Nigel Langley–Director Technical Service and Scientific Affairs, BASF Pharma Solutions, provides technical support to the pharmaceutical industry and helps solve drug development challenges with BASF's platform solutions. Prior to joining BASF Nigel worked for Croda Inc. as Technical Director Health Care, responsible for product and application development for both dietary supplements and Pharmaceutical excipients (liquid dosage). He has also worked in Japan and England with Croda. He gained his Chemistry (Hons) degree and PhD (Liquid Crystals) from the University of Hull, (UK) and an MBA from Leeds University (UK). Nigel has been a member of the Executive Committee at IPEC Americas since 2010 and is currently VC Membership. He is also helping to lead the Novel Excipients initiative for IPEC Americas in collaboration with the IQ Pharma Consortium.