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Chemical Expert in Softgel Capsule Technology for Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products and Recreational Products

Technical Consultant #915


Expertise

  • Softgel capsule technology for pharmaceuticals and recreational products.
  • Chemical research related to medical polymers, analytical methods and personal care and cosmetic product formulation.
  • Formulation of paintball fills, shells and colors.
  • Paintball manufacturing technology.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2000 - Present

  • Polymer processing and paintball manufacturing technology.

R. P. Scherer, Clearwater, FL, Technical Service Scientist, 1993 - 2000

  • Development and implementation of paintball product compositions from concept to stable manufacturing.
  • Establishment and administration of quality control systems for raw materials used in the manufacture of paintballs and cosmetic capsules.
  • Manufacturing process quality analysis and implementation of improvements resulting in significant paintball product quality improvements. Scherer paintball product quality currently surpasses all competitors.
  • United States Patent granted for paintball fill composition.
  • Developed processes for the manufacture of gelatin solutions for pharmaceutical capsules.

VIN-DOTCO, Inc., Largo, FL, Technical Director, 1992 - 1993

  • Formulation of industrial cleaners, solvent solutions, and personal care products using environmentally safe ingredients.
  • Established and administered quality assurance systems for manufacturing and environmentally safe industrial and consumer products.
  • Implemented regulatory compliance as required by FDA, CPSC, OSHA, EPA regulations.
  • Six United States Patents granted for environmentally safe industrial cleaners and personal care products.

Critikon, Inc., (Johnson & Johnson), Tampa, FL, Scientist, 1981 - 1991

  • Physical and chemical properties testing of polymeric materials using thermal analysis, Instron equipment, torque rheometry, capillary rheometry, gas chromatography and liquid chromatography.
  • Synthesis of polymers, extrusion processes development, and pilot production of new polyurethane intravenous catheters.
  • Synthesis and process development of thromboresistant catheter coatings.
  • Held overall responsibility for materials characterization method development and data analysis in support of polymer compounding, extrusion and injection molding projects.

Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL, Biomaterials Section, Chemist. 1972 - 1981

  • Synthesis, processing, and characterization of biomedical polymers including silicone, acrylic hydrogel, biodegradable polyester, and polyurethane.
  • Applications included controlled release drug delivery devices, maxillofacial prostheses, contraceptive I.U.D., and injectable microcapsules.

Honors & Publications


Publications and Patents

7 U.S. Patents


Education

B. S. Chemistry, Biology Minor, University of Alabama in Birmingham

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