficiency dry powder inhalers for the delivery of tobramycin to pediatric cystic fibrosis patients Funding from NIH / NICHD will support research by an interdisciplinary […]

Congratulations to Dr. Azimi

Congratulations to Dr. Mandana Azimi, who graduated with her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mandana’s dissertation was entitled “Evaluation of the regional drug deposition of nasal delivery devices using in vitro realistic nasal models”. Mandana was also awarded the 2017 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare R&D Leading for Innovation Award which is given to the graduate student in […]

ISAM 2017

Our groups will be attending the upcoming International Society of Aerosols in Medicine meeting in Santa Fe, NM. We have two podium presentations. Dr. Worth Longest will present a podium presentation entitled “Simulating Epithelial Absorption of Dissolving Steroid Particles in the Small Airways”. Dr. Mandana Azimi will present a podium presentation entitled “The Use of […]

RDD Europe 2017

Dr. Hindle and Susan Boc will be attending RDD Europe in Nice, France, April 25-28. Susan has been selected to present her poster entitled “High-efficiency Delivery Of Aerosols Via An Infant Nasal Cannula” as a “Poster on the Podium” oral presentation. Co-authors on this publication are Dr Worth Longest, Ben Spence and Karl Bass from the […]

VCU Aerosol Research Group Collaborations with US FDA

Check out the latest report from the US FDA describing our research activities advancing regulatory science https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/UserFees/GenericDrugUserFees/ucm549167.htm

$2.4 million R01 grant renewal awarded pharmacy-engineering research team

VCU School of Pharmacy professor Mike Hindle and VCU School of Engineering professor Worth Longest are co-PIs on a $2.4 million R01 grant renewal that will take their novel high-efficiency aerosol delivery technology out of the lab and on to human testing. Thanks to all past and present graduate students and post-docs from Pharmacy and […]

Peter R. Byron Distinguished Professor

I was honoured to be recognised at the first Peter R. Byron Distinguished Professor at a reception this week. https://wp.vcu.edu/mhindle/2017/01/13/peter-r-byron-distinguished-professor/      

DDL 2016

Our group had a successful trip to DDL 2016 in Edinburgh earlier this month. Mandana Azimi gave a well received podium presentation. Well done, Mandana. I also had chance to catch up with my former classmates from graduate school at the University of Bradford. We had a great reunion with Professors Peter York and Henry […]

New Patents issued

We have had two new patents issued in the last few months. The first patent is a European Patent (# EP1626746) entitled “Liquid Aerosol Formulations Containing Insulin and Aerosol Generating Devices and Methods for Generating Aerosolized Insulin”, invented by Michael Hindle and Ken Cox. The second patent is a US Patent relating to our Excipient Enhanced […]

Congratulations to Susan Boc

At the 2016 VCU School of Pharmacy Research Day, it was announced that Susan Boc has been awarded the Joseph P. Schwartz Graduate Student Travel Award. The Joseph P. Schwartz Graduate Student Travel Fund has been established to support full time graduate student travel for pharmaceutics graduate students presenting research papers , including posters, at professional […]

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