On 10 September, Dr Mitsuru Hashida, research administrative director and program-specific professor of the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), a part of Kyoto University's Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS), was awarded the 2017 Hoest Madsen Medal by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), headquartered in The Hague.
FIP is a global association of 139 organizations, with a total membership of over three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. It gives out two pharmaceutical awards alternately every other year: the Hoest Madsen Medal for pharmaceutical scientists in odd-numbered years, and the Andree Beedat Award for pharmaceutical practitioners in even-numbered years.
Hashida has long been engaged in research on drug-development technologies, and is recognized in particular for his contributions to the development of drug delivery systems, enabling the controlled release of pharmaceutical compounds in the body. He has also served as a Vice President and later Chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Board at FIP.
The award ceremony took place during the 2017 FIP Congress, held in Seoul, with 2,500 in attendance.
Professor Hashida (right) being awarded the Hoest Madsen Medal (photograph courtesy of the International Pharmaceutical Federation)
- International Pharmaceutical Federation