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Thursday, June 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
#411: Nonclinical Statistics for Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control: Case Studies and Regulatory Perspective

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-586-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Due to recent regulatory issues in manufacturing, statistical tools are used increasingly to understand manufacturing data. This provides opportunities to improve the evaluation of safety, quality, and efficacy criteria specified by regulators.

Learning Objectives

Discuss lessons learned in the use of statistics in pharmaceutical manufacturing; Identify the challenges and opportunities with application of nonclinical statistics; Describe the regulatory developments in the CMC area and the opportunities for statistical applications.


Surya P. Chitra


A Case Study of Statistical Analysis of Integration Site Assay in the Application of Gene Therapy
Shu Zhang, PhD

Overview of CMC Area Statistics
Cassie Dong, PhD

Quality by Design Case Studies for Biologics/Biosimilars
Charles Li, MS

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Surya Chitra

Consultant, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming, Savio Group Inc
Surya Chitra, PhD, MBA, is an experienced biostatistics and pharmacology professional currently working as a R&D consultant for pharmaceutical/ biotechnology companies with 25+ years experience in the industry. He has previously worked at Endo Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca and Merck... Read More →


Cassie Dong

Mathematical Statistician, Division of Biometrics VI, OTS, CDER, FDA
Cassie is a Statistics Reviewer in CMC Review Team at office of Biostatistics, FDA and holds a Masters in Chemistry and PhD in Statistics. She joined FDA in 2012. Her primary review work concentrates on the analytical similarity assessment and product quality control. She also has... Read More →

Charles Li

Statistician, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Charles has been working as a statistician in Teva Phamaceuticals for 2 years. He is working primarily on non-clinical statistics projects. His job includes: (1) the analysis for immunogenicity assays, cut-point determination for the screening, confirmatory, neutralizing antibody... Read More →
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Shu Zhang

Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline
Shu Zhang is a non-clinical statistician in GlaxoSmithKline. She received a concurrent PhD degree in Biochemistry and MS degree in Statistics at Iowa State University and has 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in supporting non-clinical areas including CMC and discover... Read More →

Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
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