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 Expert  717105

Expert in Industrial Microbiology & Organic Biochemistry

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New York (NY)
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APPLIED CHEMISTRY. Expert has over 35 years of experience in fermentation technology, which he considers as the overlap of chemistry, industrial microbiology, and biochemical engineering. Twenty years of his industrial experience was as an internal consultant serving groups engaged in discovery and process improvement in the field of antibiotics. Many problems having a more-or-less chemical basis were referred to him, and they required a broad base of knowledge in applying chemical principles. The problems which he dealt with covered a gamut from laboratory scale to production scale. Frequently, they involved the application of knowledge from outside the field at hand. Expert's methods of attack on problems are innovative and creative. His specialty was, and is, practical solution to difficult problems.

TETRACYCLINE ANTIBIOTICS. When he wasn't occupied with the problems of others, Expert directed a program of research dealing with the known family of tetracycline antibiotics. His research resulted in the discovery of several new tetracycline antibiotics, at least two of which are still in clinical use. His experience with the tetracyclines involved all stages. These included soil screening methodology, microbial biochemistry, production by fermentation, isolation from fermentation broths, chemical modification, establishment of product specifications, and development of analytical methods--especially methods utilizing ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy.

FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY; INDUSTRIAL FERMENTATION. Expert has experience with the interfaces between chemistry, microbiology, and bioengineering. He has successfully participated in chemical problems associated with fermentation. These have included medium development, pH manipulation and control, aeration and ventilation, process control associated with continuous nutrient feed, agitation, scale-up, sterilization, and continuous fermentation. In one of his notable research problems in a fermentation-like area, Expert instituted and carried out an intensive study of the potential of plant tissue culture as a source of normal plant metabolites.

ANTIBIOTICS. Expert's experience with antibiotics has, in general, been in the devising of screening and selection methods for soil microorganisms. He has especially worked with the development of new miniaturized and automated methodologies. This has included the mutation and selection of organisms and radioisotope tracer studies of metabolic pathways.




applied chemistry




fermentation technology


industrial fermentation



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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;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Industrial Biotechnology
Fermentation Process
Microbiology: Bacteria, Molds/ Fungi - Identification,...
Fluid Agitation, Mixing, Fermentation, Vendor Evaluation,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1949   PhD   Organic Chemistry   UCLA  
1943   BS   Chemistry   RPI  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to



Research Consultant


1949 to 1983


Lederle Laboratories


Research Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of ACS and the New York Academy Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Institute of Chemists.


He received the American Cyanamid Award for Advanced Study in 1980.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has about 40 U.S. patents (for which several hundred equivalent foreign patents have been issued) and over 40 presentations and publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - British Patent Application  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in carbon source for consulting on cheaper alternatives to corn syrup.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in the technical field of industrial fermentation process for patent litigation case/arbitration.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
German, Italian, French, and Russian  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Specialty chemicals * Chemical reagents.

He has access to an excellent technical library to aid in vendor location.


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