Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department Name 
Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics

Office Location 
Science Hall 322A
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

John Adamovics


1973 B.A. Chemistry, Portland State University
1976 Ph.D. Chemistry, Colorado State University
1976-1979 NIH Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Industrial Experience

Heuris Pharma L.L.C.
Founder, President

Heuris Pharma is pursing two medical oriented research and development projects.  The first priority is the development/formulation of a three-dimensional radiation gel dosimeter for radiation treatment planning verification for which a SBIR grant from NIH was awarded in Sept. 2002. The second is to investigate a new in vivo imaging agents for detection of tumors and infections.

Cytogen Corporation
Director Development & Quality Control

Established the Quality Control and Development groups, which were major contributors to the FDA approving three products. The first two were monoclonal antibodies that are radiolabeled and used as in vivo diagnostic agents for detecting specific cancer cells and the last is a small molecule chelator used for palliation of bone pain.

Senior Research Scientist

Supervised three chemists in developing chromatographic methods for process intermediates, bulk drug, formulated drug products (creams, ointments, tablets, capsules, transdermal, biological fluids) stability studies. Published seven manuscripts from studies performed at Squibb. Invited speaker to numerous meetings including North Jersey Chromatography Discussion Group, Preparative Chromatography Symposium in Washington, DC, FACSS, and AAPS.

Manager Metabolism and Chemical Analysis

Planned and supervised animal metabolism studies using C-14 labeled chemicals of interest to the agricultural, chemical, and pharmaceutical industry in order to study their distribution, excretion and metabolism.

Courses Taught

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry (BIO 206)
  • General Chemistry Lab (CHE 123)
  • Guest Lectures in Business and Chemistry classes

Selected Publications

  • Published three books which focus on the analysis of pharmaceuticals (small molecules and protein analysis with sample preparation of all the pharmaceutical dosage forms, automation).
  • Editor-at-Large for Marcel Dekker publishers.
  • Invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings.