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Expert in Cosmetics, Packaged OTC Drugs, Nutraceuticals, Design, Processing, Quality Issues

Expert ID: 729279 California, USA

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Expert has fifty years of actual bench experience doing laboratory and pilot development of the listed areas of expertise. Expert has visited the FDA over 100 times in support of various submissions. Expert has worked for several contract manufactures of personal care, prescription drugs, neutraceuticals and has participated in the development of nearly 1000 new products. Expert has personally developed multiple products in each of he listed areas of primary expertise. Expert has developed OTC Human Monographed drugs in each of the 31 sections of the 21 CFR OTC Human Drug areas. Expert has written over 100 clinical protocols for the substantiation of claims. Expert has appeared before the Better Business Bureau to defend advertising claims. Expert has applied for over 100 patents-both for clients, employers and himself. Expert has had over a dozen interviews with Patent Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office "USPTO".

He consulted for Spa Blends, developing a dozen personal care products.He consulted for Dermatech, developing multiple OTC Monographed anesthetic products.He consulted for American Premier, developing several baby wipe formulations.He consulted for Lederma, Inc., developing over twenty dermatological formulationsHe consulted for Life Solutions, developing over 30 neutraceuticals.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Bakersfield, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Oxnard, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1959 Degree: Pharm.D. Subject: Pharmaceutical Chemistry Institution: University of Southern Calilfornia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Various Assignments
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Jason Natural Cosmetics Title: Vice President of Research and Development Department: Responsibilities: He supervised 3 senior chemists and performed bench laboratory development of natural and organic personal care products, including skin care, hair care, oral care, ethnic hair care and baby care products.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Better Health Labs Title: Director of Research and Development Department: Responsibilities: Developed neutraceuticals at the bench, did pilot and production troubleshooting.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: John Frieda Hair Professional Hair Care Title: Director of Research and Development Department: Responsibilities: Develop hair care, skin care, ethnic hair care and baby hair care products at the bench.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: Hayward Laboratories Title: Director of Research and Development Department: Responsibilities: Develop skin care and ethnic hair care and neutraceuticals at the bench. Substantial pilot and production troubleshooting.
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Color Techniques, Inc. Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Develop color cosmetics the bench as well as evaluate new manufacturing equipment and processes.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Steifel Laboratories Title: Product Development Laboartory Director Department: Responsibilities: Supervise 4 chemists and do bench development of prescription as well as OTC Human Drug and cosmetic products.
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Kiehl's since 1851 Title: Director of Research and Development Department: Responsibilities: Develop color cosmetics with Co-Director of Research Tibor Goldin (after his 43 years of research leadership at Revlon)

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Cosmetic Chemists;
Toastmasters International
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Pharmacist:
Awards / Recognition
Skull and Morter, Pharmacy Honorary Society
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 100 patent applications and 5 issued patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has performed all expert witnessing at depositions. Topics have included: quality assurance of aerosol can manufacture, quality assurance of color cosmetics, safety issues in OTC Human monographed Drugs, legal compliance with OTC Human Monographs-both manufacturing "CMC" and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
Training / Seminars
He developed and delivered about ten seminars on color cosmetic ingredient selection for Color Techniques in 1990. He developed and delivered about 4 courses at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 2000-2004. He designed and delivered 3 courses in current Good Manufacturing Practices for the American University of Health Sciences in Long Beach, CA 2003-2006.
Vendor Selection
As a consultant or an employee of a marketing firm, have evaluated over 100 contract manufacturing proposals. Have visited and evaluated over 100 contractors in the USA and Canada.
Marketing Experience
A majority of Expert's expert witnessing depositions have involved "who owns the formula" after a marketing firm provides a formula, the contractor makes minor changes, and the contractors claims the marketer no longer "owns the improved formula".

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