Patrick Hughes, Ph.D

Patrick Hughes, PhD
Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development

Patrick Hughes, Ph.D., is Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Visus Therapeutics. Patrick will be responsible for providing CMC leadership within the overall organization to support the innovation, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical formulations and drug delivery systems.

Prior to joining Visus, Patrick was Vice President, Drug Delivery Innovation at Glaukos.  Patrick and his team built the beginnings of a diverse retina pipeline at Glaukos as well as developed NCEs for ophthalmic indications.  Prior to Glaukos, Patrick held positions of increasing responsibilities over a 22-year career at Allergan.  At Allergan, Patrick was Vice President, Early Development and Drug Delivery Sciences, responsible for physical chemistry preformulations, early candidate formulation development, and developing novel drug delivery systems for small molecules and biologics.  Patrick also served as Global Project Leader for several drug delivery projects.

Patrick has authored numerous manuscripts and book chapters on ocular pharmacokinetics and drug delivery.  Additionally, he co-edited an edition of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.  He has more than 30 US patent families yielding over 100 US and international patents.

Patrick Hughes received a BS degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University.  At Purdue, Patrick worked on ophthalmic prodrugs and ocular pharmacokinetics.

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