Claudia graduated from Universidad Nacional (Colombia) gaining a degree as a Pharmacist. She also holds a European PhD in Food Science and Engineering from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Claudia went on to become a senior researcher with experience in formulation, development and industrial transference for new products. This integrates her background and expertise in; rheology of natural hydrocolloids, leading the project management on new platforms for research, design and development of new delivery systems and new pharmaceutical dosage forms, the evaluation of new materials, equipment and technologies as innovative proposals and the evaluation of gelatin substitutes for product development.
Claudia has authored several scientific research papers and attendant to various International Congresses in the area of rheology and research and development of thickening systems.
1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?
The decision was the result of some criteria such as the support in the pharmaceutical community (pharmaceutical editors), the hosting services, the sort and quality of media sources, the ranking and our experience as attendants in different webinars in BRW platform. All these aspects were considered as relevant to our purpose to offer a space on sharing different technical standpoints and hold fruitful discussions on current subjects that concern the global pharmaceutical industry
2. How did you get into the industry?
I have been working with Procaps for 4 years now. I was part of the R&D team in the nutritional gummies facility and then moved to the Headquarters to lead the team of New Platforms, having the opportunity to deal with the newest Product Developments. It has been the role that has allowed to me to combine the background in Pharmacy and the expertise on natural polymers rheology.
3. What do you most enjoy about your role?
The most rewarding experience of this role is to learn new things each time and to access to specific and detailed knowledge. Our team believes that most things are possible and that our main objective is to make them real.
4. What motivates you?
I am motivated by being involved in creative processes and thinking about different ideas, challenging situations and competitions. Through that, I have learned that to overcome difficulties, persistence, patience and optimism are required. During my free time, I enjoy taking part of writing competitions, trying new things and working with a theater group, activities that include some of these motivations. At work, they have been a driving force to find different ways to solve particular problems and keep working on successful projects.
5. What has been your best holiday and where would you recommend visiting?
Taking holidays is a whole process. I enjoy planning as well as travelling and coming back home. All the holidays have been different and therefore unique. I lived in Spain for some years and there is always a reason to come back there. I recommend Santiago de Compostela and Seville, both quite different but charming.
Claudia will be presenting with Diego Monterroza in Procaps webinar ‘Preformulation and formulation activities during development of soft gelatin capsules’ on the 30th April at 3PM London/10AM New York.