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Francis Blacha, Global Quality Leader – Drug Delivery System Development, Eli Lilly



Senior Vice President of Quality

Eli Lilly and Company 

Francis Blacha is Senior Vice President of Quality at Eli Lilly and Company, overseeing the Device Quality Management System, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality for Drug Delivery System Development, Connected Care, and Digital Health. He has over 30 years of quality assurance/control experience, having held leadership positions at Pfizer and Glaxo Inc. Blacha is experienced in risk management and design control across product life cycles. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Catawba College and a master's degree from North Carolina State University.

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