Michael Kimball is currently Executive Director, Transdermal Development at Actavis plc, and is based in Salt Lake City. He has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical product formulation, development and manufacturing, involving various dosage forms. He is the inventor on several approved and pending patents related to transdermal drug delivery and is the author of a forthcoming book chapter on the scale-up of topical products (Dayan, Nava, ed., Apply Topically: A Practical Guide to Formulating Topical Applications. Allured Books, publication pending). Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and a Master of Science of Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he attended as a Fellow of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society.