Gerd Kochendoerfer, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
Dr. Kochendoerfer has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience in research and drug development. Since joining Depomed in 2008, Dr. Kochendoerfer has served in multiple different capacities and is currently responsible for the contract manufacturing, technical development, project/alliance management and quality functions. Prior to joining Depomed, Dr. Kochendoerfer held research and drug development management positions at FibroGen, Inc. and Gryphon Therapeutics. During this time, he led over a dozen drug development programs ranging from early-stage research through NDA approval, and multiple global drug development alliances. He has published over 25 papers in the peer-reviewed literature, and holds over half a dozen patents. Dr. Kochendoerfer received a Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.