Anthony Cannon, MSD International - Qepler Summits And Conferences

Anthony Cannon

Regional Director, ExM, Global Tech Ops, Sterile
MSD International
Zürich, Switzerland
MSD International

Tony is currently Regional Director of Global Technical Operations, External Manufacturing for Sterile Products at MSD International located in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is responsible for all technical support of sterile drug products for external manufacturing operations for the European Region.

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 20 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.

Related Sessions:

Pharmaceutical Lyophilization
Summit 2019

Discuss best practices in tech & regulatory updates, process, formulation, testing, monitoring and new products development.
  • 13 Feb 2019
  • Prague, CZ
  • Pharma
Day 1: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
CASE STUDY: Anatomy of the Lyophilization Process: Considerations for a Successful Tech Transfer.
  • Tech transfer of a lyophilized product
  • Overview of the lyophilization process and the critical process parameters
  • Specific focus on the technical considerations with analysis of the impact on the lyophilization recipe
  • Impact of deviations to the CPPs on the product quality during transfer activities
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2nd Annual Pharmaceutical
Lyophilization Summit 2020

Discuss best practices in tech & regulatory updates, process, formulation, testing, monitoring, new products development.
  • 12 Feb 2020
  • Berlin, DE
  • Pharma
Day 2: Thursday, 13 February 2020
CASE STUDY: Lyophilization Equipment - Design Requirements and Technical Solutions
  • General description of the lyophilization process and how the equipment design relates
  • Scale up considerations based on the equipment design and how it applies to the processing conditions
  • General overview of the main components of a Lyophilizer (chamber, condenser, refrigeration skid, vacuum skid, shelves, etc.)
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