AIT is your Resource for pharmaceutical Spray Drying.

And other bioavailability enhancement technologies. 

Honest, Innovative & Committed to Succeed

AIT is an independent consulting company founded by Doug Hecker.

 Doug has 20+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, the past  15 years being directly involved with spray drying and other  bioavailability enhancement technologies. 


Key Accomplishments

  • Hovione business leader for spray drying from 2004-2010
  • Established commercial scale pharmaceutical spray drying at 2 European API manufacturers (PPG-Sipsy & Hovione)
  • Successful technology transfers from US to European sites (chemistry and spray drying)
  • Responsible for installation and qualification of Hovione’s first commercial spray dryer
  • Instrumental in securing a pilot spray dryer for Agere Pharmaceuticals
  • Commercialized GMP compliant process for Captisol®, a novel injectable grade modified cyclodextrin
  • Direct involvement in products that have been approved by FDA with combined global sales > 10 billion per year
  • Established relationships with key service providers


 Everybody needs lots of tools in their toolbox.  At AIT, we understand  the need to be able and reach out to other organizations that have  strengths where we do not.  If we didn’t, we’d be wasting everybody’s  time and money. 

AIT’s Toolbox


  • Spray drying
  • Hot melt extrusion
  • Microemulsions
  • Formulations  
    • Parenteral
    • Oral
    • Cyclodextrins
    • Ocular
    • Inhalation
  • Strategic Sourcing  
    • Starting materials
    • GMP Intermediates
    • Generic APIs
    • NCE’s
  • Other Services  
    • Project Management
    • Man-in-Plant
    • RFP preparation or review
    • Vendor Proposal review

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