Technical Director of Biomedical Technology CenterAt
Shanghai WEIPU Chemical Technology Service Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yang Xiaojun joined Shanghai WEIPU Chemical Technology Service Co., Ltd. in 2018 as the technical director of compatibility study, responsible for the operation of the compatibility study team. He has been in the field of compatibility research since the first guideline for compatibility of plastic packaging materials were issued in 2012. In the past ten years, he wasdedicated to the compatibility study of various in-process components, packaging materials and drug delivery devices in the whole life cycle of drugs, with more than 1000 compatibility project application experience. In addition, he has participated in the drafting of guiding principles for compatibility study of chemicals drugs and elastomers. He has unique experience and skills in the field of compatibility and can provide customized compatibility study solutions for customers.
Chief Executive ScientistAt
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.
former U.S. FDA (retired)
Ron Brown is a board-certified toxicologist who recently retired from the US FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. At FDA, his research efforts focused on the developing new methods to assess the risk posed by patient exposure to extractable and leachable compounds released from medical device materials. He is active in both domestic and international standards committees related to the biocompatibility of medical devices. Until recently, he served as the co-chair of the US TAG for TC194 (Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices) and as convener of ISO/TC194/WG11 (Allowable Limits for Leachable Substances). Ron is a founding member and former president of the Medical Device Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. He previously held leadership roles in the Society for Risk Analysis and the Association of Government Toxicologists. Prior to joining FDA, he was a Senior Associate at the ILSI Risk Science Institute in Washington, DC.
Waters Technologies, USA
Baiba Cabovska currently is a Senior Manager in Chemical Materials Business Operations for Waters Technologies based in Milford, MA. She is responsible for customer collaborations and addressing customer needs in materials characterization with a special focus on extractables and migration testing.
Prior to joining Waters, Baiba worked at Mannkind Corporation doing analytical development for insulin based products as well as extractables testing for a dry powder inhalation device.
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.
Director of Chemistry Laboratory, Medical Device Testing CenterAt
WuXi AppTec (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
Dongdi Sun is the director of chemistry lab which mainly provides customized chemistry testing services, including chemical characterization of medical devices materials, drug packaging materials compatibility study, target compounds method development & validation and testing. Dongdi Sun obtained Ph.D. in chemistry from Mississippi State University in the United States. He has 11 years’ research experience in analytical chemistry including 5 years of research experience in chemical characterization of medical devices and drug packaging material compatibility study. In 2019, he won the honorary titles of "doctor of entrepreneurship and innovation of Jiangsu Province" and "high level talents of science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship of Soochow".
Principal Scientist Extractables and LeachablesAt
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.
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.
Scientific Affairs Manager, China At
West Pharmaceutical Packaging (China) Co., Ltd.
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.