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CBET Biopharmaceutical Webinar Series – Sarita Acharya

Feb 8, 2024


This presentation offers a comprehensive exploration of my professional journey through academia, contract research organizations (CROs), large pharmaceutical corporations, and smaller biotech enterprises. Drawing from a wealth of experience, I will share insights into the unique challenges and opportunities encountered in each sector. The aim is to provide students with valuable perspectives and practical guidance as they consider their own paths in the dynamic field of biopharmaceuticals.


Sarita K. Acharya is a Principal Scientist in USP’s Global Biologics Department. Sarita’s projects at USP includes leveraging her prior experience in vaccines to identify and advance development of standards to support vaccine manufacturing. She is also involved in the development of new standards to support analytical testing of oligonucleotide products and exploratory work to define new opportunities for standards in other areas. Previously, Sarita worked for several biotech companies, academia, contract research organizations and pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. She has held several lab-based roles in method development and validation, Chemistry, Manufacturing, and controls (CMC) and quality control, where she worked on monoclonal antibodies, protein, and mRNA-based vaccines.