The worldwide leader in pH-balanced local anesthetics
The worldwide leader in pH-balanced local anesthetics

Our Team

Our growing team is dedicated to excellence in our mission to improve patient comfort

Executive Leadership

Steve Merrick

Steve Merrick

President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Former CEO, St. Renatus LLC
  • Former VP of Global Marketing, Pain Division, Septodont, Inc.
  • 25+ years in dental anesthetics
  • Scott Keadle, DDS

    Scott Keadle, DDS

    Founder and Chief Medical Officer
  • President, New Smile Carolina
  • Licensed dentist, dental practice manager
  • 25+ years in dentistry
  • Audrey Schupp

    Audrey Schupp

    Chief Regulatory Consultant
  • CEO, CMC Turnkey Solutions
  • Former Senior Director, Technical Operations, NuPathe, Inc.
  • 20+ years in pharmaceuticals
  • Len Pauzer

    Len Pauzer

    Chief Manufacturing Consultant
  • Director, Drug Product Technologies, IPS
  • Fmr Project Coordinator, GlaxoSmithKline; Sr. Product Supervisor, Merck & Co.
  • 20+ years in manufacturing operations
  • Advisory Board

    Joe Jackson

    Managing Partner, Metrolina Capital Partners; Chairman of the Board, Carolina Business Capital

    Roger Asselta

    Vice President, Technical Affairs and Sr. Advisor, Genesis Packaging

    Kim Robinson

    Head of Business Development, Inpharmation

    Jason Suggs

    Founder and CEO, Orange Reef Sustainable Business Results; Senior Consultant, National Institute of Public Finance

    Legal Team

    Roger L. Nicholson

    Of Counsel—Steptoe and Johnson, PLLC; Former Senior VP, International Coal Group (ICG)

    Acquisitions & divestitures

    Greg Carlin

    Partner—Meunier, Carlin, & Curfman

    Intellectual property, specializing in medical devices and post-grant patent challenges

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