Dr James R Falconer is an academic at the School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland. He completed a PhD in 2013 from the University of Auckland, NZ and during his studies developed an interest in alternative solvents. As a post-doc he patented a veterinary product with Argenta Global whilst also working as a teaching fellow at the University of Auckland. In 2015 he moved to Brisbane and has been building a research team of honours and HDR students at UQ. His ​field of research is drug delivery​, with a special interest in the use of Supercritical Fluid (SCF) technology as an alternative solvent method to prepare nanomedicines​. Supercritical fluids offer practical and green solutions in the field of drug delivery and discovery. A number of supercritical processes, including rapid expansion of solutions, particles from gas saturated suspensions, solvent-antisolvent precipitation, amongst others, have been utilised extensively for poorly aqueous soluble pharmaceuticals (Class II drugs). This ​presentation will explore supercritical fluids and James’ pharmaceutical research​ areas, namely difficult to formulate drugs e.g. near brick dust molecules and thermolabile compounds, and selective extraction of potential bioactive​s i.e. drug discovery.



PACE Building, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba
Interaction Space (Room 4002)