Dr. Jacobs has over twenty years of experience in the fields of controlled release and microencapsulation. He was formerly the Director of Drug Delivery Technology for KV Pharmaceutical in St. Louis, Missouri and previous to that was the Director of R & D at Particle and Coating Technologies. He was also a member of the research faculty at Washington University in the Chemical Engineering Department working with Prof. Robert Sparks. Dr. Jacobs has developed several products that are on the market in the U.S. and around the world including several generics and specialty pharmaceuticals, a nutritional supplement, a veterinary controlled release parenteral injection and a pharmaceutical excipient. He also developed several products in various stages of clinical testing. He has numerous patents in the area of controlled release technology and has authored or co-authored a variety of published papers and symposium presentations on controlled release techniques including pharmaceutical bioavailability enhancement, spray drying, taste-masking, and process scale-up. He has co-authored three book chapters on subjects such as pharmaceutical processing, microencapsulation in pesticides, and microencapsulation processing and formulations for the food industry. He has been an invited speaker at technical symposia in the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Asia and a course director for the Center for Professional Advancement.
Dr. Jacobs has demonstrated a career path across a number of areas of formulation development mostly concentrated around controlled release. He has also consulted in areas of formulation development, strategic planning, evaluation of current process technologies, and project team leadership. He has performed tasks related to expert witness testimony in a number of patent litigation cases. He has consistently met goals, objectives and deadlines with outstanding performance ratings. He has excellent teaching ability providing strong presentations and demonstrating outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.