K. L. BICKING, Ph.D.
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 731-3670
Fax: (651) 730-0965
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- Bachelor of Science - Chemistry
- University of Wisconsin - River Falls, WI
- Doctor of Philosophy - Organic-Analytical Chemistry
- Iowa State University - Ames, IA
TECHNICAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Technical Training and Problem-Solving
- Analytical Separations
- Experimental Design/Method Development
- Medical Device Development
- More than 20 years post-graduate experience in
academia, contract research, contract
- laboratory, and independent consulting.
- A problem-solving, organic-analytical chemist.
- Design, manufacture, and testing of implantable
- Currently an independent contractor for the biomedical
device, pharmaceutical, food, scientific instrument, manufacturing,
environmental testing, and water purification device industries.
- Extensive technical writing experience in preparation
and review of technical summaries, literature reviews, risk assessment
summaries, project reports, manufacturing procedures, and SOPs.
- Listed in Who's Who in America.
Analytical Chemistry Experience
- Knowledgeable in all aspects of analytical separations,
method development, and problem-solving, using techniques such as chemical
derivatization, HPLC, GC, GC/MS, SFE, SFC, FTIR, NMR, and absorbance
- The application of experimental design strategies
for chemical problem-solving and data analysis.
- Application experience includes environmental
analysis, chemical characterization, additive analysis, product deformulation,
stability testing, and product characterization.
- Developed the Practichem™ Series of Training
Seminars, which provides practical technical training for laboratory
- Certified Instructor and Content Provider for
Agilent Technologies software and HPLC instruments.
- Author of two U.S. EPA analytical methods.
Medical Device Experience
- Knowledge of Design Control, GMP, and CE Mark
issues for implantable devices.
- Preparation and review of regulatory documents
(IDE, Risk Assessment, FMECA, Technical Dossiers).
- Manufacturing process troubleshooting and optimization.
- Member of the scientific advisory board for a
medical device manufacturer.
Analytical Chemistry Consulting and Training
Associates, Inc. (ACCTA, Inc.), Woodbury, MN
1993 to Present. CONSULTANT and PRESIDENT
Provides independent contractor services in laboratory problem-solving,
in-laboratory services, document preparation, and new technology evaluations
for the biomedical device, pharmaceutical, food, scientific instrument,
manufacturing, environmental, and water purification device industries.
Develops and presents laboratory staff training courses on a wide variety
of chemistry-related topics.
Uroplasty, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
1997 to 2001. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Provided technical support to all aspects of design, testing, and manufacturing
of implantable medical devices. Reviewed and/or prepared technical summaries,
test plans and reports, regulatory submissions, and manufacturing procedures.
Evaluated new technologies for manufacturing improvements and product
testing. Coordinated clinical complaints.
TCT (Twin City Testing) Corporation, St.
1988 to 1993. SUPERVISER, MANAGER, AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, Chemistry
Supervisor responsibilities included management of a group of professional
staff devoted to developing new methodologies or improving existing procedures.
Manager responsibilities included management of a group of 15 professional
and technical staff members in the following non-routine technical areas:
dioxin programs, technology development (FTIR), product chemistry, agrichemical
programs, and method development. As Technical Director, provided technical
oversight for non-routine chemistry groups involved with routine environmental
analysis, high resolution mass spectrometry, industrial chemistry, and
GLP programs. Provided internal consulting and problem-solving expertise,
new technology evaluation, staff training, and specialty method development.
Battelle Columbus Division, Columbus, OH.
1985 to 1988. PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST AND GROUP LEADER
Duties included management of nine professional and technical staff as
well as operation of theHPLC laboratory. Other activities included project
management, preparation of proposals and reports, and review of proposals
and reports prepared by group staff members.
State University of New York-Buffalo, Buffalo,
1982 to 1985. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY
Duties included preparing grant proposals, directing graduate and undergraduate
research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and various committee
assignments. A research program in analytical separations was developed.
More than twenty (20) publications in peer-reviewed journals covering
topics in high performance liquid chromatography theory, biological and
environmental method development, experimental design, and supercritical
More than 35 presentations and invited lectures at local, national, and
American Chemical Society
Minnesota Chromatography Forum
Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Member of the Intota Expert Network (formerly Teltech)
In addition to a rather fanatical love for marching bands, I am also interested
in performing trumpet music of the baroque era, particularly with organ
accompaniment. I am also active in Kids & Chemistry, an outreach program
of the American Chemical Society, which introduces hands-on science to
elementary school children, coaching youth soccer, and writing about youth