Chakradhar Padala, Ph.D. is a Director in Amgen Process Development, with more than 11 years of experience in drug product process design, scale-up, and tech transfers to manufacturing sites. He led a number of Amgen products from early stage through commercial filing and has authored multiple regulatory filings. As part of process development, he now leads a team of engineers & scientists responsible for developing and integrating next generation technologies into drug product manufacturing plants. He is also a Lyophilization subject matter expert at Amgen, and is a member of industry consortia, working on establishing best practices. Chakradhar received his Ph.D. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), and has published in peer reviewed journals, authored scientific book chapters, and presented at many scientific conferences.