Joe Baker, owner of JLBaker Consulting, LLC, is a seasoned veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. His knowledge spans many dosage and delivery forms from solid to liquids and gels, thin films/transdermals to medical devices. Mr. Baker's experience allows him to help start-up as well as established pharmaceutical companies diversify into new dosage forms.
At MonoSol Rx Mr. Baker led a cross-functional team to solve a major product defect. He also oversaw construction of and equipment procurement for their new facility in Indiana to produce thin film dosage strips with API. Prior to joining MonoSol Mr. Baker was VP Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain at Alexza Pharmaceuticals, a start-up medical device company in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he helped launch their proprietary combination inhalational product. As General Manager at start-up transdermal manufacturer TheraTech/Watson Laboratories, he directed the facility expansion and scale-up of multiple transdermal and gel products for worldwide distribution. Prior to this role Mr. Baker built a new manufacturing facility for Lohmann Therapy Systems in West Caldwell, NJ, then transferred technology and equipment from Andernach, Germany to produce Habitrol for Ciba Geigy. Early in his career he was employed by Lederle Laboratories (American Cyanamid) in Pearl River, NY where he learned about multiple dosage forms including solids.
In his spare time Joe is also an avid fly fisherman. So when he's not in the office he's probably on a stream somewhere relaxing.