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John CarterJohn C. Carter, President


Since joining the pharmaceutical industry in 1983, John Carter has held key positions with increasing responsibilities in the field of drug product development. He has personally developed many products for Novopharm, as well as product line extensions for Sandoz and Marion Merrell Dow. 

Mr. Carter has managed teams responsible for the planning and execution of many product development projects through the stages of: small-scale development trials, scale-up, registration, and validation. Examples include generic versions of Zantac™, Aleve™, Altace™, Nuprin™, and Tagamet™.
As Director of Pharmaceutical Development for Novopharm, Mr. Carter has been responsible for the direct activities of Pharmaceutical Development Staff consisting of: Formulation Development, Process Development & Optimization, Clinical Packaging, and Documentation. Mr. Carter also played a key role in providing input for the Regulatory Submission Process involving U.S., Canadian, and European Regulatory Agencies.  In his role as Manager of Technical Services for Novopharm, Mr. Carter was responsible for trouble shooting and resolving formulation and/or manufacturing problems.

Since starting Carter Pharmaceutical Consulting Inc. in 2001, Mr. Carter has been involved in the development of new drug products, and in the troubleshooting and resolution of manufacturing problems for many Pharmaceutical companies. Clients include branded, generic, biotech, and contract focused businesses in both Canada and the United States.

Mr. Carter's experience in the pharmaceutical industry allows him to provide his clients with a technically sound yet time-conscious approach to servicing their technical needs, and he is fully aware of the importance of bringing each project to a cost efficient completion.


Honours Food and Drug Technology Diploma – Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, Oshawa, Ontario (1983)

Bachelor of Science  –University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1982)


  • 1983 Durham College Deans List
  • Entered directly into 3rd year of Food and Drug Technology program with advanced standing
  • 1983 Durham College Silver Medal Award as the highest ranking graduate of any 3-year Technology program
  • 1983 Chemistry Institute of Canada Award
  • 1978 Ontario Scholar



Nov. 2001-Present 

Carter Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc.
(previously known as Pharmaceutical Solutions)

2001 – Nov. 2001 

Patheon, Inc.
Director, PDS Technical Services

1995 – 2001   

Novopharm Limited
Director, Pharmaceutical Development (1997-2001)
Manager, Formulation Development (1995-1997)

1994 – 1995 

Genpharm Inc.
Manager, Validation

1992 – 1994    

Novopharm Limited
Manager, Technical Services

1991 – 1992     

Marion Merrell Dow Canada Inc.
Manager, Product Development

1983 – 1991

Sandoz Canada Inc.
Product Development Chemist (1988-1991)
Quality Control Senior Analyst (1983-1988)