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Per Artursson is a professor in Dosage Form Design at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden, where he heads the Drug Delivery research team. He is also Director of the Uppsala University drug optimization and pharmaceutical profiling platform within Science for Life Laboratories. His research aims at understanding drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) at the molecular and cellular level in order to deliver drugs more effectively via the oral route. He also investigates the influence of drug transporting proteins, drug metabolizing enzymes and cellular and sub-cellular drug uptake, distribution and elimination. For this purpose, both 2D and 3D cell cultures are used in combination with state-of-the-art omics and bioinformatics. Both traditional small drug molecules and biopharmaceuticals such as peptide and antisense oligonucleotides are investigated. He has published more than 200 research articles and 50 reviews and book chapters, is highly cited and has received several international awards for his research.
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