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Drug & Pharmaceutical Testing

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Dr. Abato provides consulting services for medicinal chemistry, drug formulation, chemistry manufacturing and controls, literature search/summary and management of CROs.

Presently Dr Abato is consulting for Bill and Melinda Medical Research Institute.

Dr. Abato has been involved in 6 cases, been deposed 3 times and has testified at trial in a federal court. He has consulted for major players on the generic and branded side. Dr. Abato is familiar with Hatch-Waxman / ANDA type litigation. He has also been involved with a high stakes trademark infringement case within the synthetic biology market space.

Dr. Abato is a Medicinal Chemist. His expertise includes drug research, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, drug formulation for; IT, IV, IP, ICV, IN, IM and oral dosing routs, stability studies, extensive structure-activity relationships, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, as well as all pre-clinical testing required for IND submission to the FDA.

Dr. Abato was awarded the prestigious “Heroes of Chemistry Award” by the American Chemical Society in 2019 for his contribution to NUZYRA, the latest antibiotic for resistant bacteria.

Additionally, he has developed qualified clinical candidates for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Multiple Sclerosis. As a Medicinal Chemist, Dr. Abato has also conducted research in the areas of Malaria, Tuberculosis and Cancer.

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