Dave DiProspero

Senior Fellow - Pharmaceutical Process

Philadelphia, PA

Dave DiProspero has 25 years of pharmaceutical engineering experience with a specialty in oral solid dose (OSD) form manufacturing operations/facilities/equipment/technology. His primary expertise is in internationally regulated, cGMP operations with a strong engineering, process, containment, equipment, material handling and facility systems integration background.

Dave is experienced in site master planning, conceptual/preliminary/detailed facility design, engineering, procurement, qualification, project management and facility assessments. He has a solid understanding of FDA 21-CFR Parts 210 & 211, EU Volume 4 and other international pharma regulations.

Dave has also been involved in equipment/facility/systems integration and project coordination/management. He has worked as an owner’s representative and as a direct employee for many well-known equipment/technology suppliers and engineering firms.

As a director of pharmaceutical process technology (and an OSD subject matter expert), Dave provides project oversight and is involved in front-end/back-end project consultation and planning, strategizing, implementation/execution and is an experienced team communicator. Dave has specific expertise in projects that include dispensing/formulating, blending/mixing, granulation/particle coating, drying, compression/encapsulation, tablet coating/printing, packaging and other typical and non-typical OSD processes.

He is a long-term member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and has chaired numerous committees–many related to education. He is currently the chair of the Facility of the Year Committee and steering committee advisor of the OSD Community of Practice. He is the steering committee manager for the OSD Baseline Guide Volume 3 revision effort.

Dave frequently speaks, writes and teaches on various industry topics and was the recipient of the 2006 ISPE Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year award.

“My general business philosophy is to be honest, fair and friendly to everyone I meet and have respect for their viewpoints, even when they differ from my own. I am open to sharing my previous project experiences, offering my technical expertise and am not shy to say I don't know when I don't. My life philosophy is to work hard/play hard, laugh/smile as much as possible and try not to take things too seriously. It's not about fame and fortune. It's about making a difference and contributing to society.”

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