Mihaela Simianu
Executive Director, Engineering, Head of Sterile Liquids Commercialization

Company: Merck

Dr. Simianu is Head of Sterile Liquids Commercialization within Global Vaccines and Biologics Commercialization member of Merck Manufacturing Division. She leads biologics, vaccines and sterile pharmaceuticals product development and commercialization and supports in-line sterile product life cycle management.

Prior to this role she was Director of Regulatory Compliance at with Pharmatech Associates consulting group and Executive Director in Process Development with Amgen where she was accountable for advancing company’s portfolio of innovative drug products and management of organization’s assets.

Dr. Simianu was for 17 years with Eli Lilly and Company in technical and leadership roles with increasing responsibility as part of Lilly Research Laboratory and Manufacturing Science and Technology organization.

Dr. Simianu holds a Doctorate Degree in Chemistry from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.  She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry at Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Materials, Lincoln, NE. She has a MS/BS degree in Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).