Paper: High dose antibiotic therapy – Sweeper crystals to enhance fine particle dose in the Twister device
Christian Etschmann (*Altötting, 1989) is a PhD student at Kiel University, Germany. He studied pharmacy at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen from 2011 - 2016. After passing the second state examination he spent six months of his preregistration year as a pharmacist at the department of Pharmaceutical Technology in Erlangen. There he was part of the Freeze Drying Focus Group and worked on the characterisation of lyophilisates. After his third state examination he worked at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology in Regensburg on nanoparticles as a drug delivery system for the treatment of glaucoma.
Since September 2017 he is part of the group of Prof. Dr. Regina Scherließ, the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy at Kiel University. In his PhD project he works in the field of high-dose inhalation. In particular, his aim is to develop antibiotics as soft pellet formulations for the local treatment of lung infections such as tuberculosis. Besides his research activities he is also involved in the education of students.