Dr Rick Chan is a pharmacist, who obtained his postgraduate degrees from the University of London. He joined LTS in 2011 and is responsible for oral thin film R&D work globally. Prior to LTS, he was a Senior Director with GSK and its legacy companies in Product Development, New Product Research and New Opportunities, most notably in Pain Management and Smoking Cessation. He has worked internationally in Australia, Asia Pacific, Japan, and in the USA, and was a member of the GSK Drug Delivery Technology Steering Committee.
1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?
It is a broader reach to a larger audience around the globe. This makes dissemination of information more effective. Apart from that, my business partner thinks it is a great idea!
2. What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?
Understand the potential applications of oral thin film and their suitability when evaluating drug delivery systems for their molecules.
3. What’s your favourite thing about presenting to a live audience?
Engagement and interaction
4. Who or what inspired you to get into the industry?
I worked in community and hospital pharmacy in the summer vacations during my undergraduate years. I found them rewarding. When I was about to finish my final year of study, I was encouraged to apply and won an scholarship for my MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of London. I was privileged to have met my mentors – Prof Neiton Pilpel and Prof Mike Newton; both of whom became my academic supervisors at different stages in my PhD study. As they say, the rest is history!
5. What one item would you take with you to a desert island?
My guitar and sheet music.
Join Rick who will be presenting in LTS Lohmann Therapy Systems webinar ‘Oral Thin Films: New opportunities for oral drug delivery?‘ on 5th May at 3PM London/10AM New York.