Session 7: Best Oral Presentation

Moderators: Chantal Darquenne (University of California at San Diego) and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Adsorption of Pulmonary Surfactant Proteins to Nanoscale Drug Carriers:  Implications for Targeting Alveolar Macrophages

CA Ruge1, Olga Cañadas2, UF Schaefer1, C Casals2 and CM Lehr1,3

1Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Saarland University, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Universidad Complutense, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Helmholtz-Center for Infectious Diseases (HZI), Saarland University, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Immortalization of Primary Human Alveolar Epithelial Cells:  Development of a new In Vitro Model of the Air-Blood Barrier

A Kuehn1, D Wirth2, T May2, H Huwer3, N Daum1, C-M Lehr1

1Drug Delivery, Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Campus A41, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstr. 7, Braunschweig, Germany
SHG Clinics, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Voelklingen Heart Center, Richardstr., Voelklingen, Germany

Streamlined Designs to Reduce Aerosol Deposition Losses in Circuits used for Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation

L Golshahi1, M Azimi1, M Hindle1, PW Longest1,2

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States of America
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States of America

Pharmacokinetics of Cpzen-45, a Novel Anti-Tuberculosis Drug in Male Guinea Pigs

SNM Hanif1, P Durham2, D Raghuvanshi1, AJ Hickey2, L Garcia Contreras1

1The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, United States of America
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States of America

Effects of Inhaled Nanoparticles on the Susceptible Population – In Vitro Evolution

N Jeannet1, M Fierz2, D Egli2, P Steigmeier2, ZS Juranyi2, M Kalberer3, H Burtscher2, M Geiser1

1Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, BERN, Switzerland
Institute of Aerosol and Sensor Technology, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, WINDISCH, Switzerland
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom