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2024 Speakers

Holger Weintritt
EVP Head Pharmaceuticals Product Supply at Bayer
Holger has more than 20 years of industry experience in operations and supply chain. He started his career in the areas of process development, manufacturing, and general management. Afterwards, he held various positions with increasing responsibility in […]
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Flemming Dahl
SVP Head of Product Supply Fill & Finish Expansions at Novo Nordisk
Flemming Dahl is Senior Vice President at Novo Nordisk heading up the area Fill & Finish Expansions which is responsible for all major fill & finish expansion projects across Novo Nordisk globally. A key focus area […]
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Robin Kumoluyi
VP & Chief Quality Officer, J&J Innovative Medicine at Johnson & Johnson
A relentless visionary, Robin Kumoluyi consistently moves people and organizations forward. Throughout her career, she has expertly crafted complex quality management strategies for multi-billion-dollar matrixed organizations. Committed to the belief that patients and customers must have […]
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Catalina Vargas
SVP Global Supply Chain at Bristol Myers Squibb
Catalina Vargas is the Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and as such plays a strategic role in driving enterprise initiatives. Catalina has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharma industry and has […]
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Jerh Collins
Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer at Moderna
As Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer, Dr. Collins is responsible for the technical development, quality, and supply of preclinical, clinical and commercial programs within Moderna’s portfolio. Dr. Collins joined Moderna from Novartis, where he held […]
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Daniela Ottini
SVP, Manufacturing and Supply Head of Specialty Care at Sanofi
As the Senior Vice President for Specialty Care Manufacturing & Supply at Sanofi in Paris, Daniela Ottini oversees the global Manufacturing Network for Specialty Care products. With extensive experience spanning over a decade at AbbVie,  she […]
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Anil Sawant
SVP Global Quality Compliance at Merck
Anil Sawant is Senior Vice President, Global Quality Compliance at Merck. He is a healthcare Executive with over 35 years of operations experience in Quality Operations, Ethics & Compliance, Research Integrity and Auditing functions. A strategic […]
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Nicolas Maldonado
Executive Director, Global Quality Policies and Systems at Gilead Sciences
Nicolas is an executive leader and change Agent with 34 years of global, well-rounded experience in the Immunodiagnostics, Biopharmaceutical & Medical Device businesses.  He holds an outstanding record for driving successful compliance, operational excellence, and personnel […]
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Ciaran Brady
Vice President, Manufacturing Science and Technology at Vertex Therapeutics
Ciaran joined Vertex in 2021 and is the Vice President of MSAT, which provides technical leadership within the commercial manufacturing organization. This includes partnering with the R&D teams to develop and implement robust and scalable processes […]
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Anthony Mire-Sluis
SVP Head of Global Quality at AstraZeneca
Dr Mire-Sluis is currently Head of Global Quality at AstraZeneca.  He was previously Vice President, North America, Contract, Singapore and Product Quality at Amgen Inc.  Prior to working at Amgen, he was Principal Advisor, Regulatory Science […]
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Ryan Bartock
Head of Engineering, Technical & Digital at Spark Therapeutics
Ryan Bartock is Vice President and Head of Engineering, Technical & Digital at Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated gene therapy company and member of the Roche group. Ryan joined Spark Therapeutics as Head of Supply Chain […]
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Olav Lyngberg
VP Innovation and Technology Deployment, Janssen Supply Chain at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Olav Lyngberg, PhD leads the MSAT Innovation and Technology Deployment team within, J&J Innovative Medicine Supply Chain. Olav is responsible for orchestrating a talented and innovation-focused group of scientists and engineers to accelerate technology scouting and deployment […]
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Ingrid Markovic
Senior Science Advisor/CMC Lead at FDA
Ingrid Markovic, Ph.D. serves as Senior Science Advisor and CMC Policy Lead at the Center for Biologics, US FDA where she is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for development, implementation, and integration of […]
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Craig Beasley
Chief Technical Officer at Blue Rock Therapeutics
Craig Beasley joined BlueRock Therapeutics in August 2021. As Chief Technology Officer he is responsible for Technical Operations including cell line derivation, process development, manufacturing, facilities and engineering, lab operations, and analytical sciences. Prior to BlueRock, […]
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Dr. Richard Braatz
Edwin R. Gilliland Professor; Associate Faculty Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, where he conducts research into advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing systems. In this role, he leads process data analytics, mechanistic modeling, and control […]
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Søren Thuesen Pedersen
Senior Director External Affairs, Regulatory Policy and Intelligence at Novo Nordisk
Søren Thuesen Pedersen is Senior Director, External Affairs, Regulatory Policy and Intelligence at Novo Nordisk. He is a Chemical Engineer by education and has been working 30 years in Novo Nordisk. During that that time he has […]
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Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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Joanne Beck
Chief Technology Officer at Aerium Therapeutics
Dr. Joanne Beck is currently Chief Technology Officer at Aerium Therapeutics, a startup dedicated to the discovery & development of antibodies and small molecule antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 and other epidemic & pandemic threats. Prior to this, […]
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Pat Yang
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at Resilience, Inc.
