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educator , Pharmaceutical scientist

Hiroaki Okada, Japanese pharmaceutical scientist, educator. Licensed pharmacist. Recipient Kinki Invention award, 1994, Imperial Invention award Japan Institute Invention and Innovation, 1995, Outstanding Research award Society Powder Technology, 1997.


Okada, Hiroaki was born on April 1, 1946 in Fukuoka, Japan. Son of Hiroshi Abe and Kikuno Okada.


Bachelor of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 1968. Master of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 1982.

Postgraduate, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1974.


Research assistant University Kansas, Lawrence, 1973-1974. Research scientist Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd., Osaka, 1970-1987, research head, 1987-1993, senior research head Doctor of Dental Surgery Research Laboratories, 1993-1997, director pharmaceutical business development, 1997-2001. Professor School Pharmaceutical Tokyo University Pharmaceutical & Life Science, since 2001.

Visiting instructor Kyushu University, 1990—1994, visiting professor, 1999—2001. Visiting instructor Okayama (Japan) University, 1998—2001, Kyoto University, since 2001.


  • Licensed pharmacist.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery, 1991, others. Editor, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists PharmSciTech. Contributor more than 41 articles to professional journals.

      Holder 27 United States patents.


Member Pharmaceutical Society Japan (award for drug Research and Development 1991), Controlled Release Society (Congressional Research Service/Nagai Foundation Innovation award 2000), American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, International Pharmaceutical Federation, Japan Society Drug Delivery Systems (councilor 2003^), Academy Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Japan (symposium committee since 1995, board directors 2004^), Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Japan Society Gene Therapy, Japan Society Pharmaceutical Machinery and Engineering (board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, mountain climbing, reading.


Married Mineko Kunimatsu, June 6, 1976. Children: Yuka, Hidekuni.

Hiroshi Abe

Kikuno Okada

Mineko Kunimatsu

Yuka Okada

Hidekuni Okada