Dave Seaward, PhD, is a chartered engineer and 3P innovation’s founding director. He has a first degree in electrical and mechanical engineering and a control theory PhD (applying servo motors to automation). Dr Seaward’s 35-year career has focused on developing custom automation for numerous industries, including the pharmaceutical and MedTech sectors. He is named inventor on over 20 patents including Unilever’s pyramid teabag patent, which is included in the UK Patent Office book “Inventing the 20th Century”. Many of Dr Seaward’s projects have included powder or liquid
dispensing, and recently he worked on numerous dry powder inhalers, drug eluting and injectable drug delivery projects.
Today’s drug delivery industry is seeing shifting thought in a number of areas, one of which is the move towards design for manufacture. Simon Strothers and Dave Seaward both of 3P innovation, discuss a “better way” for developing drug delivery devices, highlighting design for manufacture, critical quality concerns and mandraulic prototyping.