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 Expert  107571

Expert in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Business Development, Technology Evaluation and Licensing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert is the founder and principal of Expert's Firm a firm engaged in business development, technology licensing, and product development, serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. His qualifications include extensive managerial experience in technology licensing, business development, strategic planning, and biomedical and pharmaceutical product development.

He has been intimately involved in the development, technical and market assessment, and licensing of wound care products including living skin equivalents, naturally derived growth factors, and hydrogels, as well as antimicrobial, ophthalmic, anti-inflammatory and allergy products.

Expert has extensive experience in the licensing, technology transfer, development, and technical evaluation of specialized drug delivery systems. Specialty areas include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, subcutaneous implants, topical and transdermal delivery systems, new chemical entities for a variety of pharmaceutical applications, oral delivery of active agents which exhibit low water solubility and/or bioavailability, as well as oral delivery of proteins and peptides--a subject on which he organized and conducted a three-day international symposium. In addition, he has expertise in the field of auto-injection.

He has extensive experience with anti-microbial agents and disinfectants. An area of major work has been in the treatment of various polymeric medical and consumer devices to render their surfaces resistant to microbial attachment and proliferation. Other activities in this area have entailed out-licensing of antimicrobial technologies for use in ophthalmics, oral hygiene, veterinary, dermatology, dialysis, etc. plus formulations for state-of-the-art contact lens care products, oral care products, anti-infectives, and surface disinfectants.


technology licensing


biomedical product development


antiseptic material




business development


business strategy


competitive analysis


competitive intelligence


corporate strategic planning


medical device


medical device product development


pharmaceutical product development


technology innovation


technology management


technology transfer


wound healing


wound care


chronic wound


wound dressing material


controlled-release drug delivery technology


controlled-release drug delivery


controlled-release oral drug delivery


drug delivery


drug release polymer


prolonged-action drug


infection control

He has been recognized as an expert in surface modification of biomaterials to enhance performance. The areas of activity include lubricity, reduced thrombogenicity, reduced inflammation and phlebitis, and enhanced resistance to infection.

Expert has been directly involved in the development, assessment, and licensing of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and delivery methods as well as contact lens materials and contact lens care products.

Expert is knowledgeable of methods by which levels of allergens, metabolites, proteins, peptides, enzymes, and infectious agents can be measured in the human body. He can answer questions regarding the development, assessment, and regulatory registration and licensure aspects of medical diagnostics products.

He has worked with methods by which food products can be assessed for microbial contamination, presence of adulterants and contaminants (antibodies, hormones, steroids).

Expert was retained by an investment firm to evaluate the technical value of a "living skin equivalent" that was under development. After completing a technical and competitive analysis, he went on the become a consultant to the wound care company and, after six months in this capacity was asked to take on the role of president. He was involved in finance raising, business development and licensing. Although he has elected to remain in his consulting practice, expert is still in contact with the principals of the company. The company has since become a public corporation and, along with its marketing partners, introduced product to the market.


medical device product improvement




ophthalmic pharmaceutical product


contact lens


medical diagnostics


clinical diagnostics


in vitro diagnostics


food diagnostics


skin substitute




license agreement

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

FDA Regulations, Labeling and Compliance; Medical Devices,...
Wound Healing and Management
Medical Device Product Development
Biocides, Industrial Antimicrobial Agents

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   M.B.A.   Marketing   Fordham University   With Distinction
1970   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn  
1963   B.S.   Chemistry   Queens College   Alumnus of the Year

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to





Founder and President


Expert provides clientele (start-ups to major pharmaceutical and medical device companies) with expertise in business development, technology and product in- or out-licensing and product development skills. His primary areas of focus are dermatology, urology, oncology, antimicrobial technologies, wound care, drug delivery and eye care products.

1987 to 1988


Alcide Corporation


Sales & Marketing


Vice President


He provided market, sales, and strategic planning for technologically advanced antimicrobial products, and technology licensing.

1982 to 1987


Bausch & Lomb Inc.


Contact Lens and Eye Care Products




Expert was involved in management of formulations research, engineering and process development, a pilot plant (a GMP facility), clinical research services, medical device development and project management; and in new technology evaluation, strategic planning, and in-license negotiating.

1979 to 1982





Independent Consultant


Expert provided clientele (start-ups to major pharmaceutical and medical device companies) with expertise in business development, technology and product in- or out-licensing and product development skills. His primary areas of focus were antimicrobial technologies, wound care, drug delivery, contact lenses, and eye care products.

