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FDA Deputy Director Jeffrey C. Baker, PhD to Present at INTERPHEX 2020


NEW YORK, NY; February 28, 2020International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device development through commercialization, and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the leading industry provider of science, technology and regulatory information, are pleased to announce Jeffrey C. Baker, PhD, as a keynote speaker as part of the event’s Technical Conference. Dr. Baker provided the keynote at INTERPHEX 2020. INTERPHEX takes place April 28-30, 2020 at the Javits Center, New York, NY.

“Implementation of New Technology in Real World Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing:
Cost and Value, Risk and Promise”
Presenter: Jeffrey C. Baker, PhD
Wednesday, April 29, 10:15am-11:00am

 Dr. Baker received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Northwestern University, doctorate in biochemistry from the University of North Texas, and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He joined Eli Lilly & Co in 1988, led the development and launch of several first in class biologics and subsequently supported pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing as a senior technical lead in the global Manufacturing Sciences and Technology unit. Dr. Baker left Lilly to be Sr. Director of Manufacturing Science and Technology at AstraZeneca and, in 2011, was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Biotechnology Products in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. Dr. Baker has been recognized with several citations for leadership and program development, most recently, with a 2018 FDA Honors Award for contributions to “modernizing the U.S. regulatory system for biotechnology products through sustained creative leadership and collaboration.” Dr. Baker recently returned to FDA from a one year assignment within the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at NIST, where he served as an FDA liaison for the Manufacturing USA institutes.  In this role he worked with biopharmaceutical manufacturing stakeholders to accelerate innovation to advance the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing in the United States.

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INTERPHEX, taking place April 28-30, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York, New York, has transformed into the premier industry event where leading suppliers bring more equipment, including Bosch Packaging, GE Healthcare, MilliporeSigma, NJM Packaging, O’Hara Technologies, Inc., Optel Group, Optima Pharma GmbH, Quadro Engineering Corp., SKAN US, SMI-Specialty Measurements Inc., and SP Scientific-Virtis/PennTech/Hull/Hotpack.

About PDA

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information. PDA creates awareness and understanding of important issues facing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community and delivers high-quality, relevant education to the industry. Since its founding in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA has been committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and expertise to advance pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation, so members can better serve patients.

For 41 years, INTERPHEX has been, and continues to be, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization.” Sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the event is based in New York and brings over 10,000 global industry professionals and 625+ industry leading suppliers together to “Learn it, Experience it, Procure it” through a unique combination of exhibits, demonstrations, partnering opportunities, networking and no cost technical conference to leverage quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in today’s ever-changing global market. INTERPHEX offers annual domestic and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. INTERPHEX and INNOPHEX together, offer the very latest intelligence, cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art innovation throughout the product development life cycle. Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. For more information, visit

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