Dr. Stuart Porter is President, PPT. From 2007 to 2017, he was Director, Pharmaceutical R&D, at Ashland Specialty Ingredients, with responsibility for leading the design of new film-coating systems as well as supporting Global Technical Services. Previously, he was Vice President, Global Technical Development, for Colorcon, with responsibility for worldwide customer technical support and product applications development. Having spent more than 25 years with Colorcon, he directed the development of the wide variety of coating systems for which that company is renowned. Before joining Colorcon, he was engaged in pharmaceutical product development with AstraZeneca in the UK.
Dr. Porter’s technical interests relate to film coating, tabletting, and fluid-bed technologies, with particular interest in modified-release drug-delivery systems, the application of statistical experiment design techniques to product and process optimization, and the development of expert systems for pharmaceutical oral solid dosage forms.
Dr. Porter holds several patents relating to film coating and is a renowned speaker at technical symposia and conferences around the world. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the American Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Porter is a native of England and received his B. Pharm. (with hons.) Degree from the Welsh School of Pharmacy, U.W.I.S.T., and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the School of Pharmacy, University of London.