James Swarbrick Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
VP Research & Development
Institution Disciplines
Pharmaceutech, Inc. Chemistry
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PharmaceuTech, Inc., a consulting company located in Pinehurst, NC. From 1993 until 1999, he served as Vice President for R&D and the Formulations Development Division at aaiPharma [formerly AAI] in Wilmington, NC.

Prior to joining aaiPharma, he was, for 11 years, Professor and Chairman of the Division of Pharmaceutics at the University of NC at Chapel Hill. During his almost 40 years in the pharmaceutical field, he has been Director of Product Development at the Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute, Rensselaer, NY and served as Dean at The School of Pharmacy, University of London. He has also held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Sydney in Australia, and the University of Southern California.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Listed in "Who's Who" and "American Men and Women of Science,” Dr. Swarbrick has consulted for a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies in the USA, Europe and Australia. He was chairman of the Joint USP-NF Panel on Dissolution and Disintegration Testing and currently serves as chairman of the Pharmaceutics Advisory Committee of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation and is a member of that organization's Scientific Advisory Committee.

In 1992 he was appointed a member of the Generic Drugs Advisory Committee (now the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science) of the Food and Drug Administration, serving for two years as its Chairman. He has served as a consultant to the Australian Department of Health, the Organization of American States, and the Pan-American Health Organization, a guest scientist at Astra Laboratories in Sweden, an advisor on graduate programs to the University of El-Fatah in Libya, and a Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutics at Shanghai Medical University in China.

The author of approximately 70 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Swarbrick is a co-author of the 2nd and 3rd editions of "Physical Pharmacy," as well as "Drug Delivery and Targeting," published in late 2001. He is the editor of two books titled "Biopharmaceutics" and "Dosage Form Design and Bioavailability" and has contributed chapters to several editions of "Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences." He is the editor of "Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences," a series of monographs published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., and is co-editor of the "Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology," a 2nd edition of which was recently published in both electronic and conventional print formats.

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