Andrew L.

Founder & Product Development Executive | Former CooperVision Sr Director R&D

United States of America

A seasoned product development executive who has over 25 years of technical and leadership experiences in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. My strengths: • clear understanding of produ...see more

  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice



Crestwood Consulting LLC
3 years
Current position
Dec 2019 - Present
Offered services in the areas of: 1. CMC expertise for the early and late development of drug/device products and drug-eluting devices 2. process improvement to accelerate fast prototyp...see more

Senior Director, R&D Program Management (Equivalent to R&D Innovations Lead)

9 years
Mar 2010 - Feb 2019
Executed a new directive to lead a dedicated New Tech Team (~$4-7M/yr) to develop soft contact lenses with new functionalities. • Assembled a team of technical experts (~20 FTEs) wi...see more


Luk Consulting
6 months
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Independent consultant with 15+ years development expertise in pharmaceutical, medical devices and life sciences, with special focus on drug-device combination products. I have extensi...see more

Senior Director R&D

4 years
Nov 2005 - Jul 2009
* Led a team of 12 R&D scientists and chemists to develop novel drug-eluting stent products (formulation, analytical and process development) with adherance to cGMP and Design Control P...see more

Product Development Manager/Engineering Fellow in Implant/Biologics R&D

Johnson & Johnson / ALZA
6 years
May 2000 - Nov 2005
Led the strategic execution effort of a multidisciplinary Biopharmaceutical Delivery Team with focus in monoclonal antibodies and a subteam to develop a highly concentrated (>150 µg/ml)...see more

Team Leader/Senior Research Chemist

4 years
Dec 1995 - Dec 1999
* Supervised a group of 5 chemists and technicians and managed 7-10 active global formulation development projects (estimated sales of >$150M) from lab to process scale-ups to commercia...see more

Research Scientist

2 years
Dec 1993 - Dec 1995
* Conducted development activities on antiviral and glaucoma eyedrop formulations * Developed diffusion/pharmacokinetic models to validate the release profile of a hydrogel system * Des...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical


  • Technology Evaluation
  • FDA
  • Technology Transfer
  • Drug Delivery