Spotlight Interview with Matthias Birkhoff, Vice President, Business Development, Aptar Pharma


Matthias Birkhoff, Vice President, Business Development, Aptar Pharma


Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

Ophthalmic diseases are a global challenge, and the thought leaders in this field are spread worldwide too. This webinar will enable us to engage with our peers directly, while delivering on our sustainability promise, by not needing to travel.

What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

Aptar Pharma is a global market leader in pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. Using our world-renowned experience and expertise, we are now replicating our market leading position in eye care. With over 250 market references, we want to present how our growing portfolio of eye care solutions is the go-to platform for ophthalmic drug delivery.

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

My background is in medicine. Devices were really an unknown quantity when I joined Aptar Pharma over 20 years ago. Today, many of us recognize that the dispensing technology is just as fascinating as the drugs and the diseases they are targeting.

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

From a professional point of view, I would love to see the day when retinal diseases are treated with topically administered drugs, so that the fantastic opportunities we have in the retina space today are available to more patients globally.

Personally, I need to work on my trumpet skills…

What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I lead in a big band, although clearly right now we cannot rehearse the way we used to.

Join Matthias Birkhoff on a webinar entitled Ocular drug delivery: an interesting past with a fascinating future by Aptar Pharma on 9th of February at 9AM London/2:30PM Mumbai/5PM Beijing & 3:30PM London/4:30PM Paris/10:30AM New York

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