David Lyon, Ph.D.
Subject Matter Expert: Bioavailability Enhancement
David Lyon serves as a Senior Fellow, Global R&D, at Lonza’s site in Bend, Oregon, USA, where he advises on internal and external collaborations for bioavailability enhancement technologies, modified release, and bioprocessing. David joined Bend Research as a Research Chemist in 1991. During his tenure at Bend Research, he held positions of increasing responsibility, leading numerous large-scale research programs and ultimately being named Senior Vice President, Research prior to the company’s acquisition by Capsugel and, subsequently, Lonza. His areas of expertise include extensive work with amorphous solid dispersions for bioavailability enhancement of active compounds with low aqueous solubility, as well as the development of modified release formulations and bioprocesses. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Western Washington University and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oregon. Subsequently, he completed postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology.