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Controlled Drug and Sustained Drug Release Formulations and Dosage Forms Expert

Technical Consultant #1632


  • Oral solid dosage form formulation and process development.
  • Drug delivery technology for controlled release dosage forms (osmotic, matrix and multiparticulates) and enhancing the oral bioavailability of poorly soluble compounds.
  • Controlled release and sustained release drug dosage forms.
  • Spray dried and hot melt extruded dispersions.
  • Development and application of drug delivery technology.
  • Extensive experience in formulation and process development for controlled and sustained release formulations and poorly soluble compounds for oral delivery.
  • Osmotic systems, multiparticulates, and amorphous solid dispersions proficiency.


Undisclosed Company, Managing Partner, 2007 - Present

  • Drug formulation, process development and CRO and CMO management for over 60 pharmaceutical companies and expert witness work.
  • Project areas encompass NCE development, product enhancement, fixed dose combinations.
  • Experienced in formulation development and scale-up, transfer and troubleshooting. Specific technology expertise in oral controlled release technologies (osmotic, matrix, multiparticulates) and amorphous solid dispersions.

Bend Research, Bend, OR, Director, Controlled Release, 1996 - 2006

  • Responsible for formulation, process development and technology transfer for a wide range of drug delivery technologies including oral osmotics and multiparticulates.
  • Led team to commercialize Zmax® sustained release microsphere product with Pfizer.
  • Extensive experience in formulation and process development of hot melt and spray dried dispersion-based and immediate release (IR) and controlled release (CR) dosage forms.

Sarcos Research Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT, Project Leader, 1995 - 1996

  • Responsible for project planning management and development of electro-mechanical topical drug-delivery system.

INTERx Research Corporation/Merck & Co., Lawrence, KS, 1988 - 1995

Research Fellow and Sr. Research Chemist

  • Developed aqueous-based coatings for oral osmotics.
  • Responsible for design and evaluation of erodible injectable systems for bone-growth promotion.
  • Led electromechanical drug-delivery effort.

Honors & Publications


  • Dissertation: Characterization of a Self-Regulating Insulin Delivery System

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
  • Advisor for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Publications and Patents

  • Author - Co-Author of publications in peer reviewed medical and pharmaceuticals journals (including presentations).
  • Over 40 patents (including patent applications)


  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California,Los Angeles, CA
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