About the instructor
Karl F. Popp, R. Ph. founded KPopp Consulting, LLC in 2010 as a consulting firm providing services to pharmaceutical, cosmetic and allied industries. He also is a practicing retail pharmacist. From 1989 to 2008 he was associated with Stiefel Laboratories as Director of Product Development, and later as Senior Director of Special Projects coordinating external manufacturing, global research activities, and managing the corporation’s intellectual property estate. Prior to joining Stiefel in 1989, he was a Scientist and Project Manager for the Sterling-Winthrop Research Group. During his career he has been responsible for the development of products that have generated over $2 billion in sales. He has over 40 years or experience in laboratory and GMP production operations. He earned his B. S. in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Karl is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and a licensed pharmacist (NY). He has been active in the SCC in coordinating local educational seminars and as past New England chapter chair, has served on the National Committee on Scientific Affairs and as the Society’s President in 1999. Karl was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2002 and an Emeritus Member in 2015. He is an inventor, an author and a scientist. His interests encompass topical, oral, inhalation, and parenteral dosage forms in addition to various therapeutic categories. During his over 40 years in the industry, Karl Popp has lectured around the globe on new product development activities including GMPs, regulatory strategies, product pipeline efforts, process validation, product life cycle management, and management of intellectual property.