Joe Jerkins Genentech

Joe Jerkins

Joe Jerkins Genentech Senior Director, Chapter - Lead, Drug Substance Make, Assess, Release

Joe Jerkins is Senior Director, Chapter - Lead, Drug Substance Make, Assess, Release at Genentech in South San Francisco. His team is accountable for oversight of Make, Assess, and Release (MAR) clinical and commercial products, inclusive of Large Molecule GMP cell banks, Large Molecule GMP drug substance, and Small Molecule GMP API. His team is also accountable for Quality membership on early stage clinical development (CMC) projects (QSPOC) and disposition of clinical trial material from cell bank through final label pack.

Joe recently completed a four-year rotation as quality lead for the design, build, commission, qualification and start up of the SSF Clinical Supply Center (CSC). The CSC is an agile small volume modular biologics manufacturing facility that leverages new technologies and digital solutions to rapidly and sustainably bring new medical advances to patients. It was recognized by ISPE as the 2023 Pharma 4.0 category winner as well as for overall Facility of the Year (FOYA).

Joe previously held leadership positions in Global Quality Systems, IMP Quality Assurance, Biochem Operational Excellence, cell culture, fermentation & media prep production operations.