Liang Fang PhD GSK

Liang Fang PhD

Liang Fang PhD GSK Associated Director, Primary Packaging

Dr. Liang Fang earned his B.S degree in Chemistry from Peking University in year 1997. He earned his Ph.D. degree in the field of Materials Chemistry/Surface Chemistry from University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2003. Dr. Fang joined Arkema Inc. as a Material Scientist in year 2005 and his specialties there were polymeric materials and coatings. He began to work for West Pharmaceutical Services from year 2015 as a Senior Research Scientist in the field of primary packaging systems (vials and pre-filled syringes/cartridges). He was promoted to Principal Research Scientist role in 2017 and then into Technical Director’s position in year 2020. He is an expert in the field of drug-packaging compatibility, which covers a wide range of small molecules and large biological molecules. Dr. Fang joined GSK in 2022 as an Associate Director in Sterile Packaging Technology Division. He is a frequently invited speaker at international PDA and MRS conferences and had published many peer-reviewed papers in well-established journals. In 2021, he received Frederick D. Simon Award for the best paper published in the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. He also published a US patent and a few provisional patents in the field of primary packing components.