David Lyon received his B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oregon. Following a Post-Doctoral stint at the California Institute of Technology, David joined Bend Research as a Research Chemist. During his tenure at Bend Research he held positions of increasing responsibility culminating in the role of Senior Vice President, Research prior to the company’s acquisition by Capsugel and, subsequently, Lonza. He currently serves as a Sr. Fellow, Research advising internal and external collaborations in bioavailability enhancement technologies, modified release and bioprocessing. David has been involved in numerous technology innovation efforts during his career including the development of amorphous dispersions, modified release formulations, engineered particles for inhalation, nanotechnology and formulation and processing of biotherapeutics.