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Mr. Peter O'Connell

Research Fellow (Pharmacy)


Peter is an experienced analytical chemist with a BSc. In Industrial Chemistry from the University of Limerick and an Pharmaceutical Analysis from Trinity College Dublin. Peter has 6 years' experience in analytical roles with STADA Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) specialising in Analytical Method Development, ICH Stability Studies, New Product Introductions and Tech Transfer. In 2012, Peter moved to the School of Pharmacy at Trinity College Dublin where he was employed as an SFI funded Industrial Research Fellow working on variety of targeted projects investigating pharmaceutical stability. Peter has published a total of thirteen peer reviewed articles covering developments in pharmaceutical technology, physical stability and pharmaceutical solid-state chemistry. He has also presented his work at multiple international seminars, workshops and conferences. Peter was employed as a Technical Expert at Cuspor Ltd. where he wass responsible for all projects, studies, product deveolpment and technical queries. Peter has over 8 years' experience in risk-based stability modelling and has completed in excess of 30 APS studies on behalf of industrial clients and for academic projects. Peter is currently employed in the NatPro Centre for Natural Products Research in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  3D Printing   ACCELERATED PREDICTIVE STABILITY   Amorphous Materials   Analytical Chemistry   CHEMICAL STABILITY   CHEMOMETRICS   CRYSTALLINE-AMORPHOUS INTERFACES   Drug Development   LONG-TERM STABILITY   Metrology, physical instrumentation   PHYSICAL STABILITY   pulmonary drug delivery   Quality, regulatory and GMP areas of pharmaceutical chemistry   STABILITY
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American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2012 Ongoing
Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group (JPAG) 2017 Ongoing
American Statistical Association (ASA) 2019 Ongoing
Peter O Connell and Stefano Focaroli and Guannan Jiang and Peter O{', The Use of a Three-Fluid Atomising Nozzle in the Production of Spray-Dried Theophylline/Salbutamol Sulphate Powders Intended for Pulmonary Delivery, Pharmaceutics, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mah P.T., O'Connell P., Focaroli S., Lundy R., O'Mahony T.F., Hastedt J.E., Gitlin I., Oscarson S., Fahy J.V., Healy A.M., The use of hydrophobic amino acids in protecting spray dried trehalose formulations against moisture-induced changes, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 144, 2019, p139 - 153, p139-153 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Walsh D, Serrano DR, Worku ZA, Madi AM, O'Connell P, Twamley B, Healy AM., Engineering of pharmaceutical cocrystals in an excipient matrix: Spray drying versus hot melt extrusion., International journal of pharmaceutics, 551, (1-2), 2018, p241-256 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Serrano DR, Walsh D, O'Connell P, Mugheirbi NA, Work, ZA, Bolas-Fernandez F, Galiana C, Dea-Ayuela MA, Healy AM, Optimising the in vitro and in vivo performance of oral cocrystal formulations via spray coating, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 124, 2018, p13-27 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mugheirbi NA, O'Connell P, Serrano DR, Healy AM, Taylor LS, Tajber L, A Comparative Study on the Performance of Inert and Functionalized Spheres Coated with Solid Dispersions Made of Two Structurally Related Antifungal Drugs, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 14, (11), 2017, p3718-3728 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Worku ZA, Kumar D, Gomes JV, He Y, Glennon B, Ramisetty KA, Rasmuson ÅC, O'Connell P, Gallagher KH, Woods T, Shastri NR, Healy AM , Modelling and understanding powder flow properties and compactability of selected active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients and physical mixtures from critical material properties, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 531, (1), 2017, p191-204 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Tewes F, Brillault J, Lamy B, O'Connell P, Olivier JC, Couet W, Healy AM, Ciprofloxacin-loaded inorganic-organic composite microparticles to treat bacterial lung infection, Molecular pharmaceutics, 13, (1), 2016, p100-12 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Serrano DR, O'Connell P, Paluch KJ, Walsh D, Healy AM, Cocrystal habit engineering to improve drug dissolution and alter derived powder properties, The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 68, (5), 2016, p665-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Serrano DR, Mugheirbi NA, O'Connell P, Leddy N, Healy AM, Tajber L, Impact of substrate properties on the formation of spherulitic films: a case study of salbutamol sulfate, Crystal Growth and Design, 16, (7), 2016, p3853 - 3858, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Amharar Y, Curtin V, Gallagher KH, O'Siochru E, O'Connell P, Healy AM, Mitigating unwanted amorphisation: A screening method for the selection of suitable excipients, European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 81, 2016, p181-8 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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