Arthur J Tipton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Research Institute, has been named president of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) for the 2014-2015 term. In his role, Tipton will continue to serve on the CRS Board of Directors as well as the boards of the Birmingham Venture Club, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, the Biotech Association of Alabama, and as a member of the Alabama Workforce Council spearheaded by Governor Robert Bentley.
Tipton has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for more than 25 years. During that time, he has pioneered the use of controlled release technologies through his work in polymer science and engineering.
Tipton said, “Over the past several decades, controlled release formulations have changed the treatment paradigm for a number of serious health conditions, including cancer, pain management, cardiovascular and central nervous system disorders, and have been involved in many industrial applications such as food flavourings and long acting fertilisers. As controlled release technologies continue to mature, industry and academia are meeting the challenges of developing the next generation of faster, safer, more accessible formulations, and CRS represents the world’s leaders in advancing these novel techniques. I look forward to leading this distinguished and important group.”
Previously Tipton held senior positions at Durect Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiary Southern BioSystems, Birmingham Polymers, and Atrix Laboratories. In 2005, he founded Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, which was subsequently acquired by SurModics and later by Evonik. At Evonik, he served as senior vice president of the Birmingham Division and also led the company’s global drug delivery programme. Tipton has 31 issued US patents, 22 published US patent applications, and numerous foreign equivalents, with more than 70 presentations and publications.
The Controlled Release Society is an international, interdisciplinary, not-for-profit organisation whose guiding purpose is the advancement of delivery science and technology.
EP News Bureau– Mumbai