Richard Korsmeyer, Head of Licensing, Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer Global R&D
Richard Korsmeyer has been with Pfizer since 1986 in various roles as a scientist and manager. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow and the Head of Business Development for Pharmaceutical Sciences, where leads a cross-divisional team comprising representatives from Pharmaceutical Sciences (R&D) and Pfizer Global Supply (Commercial Manufacturing), responsible for supporting all Business Development activities including in-licensing, out-licensing, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and income-generating initiatives. This team manages all project aspects related to CMC for opportunities from Due Diligence through negotiations and project on-boarding.
As a member of the Technology and Strategic Sourcing organization, he also supports research and technology collaborations and sourcing strategy for R&D stage programs. He maintains a special interest in drug delivery technology.
Richard obtained his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University and subsequently graduated from Purdue University with a Master's and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Before coming to Pfizer, he worked as a chemist and engineer. He has published in the areas of organic chemistry, polymer science, diffusion, and drug delivery and holds a number of patents. He is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, The Controlled Release Society, and the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.