Stephen SchwartzPresident and CEO
International Research Services
Stephen R. Schwartz is currently President and CEO of International Research Services, Inc. (IRSI) headquartered in Port Chester, New York and founded in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. IRSI, a research company, specializes in human safety and claim support work, qualitative and quantitative, for the drug, food and cosmetic industry. The company is recognized as a leader in the use of instrumentation for evaluating topical applications, drugs and cosmetics as well as their use in supporting advertising claims.
Mr. Schwartz received an AB in Mathematics from Cornell University an MS in Theoretical Chemistry from New York University and is the author or co author of over seventy papers and presentations and has been an instructor for courses in the field of safety and claim support. He has been called on as an expert witness in certain court cases relating to claim substantiation.
Mr. Schwartz has appeared as an expert witness before two OTC Review Panels, Miscellaneous Internal Medication, for pioneering work in in vivo evaluations of antacids and OTC Miscellaneous External Drug Product, for his work in anti-dandruff clinicals, specifically work done in substantiating the efficacy of sulfur