Christine Sherman Takeda

Christine Sherman

Christine Sherman Takeda Global Sterility Assurance & Microbiology

Christine Sherman is a member of the Takeda Global Sterility Assurance & Microbiology team and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Within Takeda, her role is supporting Sterilization and Aseptic Processing at the sterile manufacturing sites. Her newest assignment is implementing a Sterility Assurance program at Takeda's sites in Japan. Her background in Microbiology consists of supporting facilities that manufacture pharmaceutical products (sterile and non-sterile), biologics, cell therapies, and vaccines. Prior to joining Takeda in 2017, she worked for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer in the QC microbiology department, and later, at Merck in a Sterility Assurance role for the Durham, NC vaccine facilities. In these roles, she was responsible for ensuring product sterility by supporting environmental and utility monitoring programs, process simulation of bulk and finished product, airflow visualization studies, well as facilitating internal Microbiology Communities of Practice focused on bioburden control. She has experience supporting Microbiological investigations for environmental and utility monitoring, sterile and non-sterile products, and process simulation positives. Throughout her career, she has interacted with various regulatory agencies and supported internal audits as a Microbiology SME. She is currently active in PDA Technical Report revisions and a member of the South East Chapter.