April 14th, 2021, Greenville, N.C. – Metrics Contract Services, the contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing division of Mayne Pharma, welcomes Stephanie Emory, PhD as Associate Director of Pharmaceutical Development.
In that capacity, Stephanie directs a team of formulation scientists who develop oral solid dose formulations for Phase I through Phase III clinical trials, and then scale up and support the validation and commercialization of those products.
Additionally, she oversees Metrics’ Pharmaceutical Development Lab – the fast track/small scale specialty lab that focuses on quick-start formulation development and analytical testing. In this capacity, she evaluates new technologies that can benefit client-sponsored programs.
Stephanie reports to Brad Gold, Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development for Metrics Contract Services, who said: “Dr. Emory is a proven leader in the CDMO space, and she comes with a strong background in product development and specifically, bioavailability enhancement of small molecule formulations. Her diverse skill sets will enhance our product development expertise as well as increase productivity by ensuring the efficient management of resources. She will be an effective and strategic leader who will help manage a broad spectrum of vital projects.”
Stephanie comes to Metrics Contract Services most recently from the FDA where she reviewed the CMC/Drug Product portions of INDs, NDAs, and industry meeting packages for CDER’s Office of Pharmaceutical Quality. Prior to FDA she spent seven years at UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a then Baltimore-based CDMO, serving as both technical lead and project manager for the development of Pre-clinical through Phase III clinical supplies. She has experience with a wide range of solid oral dosage forms and manufacturing processes, including solubility-enhancing formulations, as well as scale-up, tech transfer, and process validation activities.
Emory holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a doctorate in Industrial & Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University.