kilomentor | 15 March, 2010 05:24
In one year time, I think it is likely that I will be retiring from my present position at ratiopharm. For one thing, I will be 65 years old, and for another, ratiopharm, by that time, will have been sold off to some other organization. Most likely ratiopharm will be part of either Teva, Pfizer or Actavis. Anyway, those, Reuters reports are the front-running contenders. Since the ratiopharm organization did not itself produce any active pharmaceutical ingredients but sourced everything outside, the organization didn’t mind me writing a blog whose purpose was to mentor process development chemists anywhere in the world. I do not suppose these new people will feel the same way.
I am still in good health and cannot imagine doing anything else as enjoyable as chemistry. The action to-day is in the developing world, so I wouldn’t mind getting back into process development /research management / mentoring there with a vigorous team of young scientists determined to efficiently deliver significant projects. My wife, who is Chinese, favors China which clearly moving the fastest. As a Canadian with British roots, I may be inclined somewhat more towards India, where I have visited and appreciated what I saw. Of course there are other potential destinations as well. Any suggestions from out there in cyberspace?
Dr. Clarke SlemonThe Kilomentor