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A/P Matthias Wacker

Associate Professor Matthias G. Wacker works in the Department of Pharmacy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He earned his doctoral degree in pharmaceutical technology from Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany), where he also was a principal investigator and completed his habilitation under the guidance of Jennifer Dressman and Jörg Kreuter at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology. Prior to joining NUS, he headed the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanosciences at Fraunhofer IME in Frankfurt. He serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals (e.g., European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Frontiers in Chemistry, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology) and has been recognized for his research excellence with awards such as the Eudragit® Best Paper Award and the Phoenix Pharmaceutics Science Award. He is a member of various committees and organizations, including the United States Pharmacopeial Convention‘s General Chapters – Dosage Forms Expert Committee and the Expert Panel on New Advancements in In-Vitro Product Performance Testing, as well as the International Organization for Standardization’s Technical Committee 229, which is responsible for developing nanotechnology standards. In his research, he focuses on using a quality-by-design approach to develop and characterize nanomedicines, with a particular emphasis on biopredictive release and in silico methods to establish in vitro-in vivo correlations. He was also recently recognized as one of the World’s Top 2% Scientists of 2022 by Standford University. His work has the potential to improve the selection of optimal formulation prototypes for preclinical or clinical translation.

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