LOURES, Portugal, August 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Hovione today announced the appointment of Dr. Conrad Winters as Director, Drug Product Development. Dr. Winters was previously with Merck in USA and Canada and most recently with Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he held the position of Senior Director, Compound Properties Group.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Winters to Hovione. His experience in particle engineering, solubilisation, drug product development, scale up and commercialization will enable us to solve our customers' most challenging problems", said Dr. Thomas Eisele, Vice President Corporate Research & Development.
"I am delighted to join the strong team at Hovione. Already the recognized world leader in pharmaceutical spray drying, I am looking forward to leading the team in developing complimentary technologies to enable Hovione to offer customers' integrated solutions for any molecule", said Dr. Winters.
Dr. Winters is a Senior Director with 18 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on managing the development of compounds from lead candidate optimization through to NDA submission and commercialization. He has much experience in rational formulation design, based on fundamental understanding of material properties and the adaptation of particle properties to effect improved bioperformance. Dr. Winters has led cross functional global teams charged with the development of priority new chemical entities. He has contributed to and prepared documentation in support of many successful regulatory submissions.
Dr. Winters is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He is author of four patents, ten papers and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He trained as a pharmacist at the Bradford University, Bradford, UK, and holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the same University.
About Hovione. Hovione is a global company with over 50 years' experience in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient and Drug Product Intermediate development and compliant manufacture. With four FDA inspected sites in the U.S., China, Ireland, and Portugal, the company focuses on the most demanding customers, in the most regulated markets. Hovione offers integrated API, particle design and formulation development and manufacturing. In the inhalation area, Hovione is the only independent company offering such a broad range of services.