Sabrina Restrepo PhD Merck & Co., Inc.

Sabrina Restrepo PhD

Sabrina Restrepo PhD Merck & Co., Inc. Director, Vaccines - Technical Product Leadership

Sabrina's responsibilities at Merck have included technical operations support in several areas such as deployment of single-use systems in vaccine manufacturing, process improvements, technical collaborations with single-use systems’ suppliers, regulatory remediation plans, vaccines localization technology transfers, cell culture media and drug substance manufacturing. She is the recipient of the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Engineering and Production Technology Leadership category for the Design, Evaluation and Implementation of Single-Use Components for Ebola Zaire Vaccines Drug Substance Manufacturing, 2020 PDA Distinguished Service Award and 2020 Merck Manufacturing Science & Technology Big Innovation Award. Currently, she is the co-lead of the PDA Vaccines Interest Group and member of the PDA Biopharmaceutical Advisory Board. Prior to joining Merck, she worked at Irvine Scientific, Allergan and the Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo where she contributed to the development and manufacturing of cell culture media products, process characterization and improvement of Botox® and development of biological wastewater technologies, respectively. Sabrina has published four technical publications, co-authored three BioPhorum Industry documents, and presented at numerous conferences. She holds a BS and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and PhD degree in Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio.