Senior Global Business Director of Pharma Solutions
Vice President, Quality Assurance
Director, Drug Delivery Technologies
Director, Drug Eluting Device Development
Director, Analytic Services
Director, Project Management
Dr. Lee is responsible for product and business development along with providing strategic direction. Before joining LLS Health, Rob held senior management positions at Novavax, Inc., Lyotropic Therapeutics, Inc., and Imcor Pharmaceutical Co. He holds BSs in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Washington and a PhD in Physical Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rob has published more than three dozen articles and five book chapters plus holds 11 issued patents and 15 provisional or PCT patent applications. He has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development of both therapeutic drugs and diagnostic imaging agents. Rob maintains strong academic ties, including an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas in the early 1990s, serving as a reviewer for both the International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal MOJ Bioequivalence & Bioavailability, The Scientific Pages of Nanotechnology, and The Journal of Analytical and Pharmaceutical Research.
Gaurab Sengupta is the Senior Global Business Director of Pharma Solutions. He leads all commercial, technical, and business development efforts in support of growing the Lubrizol Pharmaceuticals business. Gaurab has more than 14 years of B2B pharmaceutical industry experience, including sales marketing, and business development for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), generics, and CDMO. Prior to joining Lubrizol in 2019, he worked at Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (AET) in Hamburg, Germany, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in Asia, South Asia, Europe, and North America. Gaurab earned a bachelor of science in chemical technology from Osmania University in India and his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Judith Cohen joined LLS Health in 2013 as Associate Director, Quality Assurance. Prior to joining LLS Health, Judith held leadership roles for over 22 years at Johnson & Johnson within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sectors. She has extensive experience developing and implementing quality systems to support the manufacture and analytical characterization of clinical trial materials and commercial product. Judith has been integral in the preparation of Chemistry & Manufacturing Control sections for regulatory submissions worldwide for both pharmaceutical and drug/device combination products leading to the commercialization of over 20 products. Judith earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Kim joined LLS Health in 2012, bringing her expertise in drug delivery and biomaterials to the Formulation Services group. She now aids in leading the development, scale-up and manufacturing of a broad spectrum of drug products at LLS health. Kim received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University under an NIH training grant in Qualitative Biology and Physiology, where her work focused on biodegradable polymer synthesis and micro- and nano-particulates for targeted and controlled release of chemotherapeutics. She also holds a BS from Lehigh University in Chemical Engineering.
Jite Okoh joined LLS Health in 2010 as a Formulation Scientist and subject matter expert in the development and fabrication of drug eluting devices. Prior to joining LLS health, Jite worked for various pharmaceutical and medical device companies including DSM Nutritional Products and Teleflex Medical (Arrow International) where he obtained extensive experiences in the incorporation of pharmaceutical actives into numerous polymeric medical devices. He leads a team of formulators, with diverse backgrounds, responsible for the research, development and clinical scale up of drug and device combination products. Jite holds several patents and has co-authored technical publications relating to drug delivery devices. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Kutztown University.
Laurie Goldman joined LLS Health in 1997 as Analytic and Quality Manager. Building on a solid quality control and quality assurance framework from previous experience in the electronic chemicals, mining, and inks/coatings industries, she established and grew the state-of-the-art analytical laboratory at LLS Health. She has co-authored numerous technical publications. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College and has been certified in statistical process control, quality engineering, and quality auditing. At LLS Health, she has overseen the development and validation of hundreds of analytical methods used for clinical intermediate and finished pharmaceutical products.
Joey has served as Marketing Director of LLS Health’s CDMO Division since 2017 and has been involved in pharmaceutical new business development since 2013. Prior to joining the CDMO division, she spent nearly 15 years in marketing roles in various Lubrizol business units. Joey also has over 10 years of experience in finance at Lubrizol, Ford Motor Company, and The Franklin Mint. She received Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from Juniata College and her M.B.A from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.
Jenn joined the Project Management group of LLS Health, CDMO Division in 2014. Prior to that, she spent 12 years working at Merck in Safety Assessment within the Merck Research Labs Division where she led non-GLP and GLP animal studies. Jenn now oversees the Project Management group. Her group is responsible for overseeing all projects within LLS Health CDMO Division and specializes in directing Client projects with aggressive GMP timelines. Jenn received her Bachelor of Science in Small Animal Science and Conservation from Delaware Valley University and her Master of Business with Management Concentration from DeSales University.