Anthony J. Cannon, PhD Merck & Co. / MSD

Tony is currently Director, External Manufacturing Technical Operations, for SM Sterile Products at MSD located in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is responsible for technical support of Sterile SM drug products for external manufacturing operations for the SM and Antibiotics platforms. He has held various positions throughout his career in Sterile Drug Product development and manufacturing with a focus on formulation and process development of both liquid and lyophilized parenterals, final container development and optimization, medical devices and drug delivery.  He has over 25 years’ in the industry with experience in biologics (plasma products, proteins, peptides, liposomes, vaccines; viral and bacterial), small molecules, nanocrystals, medical devices, reagents, nutriceuticals and cytotoxics, focused on lyophilization development and manufacturing.  He has also presented on the fundamental of lyophilization, formulation, process development, thermal characterization, finished product analysis, and scale up and tech transfer at various conferences, seminars and pharmaceutical and biotech companies in North America, Europe and Asia.