Columnist: Berthe Stempfer, PhD
Berthe Stempfer is a senior research scientist specializing in drug product development. In her current position she is primary responsible for formulation development of immediate release (IR) oral dosage form and for coordinating projects with contract research/manufacturing organization (CRO/CMO). Her scientific background is in material science engineering. Berthe holds a master degree in Industrial Ceramics Materials and Processes from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramiques Industrielles of Limoges, France. She completed in 2001 her PhD in Process Engineering with a focus on Powder Technology at the Ecole des Mines de St-Etienne – Intitut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. Berthe started her career in the academia as a research assistant professor before transitioning to the industry in 2007.