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Dr. Thakur Raghu Raj Singh is Reader in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Drug Delivery from School of Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast (2009), M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University Science Malaysia (2006) and B.Pharm from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India (2002).

Dr. Thakur’s research interests are in the design and physicochemical characterisation of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for ocular, transdermal and topical applications. In particular, his current research involves the fabrication and design of novel long-acting injectable and implantable drug delivery systems for treating back of the eye disorders. His research on the treatment of eye disorders has led to the formation of Re-Vana Therapeutics Ltd., where he is currently serving as a Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Re-Vana Therapeutics is an ocular pharmaceutical & drug delivery company focused on addressing ophthalmic conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), glaucoma and other ocular infections.  

He is the Chair for Ocular Delivery (OcD) Focus Group supported by the mission of Controlled Release Society (CRS) that engages researchers, industry representatives, and regulatory experts in the advancement of technologies designed to protect or restore vision

He has authored over 150 scientific publications, including 54 peer-reviewed research papers, 10 book chapters and 4 textbooks. He has been an invited speaker at a number of national/international meetings. He is currently Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Chronicles of Pharmacy and SCIENCEDOMAIN international, and Scientific advisor for Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a reviewer for several high impact journals.  

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Research Output

Ocular Disorders and Associated Drug Development Challenges: The Current Scenario

Mishra, D., Gade, S. & Singh, T. R. R., 31 Mar 2020, In : EC Ophthalmology. 11, 4, p. 92-101

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    Novel technologies for addressing unmet needs in drug delivery to the eye

    Thakur Raghu Raj Singh (Advisor)

    13 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2019

    Thakur Raghu Raj Singh (Participant), , Yujing Wang (Participant), , Karim Soliman (Participant), , Rahul Sonawane (Participant), & David Jones (Participant)

    28 Apr 201902 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Sustained Release of Small and Large Molecules Using Novel Ocular Drug Delivery Systems

    Thakur Raghu Raj Singh (Advisor)

    07 Nov 201909 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    41st All Ireland Schools of Pharmacy conference

    Wenrui Zhang (Participant), , Wafa Al-Jamal (Participant), & Thakur Raghu Raj Singh (Participant)

    17 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Ocular Drug Delivery – current challenges and innovative solutions

    Thakur Raghu Raj Singh (Advisor)

    25 Nov 201926 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    The Development and Characterisation of a Peptide Delivery Platform to Interrogate the Anticancer Effects of Bisphosphonates

    Author: Jena, L., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McCarthy, H. (Supervisor), Thakur, R. (Supervisor) & McCrudden, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy