James J. Hamsher
Licensing and Business Development
Licensing and Development Division
United States of America
Dr. Hamsher has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. This experience includes several years in Pfizer's Central Research Division as a chemist and management responsibilities, followed by a successful career in Pfizer's Corporate Licensing and Development Division as a Senior Director. In this capacity, Dr. Hamsher was responsible for worldwide licensing activities that included the search for new drug entities, as well as negotiations necessary to conclude licensing agreements. Several new drug products were brought to market as a result of these activities. Following his retirement, Dr. Hamsher started a licensing consulting company and worked with several, small biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Hamsher received his Bachelor's Degree from Wabash College, his Master's Degree from Southern Illinois University, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University.