Rich has over 30 years of expertise, based in the development of medical devices
and product marketing strategies in the pharmaceutical
and medical device industries. Previously, he held medical device and pharmaceutical ingredient development and marketing roles with Avantor Performance Materials and Hercules Incorporated (now Ashland Chemical).
Expertise: Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Polymer Testing
Rich leads Smithers' North American efforts to provide clients with a complete range of tests and services to support the expanding use of polymers in medical devices, drug delivery systems, and pharmaceutical packaging
He provides client solutions focused on extractables and leachables
and other chemical analyses
; device design, performance, validation, and regulation
; package design and integrity testing
; and food contact
materials regulation and testing.
Qualifications and Professional Accreditation
Dr. Salzstein obtained his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, focused on material science for medical device applications.