Pharmacist, 1st Moscow Institute Medicine, 1959. Candidate Pharmaceutical Sciences, State Science Center Drugs, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1964. Doctor Pharmaceutical Sciences, State Science Center Drugs, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1981.
Laboratory assistant, science collaborator, laboratory chief All-Union Research Institute Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (now State Science Center Drugs), 1958-1988, director, since 1988. Chairman Pharmacopoeial Committee Ukraine, since 1992.
Member International Engineering Academy, International Association Chromatographists, Engineering Academy Ukraine, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Alexandra Ivanovna Kharchenko, February 14, 1968. 1 child, Gennadiy.