FEATURE SESSION: Hosted by CPI

Revolutionising Medicines Manufacturing Takes Serious Collaboration Feature session - Hosted by CPI

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 3

Hosted by CPI

Dr. Katie MurrayPANEL HOST: Technical Director Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre - CPI

About this Session

If partnering has crossed your mind when looking at ways to accelerate your innovation but don’t know where to start, come along to learn how CPI is leveraging the power of partnerships to overcome some of the challenges to successful collaboration.

Through a Grand Challenge model, aimed at tackling the pharmaceutical industry’s largest problems, CPI’s Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is working together with collaborators in a pre-competitive environment, to break down barriers previously limiting the ability and speed of new and innovative technology adoption.

  • Session coordinator: Neil Sheddan, Business Development Director, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre at CPI

Host Bio:

Panel discussion – Host

Katie is a chemical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She started her career in process development and scale-up roles with both Merck and Co. in the US and AstraZeneca in the UK, before moving to technical leadership roles in the deployment of technology into large capital projects, also at AstraZeneca. Her expertise covers both drug substance and drug product development and manufacture.

At the start of 2020 Katie joined the Centre for Process Innovation’s Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC). This is a cross industry-academia-UK government collaboration to drive the adoption of more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly technology to increase patient access to medicines and reduce the manufacturing carbon footprint, through the execution of ambitious, transformational Grand Challenges. As the Technical Director for MMIC, she is responsible for leading the development and delivery of the technology strategy and has accountability for the Grand Challenge portfolio.

Katie has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, an MSc in Biochemical Engineering from UCL and a BSc in Biochemistry from Oxford Uni. She is also a fellow of ICHEME (FICHEME).