Dr. Ann Newman is currently a pharmaceutical consultant at Seventh Street Development Group with over 20 years of large pharma and contract research experience. Dr. Newman received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. For ten years, Dr. Newman performed characterization studies on a wide range of pharmaceutical systems at Bristol-Meyers Squibb, covering drug substance and product scale-up from late drug discovery to launch and manufacturing. After that she was Vice President of Materials Science at SSCI, Inc. overseeing characterization of API and drug product samples, crystallization and polymorph screens, salt and cocrystal selections, quantitative assays, amorphous projects, and problem solving for the pharmaceutical industry. As Vice President of Research and Development at Aptuit, she instituted a companywide R&D initiative over six global sites and covering areas such as API, preclinical (toxicology, safety, pharmacokinetics), formulation, solids, analytical, clinical packaging, and regulatory. She holds an adjunct faculty position in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University and is a collaborator on over 40 publications and over 75 technical presentations.