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Researcher: Glen Kwon

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Areas of Expertise
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Medication
  • Delivery systems
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug delivery
  • Polymeric nanobiomaterials
  • Antigen delivery
  • Non-viral gene delivery
Web Site Glen Kwon's University Web Page
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,945,627 - Micelles for the solubilization of gossypol, issued February 2015.
  • 8,900,562 - Semi-fluorinated block copolymers for delivery of therapeutic agents, issued December 2014.
  • 8,858,965 - Micelle encapsulation of a combination of therapeutic agents, issued October 2014.
  • 8,173,167 - Micelle composition of polymer and passenger drug, issued May 2012.
  • 6,939,561 - Methods and compositions for polyene antibiotics with reduced toxicity, issued September 2005.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150025106 - Thermogel formulation for combination drug delivery, published January 2015.
  • 20120309780 - Micelle composition of polymer and passenger drug, published December 2012.
  • 20110076308 - Micelle encapsulation of therapeutic agents, published March 2011.
  • 20100210575 - Structuring effect of cholesterol in peg-phospholipid micelles, drug delivery of amphotericin b, and combination antifungals, published August 2010.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Polymeric micelles for multi-drug delivery in cancer. Cho H, Lai TC, Tomoda K, Kwon GS. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2015 February;16(1):10-20. doi: 10.1208/s12249-014-0251-3. Epub 2014 December 11.
  • Thermosensitive poly-(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide)-block-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly-(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) hydrogels for multi-drug delivery. Cho H, Kwon GS. J Drug Target. 2014 August;22(7):669-677. doi: 10.3109/1061186X.2014.931406. Epub 2014 June 25.
  • Kazunori Kataoka editorial. Kwon G. J Drug Target. 2014 August;22(7):555. doi: 10.3109/1061186X.2014.922978. Epub 2014 June 3.
  • Polymeric micelles for apoptosis-targeted optical imaging of cancer and intraoperative surgical guidance. Cho H, Cho CS, Indig GL, Lavasanifar A, Vakili MR, Kwon GS. PLoS One. 2014 February 26;9(2):e89968. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089968. eCollection 2014.

View Glen Kwon's publications at PubMed.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Surgery
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • University of Alberta, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Oregon State University, Pharmacy
  • University of Kentucky, Pharmacy
  • University of Kansas, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Washington State University, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-5183
Current University UW–Madison
Department Pharmacy
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 4109 Rennebohm Hall
Address Line 2 777 Highland Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53705
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Utah, Chemistry, 1986
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Utah, Pharmaceutics, 1991
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Biocompatible Formulations of Poorly Soluble Anticancer Drugs Such as Gossypol

Improved Micellar Delivery System for Hydrophobic or Fluorophilic Drugs

Micelle Composition with Enhanced Drug Loading Capacity and Stability

Thermogel for Combination Drug Delivery

An Injectable Nanovehicle for a Cancer Treatment Combination of Paclitaxel, Rapamycin and 17-AAG