1978 to 1979


NPD Dental Systems


Sales & Marketing


Vice President


He was involved in a new division start-up; and in strategies for product introduction, staffing, marketing, and budgets.

1975 to 1977


Burron Medical Products



Product Manager


Expert worked on strategic planning and implementation of sales and marketing strategy for the launch of a specialty wound care product (hydrogel).

1972 to 1975


Hydro Med Sciences



Technical Director


1970 to 1971





Senior Research Chemist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Controlled Release Society, the Licensing Executives Society, and the Society for Biomaterials (serving on the Program Committee and as reviewer for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research).

Professional Appointments

He was the Plenary Session Chairman for the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting.


He was named one of the "100 Alumni Stars" of Queens College; recipient of R&D Magazine's R&D 100 awards; recipient of "Plastics - The Better Way" award.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has numerous publications, presentations and patents in wound care, drug delivery, contact lens and eye care, biomaterials, and antimicrobial technologies.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Transactions of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs  
 - Congress on Burn Injuries  
 - Proceedings Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association  
 - Transactions of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs  
 - Journal of Biomedical Materials Research  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has been retained by major multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device companies, e.g., Pfizer, CIBA Vision, as a member of product development teams. He is charged with coordinating the search for technologies that are suited to product improvement, line extension, etc.
  • He has been retained by small and start-up companies - - frequently companies comprised of scientific founders - - to assist with strategic planning, preparation of business plans, and introduction to and negotiations with potential collaborators and licensees. He has been directly instumental in the consummation of many licensing agreements.
  • He has been retained by corporations and investment bankers in the conduct of due diligence in many of his areas of expertise.
  • He has prepared individual and multi-client reports, as well as conducting multi-day symposia, in such areas as dermatology, ophthalmics, wound care, drug delivery, biomaterials, dental products, etc.
  • He has represented the business interests of off-shore companies and institutions in the United States and has facilitated the successful out-licensing of their technologies in such diverse areas as drug delivery, wound care, antimicrobial and disinfecting technologies, surface treatments, diagnostics, etc.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Medical hydrogel expert for consulting on medical hydrogel.
  • Expert in industrial biochemistry for consulting on metal working coolant biocontrol.
  • Expert in medical devices for consulting on international market trends and opportunities.
  • Expert for consulting on Packaging design technology for the contact lens industry.
  • IP Licensing biopharma expert for consulting on Webinar/Blog Participation.
  • Expert in orthopedic devices for consulting to sell intellectual property patent.
  • Medical expert for consulting on wound care start up.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served as an expert witness giving depositions and testifying in court in cases covering such diverse disciplines as drug delivery and eye care.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Pharmaceutical business expert witness for consulting on review of management of pharmaceutical company.
  • Biomedical device expert for consulting on medical device licensing and assignment.
  • Contact lens expert for consulting on surface modifications.
  • Expert for consulting on breach of contract case
  • Expert for consulting on Obviousness of method of making gas-permeable contact lens.
  • Medical packaging expert for consulting on bottle design and sterility.
  • Interventional radiologist TIPS expert witness for consulting on intraocular (IOL) lens design opacification phosphate buffer.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to   Australia   Expert represents the business interests in the United States of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in the fields of Diagnostics and Pharmaceuticals.
to   Israel   Expert represents, as a sub-contractor, the licensing interests of Yissum [the licensing arm of Hebrew University] and Hadasit [the licensing arm of Hadassah Hospital]; current interests include local anesthesia and wound care.
1999 to 2004   Spain   Expert represented the business interests of a firm involved in the development of novel antimicrobial compounds and disinfecting formulations.
1999 to 2003   United Kingdom   Expert represented Cortecs/Provalis in licensure of diagnostic products and drug delivery systems.
1995 to 2002   Japan   Expert worked with a major Japanese pharmaceutical company to introduce their technologies into the US - numerous licensing contracts were concluded.

Market Research:
He served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at two companies. In this capacity, he devised launch programs for wound care, ophthalmic, oral hygiene and dental products, and veterinary products.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at two companies. In this capacity, he devised launch programs for wound care, ophthalmic, oral hygiene and dental products, and veterinary products. Expert organized and conducted a 3-day symposium on the oral delivery of proteins and peptides.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating vendors and providers of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, drug delivery technologies,dermatologicals, allergy products, fermentation/lyophilization contract manufacturers, hyaluronic acid-based technologies, auto-injectors, surface modification technologies, bioadhesives, and antimicrobial agents. He also has access to a computer database, and personal contacts for vendor locating.

Other Skills and Services

Expert's Firm represents the technologies and business interests of British, Israeli, Spanish, Australian and Japanese firms.


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