Snapdragon Chemistry Names Lisa Reed Head of Quality Assurance


Waltham, MA – May 11, 2021 – Snapdragon Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Reed as Head of Quality Assurance at its Waltham headquarters. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and drug manufacturing industries and has a track record of proven results in maintaining the highest possible quality standards for investigational products.

Reed will oversee quality assurance at Snapdragon, including at our state-of-the-art GMP drug substance facility opening later this year at 360 Second Avenue in Waltham. “Lisa brings tremendous drug development experience to Snapdragon. Her expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are an asset to Snapdragon, our clients and our partners as we expand our cGMP manufacturing capability” says Snapdragon CEO Matthew Bio.

“I’m grateful to the Snapdragon team for the opportunity to work with this industry-leading group,” said Reed. “It truly takes a team effort to ensure quality systems stay consistent with cGMP guidelines. I will be building on the solid foundation that the Company has already put in place. I look forward to leading the team’s QA function and I am excited to get started, especially as we move towards Snapdragon’s new lab facility, which will expand clinical manufacturing capabilities.”

Reed comes to Snapdragon from Syndax Pharmaceutical, where she served as senior director of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality assurance. Prior to joining Syndax, she spent more than six years as the owner and principal consultant of L. Reed Global QA, Inc. Reed has also worked at EISAI, Inc. as global development quality assurance director. Before joining EISAI, Reed held director-level positions at Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, Altarex, Inc. and Reprogenesis/Curis.

Reed earned her BS in Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences from Boston University and holds a Master of Management degree.

About Snapdragon Chemistry
Snapdragon Chemistry specializes in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) batch and continuous flow process development, utilizing state-of-the-art automation technology and proprietary equipment to solve complex process and analytical development challenges. With R&D and manufacturing headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Snapdragon’s 70+ employees come with strong ties to the local scientific community, with 31 PhD scientists on staff. For more information, please contact