BASF scientist wins IPEC award

Dr Karl Kolter honoured for his research into excipients

Dr Karl Kolter, head of pharmaceutical excipients research and development at BASF, was honoured at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition with the 2010 International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council Foundation (IPEC) Industry Research Achievement in Excipient Technology award.

Kolter received the newly established award in acknowledgement of his outstanding history of research into pharmaceutical excipients.

Kolter received the newly established award in acknowledgement of his outstanding history of research into pharmaceutical excipients

‘This award is a very special endorsement of many years of excipient development research and makes me very proud,’ Kolter said. ‘It shows that our innovative work in this complex area is appreciated by the industry.’

Kolter has been working for BASF since 1993 and in that time has developed more than 22 novel pharmaceutical excipients. He has also published more than 120 research papers. His most recent accomplishments are Kollicoat IR, a film-coating system for tablets, and the novel excipient Soluplus – the new solubiliser launched in 2009 and winner of this year’s Silver CPhI Innovation Award.

‘This award is a tremendous motivation booster to keep on developing innovative excipients in the future,’ added Kolter.

BASF said it plans to continue launching at least one novel pharmaceutical excipient every year to reinforce its leadership in this area.

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