Makoto Otsuka is a recipient of the Ph.D. degree from the Musashino University, Nishi-Tokyo, Japan. He is a Professor at the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sconces, Musashino University. He received his B.S. degree in pharmacy from the Toho University, Tokyo, Japan in 1978 then recieved the Ph.D. degree in 1983 from the Showa University, Tokyo, Japan. He joined the Showa University staff as an Assistant Professor in 1983. From 1985 to 1987, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He moved to Kobe Women’s College of Pharmacy, Kobe, Japan as a Lecturer in 1989 and was promoted to Associate Professor at the Kobe Pharmaceutical University in 1993. Otsuka moved again to the Faculty of Pharmacy, Musashino University as a Full Professor in 2005. His research interests include the design of preformulation research and the development of a drug delivery system based on physical pharmacy. In particular, Dr. Otsuka has studied the development of pharmaceutical technology related to polymorphic forms of drugs, such as monitoring of pharmaceutical manufacturing process by near-infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. He also developed a novel drug delivery system to be applied in osteoporosis by using intelligent biomedical materials consisting of polymer/inorganic composite. He has published over than 210 research original papers since 1982.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011