Ronald Perry

Sr. Manager, R&D, Pharma Services
North Carolina, USA

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Lead the R&D team consisting of formulation R&D, analytical R&D, technical services, project management, and validation at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s High Point site
  • Pharmaceutical softgel development and technical transfers for investigational new drugs, new drug applications, abbreviated new drug applications, over-the-counter and monograph products
  • Use proof of concept products and process development to enhance our product portfolio and processes, enabling Thermo Fisher Scientific to be a world class leader in R&D for softgels

Professional highlights

  • Nineteen years of small molecule oral solid dosage, liquid formulation and process development for generic pharmaceutical companies with three patents filed
  • Pharmaceutical practice in industry, hospital, and community settings
  • Two-time recipient of CEO recognition award for outstanding scientific leadership
  • Over forty product formulations/process optimizations have been commercialized
  • International experience for oral solid dosage formulation and commercialization; work completed in Denmark, China, India, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and South America
  • Pharmaceutical development leadership manager for the past eight years
  • Licensed pharmacist in IN, MI, and NC


  • Pre-med/pharmacy degree from Indiana University South Bend, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy from Purdue University School of Pharmacy in West Lafayette, IN
    • Studied diabetes education and anticoagulation therapy
  • Immunization certified
  • Registered Pharmacist (R.Ph.)

Scientific expertise

  • Formulation, technical transfer, and process optimizations for:
    • Oral solid dosage forms, tablets, hard shell capsules, and softgels
      • Oral liquids (solutions, suspensions, extended release suspension)
      • Transdermal systems
      • Sterile injectables
      • Ophthalmic
      • Medical device
      • Aerosol products
      • Packaging
      • Creams and ointments
  • Quality assurance experience including site auditing (domestic and international)
  • Pharmacy/pharmaceutical consultant services ad libitum

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