Organic Chemistry Expert in Dosage Forms

Case Description:

An organic chemistry expert was requested for a patent infringement case claiming technology for manufacturing soft gelatin, or softgel, capsules. The patent in question claimed a method of producing pharmaceutical products in a softgel dosage form utilizing sugar alcohols to keep them soft and pliable.

IMS ExpertServices provided organic chemistry experts with strong backgrounds in sugar alcohols and, specifically, their use as plasticizers. The expert was required to have experience, training and knowledge in mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, HPLC and other chromatography analytical tools, specifically in the analysis of sugars or sugar alcohols.

Experts Presented:

  • Pharmaceutical Research Expert

    With thirty five years of experience in pharmaceuticals research and development, this organic chemistry expert is a former lead researcher with Merck Research Laboratories who now works as a pharmaceutical industry expert consultant. He recently worked on a consultancy project involving the potential uses of plasticizers in dosage forms very similar to the case at hand. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a doctorate degree in organic chemistry. This expert has previous expert witness experience working on intellectual property matters. IMS Reference #3339507

  • Organic Chemistry Expert

    This organic chemistry expert is a scientist at a major research lab. His work focuses on molecular and stable isotope analysis of organic compounds. He regularly employs a combination of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to analyze sugars and closely related compounds as components of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, constituents of cell membranes, and cellular energy sources. This expert earned his Ph.D. in chemistry and is routinely published in a number of journals, including Science and Nature. IMS Reference #3323071

  • Biomaterials Research Expert

    This organic chemistry expert is a research professor of biochemistry at a large university and the director of its mass spectrometry lab. Her primary focus is biomaterials research, primarily biopolymer structural studies based on development and application of mass spectrometry methods. Her team has made significant discoveries in the area of sugar alcohols and glycobiology. These discoveries have provided insight into the pharmaceutical benefits of sugar alcohols as polymers and plasticizers in dosage forms. This expert earned her master's degree and Ph.D. from Georgetown University. IMS Reference #3332633

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