Jörg Zimmermann, Vice President Vetter Development Service, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG

Joerg Zimmermann

Joerg Zimmermann studied pharmacy in Freiburg, Germany and Cardiff, Wales, and joined Vetter in 1994 as assistant head of production. His first responsibilities were process development and new product introductions with a focus on lyophilization process development. 

For more than 10 years, Joerg was responsible for the Vetter Site in Langenargen as Director of production, a site with 5 filling lines for aseptically prefilled injection systems. In September 2010, he moved into the role of Director Process Development and Implementation. 

In 2014, he became Vice President of Vetter Development Service in Germany, covering all aspects of pharmaceutical process development and qualification, development of packaging components, analytical method transfers, and stability studies.

What do you most enjoy about presenting live webinars?

I enjoy the virtual interaction I have with people all over the world. The webinars are a great way to reach out to people and present valuable information without taking the time and effort it takes to travel. Webinars provide access to content that most people would not otherwise have.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?

With the virtual set-up, it is a little more challenging to get into a real discussion. However, it is always interesting to hear the variety of questions that the audience have.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Generally speaking, I enjoy the sharing of knowledge. I also like helping people learning from situations that have gone wrong in the past, or how to avoid them in the future. I particularly enjoy building upon the experiences we share.

How did you get into the industry?

I studied Pharmacy and did my pre-registration training at Vetter. They offered me a very interesting job, so I stayed. That was 20 years ago..

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

I am torn here between my hobbies and so, I would have to answer twofold:
First, any ski slope will do. I just love skiing, also watching the FIS Ski World cup. And second, any airport. I am a plane spotter and take lots of pictures of airplanes. Honestly, I am proud to be a nerd!

Join Jörg Zimmermann and Vetter-Pharma for their webinar “Developing in a prefilled syringe? Add unique value to your compound” in either their AM or PM session!

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