|Prof. Jouni Hirvonen Has Accepted to Attend ICNS8 as Keynote Speaker|
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland
Professor Hirvonen is the PI of about 25 externally funded research projects (National Technology Agency TEKES, The Academy of Finland, EU Framework Programmes, national and international foundations, national and international drug industry). He has supervised 20 PhD theses and co-authored more than 170 peer reviewed research articles, review articles and book chapters and about 25 patents/patent applications. Professor Hirvonen is an expert in the research and development of novel biomaterials, pharmaceutical technology applications, and controlled/targeted nanotechnology approaches for drug delivery systems. Drug delivery via the oral, cutaneous and pulmonary routes have been the major research areas. Recently also the parenteral (targeted, precisely dosed drug delivery) administration routes have gained increased attention. In 2007, Prof. Hirvonen received the CRS/Eurand Grand Prize Award based on novel approaches for oral drug delivery applications. He acts as a pharmaceutics expert in the national and international drug regulation development: Fimea and European Pharmacopoeia (EDQM). He is Executive Committee member in the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy.