Shawn Kinney, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kinney is a seasoned chief executive with a technical background and more than 30 years of experience in sterile drug manufacturing and filling of vials, pre-filled syringes and custom containers.
Prior to establishing Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Inc. (BSM) in 2014, Dr. Kinney was the Founder and CEO of Hyaluron, Inc. Hyaluron was a contract manufacturer providing aseptic manufacturing and filling services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries which was sold to AMRI in 2010. At Hyaluron, Dr. Kinney was responsible for bringing the first high speed vacuum filling/stoppering syringe filler to the US, pioneered Bubble-Free Filling and authored two patents on the topic. Since leaving Hyaluron, Dr. Kinney has been providing extensive technical and marketing consulting services to SiO2 Medical Products in the development of the market for PECVD coated parenteral containers. Prior to founding Hyaluron in 1999, Dr. Kinney was Vice President of Operations at Anika Therapeutics Inc. where he was responsible for sterile fill/finish of viscous medical device and drug products in pre-filled syringes.
Dr. Kinney is a long time member of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). He has Co-Chaired the Pre-Filled Syringe Conference and given numerous presentations at the PDA Pre-Filled Syringe and other Pre-Filled Syringe Conferences. Dr. Kinney has also participated in glass handling and Pre-Filled Syringe task forces.
Dr. Kinney holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MS in Medicinal Chemistry from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Massachusetts University.