Dr. Julie D. Suman is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Aptar Pharma. She manages strategic scientific planning and Aptar’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Suman is also the co-founder of Next Breath. She holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Duquesne University (1996) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (2002). Dr. Suman serves on the External Advisory Committee of the New South Wales RNA Production and Research Network. In addition, she is a co-editor for Respiratory Drug Delivery Proceedings, an international symposium, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University.
The nasal cavity is an established pathway to treat local diseases as well as systemic conditions using small molecules. As the pharmaceutical industry shifts towards targeted biologics, the nasal cavity is also an attractive target for delivery of peptides, monoclonal antibodies, nucleic acids and stem cells. This is an ideal opportunity to hear from experts in the field of nasal drug delivery who will address topics such as: challenges associated with formulation, barriers to cell penetration and absorption, the pros and cons for liquid versus powder formulations, and strategies for maintaining stability and prolonging retention in the nasal cavity.