Dr. Rodney Ketner


Rodney J. Ketner, Ph.D.
Director, Pharmaceutical Alliances
Bend Research, a division of Capsugel

Dr. Rod Ketner has 17 years of experience developing novel drug-delivery technologies for new and existing pharmaceuticals.  Rod has worked on more than 500 client compounds, addressing multiple challenges including: improving the bioavailability of drugs with low aqueous solubility, mitigating chemical instability in amorphous and crystalline formulations, mapping and predicting the physical stability of amorphous dispersions, and masking the taste of bitter drugs.

Dr. Ketner received his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of California-Santa Cruz and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley with Andrew Streitwieser. Dr. Ketner coordinates charitable outreach programs at Bend Research and actively promotes science education in Central Oregon.