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PharmaDirections Announces Appointment of Dr. Bruce Rehlaender as Principal, Formulation Development

Cary, NC (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

Dr. Bruce Rehlaender has been appointed a Principal, Formulation Development at PharmaDirections. He will be based in the Portland, Oregon area and will have proximity to a growing market in early stage drug development. The appointment is a reflection of the invaluable contributions he has made over the past 6 years to the virtual biotech companies served by PharmaDirections.

Dr. Rehlaender joined PharmaDirections in 2007 as the Director, Formulation Development. In that capacity, he led multi-disciplinary teams of product development scientists who developed novel drug products using specialized expertise in biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and formulation development.

There have been many significant achievements in his tenure, but we only have room for a few. Dr. Rehlaender led the development of the tri-layer, sustained release tablet formulations for Orexigen’s Contrave; that NDA was filed in 2010. He led many In-Silico PK Modeling programs that resulted in establishing optimum release patterns for over 12 unique client programs. He is the inventor on 5 patents that were developed for PharmaDirections’ clients was responsible for the formulation development efforts in over 20 unique client programs.

Over his 25 year industrial career, Dr. Rehlaender has developed his expertise in biopharmaceutics and formulation development with special expertise in challenges such as poorly soluble drugs, unstable compounds, and sophisticated controlled release patterns. He has extensive experience in developing parenteral products; oral tablets, capsules, and liquids; nebulizer products; dry powder inhalers; and topicals. His experience covers product processing from bench top to commercial manufacturing where he has developed processes for emulsification, powder milling, steam sterilization; aseptic manufacture; lyophilization; and separation of proteins.

Dr. Rehlaender's analytical expertise is primarily in solids characterization, including differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, dynamic vapor sorption, powder flow measurement, and particle sizing using laser diffraction, photon correlation spectroscopy; electrozone sensing, and light obscuration.

About PharmaDirections

PharmaDirections is a consulting and project management company with a unique approach to managing preclinical, CMC and regulatory affairs programs. We provide strategic planning then oversee and direct pharmaceutical contract research using our own scientific experts and project managers. We are a comprehensive resource for virtual pharmaceutical and biotech companies who need to stay lean by outsourcing their R&D activities.

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