Prof. Dr. Sven Stegemann

Professor of patient centric drug design and manufacturing at the Graz University of Technology, Austria

Prof. Dr. Sven Stegemann is professor of patient centric drug design and manufacturing at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. Over the course of his 27-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, he has worked as an advisor to major pharmaceutical companies on ways to improve the design, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products so they better address the individual needs of patients. In his academic role, he focuses his research on the rational development of patient centric drug products and their associated manufacturing technologies, as well as education and training of students and young scientists.

He is the founder and chair of the AAPS Focus Group on Patient-Centric Drug Development, Product Design, and Manufacturing as well as the founder and President of the Geriatric Medicine Society e.V.. He recently started the industrial-academic collaboration partnership Patient Centric Medicine (PaCeMe) to suitable and meaningful guidance for patient centric drug product design. He is the editor of the book “Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society - From Concept to Prescribing”, a multidisciplinary approach towards patient centric drug development for the older and multimorbid patient populations.


Increasing the drug load in capsule based DPI drug delivery systems

  • Research in carrier based interactive powder mixtures
  • Approaches in particle engineering
  • Considerations for powder-capsule optimization
  • Case studies

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