2024 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

Mary E. Farbman, PhD Merck & Co., Inc.

Mary E. Farbman, PhD

Mary E. Farbman, PhD Merck & Co., Inc. Associate Vice President, Global Quality Compliance

Mary Farbman leads a team of GMP experts responsible for compliance support at Merck’s manufacturing facilities across the globe as well as holding responsibility for Merck's global GMP auditing program. She previously worked at FDA/CDER’s Office of Compliance, where she was responsible for authoring and reviewing warning letters and other compliance documents, conducting microbiological reviews of therapeutic protein manufacturing processes, and performing pre-license inspections of BLA products. In industry, she has worked at both the site and global levels in various compliance and auditing roles as well as in the R&D arena. Her areas of expertise and interest include biotechnology, sterile products, and analytical techniques. She holds a doctorate degree in biological chemistry from MIT.