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry. From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company […]
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Carlo de Notaristefani
Former Lead, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Advisor at Operation Warp Speed
An international operations executive with global technical, operational, and P&L experience, Carlo has deep expertise in designing and operating global supply chains in complex regulatory environments, leading accretive M&A activity and devising and executing value-creating strategies […]
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Kari Borroel
Head of Operations Quality Learning & Development at AstraZeneca
An accomplished, strategic senior leader who drives global business transformation and continuous improvement in the pharmaceutical and technology spaces. Kari has excelled in areas that require a strong, broad view, visualizing connections/gaps and helping organizations to […]
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Paul Kopesky
VP Cell Process Development at Beam Therapeutics
Paul Kopesky is the VP of Cell Therapy Process Development at Beam Therapeutics. Paul is a biological and chemical engineer by training and has over 20 years of academic and biotechnology industry experience. In his current […]
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John Glavas
AVP External Manufacturing at Merck
John Glavas has over 25 years of operational experience in both Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. He has built a reputation as a strong leader with a proven track record in successfully delivering large scale, transformative projects […]
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Yana Collins
Head of Quality Culture and Transformation at Sanofi
Yana’s current role includes defining the Quality transformation roadmap that enables Quality standardization, simplification, and digitalization in order to support our patients and ensure uninterrupted supply of the medicines. Transformation includes all aspects of our Quality […]
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Christopher Klem
Sr. Director Global Manufacturing at AskBio
Senior Director of Global Manufacturing at AskBio. Responsible for managing manufacturing activities at AskBio’s primary CDMOs, Viralgen and TAAV. Has built a manufacturing team to support AskBio’s cross functional CMC development and operations activities. Over thirty […]
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Christine Sheaffer
Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply at Spark Therapeutics
A biotechnology leader with 25 years’ experience in developmental, clinical and commercial biologics manufacturing, Christine Sheaffer joined Spark in 2018 and now serves as the Head of Manufacturing & Supply. In this role she leads both […]
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Peter Shearstone
VP Global Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Peter Shearstone is Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a position he’s held since 2018. He leads a team of over 8,000 quality and regulatory affairs (Q&RA) professionals at the […]
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Dottie Barr
SVP Manufacturing & Technical Operations at Lantheus
Dottie Barr serves as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations. She joined Lantheus in 2015. Ms. Barr has served in positions of increasing responsibility at Lantheus, including most recently as Vice President of Manufacturing and […]
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Elena Kichula
Sr. Director - Manufacturing, Science, and Technology and Process Engineering at Spark Therapeutics
Elena Kichula is the Sr. Director of Manufacturing Science and Technology and Process Engineering at Spark.  Her team provides technical process and equipment expertise across Spark’s internal and external manufacturing sites. She has more than 15 years of experience […]
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Vaishal Patel
QA Site Lead at Spark Therapeutics
Vaishal currently has responsibility of providing end to end Quality support and CMO oversight for multiple gene therapy programs at Spark Therapeutics. Vaishal has spent 18 years in pharmaceutical industry holding roles and responsibilities in analytical […]
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Jonathan Tripp
Principal Scientist at Gilead Sciences
After receiving his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and completing post-doctoral studies at Scripps Research, Jonathan (Jon) Tripp embarked on an industrial career at both Bristol Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences in process chemistry where […]
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Michael O’Keefe
Director at Gilead
Mike received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Martin. He was also […]
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Paul Testa
EVP Supply Chain and Operations at Kyowa Kirin
Mr. Paul Testa joined Kyowa Kirin in 2019 as EVP for supply chain and operations. Previously, he held senior executive positions in global supply chain and operations at Shire (acquired by Takeda) and Johnson & Johnson […]
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Sandra Poole
Chief Operating Officer at Mythic Therapeutics
Sandra joined Mythic Therapeutics in July 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, bringing more than 25 years of biopharma industry experience in strategic and operational areas including advanced therapy and biological drug development, manufacturing, business operations, and […]
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Marian Gindy
Vice President, Small Molecule Science and Technology at Merck
Marian is a pharmaceutical industry executive, experienced in leading drug discovery, development, and commercial Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) organizations. With over 20 years of experience at Merck, she has held various leadership positions, spanning early-stage […]
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Teresa Gorecki
Practice Lead at Compliance Architects LLC
Teresa Gorecki comes to Compliance Architects® from Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, where she was most recently Vice President, Market Quality.   At Johnson & Johnson, Teresa was one of J&J’s top Quality professionals, known for her ability […]
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Jacob Greenwood
Vice President Strategy at Project Farma
Jacob Greenwood has spent his 15+ year professional career working in the Life Sciences industry. At Project Farma, Jacob is a strategic leader, creating and fostering client relationships and building brand awareness within the pharmaceutical and […]
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Robert Honer
PMP CPIM at Anaplan
Robert Honer is a seasoned professional with a solid background in finance, supply chain management, and software solutions. He currently holds the position of Senior Director, Supply Chain Practice at Anaplan where he leverages his vast experience to develop effective […]
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Alex Cooke
CEO at Phase3
Alex Cooke is the founder & CEO of Phase 3 Search- a boutique executive search firm driven by their mission to accelerate drug development through building and supporting the world’s life sciences leadership teams. Alex’s expertise […]
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Vaishali Shukla
VP Quality at Kite Pharma
Vaishali Shukla is a proven leader with expertise in quality compliance and in developing the teams required to deliver it. In her current role as VP, of Quality at Kite, Vaishali leads 700+ professionals globally across […]
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Karin Ann Payne
Vice President Corporate Quality at Bristol Myers Squibb
Karin Ann Payne is the Vice President of Corporate Quality in BMS. In this role, Karin provides strategic quality and compliance leadership in the GxP development and implementation of an integrated QMS across the Enterprise including […]
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Peter Genest
Head of Client Solutions at SmartLabs
Peter is a biopharmaceutical manufacturing expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He comes to SmartLabs from Catalent Biologics where he managed business development efforts in the northeast region. Prior to that, […]
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Zillery Fortner
Industry & Business Development Director at Honeywell
Zillery A. Fortner is an esteemed thought leader in the life sciences industry. She has over 30 years of experience in the medical device field, with her roles expanding to surgical assistant, quality assurance specialist, regulatory […]
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April VanDenDriessche
MES Technical Solutions Consultant at Honeywell
April is an MES Technical Solutions Consultant at Honeywell, bringing over 5 years of expertise in the life sciences industry. Her focus lies in digital transformation projects ensuring MES design is aimed at streamlining production floor […]
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Amy Doucette
Head of Business Operations at Applied Materials APG Pharma
Amy leads the Pharma Automation Product Group Business Operations team (Business Development, Sales, Pre-Sales, Marketing, Operations and Client Success) that’s providing SmartFactory Rx® automation solutions.  SmartFactory Rx® is developed for process manufacturing to harness the power […]
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Scott DeWire PhD
US Head, Business Development & Licensing at Boehringer Ingelheim
Scott is currently Head of Business Development and Licensing, USA at Boehringer Ingelheim, based out of both Ridgefield, CT and Cambridge, MA.He received his BS in Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut and began his […]
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Michael Kraich PhD
Vice President of Global Project & Product Management BioXcellence at Boehringer Ingelheim
Dr. Michael Kraich is Vice President of Global Project & Product Management within Boehringer Ingelheim’s Biopharma Contract Development and Manufacturing Business called BioXcellence. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Biopharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, Project […]
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Anshul Mangal
President at Project Farma
Anshul Mangal is President of Project FARMA and Precision ADVANCE. Anshul founded and grew PF into a leading global biologics and advanced therapy engineering consulting firm. Under Anshul’s leadership, PF has partnered with over 100+ therapeutic innovators, developed state-of-art […]
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Jason Politi
Chief Technology Officer at Verve Therapeutics
Jason Politi is the chief technical operations officer at Verve Therapeutics. Jason brings over 25 years of industry experience in development, manufacturing, and project management. Jason previously served as senior vice president of technical operations at […]
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Martin Smyth
SVP Go To Market Strategy at MasterControl
As the senior vice president of go-to-market strategy, Marty Smyth is responsible for market intelligence, product strategy, and bringing MasterControl quality and manufacturing products to market globally. He brings 20 years of technology strategy, marketing, sales, […]
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JR Humbert
VP, Quality at INCOG BioPharma Services
JR Humbert is currently the VP, Quality at INCOG BioPharma Services, and created and implemented the quality system at INCOG, which in three years went from company creation through successful FDA inspection in 3 years. JR […]
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Ed Garibian
CEO of LLumin at LLumin Inc.
