David Bruckenstein, PhD
Patrice Ferriola, PhD
KZE's principals are Ph.D. pharmacologists, each with over
25 years experience in biomedical research and communication
Dr. Ferriola is a principal consultant, writer and project manager for KZE clients. She has broad therapeutic area expertise and is an active member of the Counsel of Science Editors and American Medical Writer’s Association. Prior to founding KZE PharmAssociates, Dr. Ferriola was Department Head of International Medical Publications for GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Dr. Ferriola received her B.S. in biology from SUNY at Stony Brook and her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the SUNY at Buffalo. Earlier in her career, Dr. Ferriola received NIH post-doctoral training in oncology, and was a research scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science and the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology. She is an author on over 20 publications in oncology, gastroenterology, and respiratory peer-reviewed journals, and has written and edited numerous manuscripts, book chapters, and reports.
With PhDs in pharmacology, we have expertise in many therapeutic areas (e.g., Pain and Neurology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract, Anti-Virals/Infectives, Metabolic and Genetic Disorders and Critical Care Medicine), have supported a variety of therapeutic modalities (including small molecules, enzyme replacement therapies and immunotherapies) and prepared regulatory documents in support of IND, NDA, BLA and 505(b)(2) submissions. We are also experts in planning and preparing clinical trial-based safety, efficacy and pharmacoeconomic manuscripts.
We offer our clients a comprehensive perspective on developing communication products for the lifecycle of their products. With cross-functional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, we are adept at working in international matrix-managed environments and in delivering results consistent with aggressive timelines.
Dr. Bruckenstein is a co-founder and Managing Member of KZE PharmAssociates. He has a broad therapeutic expertise and extensive sales and business development experience. Prior to founding KZE, Dr. Bruckenstein was a Director of Business Development and held several positions of increasing responsibility as a Research Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Dr. Bruckenstein received his B.S. in Biology from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from SUNY at Buffalo. After post-doctoral training in neurobiology, Dr. Bruckenstein was a microscopy sales associate for Nikon, Inc, a research scientist at Glaxo and Glaxo Wellcome, and founder of BioCon consulting. In addition to being a principal consultant, writer and project manager, Dr. Bruckenstein is responsible for new client development and project management.