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Roche’s Dr Barbara Lueckel Reviews the 2016 Drug Delivery Industry

  • September 27, 2017

  • Chair of the Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) event, Dr Barbara Lueckel, Head of Research and Technologies Partnering at Roche, presents an annual year-in-review of the drug delivery landscape from 2016. Dr Lueckel’s opening remarks are a highlight of PODD every year, and we’re excited to have her returning as program chair for 2017’s event, coming up on October 19 and 20 in Boston.


    About Dr Lueckel:

    Since end of 2014, Barbara leads the Research & Technologies Partnering (RTP) team belonging to the Innovation Partnering group in Roche Partnering. RTP team members lead evaluations & negotiations with biotech companies in an effort to enhance the discovery efforts of Roche’s Research & Early Development organization (pRED) across all of its therapeutic areas – either applying technology platforms to targets or molecules of interest to pRED (including drug delivery), or collaborating on early stage molecules. RTP team members are also responsible for alliance management of the resulting license agreements. Barbara joined Roche in 2007 as a Global Drug Delivery Evaluator, and transitioned to the Research & Technologies Partnering team in 2012.

    Prior to 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.