Dana Cipriano

VP of Testing and Analytical Services

Dana Cipriano is Vice President of Testing and Analytical Services The Discovery Labs Center for Breakthrough Medicines. Dana has over a 20-year career in biotechnology and cell and gene therapy with leadership roles in Laboratory Operations and Project Management, with focus on designing processes and testing programs to drive sustainable growth and profitability. She was most recently Senior Director of Testing Operations and Strategic Projects for WuXi Advanced Therapies where she directed testing operations for cell and gene therapy and biologics testing, including characterization, release, safety and viral clearance testing for clinical and commercial products. She also helped create the overall testing business strategy, drove tactical implementation plans and monitored key milestones to drive delivery of strategic objectives. Dana developed a fully-integrated program for development of a new corporate strategy centered on driving scalability in cell and gene therapy testing services, including design and construction of a new cGMP testing facility. Dana has a Masters in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University, a Bachelor’s in Biology from Rutgers University, an Executive Education Certification from The Wharton School, and a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.

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