New drugs are developed, among other reasons, with the aim of reducing dosage and having more targeted active ingredients. For patients, this development is definitely beneficial. These ingredients are described as highly potent active ingredients. But what does highly potent mean? And how ... more
Dr. Friederike Hermann
is a chemist and occupational health specialist. She studied chemistry at the University of Marburg. After gaining her diploma, she received her doctorate in analytical chemistry in the area of element speciation at the University of Mainz. Since 2001, Dr. Hermann has been working for the Lonza AG. After the first few years in environmental protection, she moved to occupational health. She received a master in advanced studies for health and hygiene from the University of Zurich and the University of Lausanne. At Lonza, she mainly follows the production of highly potent active substances – by determining the necessary measures and the industrial hygiene measurements for the control of the measures, and thus compliance with the permissible exposure limits the employees. She is a member of the Steering Committees of the “Community of Practice Containment” of the ISPE Affiliate D/A/CH.