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.
- 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