PROFILE

Professor Lee Yong Lim

Started at UWA: 2005

Innovating medicine delivery technologies to address unmet needs

Lee Yong Lim is a professor of pharmaceutics with more than 25 years of research experience in the designing and testing of innovative drug delivery systems. She has worked as an academic at the National University of Singapore before moving to UWA in 2005 to assist in setting up the Master of Pharmacy program. 

Professor Lim's laboratory seeks to innovate technologies to address the constraints that prevent medicines from working effectively and efficiently in patients. The constraints of interest to her include the poor deliverability of potent medicines specifically to the diseased organs at the required therapeutic levels, the inability for a medicine to be offered conveniently and safely at accurate doses to patients of a range of ages, the limited accessibility of medicines to patients in remote areas due to requirements for cold chain transport and storage, and the steadfast refusal of young patients and animals to take a required medicine because of the poor taste and smell.

Professor Lim's research expertise are to design, fabricate and evaluate delivery technologies that can be made into appropriate medicine products to address these unmet needs. Professor Lim's research focuses on three main areas: paediatric medicines, taste-masked medicines, and nanotechnology-enabled medicines.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Pharmacy) first class honours degree from the National University of Singapore
  • PhD in the pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Manchester, UK

Grants and awards


2018 - 2020

Science and Technology Department of Sichuan Province, China, Research Fund

  • Fabrication and evaluation of a novel glomerular targeting multifunctional nanocarrier for drug delivery to mesangial cells lesions
  • Z Yuan, LY Lim, Edith Tang

2017 - 2019

Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund

  • Palatable and chewable tramadol chocolate-based tablets for effective pain management in young paediatric patients
  • L Y Lim, B R U Sternberg, S Salman, L Cheung, D Sommerfield, E Tang, M Cooper, M Nguyen, L Slevin, C Hopps

2017

University of Western Australia Pathfinder Fund Stage 2

  • To assess the genericity of application of a chocolate-based drug delivery platform in transforming bitter drugs into palatable chewable tablets
  • LY Lim, M Nguyen, Britta R U Sternberg, L Cheung, S Salman, D Sommerfield

2017

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, John Boyd Craig Research Award

  • Palatable and chewable tramadol chocolate-based tablets for effective pain management in young paediatric patients
  • B R U Sternberg, L Y Lim, L Cheung, S Salman, D Sommerfield

2016 - 2017

University of Western Australia Pathfinder Fund Stage 1

  • Development and clinical evaluation of palatable chocolate-based medicated tablets to achieve optimised health outcomes for the paediatric population
  • LY Lim, M Nguyen, Britta R U Sternberg, L Cheung, S Salman, D Sommerfield

2016

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Project grant

  • A pilot randomized open-label taste-testing study to evaluate the acceptability of chocolate-based midazolam in children
  • B R U Sternberg, L Cheung, L Y Lim, A Ramgolam, L Slevin, L Oversby, M Nguyen, S Salman

2015 - 2017

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Seeding Grants

  • Addressing the formulations of oral liquid benzodiazepine medicines manufactured by AUSPMAN to provide a continuation of optimised care for paediatric patients in the CAHS
  • S Skett, L Y Lim, C Locher, L Cheung

2014-2016

New Investigator Project Grant 2014 Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

  • Development and clinical evaluation of palatable chocolate-based drug formulations to achieve optimised health outcomes for paediatric population
  • L Cheung, L Y Lim, B R U Sternberg

2012-2014

National Health and Medical Research Council

  • Phosphonated calixarenes for the targeted intracellular delivery of anticancer agents
  • L Y Lim, Colin L Raston

Teaching

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