Edward Garibian, CEO of LLumin, is an accomplished entrepreneur and visionary of CMMS (computerized maintenance management systems) technology, having more than 28 years of expertise. He has a successful track record in solving challenges customers face, such […]
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Dennis Ladd
Senior Sales Executive at Eschbach North America
Dennis Ladd has spent 40 years in enterprise software. More than 30 years ago, he joined the R&D group at SAP in Walldorf, Germany and made significant contributions to SAP’s flagship ERP product. This product became […]
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Jin Seok Hur
General Manager and Head of Technical Sales, US at Axplora US
Jin Seok Hur received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University in 2006. After, he joined Novasep in US as a process development scientist and became the R&D manager in 2008. Between Sep 2011 […]
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Arul Ramadurai
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Axplora
Based in Raubling (Germany), Arul oversees the Global Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence and has a global role bringing together the BU Marketing organizations to foster our business impact in close relations with the BU Presidents […]
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Lisa Winstead
Sr. Director - Site Quality Head at Resilience
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Jordan Croteau
Sr. Director, Manufacturing Operational and Engineering Technology at Moderna
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Rusty Shreve
Director, Manufacturing Operations at Spark Therapeutics
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JR Humbert
VP Quality at INCOG BioPharma Services
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Matthew Conover
Sr. Director Cell Therapy CMC at BMS
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Alok Bhatt
Senior Director, Biologics Value Chain, Global Manufacturing & Supply at BMS
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Scott Nichols
Director Quality at Kite Pharma
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Lisa Winstead
Sr. Director – Site Quality Head at Resilience
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2023 Speakers

Steffen Lang
President of Operations at Novartis
As President, Operations, Steffen Lang leads a team of 35,000 associates dedicated to manufacturing and supplying high-quality medicines to patients, and providing operational support to the entire Novartis enterprise. Novartis Operations incorporates the company’s manufacturing, quality, […]
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Karin Shanahan
EVP, Global Product Development and Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Karin Shanahan oversees worldwide product development, manufacturing and supply for Bristol Myers Squibb as executive vice president, Global Product Development & Supply (GPS). GPS develops and produces active ingredients and drug products and delivers the company’s medicines […]
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Peter Marks
Director – Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He […]
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Jim Cafone
SVP - Global Supply Chain at Pfizer
Jim Cafone has been with Pifzer since 2010.  In his current role as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Jim oversees global demand forecasting, demand and supply planning, worldwide logistics, and inventory management for Pfizer. In […]
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Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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Pat Yang
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at Resilience, Inc.
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry. From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company […]
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Carlo de Notaristefani
Lead, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Advisor at Operation Warp Speed
An international operations executive with global technical, operational, and P&L experience, Carlo has deep expertise in designing and operating global supply chains in complex regulatory environments, leading accretive M&A activity and devising and executing value-creating strategies […]
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Michael Kamarck
Board of Directors at Passage Bio
Michael Kamarck was the Chief Technology Officer at Vir. Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Vaccines and Biologics Manufacturing and president of Merck BioVentures where he was responsible for the establishment of Merck’s global […]
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Andy Wirths
SVP Supply Americas at AstraZeneca
Andrew (Andy) Wirths is a senior pharmaceutical operations leader with over 30 years’ experience in the industry spanning small and large molecule manufacturing. Andy joined AstraZeneca in 2015 and is currently Senior Vice President, Americas Supply, […]
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Tim Moore
EVP, Chief Technical Officer at Allogene
Tim Moore is Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer for Allogene, overseeing product sciences, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and technical operations. Tim has more than three decades of leadership experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and operations and […]
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Joanne Beck
Chief Technology Officer at Aerium Therapeutics
Dr. Joanne Beck is currently Chief Technology Officer at Aerium Therapeutics, a startup dedicated to the discovery & development of antibodies and small molecule antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 and other epidemic & pandemic threats.  Prior to this, […]
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Craig Beasley
Chief Technology Officer at BlueRock Therapeutics
Craig Beasley is the Chief Technical Officer at BlueRock Therapeutics. Prior to joining BlueRock, Craig was the Vice President, Cell Therapy Supply Chain at BMS, where he oversaw supply chain for BMS’s clinical and commercial stage cell […]
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Morrey Atkinson
SVP & Head, Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
As SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Morrey’s current responsibilities include defining the commercial manufacturing and supply chain strategy needs, as well as, designing and building a global organization and supply network. In […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer AG
Dr. Jens Vogel rejoined Bayer in March of 2020 as Global Head of Biotech for the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Product Supply organization. He has more than 20 years of professional and leadership experience in the area of […]
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Luis Roman
VP Global Platform Leader- Small Molecules at Johnson & Johnson
Currently, Luis is responsible for management of Janssen Supply Chain’s global Small Molecule Platform. This includes oversight of the global internal and external network, management of critical strategic partnerships, reliability, and continuous improvement. His main focus […]
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Jennifer Baxter
VP, Small Molecule Science and Technology at Merck
Jennifer Baxter has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing activities. During her tenure at Merck, Jennifer has worked in research & development, technical support, and strategic planning of small molecules in roles […]
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Chris Horan
Chief Technical Operations Officer at Artiva Biotherapeutics
Christopher Horan spent nearly 14 years at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, where he held several leadership positions across technical operations, including as Senior Vice President, Global Product and Supply Chain Management for Roche […]
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Spencer Fisk
Chief Technology Officer at Resilience Inc
Spencer has more than 30 years of experience in Manufacturing and CMC product development. While at Rubius, Spencer built the technical functions to design and deliver the RED™M manufacturing platform, including clearance of 4 IND’s over […]
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Kathy Azuara
SVP Global Quality at Ultragenyx
