About Us

FSA is a network of professionals in the areas of Drug Development, Program Management, Engineering, Human Resource and Contract Administration. The group is composed of Industry, Academic, and Federal program veterans able to move programs and products forward efficiently and cost-effectively.

Consulting in BioMedical Product Development and US Government Programs

We cover critical value creation in Technology Management, Bio-Product Development, Program Management, Cost Accounting, and especially USG Funding for Biopharmaceuticals & Vaccines.

In Corporate Development: Alliance Formation and Partnering, Licensing, Market Planning, and Business Development. In support of these activities, we build simple, practical Financial Systems that your people can use and your investors will appreciate.

In Finance: Guidance and the tools for securing funding on terms that best meet your needs.

George E. Bettinger
Senior Partner

George Bettinger received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Rutgers University and spent the next 30 years heading product development in the medical device industry, working for companies including DuPont, C.R. Bard and Mallinckrodt, where he also served for six years as plant manager for one of its manufacturing divisions and obtained certification in Regulatory Affairs. He taught courses in Technical Project Management and How to Transfer of Products from Development to Manufacturing for the American Management Association, and is experienced in organizational management for success and profit.

Dr. Bettinger joined the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in 2002, where he served as the Associate Director for Product Development for the NIH funded Western Regional Center of Excellence. He authored a successful grant proposals to NIH and led a project team made up of university, government and commercial entities to develop human and animal vaccines to protect against Rift Valley fever through Phase 2 clinical trials. He is now Project Director at the University of Texas, El Paso on a project proposal he wrote developing an animal vaccine for protecting livestock against Rift Valley fever that is funded for 5 years by the US Agency for International Development in collaboration with Sokoine University of Agriculture, a veterinary school in Tanzania and a Moroccan manufacturing partner. Dr. Bettinger has been successful in bridging the space between scientific discovery and the steps needed to bring that discovery to fruition in the commercial sector.

David Ingamells
Senior Partner

Dave Ingamells is a pharmaceutical executive with over 30 years of experience in all Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) operations, including Process and Analytical Development, Bulk Manufacturing, Fill/Finish, Tableting, Facilities Design and Construction, Supply Chain Management, Validation, Metrology, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control. Products include clinical and commercial enzymes, antibodies, viral vectors, and antibiotics.

Dave's experience includes start-ups to large multi-national corporations, where he has implemented and managed quality systems; developed manufacturing processes; designed, constructed and commissioned clinical and commercial bulk and product manufacturing facilities; and launched commercial products.

His most recent role was vice president of manufacturing at Vaxart, Inc; in this position, he managed all CMC functions. Previously, he held positions at Optimer Pharmaceuticals (now Cubist/Merck), Molecular Medicine Bioservices (now SAFC Pharma/Millipore Sigma), BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, IDEC (now Biogen), and Genentech. Mr. Ingamells holds a BS in biochemistry from San Francisco State University.

John Gribble, MBA, PE
Operations SME

Hands-on senior executive with over 35 years of mechanical engineering design, manufacturing, and financial management experience. As president of a $40M privately held B2B company, he guided the company strategy to meet the ownership’s goals of year over year double-digit profitability and positive cash flow positioning the company for a successful ownership exit.

Jon is adept at creative electro-mechanical design and bringing products into production. His design expertise includes complex mechanical systems, feasibility reviews (design and cost), electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, test fixtures, forming tools, weld jigs and assembly aids. He has led product Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA), Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), and Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM). He has investigated in-field issues, maintained customer relationships, and testified in product liability cases.

Jon introduced numerous new products and product revisions into production and sales. He managed production data in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Data including Bill of Materials (BOM), routers or travelers, purchased component data, order entry process, raw materials, and finished goods inventory. He guided the installation of capital equipment such as laser cutting tools, CNC mills and lathes, robotic systems, metal preparation and coating systems, and warehouse equipment along with facility expansion.

Jon Gribble graduated with honors with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He was recognized in 2019 by the University of California, Irvine as an inductee to the Engineering Hall of Fame. He is a registered professional Mechanical Engineer with the State of California.