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Joe Cobb

Joe Cobb

Director, Pharmaceutical Development

As director of pharmaceutical development, Mr. Cobb manages all aspects of projects that involve early-phase solid oral dosage development. He also oversees the company’s potent and cytotoxic drug development services, which include its dedicated and segregated potent facility. Mr. Cobb holds the highly respected ISPE Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional credential, the only competency-based international certification for pharmaceutical professionals. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University.

Michael DeHart 

Michael DeHart, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. DeHart manages all aspects of personnel and operations related to formulating and manufacturing a client’s pharmaceutical materials for Phase I, II and III clinical trials. In his position, Dr. DeHart also is responsible for scale up and validation of clinical trial materials, and manufacturing and packaging clinical trial batches under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) guidelines. He supervises technology transfers and serves as Metrics Contract Services’ experimental design expert in both formulation development and process optimization areas. Prior to joining Metrics Contract Services, Dr. DeHart worked for other contract manufacturing companies with experience in pre-formulation to commercial manufacturing for a wide range of products including sterile products, solutions and suspension, nasal formulations and solid oral dosage forms. Dr. DeHart earned his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky. He holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Asbury College.

Kristi Garrett

Kristi Garrett

Associate Director, Analytical Services

Ms. Garrett manages team group leaders and lab supervisors responsible for conducting analytical laboratory services for clients. Among other duties, she reviews and approves specifications, methodology validation protocols and reports, stability testing, certificates of analysis and release reports for raw and in-process materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and finished products; reviews and approves regulatory submissions; and trains lab personnel on preparing documents for regulatory and cGMP review. Ms. Garrett joined Metrics Contract Services in 1999. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from East Carolina University.

Anshul Gupte

Anshul Gupte, PhD

Director, Pharmaceutical Development

Dr. Gupte manages all aspects of operations related to formulation and manufacturing of a client’s clinical trial materials. As an associate director, Dr. Gupte supervises a team of formulation scientists, specialists and technicians who develop solid dose formulations for Phase I-III clinical trials – and who scale up and validate those materials as needed. He oversees clinical trial batch manufacturing and packaging under cGMP guidelines; supervises technology transfers; and documents clinical trial material batch records. Dr. Gupte joined Metrics Contract Services in 2008. He earned his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Kentucky, and holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from Temple University.

Jerry Mizell

Jerry (Junior) Mizell

Associate Director, Analytical Services

Mr. Mizell manages a team of group leaders responsible for conducting analytical laboratory services for clients. Among other duties, he reviews and approves regulatory submissions; reviews specifications, methodology validation, stability testing, analytical investigations and release reports for raw and in-process materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished products; and reviews and approves method validation protocols and reports. A member of the American Chemical Society and AAPS, Mr. Mizell joined Metrics Contract Services in 1995 after working at Burroughs Wellcome, now part of GSK. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from East Carolina University.