Leon Shargel, Ph.D., R.Ph., is Manager and Founder of Applied Biopharmaceutics LLC, a pharmaceutical consulting company and holds academic appointments as Affiliate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to forming his own company, Dr. Shargel was Vice President, Biopharmaceutics, Sandoz (formerly, Eon Labs). He has over 35 years’ experience in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Shargel has lectured widely on pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and generic drug product development. He has over 200 publications including a leading textbook, “Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics.” Dr. Shargel received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of various professional societies including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
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