Dr. Shanming Kuang is currently the Head of Center for Pharma Crystallization at Shanghai and Senior Director of Solid Form Studies at J-Star Research. Shanming obtained his PhD in physical chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After a postdoc at Purdue University, Dr. Kuang spent approximate 20 years in pharm industry with BMS, Roche, GSK, Crystal Pharmatech and J-Star Research Inc. His tenure involved managing solid state chemistry groups focusing on solid form screening and selection, crystallization process development and pre-formulation. His teams were integral in understanding drug candidate developability and ensuring projects were minimally impacted by solid state property issues. Shanming has extensive experience in developability assessment for more than 300 small molecule drug candidates and has published more than 50 peered reviewed papers and patent applications.
Head of Center for Pharma Crystallization at Shanghai and Senior Director of Solid Form Studies at J-Star Research