David Enscore to Direct Product Research and Development at Altea Therapeutics
Life Science Partner placement brings a record of innovation to Atlanta-based company
Life Science Partner announces the placement of Dr. David J. Enscore as senior vice president, product research and development with Altea Therapeutics in Atlanta. As an integral part of Altea’s executive leadership, the 20-year industry veteran will direct pharmaceutical and clinical product development while playing an important role in identifying and pursuing strategy. Altea Therapeutics works with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to develop alternatives for medicine and vaccine delivery.
“When we introduced David to Altea, he was very impressed with the company and its microporation technology,” says Life Science Partner Founder and President Thomas H. Callaway. “Because there are so few candidates with David’s qualifications and his unique background suits Altea’s needs perfectly, this is an exceptional placement.”
Enscore comes from Spherics, a Rhode Island-based early phase drug delivery company using bioadhesive polymers and nanoencapsulation to improve the oral bioavailability of therapeutic agents. As vice president of R&D there, he was responsible for all scientific and technical operations the from the company’s inception. Later, Enscore assumed general management responsibilities as well. With Focal, Inc., a medical device company commercializing resorbable surgical sealants and drug delivery platform polymers, he served as vice president and guided all materials-related activities, including all research and development activities related to Focal’s core polymer technologies. During a 16-year career at ALZA Corporation, where he began his career as a chemical engineer, Enscore held the titles of executive director, transdermal product development; director, new product discovery; director, physical sciences; and others. At ALZA, he managed the development of four controlled release pharmaceuticals including the NicoDerm CQ patch. Enscore is an inventor on 24 U.S. patents in drug delivery and medical devices.
Enscore earned both his doctorate in chemical engineering (with a minor in polymer science) and his bachelor’s in chemical engineering at North Carolina State University.
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