Contributors Nigel Langley PhD MBA Chair, IPEC-AmericasNigel Langley provides technical support to the pharmaceutical industry and helps solve drug formulation challenges. He has held various senior technical and marketing positions during his career. Nigel has also worked in Japan and England with Croda International prior to joining BASF. He gained his Chemistry (Hons) degree and PhD (Liquid Crystals) from the University of Hull (UK) and an MBA from Leeds University (UK). He also took a 2 -year Postdoctoral research position at Leeds University (UK) in natural product synthesis. He has over 100 scientific publications and has co-edited 2 books. Nigel is an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). In 2018 he was awarded the Industry Research Achievement Award in Excipient Technology by the IPEC Foundation. He has been a member of the Executive Committee at IPEC Americas since 2010 and is currently the Chair of the organization. He is also helping to lead the Novel Excipients initiative for IPEC-Americas in collaboration with the IQ Pharma Consortium. Nigel is on the Medicine Maker’s Power List for 2020 and 2021 for small molecules.