Expertise and Current Research Activity
My research involves novel ways of formulating and delivering to the body, problematic drug candidates, especially drugs used to treat cancer and AIDs. I am also the inventor or co-inventor of the drugs fosphenytoin (Cerebyx®), Viread®, Lusedra® and Captisol® the solubilizer used in the injectable forms of Vfend®, Geodon®, Abilify®, Nexterone® and the veterinary product Cerenia® and helped formulate the novel anticancer drug Velcade®.
I helped found three Kansas companies, Cydex Pharma, Crititech and ProQuest Pharma. All of the products are helping Kansans and others throughout the world live healthy and productive lives. I also helped establish the biosciences incubator in Lawrence and I am involved with the National Cancer Center designation for the University of Kansas.