March 5, 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 goes to Prof. Benet

The Board of Directors of the Frankfurt Foundation Quality of Medicines, together with its Scientific Advisory Committee, has decided to honor Professor Leslie Z. Benet, PhD from the University of California San Francisco with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023.

This recognizes Professor Benet’s extraordinary achievements in the field of pharmaceutical science and his outstanding contributions to improving the quality and effectiveness of medicines. As a result of his scientific work, Leslie Benet has received numerous awards throughout his scientific career as well as honorary doctorates from nine universities.

His research activities focus on the fields of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. The results of his work have led to significant improvements in the properties of drug substances and the optimization of dosage forms into which they are manufactured and subsequently used in therapy. In addition, the findings of his research had been included into the guidelines for the approval of medicinal products not only in the USA but also in Europe and worldwide. Because of this expertise, Les Benet is a sought-after panelist and speaker at international conferences in this field.

The award ceremony will take place on May 15, 2023, as part of a scientific congress organized by EUFEPS (European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences) on the draft of the first bioequivalence guideline of the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) in Frankfurt am Main.

Previous awardees are Professor Laszlo Endrenyi, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology of the University of Toronto/Canada and Prof. emeritus José Augusto Guimarães Morais, PhD, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon/Portugal.


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