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Bruno Sarmento now a Deputy Director at CRS

The researcher Bruno Sarmento, leader of the research group Nanomedicines & Translational Drug Delivery, was elected Director-at-Large (Deputy Director) of the largest international scientific society in the field of controlled drug release systems, the Controlled Release Society (CRS). He thus becomes the first Portuguese to join the direction of this scientific organization.

After having held several functions within the Society, where he was president of the Focus Group of Nanomedicine and Nanoscale Drug Delivery, vice president of the Iberian Chapter and co-founder of the Brazilian Chapter, and was also named a member of the Society’s “College of Fellows”, Bruno Sarmento considers that his candidacy and election “was a natural evolution”, taking into account the knowledge and experience he has in the area and “the degree of interaction with the most active members of the CRS”.

For Bruno Sarmento, occupying the position of deputy director of this world scientific society represents “a challenge” and also “a unique opportunity to get to know even better the world reality of academic and industrial drug research, thanks to the proximity to scientific discussion, technical and regulatory with the most internationally renowned persons”. The researcher also hopes “to be able to contribute to the strengthening of CRS as the world society that best promotes research in controlled drug release”.

This election, underlines Bruno Sarmento, also represents “a recognition of the work done by the research group, and by all its former and current members, as well as the institutions that have provided us with the necessary conditions, and for which I am grateful and thankful”.


About the Controlled Release Society

CRS is an international scientific society that brings together academic, industry, and regulatory experts dedicated to the science of drug formulation and administration, including pharmacists, engineers, physicians and technical professionals. Headquartered in the United States, the society has more than five thousand members worldwide and is organized into eight Focus Groups and 18 Local Groups in different geographical areas.