Consulting, Outsourcing, and Software
for the Life Sciences industry

We empower our clients by delivering innovative solutions that provide efficiency, clarity, and accelerated insights.

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How We Can Help

At Riparian, we believe that solutions originate when we listen, understand, and deliver together as one team.
Let our team of Technology and Subject Matter Experts be an extension of your team.


Our technology services cover the full system development life cycle from providing the solution (ranked Top 10 Enterprise Solution Provider by PharmaTech Outlook magazine), to implementing the solution, to providing ongoing support.

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Our consulting services cover a broad range of matters at the intersection of strategy, compliance/risk, and reward. We perform complex data analysis and identify opportunities for enhancements to business operations and systems.

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Our managed services or outsourcing allows manufacturers at all stages of maturity to optimize their resources by leveraging industry experts to identify, implement, and execute best practices for critical business operations.

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Our Leadership Team

David S Chan

Co-Founder and CEO

David has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Riparian, product development and specific client initiatives. David brings 19+ years of experience leading advisory teams in the life sciences.

Cynthia Hwang

Co-Founder and Senior Vice President

Cynthia has 18+ years of experience advising a variety of clients in the life sciences industry – including generic drug manufacturers, “traditional” brand drug manufacturers, and manufacturers of specialty therapeutics (including gene therapy).

Don Russell

Director, Managed Services

With more than seventeen years of pharmaceutical industry and managed services experience, Don’s primary concentration has been in Government price reporting, program contracting and rebate adjudication. Prior to joining Riparian, Don was Practice Leader for Deloitte Advisory Managed Risk Services leading the Government and Commercial rebates and fees practice.

Timothy Nugent, CPA

Sr Director, Consulting and Managed Services

Providing over 25+ years experience in revenue management consulting to the Life Science industry. The experience and expertise Tim offers was developed through successful implementing and maintaining working relationships with 100+ large, medium and small manufacturers to address their regulatory, compliance and operational revenue management issues both commercial and government.

Luca Bernardo Ciddio

Sr Software Architect

Luca has 15+ years of software engineering experience working with companies of all sizes in three countries, and has been writing software for three decades. With a strong background in computer science, security and AI, he is currently responsible for the overall architecture and innovation of our flagship SaaS platform.


Managing Medicaid Spend Through Supplemental Rebates

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Medicaid expenditures have increased significantly over the last decade and states are looking for novel approaches to help control costs while maintaining access to drugs.

The "Discovery Phase:"

Guidance and Considerations for Beginning a System Implementation

Implementing a new system can be a daunting task filled with complex and nuanced challenges. Starting off with the right“Discovery Phase” or “Pre-Assessment” projectis a greatway to mitigate some of those risks.

State Legislation on Drug Price Transparency

Key Operational Considerations for Manufacturers

In response to an increased scrutiny of prescription drug prices, a number of states have introduced legislation in an attempt to control rising drug prices. The new laws encourage price transparency by requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to report various data which support increased prices.

Pharma Tech Outlook 2018

Top 10 Enterprise Software Solution Providers 2018

Pharma Tech Outlook 2019

Top 10 Enterprise Software Solution Providers 2018

CIO Review

10 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Startups - 2019

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