Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> December 14, 1998

Frederick D. Sancilio – Applied Analytical Industries Inc (aaii)

DR. FREDERICK D. SANCILIO is the founder of Applied Analytical Industries, Inc. (AAII) and has served the Company as Director, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He directs the organization in providing full product development services to the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of three industry-related organizations, Dr. Sancilio is a member of a Regional Advisory Board for NationsBank, and of the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC. He is a frequent lecturer for business and professional groups on subjects ranging from structural activity relationships of pharmaceutical products to the future direction of the pharmaceutical industry. Although in recent years Dr. Sancilio has concentrated on the national and international business aspects of developing chemistry into medicine, he holds patents in the area of pharmaceutical product development. Before the inception of AAII, Dr. Sancilio was Assistant Director at Burroughs-Wellcome Company in Greenville, North Carolina. At Burroughs-Wellcome, he was responsible for Quality Control and analytical support to Product Development. He successfully modernized the Quality Control Laboratories, eliminated the backlog, implemented stability testing on a routine basis, established liaison with the FDA and managed the implementation of laboratory automation. He was also Deputy Director of Quality Assurance and was responsible for the coordination with the FDA on regulatory issues. Dr. Sancilio was also employed by Schering-Plough, Inc., in the Pharmaceutical Research Division where he managed aspects of drug analysis. He started his career as a physical and analytical chemist in the Research Division of Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. Dr. Sancilio earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical and Analytical Chemistry from Rutgers University. Among professional awards of note, Dr. Sancilio was recently recognized as a regional 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by Ernst & Young, LLP. He also holds a distinguished membership in Sigma XI, Scientific Research Society of North America. Profile
TWST: Could you start off by giving us a brief overview of Applied

Analytical - your history, your products, services, those kinds of


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