|Organization and History
The division of PPD was established on 1985 in the Society of Powder Technology, Japan. The first chair person was Prof. Kawashima, Aichi-Gakuin Univ., who worked for 21 years for developing the activity of PPD. From 2005, Prof. Takeuchi, Gifu Pharmaceutical Univ., has been the chair of PPD. The organizing committee consists of 10 members of professors in academia, researchers in pharmaceutical companies and special consulting persons.
The purpose of our division is to facilitate the research projects concerning particle design related with mainly pharmaceutical technology. For completing this purpose, the committee joined with the Particulate Modification Technology Group of The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan (APPIE).