Dave Seaward, a founding director of 3P, is a chartered engineer with a first degree in joint electrical and mechanical engineering and a control theory PhD. His PhD focused on the application of servo motors to packaging machinery. This early work has led to a career spanning 30 years associated with the development of custom automation for a variety of industries. These include the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Many of his projects have included advanced powder or liquid dispensing. Seaward is named inventor on multiple patents. He has worked on 14 dry powder inhaler programmes and nine different injectable drug delivery and auto-injector projects. At 3P, he developed high speed gravimetric powder dispensing technology capable of dosing pure API including biologics into devices and capsules for inhaled and injectable applications. More recently he has helped develop the processes to manufacture a number of drug eluting polymer/modified release products.