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educator , Pharmacist

Viness Pillay, South African pharmacist, educator. Recipient Best Publication award, APSSA, 2007, Research award, University Witwatersrand, 2007, 2009, Research Excellence award, Africa, 2010; Research grant, National Research Foundation South Africa, since 2006, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa, since 2007, Carnegie Foundation, United States of America, 2007-2009.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University Durban Westville, South Africa, 1992. Master of Pharmacy, University Durban Westville, South Africa, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2000.

Career

Pharmacist intern King Edward Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 1993—1993, hospital pharmacist, 1994—1996. Supervising production pharmacist Reckitt and Colman Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, 1995. Lecturer pharmaceuticals University The University of Durban-Westville, 1995—1995, senior lecturer medical chemistry, 2000.

Researcher formulation development Scolar Inc., Washington State, Washington, 1999—2000. Associate professor pharmaceuticals Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2003—2004. Research director pharmaceuticals University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, since 2001, senior lecturer pharmaceuticals, 2001—2003, associate professor and head pharmaceuticals, 2004—2007, pharmaceuticals and contract research director, since 2004, research chair pharmaceutical biomaterials and polymer-engineered drug delivery technologies, since 2007, director, wits-biopad drug delivery platform, since 2007, professor pharmaceutics, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Certified pharmacist and tutor S. African Pharmacy Council, 1994. In pharmacological biomaterials and polymer-engineered drug delivery tech National Research Foundation South Africa, 2007, director S. African Department of Science and Technology, 2007. Achievements include patents for monolithic tablet for controlled drug release, a heterogeneously configured multiparticulate gastrointestinal drug delivery system & a polyamide rate-modulated monolithic drug delivery system.

    Patents pending for a heterogeneously configured multiparticulate gastrointestinal drug delivery system, oramucosal pharmaceutical dosage form, pct, biodegradable implantable drug delivery device & a gastroretentive drug delivery system. Patents pending for a multi-configured oramucosal delivery system, a stimuli-responsive drug delivery system, a multi-layered device for drug delivery & rate modulated delivery of drugs from a composite delivery system & an improved monolithic. Patents pending for membranous polymeric scaffold, a controlled release bioadhesive intravaginal polymeric device, compressed composite delivery system for release-rate modulation of bioactives & multiparticulate gastrointestinal drug delivery system.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Master: Biomaterials Association South Africa (president 2007-2009). Member: American Chemical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Pharmaceutical Society South Africa, S. African Pharmacy Council, New York Academy of Sciences.