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 Expert  722793

Expert in Polymer Chemistry and Processing Related to Softgel Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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Expert worked for over 15 years in biomedical polymer research, first in contract research to synthesize, process, and characterize biocompatible polymers, and then in medical device R&D for Johnson & Johnson where he was responsible for polymer characterization support for new IV catheter material projects. The polymer characterization methods he used included capillary rheometry, thermal analysis, Instron equipment, torque rheometry, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography.

Expert worked for over 10 years in all areas of softgel capsule manufacturing. His expertise includes formula development, process quality improvement, new product development, and manufacturing technical service in pharmaceutical capsules and other areas of manufacturing. As a consultant, he has assisted clients in all business and technical aspects of ingestible capsule, and cosmetic capsule manufacturing. He is also familiar with gelatin polymer chemistry, manufacturing methods, and characterization methods.


capillary rheometer




polymer characterization




softgel capsule


gelatin capsule


softgel technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Melbourne, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  and Largo, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Pharmaceutical Solid Dose Forms
Carbohydrate Chemistry
Production and Design of Pharmaceutical Products
Protein Gelation and Texture; Muscle Foods and Ingredients

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   B.S.   Chemistry, Biology   University of Alabama in Birmingham  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to







Expert is an independent consultant to clients in softgel technology, paintball manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

1993 to 2000


Cardinal Health; formerly R.P. Scherer NA


Paintball & Technical Services




He worked on new product development and process quality improvement for paintballs. He also worked in manufacturing and formula technical service for pharmaceutical softgel manufacturing.

1992 to 1993


Vin-Dotco, Inc.



Technical Director


Expert was responsible for formulation and process development for cosmetic and industrial cleaner formulations based on limonene.

1981 to 1991


Johnson & Johnson


Critikon, inc.


Senior Scientist


He did R&D chemistry to support projects related to new medical devices, and material characterization to support extrusion and injection molding.

1973 to 1981


southern research institute




assistant chemist


Expert did synthesis, characterization, and processing of biomedical polymers including polyurethane, polylactic acid, and silicones.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has seven U.S. patents, one international patent, and one U.S. patent application pending.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • A small manufacturing company was experiencing several product performance defects, low production yields, and poor customer satisfaction. Design of Experiments methods were employed in the encapsulation process to determine the causes of performance defects and implement corrective actions. Process controls were added to the fill and gelatin manufacturing processes, which improved quality and reduced cycle time. Product testing procedures and product quality specifications were implemented. Shell color formula changes were implemented to avoid color fading issues. Production staff was trained on new procedures and techniques so progress could continue after the consulting project was complete. Visited customers to resolve product complaints and determine requirements for new products. As a result of the changes production defects were reduced to less than 2%, several new products were sent to market, returned goods incidences were greatly reduced, and customer satisfaction was significantly improved. The company went from annual production of 20 million paintballs to over 300 million paintballs.
  • Expert consulted with a raw material manufacturer on softgel application issues related to their product. A major customer was claiming the raw material was resulting in quality issues in their softgel capsules. After analysis of the observations, it was determined that the quality issues were related to processes in the softgel manufacturing and not in the raw materials. The client and their customer were satisfied with the conclusions and data presented.
  • He worked with major manufacturers to evaluate all aspects of the manufacturing process, make recommendations to correct major sources of customer complaints, and implement corrective actions into the manufacturing process. In most cases, these measures resulted in improved product quality, improved process consistency, and up to 95% reduction in customer complaints and returned goods costs.
  • Expert consulted with a major car care product company to research feasibility and begin development of a new fuel additive delivery system.
Recent Client Requests:
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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 paintball guns for consulting on possible defects causing injury.
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
2000 to 2003   South America   Expert worked under exclusive contract to a paintball manufacturer with facilities in Colombia and Brazil to develop new products, improve product quality, and improve plant efficiency.
2001 to 2003   Syria and Romania   He worked as a subcontractor with a softgel equipment manufacturer to implement softgel formulas and processes into facilities just beginning pharmaceutical softgel capsule production.
2004 to 2004   Canada   Expert consulted with a major paintball manufacturer to analyze manufacturing processes and formulas with the objective of increasing production output and reducing product defects.
1998 to 1998   Italy   He worked with a team to implement paintball production into an Italian facility. The project consisted of adapting gelatin manufacturing, encapsulation, capsule drying, packaging, quality assurance, and manufacturing documentation processes to an existing softgel plant. Successful completion of the technology transfer increased the company's paintball capacity by about 35%.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is experienced in working with raw material suppliers to resolve quality issues and develop new product formulas. He is knowledgeable in selecting manufacturing and testing equipment for polymers, softgel capsules, and analytical chemistry. He is experienced in working with contract manufacturers to develop new products and processes.


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