As Principal Scientific Affairs, she is supporting the scientific exchange between West and the pharmaceutical industry.
This is complementing her 7 years’ work as Product Manager for Schott Pharmaceutical Tubing, where she provided scientific consulting for glass primary packaging.
She has held numerous trainings at pharmaceutical companies, glass converters and universities. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has chaired and moderated several conferences and technical training events for the PDA and other formats. A number of articles for several global magazines have been penned by her.
In 2015 she published the book «When Glass Meets Pharma», which builds the bridge between glass for pharmaceutical primary packaging and drug substances.
Bettine is an active member of the USP Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee as well as the ISO TC76/WG 4 on elastomers, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission Group of Experts 16 (elastomers and plastics) and the GLS Working Party (glass).
Since January 2019 she is also a member of the PDA Board of Directors.
Dr. Boltres is a (bio)chemist by training, receiving a diploma in chemistry from the university of Frankfurt, Germany and a PhD in biochemistry from the university of Cologne, Germany.