Contributor Profile

Russ Somma, PhD

Job TitlePresident

Company NameSomma Tech, LLC

About
Dr. Somma has more than 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in the areas of production troubleshooting, dosage form development, manufacturing scale up, technology transfer and project management. He has a particular technical interest in the area of solid dosage forms and the physical pharmacy associated with them. He has had direct responsibility for senior staff, both domestically and internationally, as well as technical development and life cycle management support for a variety of oral solid dosage, novel formulations and therapeutic groups. Additionally, he has served as an invited investigator trainer and liaison for the FDA on various projects and initiatives, affording a unique perspective within Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs. He has a strong background in implementation of SUPAC IR/MR equipment guidance with society associates and colleagues within FDA/CDER, and will work to share his expertise with SommaTech's clients. Considered a subject matter expert in technology transfer and Quality by Design, Dr. Somma has been a welcomed keynote speaker and presenter at many association meetings and conferences and has written and co-authored numerous technical papers and studies throughout his career. Additionally, Dr. Somma has written and co-authored several technical papers and studies, most recent being "In vitro Dissolution and In vivo Bioavailability of Methylphenidate from a Bi-modal Release Formulation and an Immediate Release Formulation in Healthy Volunteers," with L. Lee, et al. Dr. Somma is the Past Chairman of ISPE's Product Quality Lifecycle Implementation (PQLI) project and the Past Chair of the Professional Certification Commission, CPIP. Dr. Somma is a "Hammer Award" winner, presented by Vice President Al Gore's Committee for National Performance Review. In addition, Dr. Somma was recently awarded ISPE's prestigious 2007 Max Seales Yonker Member of Year Award.

Conference Sessions

  • Advancing Microbiology to Meet the Needs of Personalized Medicine

    07/15/2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Medical Isotopes: The Industry Perspective

    07/15/2020, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Integrating AR, VR and AI into Formulation

    07/15/2020, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Strategies Advancing Gene/Cell Therapy Platforms

    07/15/2020, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Continuous BioProcessing

    07/15/2020, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Update on What's New with FDA and Inspections

    07/15/2020, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Pharma Intelligence: 2020 State of Investment

    07/16/2020, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Biosimilars 2020 and Beyond

    07/16/2020, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • CMO/Sponsor Relationship

    07/16/2020, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Process Monitoring, Control and Improvement: Focus on Continued Process Verification

    07/16/2020, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Using Contact Lenses as a Drug Delivery System

    07/16/2020, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • Supply Chain

    07/17/2020, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  • How Leveraging Data Will Transform the Pharma Industry

    07/17/2020, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, INTERPHEX Live, Crystal Palace Lobby
    • Language: English
  1. Designation PhD

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