Dr. James M. Hamby
Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Hamby is an experienced scientist and businessman in the area of small-molecule drug discovery and development. Since joining Ash Stevens, Inc. (ASI) in 2006, Dr. Hamby has helped grow and position the company as a preferred supplier of high quality contract drug development and manufacturing services. Dr. Hamby is responsible for new business activities and marketing for the company.
Dr. Hamby received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy and Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago. Before joining ASI, Dr. Hamby spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University and eighteen years in drug discovery research at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis and Pfizer in Ann Arbor Michigan. Dr. Hamby has over 35 publications and twenty patents.
Mr. Vince Ammoscato
Vice President, Operations
Vince Ammoscato is Vice President of Operations at Ash Stevens, serving as the primary technical contact between the company and its clients. He has over 24 years of hands-on technical experience and extensive knowledge of the regulatory requirements for API development and manufacturing. Mr. Ammoscato manages all of the technical disciplines needed to fulfill the requirements of the CMC section of an IND/NDA at Ash Stevens.
He has extensive experience in multi-step regio- and stereoselective synthesis, including synthesis of Nucleosides, Peptide based compounds, and Heterocycles. He was previously a process development scientist at Ash Stevens, involved the development, manufacture and project management of multiple new chemical entities from preclinical development through commercialization. These included Fludarbine Phosphate (Fludara®), Floxuridine, Bortezomib (Velcade®), and Ponatinib.HCl (Iclusig®), which were all approved by the FDA and other MoHs as treatments for various forms of cancer.
Mr. Ammoscato earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1988) and a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry (1990) at the University of Windsor, Canada. He joined Ash Stevens as a Senior Process Development Scientist (1990-2004) and subsequently Director, Project Management (2004-2009) before moving into his current role.