Ocular Delivery (OcD)

Ocular Delivery (OcD)

The use of drug delivery systems to offer increased safety and utility of ocular therapeutics is a rapidly evolving and ever growing field. Controlled release systems have been employed to both reformulate existing drugs and design new drugs to meet the high potential for commercial interest and patient benefit. The Ocular Delivery Focus Group will support the mission of CRS by engaging researchers, industry representatives, and regulatory experts in the advancement of technologies designed to protect or restore vision. The members of the Focus Group are expected to be paid members of the Controlled Release Society, independent of their membership category. We will also reach out to former or inactive members of CRS and other non-members in the vision research community whose work may benefit from the Focus Group to encourage their participation. This may include notable professional societies in ophthalmology like the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the International Society for Eye Research (ISER).

The members of the Focus Group are expected to be paid members of the Controlled Release Society, independent of their membership category.

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Crystal Shin
Baylor College of Medicine
Vice Chair
Katelyn E. Swindle-Reilly
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Industry Representative
Bindhu Rayaprolu
Associate Director, Regeneron
Ravi Sheshala
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia)
Lalitkumar Vora
Queen's University Belfast
Academic Representative
Silvia Ligorio Fialho
Principal Investigator and Group Leader of Ocular Drug Delivery at Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Postdoc Trainee
Priyanka Agarwal
Buchanan Ocular Therapeutics Unit, Dept of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Graduate Trainee Representative
Manish R. Shukla
Centre for Ocular Research and Education, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Communication Chair
Maria Vivero-Lopez
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela