Stephen G. Machatha, Ph.D. has served as our Senior Vice President, Technical Operations since January 2019. He has more than 15 years of experience in drug and chemical development for diverse indications and delivery routes at multiple companies. Dr. Machatha joined Aldeyra in 2016 as Vice President of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Dr. Machatha was Director of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls and Drug Product Development for Synageva Biopharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company acquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Machatha led the Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls teams involved in the development and regulatory filing of KANUMA® (sebelipase alfa). Prior to his work at Synageva, Dr. Machatha held scientific and product development roles of increasing responsibilities at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Acquired by Merck & Co.) and CyDex Pharmaceuticals (Acquired by Ligand Pharmaceuticals). Dr. Machatha attended the University of Arizona, where he received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, an M.A. in Chemistry, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry.
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