J Richard has got a PhD in Materials Science (University of Paris VI, 1987). He is Senior Vice President for Peptides Development in Ipsen. He has published 67 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 8 book chapters and 2 review editorials in various fields (colloids and interfaces, drug delivery, supercritical fluids, protein formulations, nanoparticles, sustained-release formulations . . .). He is the author of more than 120 international communications and 53 patent families.