Prof. Dr. Karsten Mäder Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, Institute of Pharmacy, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany Prof. Mäder holds the professorship for Pharmaceutical Technology since 2003. Before that, he did his habilitation at the University in Berlin and was the head of the Galenic Research unit at Hoffman-LaRoche in Basel for several years. He is an author or co-author of more than 230 publications and 18 book chapters. His main scientific interests are the development of pharmaceutical formulations with controlled release characteristics, implantable formulations, nano-drug carriers and novel formulations for uncommon applications especially for NCE. Besides other prizes, he received the “APV Research Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Pharmaceutical Sciences” in 2008. He is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Controlled release, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutics.