Partnerships in Drug Delivery Speakers

Barbara Lueckel, PhD

Head of Research & Technologies Partnering


In her current role as a member of the Research & Technology Partnering team at Roche (joined in 2007), Barbara is responsible – besides support of novel discovery technologies – for all Partnering activities related to drug delivery, formulation and devices. This includes working with internal stakeholders both in Research and Late-Stage Development on drug delivery strategies in various disease areas (eg oncology, neuroscience, metabolism), covering approaches for small molecules, peptides and antibodies.  Her tasks comprise technology evaluations – academic as well as commercial – together with internal expert teams, setting up of contracts for feasibility studies and license agreements, as well as alliance management during the collaborations up to the stage of entry-into-humans.

Prior to joining Roche, Barbara worked at Novartis for ten years both on formulation development of poorly soluble molecules as well as on evaluation of reformulation opportunities as potential line extensions based on external drug delivery technologies.

She is trained as a pharmacist with a PhD from the University of Basel.

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