February 26, 2013
A University of Mississippi pharmacy professor has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for his pioneering work on hot-melt extrusion, a technology that is shaping advanced manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Michael A. Repka, professor and chair of pharmaceutics, was nominated for fellowship status by a retired pharmaceutical industry executive.
December 14, 2013
An innovative delivery method for tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive constituent of Cannabis, is being developed at the University of Mississippi.
School of Pharmacy faculty members Michael A. Repka, Soumyajit Majumdar and Mahmoud A. ElSohly have developed a transmucosal THC patch to overcome problems related to taking the drug in pill form. The patch is administered above the gum line.
May 5, 2012
Pharmaceutics International Inc. has made a gift to the University of Mississippi to support pharmaceutical education for graduate students and create a center devoted to research related to hot melt extrusion and other pharmaceutical processing technologies.
The Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology will collaborate with private industry, government agencies and other universities to conduct research aimed at developing novel, cost-effective, patient-friendly and efficacious formulations for delivering new and existing pharmaceutical products.