Lori A. Hoffman

Advisory Board Member

Ms. Hoffman is the senior director of alliance management for Frontida BioPharm, Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). In this role, she developed and managed a Project Management team to ensure timely execution of client projects. Implemented new processes to improve internal and external communication, managed and maintained partner alliances, established the company’s product selection process and develop a portfolio of candidates for internal R&D and supported business development efforts through participation at conferences, trade shows and industry events. Frontida BioPharm has been in business over 65 years. They make oral dosage forms for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, CNS conditions and infectious diseases. They make over 3 billion doses per year.

Previously, she spent nine years at Sagent Pharmaceuticals, initially as the director of project management for sterile injectable projects. Ms. Hoffman later became responsible for all pipeline management functions, such as product selection and strategy, API sourcing, competitive intelligence activities, and product licensing.

Prior to Sagent, she worked in the API side of the pharmaceutical industry, promoting the various chemistry services offered by Albany Molecular Research, Inc., (AMRI) and managing chemical development projects at Regis Technologies, Inc. Ms. Hoffman started her career as a process chemist for The Upjohn Company in 1990.

She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Women In Bio organizations. Ms. Hoffman has also been a panelist at conferences related to pharmaceutical outsourcing, generic portfolio management, and professional mentorship. In addition, she served on the Planning Committee for the InformEx trade show. More recently, she has been an active volunteer for the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), serving as a member of the Advisory Council, participating on various committees, and currently chairing the Women in Pharma Committee.

Ms. Hoffman earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has completed additional coursework in economics, accounting, and communication.

Lori A. Hoffman

Advisory Board Member

Ms. Hoffman is the senior director of alliance management for Frontida BioPharm, Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). In this role, she supervises a project-management team, while also developing related processes for effective internal and external communication. Ms. Hoffman came to Frontida with more than 27 years of broad pharmaceutical industry experience in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and finished-dosage research and development, project management, product selection/licensing, pipeline management, and business development.

Previously, she spent nine years at Sagent Pharmaceuticals, initially as the director of project management for sterile injectable projects. Ms. Hoffman later became responsible for all pipeline management functions, such as product selection and strategy, API sourcing, competitive intelligence activities, and product licensing.

Prior to Sagent, she worked in the API side of the pharmaceutical industry, promoting the various chemistry services offered by Albany Molecular Research, Inc., (AMRI) and managing chemical development projects at Regis Technologies, Inc. Ms. Hoffman started her career as a process chemist for The Upjohn Company in 1990.

She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Women In Bio organizations. Ms. Hoffman has also been a panelist at conferences related to pharmaceutical outsourcing, generic portfolio management, and professional mentorship. In addition, she served on the Planning Committee for the InformEx trade show. More recently, she has been an active volunteer for the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), serving as a member of the Advisory Council, participating on various committees, and currently chairing the Women in Pharma Committee.

Ms. Hoffman earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has completed additional coursework in economics, accounting, and communication.