Kathy Azuara is the Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance for Ultragenyx Gene Therapy. She has been with Ultragenyx since 2019. In this role she is responsible for leading quality strategy for the company’s clinical stage […]
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Tim Elliott
Executive Director, North America Supply Chain Operations at Merck
During a 25 year tenure in the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD), Tim Elliott has held positions of increasing responsibility in Technology, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. In his current role, Tim oversees all aspects of supply […]
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Rich Kilmer
CEO at CargoSense
Has been at CargoSense for over 10 years. He is the Co-Founder of CargoSense and is currently President and CEO. Previously was the President and CEO of InfoEther until its acquisition by LivingSocial in March 2011. […]
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Anders Vinther
SVP Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing at Kronos Bio
Anders joined Kronos Bio in June 2021 as Vice President of Quality. Currently he is the SVP of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, from small […]
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Babita Parekh
VP Analytical Sciences and Global Bioassay Steward at Eli Lilly
Currently, Babita Parekh is the Vice President of Analytical Sciences and Global Bioassay Steward at Eli Lilly & company. She has obtained an M.S and a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the M. S. University of Baroda, […]
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Rick Panicucci
SVP CMC at BridgeBio
Rick has been at BridgeBio for over one year. He currently responsible for the role of Senior VP of CMC. Prior to BridgeBio he worked at QED Therapeutics, Origin Biosciences , Novartis, Vertex and Biogen. He […]
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Tori Arens
VP GM & Site Head at Resilience, Inc.
Tori leads the Resilience RTP gene-therapy manufacturing facility. Tori joined Resilience from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, where she was VP of Drug Product Manufacturing, providing end-to-end leadership for the manufacturing and supply of both commercial and clinical drug […]
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Laquisha E. Crawford
Executive Director, Development and Commercial Biologics Quality at Gilead Sciences
Laquisha E. Crawford is a leader that centers her leadership philosophy around vision engagement, effective change management, and accountability. Deeply rooted in her faith, colleagues appreciate her transparent and pragmatic approach towards problem solving. Laquisha earned […]
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Kaoru Nishino
Executive Director, Global Quality Management Systems at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Kaoru has been with BMS for almost 2 years. He is responsible for the role of Executive Director, Global QMS Operational Controls. Prior to BMS he worked at MyoKardia, Dermira Inc, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc & Roche […]
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Murali Muralidhara
Chief Technical & Manufacturing Officer at RVAC Medicines, Boston, US
Murali Muralidhara (Murali), PhD, as the CTMO at RVAC Medicines oversees CMC, Development, Manufacturing , Supply Chain  of mRNA based vaccines & therapeutics products and Global IT function. He has over 22 years of technical and […]
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Richard D. Braatz
Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT
Dr. Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, where he conducts research into advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing systems. In this role, he leads process data analytics, mechanistic modeling, and control […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Pascal leads Canadian operations for Russell Reynolds Associates and is also a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. He is a key member of the Healthcare Sector where he advises clients across the globe on […]
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José Manuel Otero
Chief Technical Officer at Auregen
Jose Manuel recently joined Auregen and is responsible for the role of Chief Technical Officer. Prior to Auregen he worked at Turnstone Biologics as CTO, Seres Therapeutics as VP, Bioprocesses Developments & Merck as Director, Engineering. […]
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Sarah Miksinski
Executive Director at AstraZeneca
Respected and trusted visionary leader with more than 20 years of experience in regulatory affairs, quality and biopharmaceutical policy.  Highly experienced in strategic organizational transformation, executive leadership and business planning.  Mentorship, research and publications support CMC […]
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Carl Finamore
Executive Director Gene Therapy Manufacturing at Ultragenyx
Carl is the head of the Manufacturing PMO and Operational Excellence at Ultragenyx and the Program Director for Ultragenyx’s largest capital project, the construction and startup of a large-scale Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility.  The greenfield facility […]
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Christopher Temple
VP, Operations at Athersys
Christopher Temple serves as Vice President, Operations for Athersys, an allogeneic cell therapy company for acute indications. Christopher’s current responsibilities include leading clinical operations for Athersys’ global Phase 3 pivotal study in Ischemic Stroke as well […]
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Ndidi Rickert
Associate Director, Quality Culture Excellence at Ultragenyx
Ndidi Rickert is an experienced Quality Assurance leader with over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industry. Presently, Ndidi currently leads Quality Culture Excellence Program at Ultragenyx where she has worked for over 8 years. […]
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Aaron Allen
Director, Global Quality External Engagement at Moderna
Aaron Allen is an experienced Manufacturing Sciences and Technology professional with more than 25 years of process engineering, manufacturing and MS&T experience. Mr. Allen has transferred and executed process validation for multiple vaccines within Novartis and […]
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Julie Go
Executive Director, Technical Operations - Strategy at Seagen
Julie Go has been with Seagen since 2020.  In her current role as Executive Director, Technical Operations – Strategy and Business Ops, Julie oversees the Strategic Initiatives, Operational Excellence, Portfolio Management, Communications and Outreach functions for […]
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Marty Smyth
SVP, Go-To-Market Strategy at MasterControl
As the senior vice president of go-to-market strategy, Marty Smyth is responsible market intelligence, product strategy, and bringing MasterControl quality and manufacturing products to market globally. He brings 20 years of technology strategy, marketing, sales, and […]
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Teresa Gorecki
Practice Lead at Compliance Architects LLC
Teresa Gorecki comes to Compliance Architects® from Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, where she was most recently Vice President, Market Quality.   At Johnson & Johnson, Teresa was one of J&J’s top Quality professionals, known for her ability […]
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Judith Koliwer, PhD
Principal Consultant, Cell & Gene Therapy at Körber Pharma Software
After her PhD on the genetic background of autism spectrum disorders, Judith was leading an academic research group, which analyzed the physiological role of proteins associated with cancer and epilepsy by using lenti and retroviral transduction […]
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Andy Alasso
Chief Product and Customer Success Officer at Aizon
Andy Alasso is the Chief Product and Customer Success Officer at Aizon. At Aizon Andy is responsible for leading product delivery of the Aizon AI Cloud GxP platform designed to optimize manufacturing in Life Sciences. Prior […]
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Kim Forte
Principal, SCNO at Deloitte Consulting LLP
Kim is a partner with Deloitte’s Life Sciences Supply Chain and Network Operations practice. Based in New York, she has over 20 years of consulting operations experience across the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device sectors. Having […]
