Head of Licensing
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.
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.