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
2
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Universidad Complutense, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
3
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
2
Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstr. 7, Braunschweig, Germany
3
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
2
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
2
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
2
Institute of Aerosol and Sensor Technology, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, WINDISCH, Switzerland
3
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom