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 Expert  718457

Expert in Powders and Tablet Manufacturing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
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Expert has developed tableting systems and products in the areas of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, high-protein snack products, chlorine tablets, chlorine removal tablets, over the counter antacids, and vitamins.

tablet manufacturing





He has developed sustain release sugar bead systems and also via the use of hydrogels. Additionally, Expert has developed an expert system approach to sustain release product development.

controlled-release drug delivery

He has set up mixing systems using Vee mixers of 1, 3, and 100 cubic feet in size, using double cone mixes to 30 cubic feet, Nauta mixers 7 to 20 cubic feet, an air mixer to 30 cubic feet, and a fluid bed to 300 liters. He has conducted and written validation protocols, optimization designs, and simplex searches, as well as developed and conducted training sessions. He has developed a scale-up strategy for mixing and mixness prediction.

powder mixing

Expert has set up and validated three liquid manufacturing areas, including two deionized water treatment systems. He set up and is currently in the process of validating a tablet and capsule manufacturing facility.

deionized water


deionized water system


pharmaceutical manufacturing

Expert has developed a 2 1/2 day course on milling. His experience is with cone mills, hammer mills, pancake type micronizers, and opposing stream type jet mills. He has designed a lump breaker mill as well as screen impellers for a cone mill.

impact mill

Expert developed a corrective information database during his 20+ years in the Quality Assurance area of the pharmaceutical industry.

pharmaceutical quality assurance

Expert's Ph.D. thesis is in the area of optimization. He has applied these techniques to three liquid products and seven solid dosage forms with good success. He wrote an optimization program called "ORTHO" that is a part of his thesis. He currently has two active projects in this area, a capsule and a tablet formulation.

product optimization

Expert has designed a cleaning life cycle program and is currently implementing a cleaning validation program as a module for a pharmaceutical maker.

cleaning validation

Since entering the industry in 1963 Expert has been involved in troubleshooting tablet formulation and processes. He has worked on nutritional and OTC drug products. In addition, Expert has been involved in the development of a granulation system and direct compression formulas for tableting.


Expert has conducted training programs in solid dosage form manufacturing and powders processing as in-plant programs for most of the major pharmaceutical manufacturers. The course has been conducted in the U.S., Europe (both eastern and western) and in Israel.


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Waukesha, Wisconsin;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Kalamazoo, Michigan;  Wyoming, Michigan;  Battle Creek, Michigan;  and Waukegan, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Pharmaceutical Solid Dose Forms
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Research and Development,...
Drug Delivery, Formulation Development of NCE's,...
Tableting & Analgesic Tech.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1989   Ph.D.   Industrial Engineering - Process/Product Optimization   Kennedy Western University  
1967   B.S.   Pharmacy   St. Louis College of Pharmacy   Sigma Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to




Research & Development


Manager of R&D


Expert works in process and product development in fluid bed, high shear granulation, and tablet formulation.

1976 to





Course Director


He lectures on tabletting and powder processing.

1977 to







He lectures on powder processing.

1996 to 1998


Fleming & Co .



Director of Technical Service


He worked on the development of sustain release beads.

1995 to 1996


Richwood Pharmacueticals



General Manager/Technical Director


He was cGMP and operation manager.

1994 to 1996


Manufacturing Chemists





He was responsible for tablet coating and cGMPs.

1991 to 1994


University of Maryland



GMP Facility Director


He was responsible for SUPAC, training, and cGMP compliance.

1963 to 1989


SK Beecham



Director QA & Technical Affairs


He was responsible for various QA and process design functions.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an R.Ph. in Missouri.

Professional Appointments

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Michigan Discussion Group.


Expert received the Bristol Award.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written a chapter in the Handbook of Granulation Technology, and published four papers.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert tablet and capsule manufacture for consulting on Tablet & Soft Gel Capsule (Vitamins & Minerals).
  • "Jet mill" expert for consulting on Jet Mill Optimization.
  • Expert in tablet forming for consulting on a nutritional ingredient so that it has a dissolution time of 15 minutes or less.
  • Expert in material grinding- hammer mill equipment needed for consultation regarding process controls and reproducibility.
  • Expert oral dosage pharmaceutical tablet formulation excipient compatibility API degradation pathways phase III trials CMC pharmaceutical formulation development expert for consulting on oral dosage tablet formulation development.
  • Expert in tablet manufacturer for consulting on New Product.
  • Water quality expert deionized for consulting on DI Water System Survey.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in chlorine tablet manufacturing for consulting on chlorine tablet manufacturing by rotary press.
  • Expert in tablet formulation to prepare APAP tablet pursuant to formulation in lab notebook.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has conducted seminars in Powder Technology, Granulation, and Tableting Technology since 1974.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of solid processing equipment, optimization software, and formulation ingredients. He has access to industry contacts in the U.S. and Europe for assistance in vendor location.


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