Challenges with long-acting medication


About the research

People suffering from a chronic brain disorder can be helped with long-acting injectables, medication that works for a long time and no longer requires them to take pills every day. But the traditional manufacturing process of long-acting medication is complex, time-consuming, and requires a lot of energy. Snehashis Nandi (University of Limerick - Janssen Pharmaceutica) investigates how to overcome these challenges and produce long-acting injectables more sustainably and efficiently. 

Snehashis Nandi

Snehashis obtained his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2016. Being Pharmacist by training, he completed his master’s degree in Pharmaceutics at NIPER, Mohali in 2018. He then worked as a formulation scientist at Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Hyderabad and Bristol Myers Squibb, Bangalore. Currently, He is an EU industrial doctoral researcher (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellow), working as a scientist in Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium) and also in the SSPC (Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals) at the University of Limerick. The goal of his project is to develop and validate toolboxes for integrated bottom-up technologies as potential alternatives for continuous manufacturing of long-acting injectable suspensions at the industrial scale using complex APIs.

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