Spotlight Interview with Dr Julie Suman, President, Next Breath, an Aptar Pharma company

Dr Julie Suman, President, Next Breath, an Aptar Pharma company



Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

Webinars are a fantastic way to showcase thought leadership and engage the audience in a scientific and technical discussion. As many conferences and events have now gone virtual, webinars are an hour’s window to capture your interest when we are all so very busy. We also like to learn from the audience on what matters to them via the question and answer session.

What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

Our objective is to highlight how Aptar Pharma can support a drug development program from end to end. It’s not about simply supplying a device. It’s the regulatory knowledge and the supporting services. Many of our customers these days have exquisite knowledge on their compound. However, they need a helping hand to navigate the drug delivery aspects. It is my goal that the audience will understand and appreciate that we want to be a partner to help de-risk and accelerate time to market.

How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

I’ve done nearly everything backwards in life. I started a company when I was a graduate student, established a brand and became a part of Aptar Pharma in 2008. I never get tired of learning and this role helps to satisfy that part of me.

What are you hoping to achieve in the future in your personal and professional life?

Professionally: I want to help a Pharmaceutical or Biotech company bring a ground breaking COVID-19 treatment or vaccine to market. I can’t think of anything more important than that right now.

Personally: I have spent way too many hours on airplanes and like many, have realized what it feels like to now have zero jetlag and the energy to focus on a few hobbies and (socially distant) time with friends. I hope that I’ll be able to maintain that balance for the long term.

What would someone be surprised to know about you?

In addition to authoring scientific publications, I am also a published travel writer and photographer. I enjoy these creative outlets and from time to time, get to share that with others.

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