2019 Speakers & Panellists

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  • Dr. Zhenxia Du

    Professor, Center of Analytical Chemistry and Testing Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

    1997.8-Current: Center of Analytical Chemistry and Testing, Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

    Dr. Du’s strength is in the development of methods for GC/MS, SFC-MS and LC-MS applied to food safety, environment safety, medicines and polymer materials.  She also is extremely experienced in spectral analysis using IR, NMR and MS approaches for structural deduction. Through solving many difficult problem for many enterprises, she has established good cooperation with many companies, such as the Chinese academy of inspection and quarantine, State Grid Company of China, Tongfang NUCTECH Co. Ltd, Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Co. Ltd. and many universities. 

    As visiting scholar, Dr. DU has studied at Purdue University in the United States in 2012. At the same time, Dr. Du began a cooperation with Waters Corporation and established the polymer additives library (more than 300 kinds of material) which commonly used in plastic packaging materials. Based on the additive polymer library, the method to identify main leachables-polymer additives in medical products was developed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF MS) and realized the rapid screening extractables and leachables. As a director  or  participants of the National Science-technology Support Plan Projects, National nature Science Foundation, philanthropic projects supported by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine(GAQSIQ) and other projects from the enterprises. Dr. Du has public more than 80 papers in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Food Chemistry, so on. About packaging materials compatibility research, Dr. DU published 8 relating dissertations.

  • Dr. Andrew Feilden

    Chemistry Operations Director Smithers Rapra

    Andrew Feilden joined Smithers Rapra as a Principal Consultant in June 2011 and was appointed Chemistry Operations Director in October 2012. He specializes in extractable and leachable testing and the selection and assessment of materials for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Andrew previously worked at AstraZeneca for 12 years, leading their extractable and leachable testing. He has been working in the field of trace analysis using hyphenated techniques such as GC-MS and LC-MS for over 12 years. Whilst at AstraZeneca he was an active member of industry working groups, the IPAC-RS container closure group and he was the co-chair of ELSIE material group. Andrew gained a degree and D.Phil from York University.

  • Queenie Gai

    Extractable Lab Supervisor – BioReliance Validation Services, China Merck Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China

    Queenie Gai received her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology. She joined Merck in 2013 and now serves as E&L Lab Supervisor in Merck BioReliance Validation Lab.  BioReliance Validation lab is responsible for Merck’s overall strategy and execution of E&L studies supporting the development and application of SUS. Queenie is responsible for leading local team to provide extractables validation services on single use system to global customers.  She also coordinates global E&L projects and E&L test method development and validation.  

  • Luo Hongyu

    Senior Scientist Baxter Healthcare Company, China

    She has more than 20 years experiences in technical assessment and safety evaluation for medical devices and pharmaceutical packages industry. Before joining Baxter, as the director of Chemistry department in CFDA Jinan Quality Supervision and Inspection Center for Medical Devices, Shandong Province. 

    Led drafting a number of national and industrial standards on medical devices and pharmaceutical packages. Coauthored and published 4 professional books as well as more than ten articles.

    Served as member of WG14 in ISO/TC 194 Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices; Committee member of National Standardization Technical Committee on Implants for Surgery; Expert of National Science & Technology Ministry.




  • Kathy Huang

    R&D Manager Becton Dickinson Medical Devices (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., China

    Kathy joined BD as R&D manager of Analytical Chemistry Lab.  She is responsible for Extractable& Leachable research for pre-filled syringe products and medical device; YBB test and materials identification to support internal partner and external customer.

    Prior to joining BD, Kathy worked at Baxter R&D centre. She worked for new packaging material development and doing extractable and leachable research for them. Kathy received Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

  • Dr. Dennis Jenke

    Chief Executive Scientist Triad Scientific Solutions, UK

    Dr. Dennis Jenke is a Baxter Distinguished Scientist in the Technology Resources Division of the Baxter Healthcare Corporation. In this role, he works with a team of analytical chemistry professionals whose primary responsibility includes the development, validation and application of diverse analytical strategies and methods for the discovery, identification and quantification of trace constituents in pharmaceutically relevant solutions and samples. 

  • Keaton Nahan, Ph.D.

    ORISE Fellow at Center for Devices and Radiological Health U.S. FDA

    Keaton Nahan, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US Food and Drug Administration. His work in the Division of Biology, Chemistry, and Materials Science addresses analytical methodology in biocompatibility evaluation of medical devices. Dr. Nahan received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from University of Cincinnati in 2017.

