About the Author
The author has been actively involved since 1975 in the development of over twenty commercialized Pfizer Inc pharmaceutical products. He served as Assistant Director in Analytical R&D for many years, where he led numerous development efforts in animal and human medicinal products, championed robotic systems, assembled a bio-analytical group in six months flat, and sparked development of high throughout automated dissolution systems. After joining Pharmaceutical R&D, he initiated a renaissance in manufacturing robustness by authoring a Dosage Form Development Guidance. His more recent efforts involved developing the department's website and metrics as well as this book describing the Principles of Synergism. He has extensive experience in technical writing and teaching. The current book follows a long history of creative approaches to business and people. Dr. Richards is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI and Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. He is married to Alma Wenzel Richards, and the couple has four grown children, all college graduates.