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Iknam Gill
Sr. Manager, SCNO at Deloitte Consulting LLP
Iknam is a trusted advisor for Life Science clients ~20 years of deep expertise in Technical Operations, enabling reliable supply and accessible treatments. As a leader in Technical Operations, Iknam delivers End-to-end Digital Transformations involving innovative […]
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Aishwarya Mantha
Product Management Lead at Deloitte Consulting LLP
Aish is a Technology Lead at Deloitte Consulting with over 12 years of experience leading global, cross-functional  teams in design, development and delivery of technology-powered solutions in Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Oil & Gas industries. In […]
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Amy Lovasco
New Products Integration Lead, External Supply at Pfizer
As a highly accomplished pharmaceutical manufacturing professional with over 22 years of experience in the biopharma industry, Amy currently manages the successful integration of new products into Pfizer’s external supply chain. As a leader at one […]
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Omar Kassim
Director of CDMO Relationship Management, PharmSci R&D at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Kassim is a highly accomplished pharmaceutical professional with extensive global experience in pharmaceuticals, devices, biologics, and oncology. He currently manages a global team of CDMO relationship managers at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, collaborating with internal and external teams […]
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Ravi Samavedam
Chief Innovation Officer at Azzur Group
Ravi Samavedam is a Biochemical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Before he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Azzur Group, he was President and Chief Operating Officer […]
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Chris Mansur
EVP of Corporate Development at Azzur Group
Chris Mansur serves as Azzur Group’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and specializes in providing innovative quality and compliant solutions to the life sciences industry. Throughout his career, Chris has specialized in the startup of […]
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Joe Goodman
VP Solutions Engineering & Customer Engagement at Sparta Systems, A Honeywell Company
Joe Goodman is the Global Vice President of Solutions Engineering and Customer Engagement at Honeywell/Sparta Systems where he leads the efforts to strategically partner with their global clients and prospects to find the quality system solution […]
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Adam Pfeiffer
VP at Project Farma
Adam Pfeiffer is the Vice President of Strategy at Project Farma. In his role, Adam drives overall business strategy, aligning with operations, marketing, and business development groups in growing the firm’s global life sciences partnerships. With […]
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Charlie Harper
VP at Project Farma
Charlie is a Vice President at Project Farma and the regional lead for the Boston and East Coast Region.  He has over 25 years of experience encompassing gene therapy, microbiome, vaccines, and sterile injectables including four […]
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Kara Price
VP, Site Lead at Pfizer
Dr. Kara Renai Price is the Site Leader of PGS Rocky Mount, North Carolina facility. Kara joined Pfizer in May 2021 as Rocky Mount’s Integrated Manufacturing Operations Lead, with responsibility across Filling, Finishing, R3, Engineering, and […]
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David Ege
Chief Technology Officer, EVP Process Development, Quality & Supply at Seres Therapeutics
David Ege is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Seres. He has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on vaccine and biologics manufacturing, facility development and process optimization. […]
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Amy Doucette
Head of Business Operations at APG Pharma
Amy leads the Pharma Automation Product Group Business Operations team (Business Development, Sales, Pre-Sales, Marketing, Operations and Client Success) that’s providing SmartFactory Rx® automation solutions.  SmartFactory Rx® is developed for process manufacturing to harness the power […]
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Rick Johnston PhD
Head of Manufacturing Data Science at APG Pharma
Rick is a senior technical leader within Applied Materials’ pharmaceutical business unit. He has more than 15 years of experience in building software that solves big data, machine learning, scheduling, forecasting and advanced analytics problems in […]
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Craig Kennedy
SVP Global Supply Chain at Moderna
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Brad Wynja
VP of Business Development at INCOG BioPharma Services
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Brendan Walker
Sr. Director, Digital Site Lead at Moderna
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2022 Speakers

Carlo de Notaristefani
Lead, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Advisor at Operation Warp Speed
An international operations executive with global technical, operational, and P&L experience, Carlo has deep expertise in designing and operating global supply chains in complex regulatory environments, leading accretive M&A activity and devising and executing value-creating strategies […]
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Michael Kopcha
Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER at FDA
Michael Kopcha, Ph.D., R.Ph., Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), is a leader in the development of innovative solutions to resolve scientific, manufacturing, and commercialization issues worldwide – and in standardizing and harmonizing global processes. With more than […]
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Joanne T. Beck
Chief Operating Officer at Boston Pharmaceuticals
Joanne Beck joined Boston Pharmaceuticals in 2019 from Celgene, where she was Executive Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations, and oversaw Product Development, Global Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality. Prior to Celgene, […]
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Wolfram Carius
EVP Pharmaceuticals at Bayer AG
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the EVP Pharmaceuticals at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining Bayer, Wolfram was a corporate senior […]
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Arleen Paulino
SVP Global Manufacturing at Amgen
Arleen Paulino, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, leads Amgen’s commercial manufacturing organization. Prior to this role, Paulino served as vice president, Site Operations at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing from 2016 to 2018, where she led the team to […]
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Linzell Harris
SVP Global Supply Chain and Strategy at AstraZeneca
Linzell Harris is senior vice president of Global Supply Chain and Strategy for AstraZeneca, with overall responsibility for the development and execution of the end to end supply chain platform and product supply strategies. In addition, […]
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Brendan O’Callaghan
EVP, Global Industrial Affairs at Sanofi
Brendan O’Callaghan leads an international network of manufacturing and distribution sites. His ambition is to enable successful commercialization of Sanofi’s diverse pipeline, to build world-class standards of manufacturing and supply chain excellence and to future proof […]
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Ger Carmody
SVP, Global Pharmaceutical Operations at Merck
Ger Carmody is responsible for global pharmaceutical and packaging operations comprising approximately 4000 colleagues and internal 9 manufacturing sites.  His organization supplies drug substance and drug product for Merck’s small molecule portfolio, leads the late stage […]
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Derek Adams
Chief Operating Officer at PlateletBio
