Let Back Cove Pharma, LLC help you meet today's unprecedented challenges in developing and gaining timely approval for new pharmaceutical products.


Back Cove Pharma, LLC, is the consulting business of Robert A. Lipper, Ph.D. Dr. Lipper retired from the research-based pharmaceutical industry in early 2008 with thirty years of experience in research and development, the majority at the executive level. He has held international line-management responsibility for Pharmaceutics R&D (dosage form design, product development, process development, registrational stability studies, exploratory biopharmaceutics and drug delivery) with a major U.S. pharmaceutical company. His experience spans the entire R&D pipeline, from compound selection through technology transfer and marketed product support. He has particular interest in the discovery-development interface, selection of preferred candidates for development, and efficient development to proof-of-concept. Known for effective oral and written communications skills and mentoring, he has a proven track record in pharmaceutical product development and building high caliber organizations. He has been an advocate of the "developability" concept in selecting candidate molecules for development, and the biopharmaceutics approach to development problem-solving, integrating physical chemistry with physiology.

Consulting Services

Back Cove Pharma, LLC offers a broad array of consulting services in pharmaceutical development, including both technical and management consulting. Examples of our services (click for details) include:

Technical Consulting
Management Consulting
Editing Services
Education Services

Dr. Lipper is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Parenteral Drug Association. He currently serves on the Dean's Industrial Advisory Council for the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and the Dean's Advisory Committee for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

He is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation and served on the board of directors of the Product Quality Research Institute (PQRI) from 2001 — 2008.

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E-mail: backcovepharma@gmail.com