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Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Instructor of Chemistry
Email:
ronald.freeze@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7027
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Office:
Henkels 3037

Ronald Freeze, Ph.D.

Dr. Freeze is an analytical chemist and credits his undergraduate chemistry teaching degree as a critical part of his training that helped him understand how to relate to people effectively and become an impactful leader in business. Ron has over 25 years of experience in industry spanning biologics, pharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostics. A highlight of his time in the R&D labs was developing a new formulation for ritonavir, a drug that is a cornerstone in the global fight against AIDS. When reports of a solid being seen in ritonavir liquid started coming in from around the world, it was determined that a new crystal form that was more stable and much less soluble had emerged, making the formulation useless for patients and interrupting the global supply of AIDS treatments. At the time this had the biggest impact on African nations that were being ravaged by AIDS, had limited treatment options and underdeveloped healthcare systems. Ron and his team were the central R&D lab charged with developing a new formula in record time to minimize the impact of this new crystal form.

Dr. Freeze continued his role in healthcare in regulatory, having the opportunity to lead global teams and working with authorities around the world to develop regulatory frameworks that focused on patient health. He was especially busy during the COVID outbreak, working with companies and the FDA to develop new diagnostic tools to effectively detect the spread of the virus. He has continued working in the consulting space focused on the quickly advancing MedTech area that is pairing AI with devices to reduce errors and further expand the options for patients.  

Education

B.A., Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University

About

Methods for concentrating metal ions prior to analysis by ion chromatography or capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography A

Surrogate Sample Framework: A report of the Surrogate Sample working

group of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) (2017)

Multiple training modules for the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society including:

- The Role of the Regulatory Professional

- Medical Devices: Compliance and Audits

- Regulatory Due Diligence for Product Development

- Project Management for regulatory professionals

- Pharmaceuticals: Definition and Lifecycle

Education

Undergraduate: B.A in Chemistry Education, University of Northern Iowa, 1991

Graduate: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University University, 1997

Post Graduate: Regulatory Affairs Certification, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, 2015

Research and Publications

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Methods for concentrating metal ions prior to analysis by ion chromatography or capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography A

Surrogate Sample Framework: A report of the Surrogate Sample working

group of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) (2017)

Multiple training modules for the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society including:

- The Role of the Regulatory Professional

- Medical Devices: Compliance and Audits

- Regulatory Due Diligence for Product Development

- Project Management for regulatory professionals

- Pharmaceuticals: Definition and Lifecycle

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