Serafim  Papadimitriou

Anthony Palmieri

Associate Professor


Presently on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutics. Author of over 80 publications and presentations on harmaceutics,intellectual property, dosage forms, dissolutions, pharmacy education and the history of pharmacy.
Has interacted extensively with USAN and WHO to obtain non-proprietary names for Pharmacia and Upjohn.PastChairman of the USAN Council.Presently on the USAN review board. Consultant and Expert Witness on patent litigation involving dose forms, excipients, bioequivalence, and dissolution for numerous litigations. Expert witness before the Office of Generic Drugs.
Twenty-five years of progressive responsibilities in an intellectual property management and technology transfer position coupled with fifteen years as a professor of pharmaceutics at major universities. Demonstrated and proven ability to set a vision, goals and direction of a department. Demonstrated leadership skills in a departmental and organizational setting. President of a national scientific academy and a major inter-fraternal organization including setting a vision and goals for these organizations during a critical growth period.
Successfully led projects across management lines where reporting relationships were often difficult to establish, no precedent existed and the use of creative problem solving and communication skills were necessary.


Area of Interest

• Dose Form Design
• Dissolution
• Pharmaceutical Patents
• Microencapsulation and Other Sustained Release Delivery Systems
• Drug Release from Suppositories
• History of Pharmacy
• Development of Student Experiments for the Laboratory
• Development and Evaluation of Student Admission Methods
• Industrial Academic Interactions

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1. Palmieri, A., Intellectual Property and the Pharmaceutical Scientist - A View from the Other Side, AM. J. PHARM. ED., 53:353-355 (1989).
2. Palmieri, A., Dissolution of Suppositories V: Effect of Aging on Aspirin Release from Polyethylene Suppositories with and without Crospovidone, DRUG DEV. IND. PHARM., 12:1477 (1986).
3. Palmieri, A., Dissolution of Suppositories IV: Effect of Povidone on Aspirin Release from PEG Bases, DRUG DEV. IND. PHARM., 10:137 (1984).
4. Palmieri, A., John C. Davis, Sr., Portrait of a Rocky Mountain Drug Wholesaling Pioneer, ANNALS OF WYOMING, 55(2): 33 Fall (1983).
5. Palmieri, A., Dissolution of Suppositories III: Effect of Povidone on Acetaminophen Release from PEG Suppositories, DRUG DEV. IND. PHARM., 421 (1983).
6. Palmieri, A., Dissolution of Suppositories and Acetaminophen Release, PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY, 6(6): 70 (1982).
7. Palmieri, A. and Humberson, C., Medical Incidents in the Life of Dr. John H. Finfrock, ANAL OF WYOMING, 53(2): 64 Fall 1981.
8. Palmieri, A., Suppository Dissolution Testing: Apparatus Design and Release of Aspirin, DRUG DEV. IND. PHARM., 7:247 (1981).
9. Palmieri, A., A Review of Oxidative Stability of Pharmaceutically Important Compounds, ASIAN J. PHARM. SCI., 2:3 (1980).
10. Palmieri, A., Microencapsulation and Dissolution Parameters of Undecenovanillylamide - A Potential Coyote Deterrent, J. PHARM. SCI., 68:1561 (1979).
11. Palmieri, A., Multivariate Prediction of Academic Success of Transfer Students II: Evaluation of the Predictor Equations, AM. J. PHARM. ED., 43:110 (1979).
12. Palmieri, A., An Undergraduate Experiment in Biopharmaceuticals: The Serum and Urine Assay of Ampicillin Generics, AM. J. PHARM. ED., 43:21 (1979).
13. Palmieri, A., Drug Therapy at a Frontier Fort Hospital, PHARMACY IN HISTORY, 21:31 (1979).
14. Palmieri, A., Effect of Dissolved Oxygen Levels on the Oxidative Degradation of Pyrogallol, J. PHARM. SCI. 67:1338 (1978).
15. Palmieri, A., Dissolution of Prednisone Microcapsules in Conditions Simulating the pH of the GI Tract, CAN. J. PHARM. SCI., 12:88 (1977).
16. Palmieri, A., Production of a Coacervate Film for Microcapsule Diffusion Studies, DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY, 3:309 (1977).
17. Palmieri, A., A Model for Multivariate Prediction of Academic Success of Transfer Studies in Pharmacy School, AM. J. PHARM. ED., 41:264 (1977).
18. Palmieri, A., Lausier, J.M. and Paruta, A.N., Utilization of DeaerationVia Gas Permeation and Oxidative Stabilization of Pyrogallol, DRUG DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS, 2:171 (1976).
19. Palmieri, A. and Sternson, L.A., A Student Experiment in Biopharmaceutics: The Effect on the Enzymatic Oxidation of Xanthine by Xanthine Oxidase, AM. J. PHARM. ED., 38:541 (1974).
1. Pharmaceutical Coatings, Edible Films and Coatings for Food and Other Applications, Chapter 12: Overview of Pharmaceutical Coatings Elizabeth A. Baldwin, Ed. CRC Press, 2012
2. Dissolution Theory, Methodology and Testing. Editor and contributor, Dissolution Technologies, 2007.
3. Numerous Monographs for the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. 1980-present.
4. Voices, A History of the College Fraternity Editors Association, 1998
5. Thirty Years of Scientific Excellence: the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, 1965-1995. APhA (1996).
6. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, Am. Pharm. Assoc., Chairman US Steering Committee, (1994).