Assurea’s co-founder is on a mission to elevate women in pharma

Tanya Sharma, the co-founder of the consulting firm Assurea LLC (Raleigh, North Carolina), helps startups in cell and gene therapy, biotech and food tech implement quality compliance frameworks. Within life sciences, the company helps clients “move from clinical to commercial, or preclinical to clinical,” Sharma said. “We help clients navigate regulatory requirements.”

Sharma is also an advocate for women in STEM and the life sciences. To that end, she is closely involved in the Women in Pharma initiative from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. In addition, at Assurea, Sharma has worked to create a supportive culture that honors diversity and innovation.

In the following interview, Sharma touches on how she got involved in the life sciences industry and her work to encourage diversity in Assurea and beyond.

Please walk me through the story of how you got involved in biomanufacturing and life sciences.

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