Particle Sciences invests in commercialisation expertise

Particle Sciences, a Lubrizol LifeSciences company and pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), has announced the appointment of Karen Bossert as Vice President of Operations as part of its ongoing strategy to grow and enhance its manufacturing capabilities.

Ms Bossert’s role will be key to developing and expanding Particle Sciences’ clinical trial and commercial drug manufacturing services following the recent launch of its 5000sqft commercial drug product manufacturing facility at its site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which is also home to its drug development operations. She brings three decades of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations to the organisation, specialising in aseptic processing, lyophilisation and commercial scale operations. Ms Bossert previously held roles as Vice President for Lyophilization Technology Inc., quality assurance and operations director for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and commercial manufacturing manager for Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals.

Barbara Morgan, general manager, at Particle Sciences said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Karen on board at this exciting time for our business as our new commercial facility becomes fully operational, driving growth in our commercial manufacturing capabilities as well as expanding our offering in the clinical trial manufacturing space.

“Karen will oversee the operations of the engineering team and the clinical trial and commercial manufacturing groups. With her vast industry experience, she will be key to bringing the same standard of excellence associated with our complex formulation development work into our commercial drug product manufacturing offering.”

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