Dr. Quintana is retired from a career in the Industrial Pharmaceutical industry. He last served as head of Product Development and Validation for Pharmaceutics International Inc. (PII) in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Quality Assurance.
Prior to working for PII, Quintana was Senior Director of Manufacturing Development for Lundbeck Pharmaceutical Services, formerly Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in Lebanon, New Jersey. He was responsible for oversight of contract manufacturing organizations that conduct technical, analytical and manufacturing development activities for Ovation to support new U.S. and European product registrations and transfers.
Quintana moved to Ovation from Pfizer, Morris Plains, New Jersey, where he was Senior Manager, Contract Operations Quality Assurance. Quintana has extensive experience with European contractors and health authorities as a result of a three-year assignment with Gödecke AG in Freiburg, Germany. Prior to the acquisition of Warner-Lambert by Pfizer, Quintana held various positions within Warner-Lambert’s Contract Quality unit, Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutics and Clinical Development Research groups and Manufacturing units. Quintana’s role during his tenure at Pfizer and Warner-Lambert included oversight of third party quality operations and provision of pharmaceutical expertise and direction for technology transfers, reformulations, process validation and formulation development.
Quintana’s undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded by the University of Mississippi in Pharmacy (BS) and Pharmaceutics (MS, Ph.D.).