June 18, 2017
Christopher Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher Ryan has extensive expertise in polysaccharide structural analysis and interactions of pathogens with human tissue. As VP of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Dr. Ryan has been involved in planning and implementing active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing and medical device manufacturing. Manufacturing has met the requirements for use of API in non-clinical toxicology studies and clinical trials. He leads the manufacturing team in developing pilot scale batches of new products and provides expertise for scaling manufacturing processes for internal production and for external contract manufacture scale for marketed products. He has overseen contract manufacturing organizations to produce cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, and sterile drug product for clinical trials. He leads quality control personnel in the development of new testing procedures, qualification of equipment, and validation of test methods. He helped establish, and has since overseen, the implementation and continuous improvement of a cGMP quality system. He also helps lead the creation of regulatory affairs documentation to support submissions for medical devices and clinical trials. Dr. Ryan completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he performed structural analysis of polysaccharide compounds and natural products from T. vaginalis and human pathogens as potential drug targets.