Derek Adams is PlateletBio’s Chief Operating Officer. Derek has spent the past four years as Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer at bluebird bio, a leading lentiviral gene therapy company, overseeing pharmaceutical sciences and quality functions: process […]
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Brendan Hughes
SVP Global Manufacturing Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brendan is responsible for all of BMS Pharma and Biologics manufacturing from internal and external sources. He is based in Devens MA. Brendan joined BMS as Head of CMC Strategy for Biologics in 2012. From 2015-2020 […]
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John Kelly
VP, Quality Operations and Environment, Health & Safety, Pfizer Global Supply at Pfizer Inc.
John F. Kelly is Vice President, Quality Operations and Environment, Health & Safety, responsible for leading the overall Quality function for Pfizer and for leading global EHS across the Company.  John is a member of the […]
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Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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Aine Hanly
Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology
Aine Hanly, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology, where she is responsible for overseeing the Company’s technical operations. Her purview includes product and process development, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and CMC strategy. Her […]
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Greg Troiano
Chief Manufacturing Officer at Translate Bio, A Sanofi Company
Greg serves as Chief Manufacturing Officer at Translate Bio, a Sanofi Company, where he is responsible for cGMP Strategic Supply and Operations at Sanofi’s mRNA Center of Excellence.  Over his 20+ year career in the drug […]
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Elaine Shannon
Head of Oncology External Supply Small Molecule Global Quality at Takeda
Elaine currently holds the role of Global Head of Quality Oncology and External Supple Small Molecules. Prior to this she was the Global Head of Quality Audits and Supplier Management. Elaine joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals Global Quality […]
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Cedric Dubois
Head of Biologics External Manufacturing at Sanofi
Mr. Dubois has 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from a French “grande ecole” (ENSAM), a MSc in Pharmaceutical Engineering from The University of Manchester (UK) and […]
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Daniel Couto
Chief Operating Officer at Vedanta Biosciences
Daniel Couto is the Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Biosciences, a leading Microbiome company. Mr. Couto is an Operations Management Executive with almost 30 years of experience starting and advancing Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing organizations to […]
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Kerry Hawitt
SVP Head of Quality & Compliance at Boston Pharmaceuticals
Dr Kerry Hawitt is the SVP Quality & Compliance at Boston Pharmaceuticals, a company that focuses on the transformation of innovative molecules into differentiated medicines. Kerry leads all aspects of Quality strategy and execution to applicable […]
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Kathleen Munster
SVP, Enabling Functions (Quality, Facilities, & IT) at 2seventy bio
Kathleen Munster is SVP, Enabling Functions (Quality, Facilities, and IT) at 2seventy bio.  2seventy bio is a cell and gene therapy company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of transformative treatments for cancer.  Kathleen joined […]
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Ken Kent
SVP, Chemical Development and Manufacturing Operations at Gilead
Ken is the Senior Vice President of Chemical Development and Manufacturing Operations. He is responsible for Gilead’s entire drug substance supply and oversees process R&D functions in Foster City and Edmonton, as well as internal and […]
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Kim Burson
Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics
Kim K. Burson, Ph.D. is the Head of Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Denali Therapeutics located in South San Francisco, CA.  Kim received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford University.  She has over 25 years […]
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Dannielle Appelhans
Chief Operating Officer at Rubius Therapeutics
Dannielle Appelhans is the Chief Operating Officer at Rubius Therapeutics, joining in August 2021. She brings experience in gene therapy, strategy, manufacturing, supply chain and operations. As COO, she oversees corporate strategy, technical development, and operations […]
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Laurent Boer
VP & General Manager, Allston Site at Resilience
Laurent Boer is vice-president and general manager of the Allston Landing and interim Chief Manufacturing Officer for Resilience. He has been on the site since 2017 and led the divestment of the site from Sanofi-Genzyme to […]
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Michele C. D’Alessandro
Retired CIO of Manufacturing IT at Merck
An Information Technology professional for more than 28 years, Michele C. D’Alessandro is most recently Vice President and CIO of Manufacturing IT at Merck. In this role, she provided strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information […]
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Greg Sukay
VP Manufacturing & Process Technologies at Arcutis Biotherapeutics
Greg Sukay serves as Arcutis Vice President of Manufacturing and Process Technologies where he leads a group of engineers and scientists in developing and manufacturing their pipeline of novel human therapeutics.  Mr. Sukay has worked in […]
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Celia Xue
Executive Director Integrated Product Strategy-Cell Therapy Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celia Xue is currently the Executive Director of Integrated Product Strategy for Cell Therapy Supply Chain at BMS. She leads a team of strategic product leaders and product launch leaders, responsible for maximizing the value of […]
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Mark Butchko
Associate VP, Global Quality Laboratories at Lilly
Mark A. Butchko, Ph.D. is currently Associate Vice President for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN. He is responsible for leading Lilly’s Global Quality Laboratories organization to provide analytical method stewardship, specialized analytical services, and […]
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Rajiv Panwar
Sr. Director, CMC, Tech Ops and Supply Chain at Disc Medicine
Dr. Panwar holds MS and PhD degrees in interdisciplinary pharmaceutical sciences from Northeastern University, Boston, where his work was focused on use of antibodies and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for molecular imaging and cancer therapy. After […]
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George Skillin
Head of Engineering, EHS & Facilities Management at Spark Therapeutics
George currently has responsibility for all Spark Therapeutics Engineering, EHS, and Facility Management areas where he manages a group of roughly 60+ professionals driving our Engineering and Capital Management efforts, EHS Programs and Compliance,   George has […]
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Joseph O’Brien
Head of Engineering Operations - Scientific & Manufacturing Facilities at Spark Therapeutics
Joe is currently the Head of Spark Engineering Operations, and has responsibility for Facilities Engineering, Maintenance, Equipment Validation and Computer System Validation in the Scientific and Manufacturing Facilities. Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the […]
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David Bottari
QA Contract Manufacturing Lead at Spark Therapeutics
Director of External Quality Assurance with over 17 years of quality related experience in commercial/clinical manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical and biotech products. Extensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of quality systems as […]
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Jennifer McGee
Supply Chain Strategy Director at GSK
Jennifer is a Specialty Medicine Supply Chain and Strategy Senior Director at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).  Her scope of responsibility includes biopharmaceutical, small molecule and oligonucleotide products from early development through commercial supply.  Her primary focus is ensuring […]
