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Research Chemist Talks about Drug Discovery at Old Guard Meeting

Alan Cooper will speak at Summit Old Guard at January 29th meeting about his work as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.  He will give a high level view of the complex process of bringing a drug to market.  The presentation will focus on how drugs are discovered, developed and tested in clinical trials before becoming eligible as consumer drugs.

Alan Cooper, PhD, has been a medicinal chemistry leader with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Schering-Plough Research Institute & Merck Research) specializing in anti-infectives and oncology drug discovery.  He has participated in the discovery of several antibiotics and oncology agents and has led oncology programs to clinical trials.   Dr Cooper has over 100 scientific publications, presentations and patents

All area 50-plus active men are invited to attend meetings of the Summit Area Old Guard on Tuesday mornings at the New Providence Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Avenue.  A coffee hour starts at 9:15 that is followed by a 10 AM short business meeting. Old Guard members participate in sports, bridge, hikes, trips, plays, concerts and cultural events. Members will visit the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia in April.  Call Ralph Ortega at 908-244-4384 for more information or log on to the website:

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