Dr. Audra Stinchcomb is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Stinchcomb:
Dr. Audra Stinchcomb’s research is focused on transdermal prodrugs, microneedle-enhanced delivery, and translational research models for public-private partnerships. She has developed a research program in transdermal drug delivery in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy that revolves around the examination of the mechanisms and optimization of prodrug skin permeation and microneedle-enhanced skin permeation. This research has studied the influence of prodrug physicochemical properties on skin flux, distribution, and metabolism. The results of this prodrug knowledge fueled the genesis of F6 Pharma, LLC, a transdermal specialty pharmaceutical company. Transdermal prodrugs are in development for treatment of cancer chemotherapy nausea and vomiting, alcoholism, drug addiction, and pain. Transdermal cannabinoid delivery has also been a major research focus, with new prodrugs developed to improve aqueous solubility, chemical stability, as well as skin permeation. The microneedle research focus has been on formulations for improved permeation rate and micropore lifetime, utilizing animal studies translated to human subject studies.
Long-term objectives of Dr. Stinchcomb’s research include examining prodrugs specifically designed for improved microneedle-enhanced delivery, methods to prolong the lifetime of drug delivery through transdermal device-created micropores, and unique translational research models for efficient drug discovery and development.
Audra L. Stinchcomb, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine St, Room PHN521
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-2646
Fax: (410) 706-0886
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