Hideaki Kiminami is a Research Manager at the Core Technology Group of Terumo Corporation’s Corporate R&D centre. He obtained a Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University (Japan), and specialised in material science and analytical science for medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. He works on therapeutic drugs and material analysis, investigating sterilisation methods on protein stability. Currently, he is interested in the effects of extractables and leachables and protein denaturation and aggregation in silicone oil-free syringe systems by different sterilisation methods. He belongs to the medical device group for the PDA committee in Japan.