Richard Sidwell, Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Richard Sidwell, Ph.D.

Richard Sidwell serves as vice president and chief scientific officer for Recro Gainesville. Sidwell is responsible for Recro’s overall scientific strategy for the CDMO business. He has worked at the Gainesville site since 2003, experiencing the site’s evolution from Elan Drug Technologies to Alkermes in 2011 and finally to Recro in 2015. While at Recro, Sidwell has been instrumental in leading and building the CDMO’s product development team, which focuses on bringing innovative solutions to its clients.

With 25 years of pharmaceutical development experience, Sidwell is recognized as a thought leader in pharmaceutical formulation and process development for oral solid dosage forms, multi-particulate controlled release formulations, and abuse-deterrent formulations for controlled substances. Sidwell holds multiple patents and publications in these areas.

Sidwell earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Georgia; master’s of science degree in health physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and bachelor’s of science degree in physics from Oglethorpe University. Sidwell is an active member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).