Steven W. Baertschi, Ph.D. is president of Baertschi Consulting LLC and specializes in Stability, Purity & Quality.
He possesses a strong technical / scientific background in degradation chemistry, impurity identification, spectroscopic characterization and structure elucidation, photostability / photochemistry, stability, regulatory, analytical development, pre-formulation, and related CM&C issues with 30+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and over 90 scientific publications.
As Principal Scientific Affairs, Dr. Bettine Boltres is supporting the scientific exchange between West and the pharmaceutical industry. This is complementing work as Product Manager for Schott Pharmaceutical Tubing, where she provided scientific consulting for glass primary packaging.
Since 2015 Bettine is an active member of the USP Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee as well as the ISO TC76/WG 4 on elastomers. Additionally, in 2018 joined the European Pharmacopoeia Commission Group of Experts 16 (elastomers and plastics) and the GLS Working Party (glass).
Since January 2019 she is also a member of the PDA Board of Directors, actively supporting the role of PDA in the global pharma world. She is active in the PDA Glass Handling Task Force and co-chairing the European PDA Interest Group Packaging Science as well as the Pharmacopeia Interest Group.
In 2015 she published the book "When Glass Meets Pharma".
She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has chaired and moderated several conferences for the PDA and other formats. This is adding to numerous trainings and publications that she has provided.
Dr. Boltres is a (bio)chemist by training, with a diploma in chemistry and a PhD in biochemistry.