Delaware – April 2020, iQure Pharma Inc., a company dedicated to preclinical and early clinical development of Oncology and Central Nervous System (CNS) compounds, announced today that Professor Thomas Rades is joining the company to serve as Advisor for technical development and drug delivery for the entire iQure portfolio.
Prof. Rades has vast experience in technical development and drug delivery gained over more than 25 years in industry and academic research. He is currently holding the position of Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
About Professor Rades
Prof. Thomas Rades graduated with a Master’s in Pharmacy from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and obtained his PhD at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. Prof. Rades has spent time in the industry at F. Hoffmann – La Roche in Switzerland and in academic research mostly in New Zealand and Denmark, where he collaborated successfully with colleagues across the globe. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from Åbo Academi University, Turku, Finland.
Prof. Rades has developed an international reputation for his research in the physical characterization of drugs in solid dosage forms as well as in vaccine delivery using nanoparticulate systems (both polymeric and lipid based). Prof. Rades has published more than 400 papers in international peer review journals as well as several book chapters, one book and applied for more than 14 patents.
His key research interests are in formulation and drug delivery and the physical characterizations in both solid and liquid crystalline matter. His research in both areas aims to improve drug therapy through appropriate formulation of medicines and to increase the understanding of the physico-chemical properties of drugs and medicines, which combines physical, chemical, and biological sciences and technology to optimally formulate drugs for use in humans as well as animals.
Dr. Peter Schiemann, Chairman of the Board: We are delighted that Thomas has decided to join our team and will help supervise our technical development activities, especially in drug delivery. This is a great step forward for iQure, as Thomas will be instrumental in helping the company make the right decisions when it comes to developing the right formulations for its APIs. Especially today with more sophisticated APIs, the right formulation can determine the difference between success and failure. iQure is looking forward to moving its compounds into development later this year, hoping to make a significant difference in patients’ lives.