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Lara Ionescu Silverman
Senior Director, Research and Development at DiscGenics


Lara Ionescu Silverman, PhD is the Senior Director of Research & Development at DiscGenics. In this role, Dr. Silverman oversees the process development and characterization, analytical method development and qualification, and raw material development and sourcing for IDCT, a candidate cell therapy to treat low back pain. Previously, she led the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for IDCT, currently being evaluated in clinical studies. Dr. Silverman also helped oversee manufacturing of the clinical material and continues to oversee the design and execution of in vitro and nonclinical studies for the development of IDCT. She has a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Agenda Sessions

  • Analytical Method Development and Validation – Building the Characterization Testing Foundation & Toolkit

  • Speaker Q&A - Cell Therapy Analytics – Testing, Characterization & Validation Strategies