Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan
Hiroaki Nakano is a lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan. He is principle investigator of the pharmaceutical science laboratory which is conducting research on the physical properties related to medicine. He received his PhD in biophysical chemistry from Osaka University, Japan. His field of research focuses not only on the analysis of pharmaceuticals but also on the development of a method to efficiently search for new drug candidate compounds, and the three-dimensional structure analyses using various methods such as proteins targeted by drugs. More recently, research has been placed on methods for safely taking medicines by elderly people and infants.
To analyze how to assist swallowing with rheological characteristics in order to safely take tablets that elderly people and babies are hard to swallow. To that end, we are using computer simulation concurrently.