Ernest Penachio

ERNEST PENACHIO

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VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS AND CMC

  • More than 20 years’ experience in the life science industry supporting pre-commercial and regulatory activities with significant expertise in the development of therapeutic inhalation technology
  • Former VP of Manufacturing Operations and Facilities at Acorda, developing the supply chain and logistics commercialization strategy for the launch of Inbrija™ (levodopa inhalation powder), and supporting CMC content development for U.S. and EU regulatory submissions
  • Previously Director of Manufacturing Operations & Facilities at Civitas Therapeutics (now Acorda) and Capital Projects Manager/Lead Engineer at Advanced Inhalation Research (now Alkermes)
  • Additional experience as an independent consultant, advising clients including Genzyme, Bristol Myers Squibb, Biogen IDEC, and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, on quality assurance, manufacturing plant setup and operations, and development and management of global commercial supply chain
  • Author of 12 issued patents related to production of dry particles, creation and filling of capsules and containers, and on an inhalation device
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire