MEEX Speaker



Metabolism Manager Department of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Galderma R&D Sophia-Antipolis, France


Hanan Osman-Ponchet is currently a Metabolism Manager in the Department of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at Galderma R&D in Sophia-Antipolis (France). Hanan has an MSc in Toxicology and Pharmacology and a PhD in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology obtained at the University of Burgundy in France. Dr. Osman-Ponchet has worked in drug development for over 15 years. She first joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2002, initially at Sanofi, Paris area, where she was a Manager of in vitro Drug Metabolism and Absorption. She joined Galderma R&D in 2007, and led the development of in vitro technologies to predict drug metabolism, drug absorption and drug-drug interactions in both hepatocytes and skin. Hanan has more than 15 years of experience in in vitro DMPK and has expertise in drug transporters (intestinal and cutaneous absorption), drug metabolism (liver and skin) and drug-drug interactions. Hanan’s research interests include in vitro methodologies for prediction of drug-drug interactions at metabolism and transporter levels and imaging techniques for assessment of drug distribution in the skin. Hanan has authored and coauthored more than 30 research publications and patents, and has given invited oral presentations at several different scientific conferences. Dr. Osman-Ponchet is an expert in the area of drug metabolism and drug transporters in human skin.