An Introduction to GxP

There are a lot of three-letter acronyms employed in biotech – GMP, GLP, cGMP, CFR, etc. – that can be hard to keep straight when getting into the industry. Whether you're new to the industry or need a quick refresher, join the Emerging Leaders Committee and Dr. Dennis Gross for a virtual learning session on January 20, 2022, as we discuss a breakdown of GxP. Starting with the FDA and its role, this presentation plans to dive deeper into the governing body and guidelines that construct our industry. This event is virtual only. 


Dennis Gross

Dennis Gross, MS, PhD, SSYB, SFC

CEO & Treasurer, PA Drug Discovery Institute at The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County

Dr. Dennis Gross received his B.A and M.S. in Biology from the California State University and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He did his postdoctoral training in Hematopharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine before joining the Merck Research Labs where he worked for 29 years retiring as Senior Director and Head of West Point Business Operations with overall responsibilities for capital planning and facilities in Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts.  He was also responsible for capital lab and office projects and operations oversight at Merck research lab sites in Canada, Japan, Italy and the UK.  During his tenure at Merck, he also served as Adjunct Professor of Global Logistics in the School of Business and Industry of Florida A&M University and Adjunct Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University.  After retiring from Merck, he served for 9 years as the Associate Dean for the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University.  

Dr. Gross is currently the CEO of the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute engaged in programs in workforce development, STEM education and business development. He continues as adjunct faculty in the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University. He is also Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Medicinal Chemistry in the Blumberg Institute, Adjunct Professor of Basic Sciences at The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Corporate Faculty at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. He has published more than 120 scientific publications and is a member of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Chemical Society, History of Science Society, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sigma Xi and the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association. He is also the co-editor of the journal Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and associate editor for the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. He has been a member of ISPE since 1996 and a recipient of the Buz Lange Award and recently the Joseph Phillips Life Time Achievement Award. 

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Brought to you by the Emerging Leaders Committee (formerly YP Committee) but open to all!