Harry Peters is a specialist in the use of lactose in pharmaceutical applications for more than 10 years. In the last six years at DFE Pharma he has further specialised in the dry powder inhalation field. He is Group Leader R&D Inhalation, having started working as R&D manager and product application specialist for inhalation grade lactose. He advises formulators of dry powder inhalers about the use of inhalation grade lactose.
Together with customers, special lactose grades are developed to optimise the filling and performance of the devices and formulations. Together with universities and industry, new characterisation techniques are explored to further understand lactose in dry power formulations.