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16.08.2016, Mainz, Germany

Award for SCHOTT pharmaceutical glass expert

Dr. Bettine Boltres presented with the PDA award
Dr. Bettine Boltres, Product Manager at Pharmaceutical Tubing at SCHOTT, receives the Distinguished Service Award from the pharmaceutical industry association PDA, here Dr. Georg Rössling, Senior VP PDA Europe. Photo: SCHOTT AG
Dr. Bettine Boltres, Product Manager at Pharmaceutical Tubing at SCHOTT, receives the Distinguished Service Award from the pharmaceutical industry association PDA, here Dr. Georg Rössling, Senior VP PDA Europe. Photo: SCHOTT AG
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) has honored SCHOTT scientist Dr. Bettine Boltres for her commitment to sharing knowledge within the pharmaceutical industry. The “Distinguished Service Award” is awarded to recognize experts who make outstanding contributions on transferring know-how related to parenterals – i.e. drugs that are injected directly into the bloodstream whereby the aspect of patient safety plays a particularly important role.

Boltres has been committed to this goal since 2011. She lectures and holds courses about her specialty field of “Pharmaceutical Glass” on a regular basis. Exchanges between manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry are particularly important in this area because glass is a packaging material that comes into direct contact with the liquid medication and is responsible for ensuring that it can be stored safely for years. The latest findings and trends on the topic of Pharma Packaging are discussed at an annual PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference, which Boltres co-organizes as a committee member. She has also already acted as its chairwoman and as a presenter and moderator. Furthermore she is actively participating in Task Forces and Interest Groups.

The SCHOTT scientist recently published her knowledge of the material of glass and its use in the pharmaceutical industry in a book. The compact book “When Glass meets Pharma” describes the properties of the material, why it can react with drugs and how it can be used most effectively in production.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com
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