studied pharmacy in Vienna and holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry. After several years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Vienna and ETH Zurich, he spent one and a half years as Technology Transfer Manager at the University of Vienna. From there he moved to Savira pharmaceuticals GmbH, where he was responsible for chemical and pharmaceutical development as "Head of Drug Discovery and Development". Together with Dr. Helmut Buschmann, he founded the consulting company RD&C Research, Development & Consulting GmbH in Vienna in 2014, where he is responsible for several projects in addition to managing the company. The company is registered as "Ingenieurbüro für Pharmazie" in Austria, and Dr. Handler is also a sworn and court-certified expert for pharmaceutical chemistry for the Commercial Court of Vienna. Besides more than 25 scientific publications he is registered as inventor of several patent families and co-author and editor of one scientific book.
In addition to the daily routine work in pharmaceutical R&D projects, RD&C has set itself the task of comprehensively illuminating the problem of impurities in pharmaceuticals and building up a broad expertise in this field. Furthermore, innovative experimental methods are developed that allow a fast and reliable prediction of impurity and degradation profiles especially for solid substances and formulations.