  • Dr. Daniel Norwood

    Executive Partner SCIO Analytical & Senior Consultant at Smithers Rapra, UK

    Dr. Daniel Norwood joined SCIO Analytical as Executive Partner in June 2015. Prior to SCIO Analytical, Dr. Norwood was a key technical employee at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals where he was successful in various pharmaceutical development roles, including Director Physical and Chemical Analysis.  In June 2015, Dr. Norwood retired with the title of Distinguished Research Fellow in Analytical Development.  Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Norwood, with Dr. Feinberg, founded the Structural Chemistry Group at Magellan Laboratories, later Catalent Pharma Solutions, which became widely recognized for its work in pharmaceutical impurity structure elucidation, and in leachables and extractables characterization. Prior to Magellan, he was a pharmaceutical development scientist at the Glaxo Research Institute.  

    Dr. Norwood is an internationally recognized expert in the field of leachables and extractables assessment in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.  He served as chair of the widely-quoted Product Quality Research Institute (PQRI) Working Group on leachables and extractables in inhalation drug products. He is also a member of the PQRI Working Group on leachables and extractables in parenteral and ophthalmic drug products (PODP), and has served on various technical teams of the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulations and Science (IPAC-RS). Since 2010, he has served as a member of the USP Expert Committee on Packaging, Storage and Distribution where he chairs the subcommittee on extractables and leachables. Dr. Norwood has received several industry awards, including the CEO’s Award from Glaxo (1994), the President’s Award from Boehringer Ingelheim (2007), the Excellence in Research Award from PQRI (2009), and the Award for an Innovative Response to Public Health Challenges from USP (2013). Dr. Norwood completed his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech and his doctorate degree in Environmental Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health.

  • Chen Ping

    Head of R&D Department Haichang Contact Lens Co. Ltd., China

    He graduated from East China University of Science and Technology in 1991

    From 1996-2014 he worked in quality assurance department of Haichang  Contact Lens Co., Ltd. Responsible for raw material testing, product quality control and quality certification.

    From2014 until present he has been working as Head of R & D department of Haichang  Contact Lens Co., Ltd.

    He is responsible for product development and registration, contact lens material and extraction solution composition research.

  • Zhengjian Qi

    Professor and Doctoral Supervisor School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, China

    Dr. Zhengjian Qi is professor and doctoral supervisor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1986, and her Ph.D. in Physics & Chemistry of Materials from Southeast University in 2009. Her research fields including optoelectronic functional materials, fluorescence or phosphorescence complexes, silicone-based functional materials and polymer-based electroluminescent materials and devices.

    Prof. Qi has hosted and completed many national and provincial research projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Subprojects of national science and technology support, Jiangsu province science and technology support, National science and technology research project and Jiangsu province natural science foundation of China, and so on. Currently, the under study projects including Jiangsu province science and technology achievements transformation projects, National major scientific instruments and equipment development projects and Enterprises entrust projects etc.. Prof. Qi has published more than 50 papers, obtained 7 invention patents.

    Prof. Qi has obtained three times the talent training object of “333” project in Juangsu province, one time third prize of Jiangsu province science and technology progress, “Luneng award”, “Harmony of science and technology award”, and the first prize of “education foundation research grants” in southeast university.

  • Dr. Nikhil Sahotra

    Materials Emission Market Specialist Markes International

    Dr. Sahotra got his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Central Lancashire, followed by MSc in Drug Chemistry from Newcastle University. In 2018 he completed his PhD in organic chemistry. Since then he has been working for Markes International, specialist in thermal desorption technology. His current job involves the sampling and analysis of air borne chemical from products and materials.

  • Sandi Schaible

    Senior Director, Analytical Chemistry and Regulatory Toxicology WuXi AppTec, USA

    With over 25 years’ experience, Ms. Schaible is responsible for oversight and direction of WuXi AppTec’s Analytical Chemistry department in St Paul, Minnesota. The analytical staff she manages is responsible for providing custom chemistry testing services including extractables/leachables, materials characterization and target analysis testing, method development, method validation as well as standardized testing including compendial testing.

