He is an expert in the field of solubilisation, including the creation of amorphous solid dispersions with emphasis on hot melt extrusion
Hovione has appointed Justin Hughey to lead Particle Design sciences at the Portuguese API manufacturer’s site in New Jersey, US
With more than 30 publications, posters and book chapters, Hughey is an acknowledged expert in the field of solubilisation, including the creation of amorphous solid dispersions with emphasis on hot melt extrusion. Most recently Hughey served as Director of Research at Austin, Texas-based Enavail.
To complement its spray drying capabilities and other technologies to improve bioavailability, Hovione is investing in both lab- and mid-scale hot melt extruders to enable the efficient development of particles with improved solubility plus seamless scale up and transfer to clinical manufacture.
‘With his experience and deep scientific knowledge in developing traditional and non-traditional dosage forms with a strong emphasis on hot melt extrusion and other novel processing techniques, I believe Dr Hughey will help speedily solve bioavailability challenges brought to us by our customers,’ said Colin Minchom, Vice President Particle Design at Hovione.