Sabrina Restrepo, Ph.D. Director – Global Vaccines Technical Operations, Merck & Co. Inc. 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 for vaccines manufacturing, subject matter expertise in extractables and leachables, technical collaborations with single-use systems’ suppliers, regulatory remediation plans, cell culture media and drug substance manufacturing. Recently, she was a 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. Currently, she is the co-lead of the PDA Vaccines Interest Group.
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, received four recognitions within Merck, 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.