John Towns, PhD Eli Lilly &Company

John Towns is Principal Fellow, Global Regulatory Affairs at Eli Lilly with regulatory responsibility for Lilly's portfolio of drug/device combination products from early design development and container/closure requirements through to human factors studies and device clinical studies. He also has responsibility for the requirements and reporting of Mobile Medical Apps. Dr. Towns' previous regulatory experience was as Senior Director in global CMC regulatory affairs and prior to that as Head of Biopharmaceutical Technology Development. Dr. Towns received a BS degree in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1991.