Dr. Herbert Wachtel’s current focus is Drug Delivery based on Medical Devices. Working as a Senior Principal Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim he has gained experience in the design and testing of complex drug delivery systems, e.g. inhalers and autoinjectors. He is interested in the interface between devices and the respective parts of the body, be it for humans or animals. His aim is basic modelling of drug delivery processes and in doing so he relies on structural and functional modelling e.g. computer aided design, CAD, finite element modelling, FMEA, and computational fluid dynamics, CFD. By training, Dr. Wachtel is a physicist. Connecting industry and university, Dr. Wachtel is also affiliated to the Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Mainz.