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Manel Luis
Interim Pharma Operations Lead, Executive Director, Strategy and Business Operations | Global Manufacturing Operations, Global Product Development and Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Manel Luis leads Strategy and Business Operations for Global Manufacturing Operations at BMS since 2020. This includes Network Strategies, Governance and Forums, and facilitation and representation of GMO in strategic and Enterprise level initiatives. Since June […]
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Heather Nunn
Process Development Principal Scientist at Amgen
Heather Nunn, Process Development Principal Scientist, oversees pivotal biologics drug substance development at Amgen where she is responsible for the commercialization of late-stage molecules. Additionally, Heather leads regulatory strategy, data integrity and compliance, lab operations and […]
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Jack Garvey
CEO at Compliance Architects LLC
Jack Garvey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compliance Architects, a leading consulting and advisory firm specializing in innovative quality and compliance solutions for FDA-regulated manufacturers. Jack possesses over 30 years of hands-on technical, […]
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Michael Weisenbeck
VP at Körber Pharma Software
Mike Weisenbeck is the VP of Sales at Körber, for the Pharma Business Area. For over fifteen years, Mike has been helping companies improve their operational efficiency by utilizing technology’s such as ERP, PLM, IoT and […]
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Jaime Velez
Co-Founder at Operations & Quality Systems Improvement Experts (OQSIE)
Jaime is the co-founder of Operations & Quality Systems Improvement Experts (OQSIE), a management and technical consulting company focused on supporting manufacturing, supply chain, and quality systems improvement initiatives at Life Science companies. Over the last […]
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Steve McCarthy
VP of Digital Innovation at Sparta Systems, A Honeywell Company
Steve McCarthy serves as an industry evangelist and customer advocate for Sparta, working closely with customers to help them define and execute their quality management transformations. He leads Sparta’s strategic thought-leadership and customer coalition programs, partnering […]
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Michalle Adkins
Director, Life Sciences Consulting at Emerson Automation Solutions
Michalle Adkins, Director Life Sciences Consulting, has been with Emerson for 16 years. Prior to Emerson, she worked for Merck & Co., Inc for 13 years in instrumentation, automation, manufacturing automation support, computer validation, manufacturing, and […]
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Ernesto Gemoets
Executive Director, Life Sciences at JLL
Ernesto Gemoets brings over twenty years of manufacturing facilities management experience in the areas of strategic planning, operational excellence, quality assurance, supply chain management, problem solving/analysis and engineering of process improvements with companies like Treehouse Foods […]
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Brian Curran
SVP of Strategic Growth at MasterControl
Brian Curran joined MasterControl in 2002 to direct and expand MasterControl’s product development efforts. He has more than 25 years of experience leading the direction for enterprise and entrepreneurial software development companies. Curran began his career […]
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Simona Mills
Director of Product Lifecycle Management at ProPharma Group
Simona Mills, PMP is the Director of Product Lifecycle Management at ProPharma Group. Simona has a broad range of biotech experience, with over 20 years in Quality, Compliance, Validation, Engineering, Regulatory, and Program Management. She is […]
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Shawn Cain
SVP of Development and Manufacturing at PCI Pharma Services
Shawn has over thirty years of experience in combining process engineering with project management to direct the development and manufacture of sterile pharmaceuticals, cell-based biologics, and medical devices. Most recently he was at Organogenesis, Inc., specializing […]
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Andy Alasso
SVP, Product Management at Aizon
Andy Alasso is the SVP of Product Management at Aizon. At Aizon, Andy is responsible for leading product delivery of the Aizon AI Cloud GxP platform designed to optimize manufacturing in Life Sciences. Prior to Aizon, […]
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Chris Mansur
President, Azzur Consulting at Azzur Group
Chris Mansur currently serves as the President of Azzur Group’s Consulting division, which specializes in providing innovative quality and compliance solutions to the life sciences industry. Throughout his career, Chris has specialized in new and renovated […]
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Sara Sheriff
VP of Integration/Engineering Operations Services Optimization Leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sara is a dynamic leader and change agent of Operations/Supply Chain Excellence and Business Process/Digital Transformation. Sara joined Thermo Fisher in 2019 as VP of Integration and has led various initiatives, most recently Engineering Operation Services […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Pascal leads Canadian operations for Russell Reynolds Associates and is also a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. He is a key member of the Healthcare Sector where he advises clients across the globe on […]
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2020 Speakers

Sanat Chattopadhyay
EVP & President, Merck Manufacturing Division at Merck
Sanat Chattopadhyay is responsible for Merck’s worldwide manufacturing and supply operations supporting annual global sales revenues exceeding $47 billion. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada. Sanat oversees a network of 50 […]
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Azita Saleki-Gerhardt
EVP, Operations at Abbvie
Dr. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is Executive Vice President, Operations, at AbbVie, leading a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as well […]
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Jens Vogel
SVP & Global Head of Biotech at Bayer AG
Dr. Jens Vogel rejoined Bayer in March of 2020 as Global Head of Biotech for the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Product Supply organization. He has more than 20 years of professional and leadership experience in the area of […]
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Charles L. Cooney (Chairperson)
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Faculty Director, Emeritus Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. […]
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Donna Gulbinski
Chief Quality & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Civica Rx
Donna’s expertise spans worldwide operations, quality, and regulatory experience across vaccine, biological, pharmaceutical and device technologies where she was an operational leader with a history of delivering exceptional quality, compliance and business performance. Donna has a […]
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Derek Adams
Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer at bluebird bio
Derek Adams joined bluebird bio in March 2017 as Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer leading all pharmaceutical sciences that includes process and analytical development, manufacturing, technical operations, and supply chain. Prior to joining bluebird, Derek was […]
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Kimberly Lounds Foster
SVP Global Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Kimberly Lounds Foster is Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she oversees the clinical and commercial supply chain. Bristol develops and manufactures products on multiple technology platforms, including small molecules, biologics and […]
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Patrick Yang
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at National Resilience, Inc.
