Ahmed S. Zidan

Zagazig University, Egypt


Ahmed Zidan received bachelor's and master's degrees in pharmacy from faculty of pharmacy, Zagazig University, Egypt and the Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the same faculty in conjunction with School of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington DC, USA and United States Food and Drug Administration, Maryland, USA. Dr. Zidan has been associated with Faculty of Pharmacy Zagazig University, Egypt since July 1998, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy since March 2007. From 2008 to now, Dr Zidan is a visiting scientist at the Division of product Quality and research, Center of Drug Evaluation and Research, United States Food and Drug Administration. In particular, Dr Zidan's teaching and research areas aim to apply process analytical technology tools such as Near Infrared (NIR), Raman FTIR, on-line and at-line Focused beam reflectance measurements (FBRM) Lasentec particle size monitoring, particle video monitoring (PVM) and NIR and Raman chemical imaging to different formulation aspects of novel dosage forms such as biodegradable nanoparticles, microspheres, solid lipid nanoparticles, liposome, niosomes, solid compacts and solid dispersions. In the FDA initiative of utilizing quality by design (QbD) approaches to assure the safety of the finished products, Dr Zidan applies different designs of experiments ranging from screening designs to optimizations to systematically develop these dosage forms. In addition, He is participating in different regulatory product assessment programs within the agency regarding different quality and safety issues. From 2006 to 2011, he was a recipient of five of the Zagazig University awards for the international scientific research and publishing. He is also an Associate Editor of different pharmaceutical journals.

Biography Updated on 13 March 2014

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