  • Dr. Sherry Parker

    Toxicology Director WuXi AppTec, USA

    Dr. Parker has over 19 years of toxicology and medical device research experience, and is an expert in the biological evaluation and toxicological risk assessment of medical devices and combination products.  Dr. Parker graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at University of Miami, has since obtained toxicology experience in academia, government, contract research and medical device industries. In her current position, she is the Toxicology Director at Fresenius Medical Care working in global research and development.   Dr. Parker is a US Delegate in multiple AAMI working groups for ISO/TC194 (the technical committee for ISO 10993), and is an international ISO expert on three working groups (WG 1, 11, and 15). She is the current Vice-President (2018-2019) and soon to be President (2019-2020) for the Medical Device and Combination Products Specialty Section, of the Society of Toxicology.

  • Carsten Worsøe

    Carsten Worsøe

    Principal Scientist Extractables and Leachables Novo Nordisk

    Carsten Worsøe is a research scientist in an analytical development department at Novo Nordisk. In over 18 years at Novo Nordisk, his main responsibility has been to develop analytical methods for L&E test procedures of new packaging/container closure systems under development. Within Novo Nordisk Carsten has been one of the main actors to bring relevant people in packaging materials, toxicology, formulation, regulatory and analytical together to perform risk assessments and strategies for L&E testing in development projects.

  • Weichun (Wes) Yang

    Senior Scientist II Baxter, China

    Wes joined Baxter in December 2015 as Sr. Scientist II and manager of Suzhou extractable and leachable team at Baxter Suzhou R&D center. Wes’s major responsibilities include leading the Suzhou E&L team to support new product development and launch; maintenance of current products; collaborating with key internal and external partners to achieve operational excellence; future technical direction and capability of the team.

    Prior to Baxter, Wes was the analytical lab manager at Kemin Industries in Des Moines, IA. Before that, Wes worked few years as research associate at University of California, Riverside.

    Wes received his B.S. in Chemistry from Zhejiang University and Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry from Brigham Young University. Wes published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Analytical Chemistry and Lab on a Chip.

  • Lynn Yao

    Scientific Affairs Manager, China 科技事务经理,中国 West Pharmaceutical Packaging (China) Co., Ltd. 西氏医药包装(中国)有限公司

    Lynn currently serves as Scientific Affairs Manager (China) in West Pharmaceutical Packaging (China) Co., Ltd., in her role, Lynn helps to review and analyze the industry development as well as the regulatory changes in China for injectable and offer scientific advice.

    Lynn joined West as a Technical Support Engineer, providing technical support in mainland China. Before joining West, Lynn worked in a technical support supervisor role with a company dealing with biochemical and microbiological reagents after she graduated from University with a Master degree in Biochemical Engineering.




  • Xiaoxia Ye

    CTO Kun Pharmaceutical Technology (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., China

    She has been working as a Principal Scientist from July 2018 at Kun  Pharmaceutical Technology (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., Hangzhou, China. She led led extractables/leachables studies for pharmaceutical packaging material and drug delivery system as well as led drug quality studies.

    Senior Research Scientist I,   03/2016-06/2018

    Baxter Healthcare International Inc., Suzhou, China

    Led extractables/leachables studies for pharmaceutical packaging material and drug delivery system

    Technical Specialist II – Research,  01/2015-12/2015

    Trican Well Service, Calgary, Canada

    Conducted petroleum-related product development

    Mass Spectrometry Analyst,  05/2013-08/2014

    Mass Spectrometry Facility, University of Alberta, Canada

    Operated, maintained and troubleshot analytical chemistry instrumentations, including LC/MS/MS, GC/MS, MALDI-MS, etc.
    Performed qualitative and quantitative analysis of small and large molecule samples

    Postdoctoral Fellow,   03/2012-04/2013

    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Canada

    Provided lab support to Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded lymphoma project



    Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry                                       09/2006-02/2012

    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Bachelor in Analytical Chemistry                                    09/2002-09/2006                                

    Zhejiang University, China


  • Fangfang Zhang

    Senior Engineer, Deputy Director of Analysis Department Shanghai Food and Drug Packaging Material Control Center, China

    Fangfang has nearly 16 years experiences in the compatibility of food and pharmaceutical packaging material and work as senior engineer and deputy director of Analysis department in Shanghai Food and Drug Packaging Material Control Center.

    She has been engaged in the research of quality standards and method development of food and pharmaceutical packaging materials, and is good at the design of experimental scheme. Familiar with the quality standards, guidance and regulations of container closure system, she participated in quality standards development and published and participated in more than 10 professional papers, with one invention patent and one utility model patent. In 2016, she went to Extractable and Leachable laboratory in Illinois for advanced study.