SPIRITUS: (03-18) A Monthly update from the Respiratory Technology team at the WIMR.

This is the March 2018 newsletter from the RespiTech Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

This month Paul Young was appointed as the Inaugural Chair of Commercialisation within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The new "Super Faculty" encompasses all the medical related disciplines and Facilities across the University including the Faculties of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Health Sciences. This new role was established to facilitate commercialisation development across the faculty and is responsible for identifying and fostering medical and health research, technology and expertise suitable for commercial development. The Chair is also responsible for promoting and facilitating linkages between researchers and industry. This new role will see Paul role back his administrative duties as Deputy Director of the Woolcock to allow him to better support the Universities and all Medical research Institutes associated with the University. Side note: As part of this new role, Paul was invited to be the debate spokesperson at the Annual Faculty Dinner, arguing the case that "Medical Professionals will be replaced by Robots soon and the next generation of MD graduates will be programers. Tough call for a room full of clinicians;)

As always we give an update on publications by the group. This month, Stewart Yeung was first author on a article titled "Limitations of high dose carrier based formulations." The article was accepted in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics and is part of Stewarts PhD sponsored by Chiesi Innovation Centre based in Chippenham, UK