Raphael Krampe is a pharmacist by training. After his studies he joined the department of pharmaceutics at the University of Florida for a research semester focusing on inhalation dosage forms. He received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics from the Heinrich Heine University at Düsseldorf. After completing the Boehringer Ingelheim trainee program, he joined the Combination Product Development group of Boehringer Ingelheim microParts in Dortmund. His work focuses on device development, life cycle management and design verification of the Soft Mist Inhaler Respimat®.