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Josh Hoerner, PhDChief Innovation Officer, Managing DirectorPurisys Athens

Josh Hoerner leads the innovation function for Purisys and is the Managing Director of the Athens, Georgia site, Purisys’ global headquarters.  Josh oversees the core product development functions, the reference standard program and CDMO strategic business units, the small-scale commercial manufacturing facility, global manufacturing technical support, applications development, customer technical services, and the quality and regulatory functions. Josh is also a central member of Purisys’ intellectual property team. He has more than 15 years of industry experience encompassing API and DP development (solid oral and parenteral dosage forms) working at Pfizer, Merck, J&J, and General Electric. Josh’s prior experience includes both new chemical entity and generic product experience as well as lifecycle management. Josh holds a Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and B.S. in Chemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.