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry. From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company […]
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Al Boyle
Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Al is Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. He leads a global organization responsible for all aspects of siRNA process and analytical development, clinical and commercial manufacturing, supply chain operations, engineering, facilities and […]
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E. Morrey Atkinson
SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
As SVP and Head of Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Morrey’s current responsibilities include defining the commercial manufacturing and supply chain strategy needs, as well as, designing and building a global organization and supply network. In […]
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Uwe Buecheler
Corporate SVP Biopharmaceuticals at Boehringer Ingelheim
Uwe Buecheler, Ph. D. joint Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH) in 1991. During his time at Boehringer Ingelheim he held different positions in Biopharmaceuticals in regulatory affairs, Validation, CMC/GMP documentation and biological safety. For […]
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Jon Cammack
Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Nevakar
Jon Cammack is the Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Nevakar, Inc. He provides strategic direction and oversight of activities that align with business objectives, and ensures compliance with overall biopharma regulations and standards. Jon has […]
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Anders Vinther
Site Head & VP Global Quality at Intarcia Therapeutics
Anders Vinther serves as Site Head (Hayward) and VP Global Quality at Intarcia Therapeutics. He joined Intarcia in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi […]
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Michele D’Alessandro
VP and CIO, Manufacturing IT at Merck
Michele is Vice President and CIO for the Manufacturing Division with Merck.  In this role, she provides strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information technology and digital solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division.   A change agent […]
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Dennis Nsenkyire
VP, Strategy & Deployment Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson
Dennis is responsible for leading a high performing team responsible for designing, developing, and executing Janssen’s integrated end-to-end supply chain strategic roadmap in partnership with R&D, Commercial and global cross-functional teams. Success in his current role […]
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Daniel Couto
Chief Operating Officer at Vedanta Biosciences
Daniel Couto is the Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Biosciences, a leading Microbiome company. Mr. Couto is an Operations Management Executive with over 25 years of experience starting and advancing Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing organizations to […]
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Stephen Scypinski
VP Pharmaceutical Technology at Daiichi Sankyo
Dr. Stephen Scypinski received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ USA. Involved in pharmaceutical research and development for over 30 years, Dr. Scypinski has held positions at […]
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Traci Seaman
VP, Head of Global Quality Strategy & Business Operations at Takeda
Traci ran her own consulting company for nearly 15 years, focusing on issues management. She primarily worked with pharma companies with warning letter and consent decrees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA […]
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Shannon Holmes
Director, Product Development Quality at Biogen
Shannon is the Director of Product Development Quality at Biogen, based in Research Triangle Park, NC. She leads a global team responsible for quality oversight and strategy of all products and devices in clinical development as […]
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Michael Boyson
VP, Head of Product Operations, Oncology & Small Molecule, Strategy and Business Excellence at Takeda
Mike is responsible for global operations strategy, including life-cycle planning and overall operations value management for Takeda’s oncology portfolio and select small molecule therapies. Mike joined Takeda Oncology in 2002. Since that time, he has held […]
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Saul Fink
VP Pharmaceutical Development at Goldfinch Bio
Saul is Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development at Goldfinch Bio where he leads teams for small molecule and biological assets to provide CMC strategic guidance, budgets and all operational activities to establish a supply chain for clinical […]
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Jean Bender
VP Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology at Visterra Inc.
Jean Bender is VP, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology accountable for leading all CMC activities for Visterra’s product pipeline. Prior to Visterra, Jean led the BioProcess Engineering department at Medimmune LLC where she was responsible for process […]
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Brendan Hughes
SVP Global Manufacturing Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brendan is responsible for all of BMS Pharma and Biologics manufacturing from internal and external sources. He is based in Devens MA. Brendan joined BMS as Head of CMC Strategy for Biologics in 2012. From 2015-2020 […]
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Thomas Seewoester
VP External Supply Operations at Amgen
Thomas Seewoester is the Vice President External Supply, an organization that orchestrates a global operations network of external partners for contract development and manufacturing, materials, components and devices to extend Amgen’s capacity and capabilities. Prior to […]
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Andrey J. Zarur
Founder & CEO at GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
Andrey co-founded GreenLight Biosciences in 2008 to develop advanced biological solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges faced by the human race, including sustainable food production, response and preparedness for pandemics, and global access to […]
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Pascal Bécotte
Global Executive Committee, Global Sector Leader – Functional Practices, Country Manager – Canada & Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates
Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers practice which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs practices. Pascal is […]
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Franck Chassant
Head of Rare Disease, Oncology and Immunology Cluster (RDOI) at Sanofi
Since he completed his PharmD degree, Franck has been working in the industry for 20 years, with roles of growing responsibilities in pharmaceutical, vaccines and biologic manufacturing operations (drug substance and drug product) as well as […]
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