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Dennis Douroumis

Dennis Douroumis

Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Science

University of Greenwich, UK

Professor Dennis Douroumis obtained his BSc in Chemistry and PhD from the Department of Pharmacy at Patras University in Greece. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2004) at the Friedrich– Schiller University of Jena, Department of Pharmacy for the development of parenteral formulations of antiepileptic drugs (Novartis Pharma, Basel). He also worked as a team leader (2005) in the development of nano-liposomal formulations and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by applying photodynamic therapy (Biolitec Pharma GmbH.) Following this, he worked for Phoqus Pharmaceutical plc as a senior scientist at the product development department. His research area focuses on the development of secondary continuous manufacturing by using hot melt extrusion (HME) of extrusion granulation coupled with PAT tools. His group is also involved in development of targeted anticancer drug delivery systems such as SLNs or NLCs produced by highpressure homogenization. Finally he is actively involved in ink jetting and 3D printing technologies for the development of medical devices (e.g. microneedles, stents) and personalized medicines. He has published more than 100 research articles, 7 book chapters and edited two books on HME and the delivery of water insoluble APIs. He has patented two proprietary technologies on the coating of transdermal microneedles and printing of drug eluting stents inlcuding another 3 on extrsuion processing of water insoluble drugs. Professor Douroumis has delivered keynote presentations at national and international conferences while his group presented several poster presentations.

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Steven Ross

Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences

University of Greenwich, UK

Dr Steven Ross Is a Research Associate at the faculty of Engineering and Sciences at the University of Greenwich, Conducting research into continuous cocrystallization technologies and downstream processing for the development of pharmaceutical cocrystals. He was born in Ashford, Kent and attended the University of Greenwich where he obtained his BSc in Biomedical Science, graduating with first class honours in 2014. This was followed, he completed his PhD studies on continuous cocrystal manufacture via Hot-Melt Extrusion at the same the University of Greenwich, in collaboration with Pfizer. His research predominantly revolves around developing methods of cocrystal production with a focus on continuous manufacture and overcoming reported disadvantages to current processes, development of drug-loaded 3D printing filaments via extrusion processing, and the development of novel computational and experimental cocrystal screening mechanisms via jet dispensing and mechanical grinding.