NDA Partners LLC: A Development Partner to Biopharmaceutical Investors and Companies

John Dohner, MS

Practice Area Focus

  • Drugs
  • Transdermals
  • Oral Solid Dosages
  • CMC


John Dohner joined NDA Partners as an Expert Consultant in 2017. He is a Chemical Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, developing processes and equipment to manufacture drug delivery systems.

During Mr. Dohner’s career at ALZA Corporation, he achieved the rank of Principal Engineer, the highest technical title awarded within the company. As Senior Director of Engineering and Macroflux Manufacturing Development, he was responsible for the scale-up and manufacturing of novel drug delivery products with an emphasis on transdermal technology. His expertise includes process development and characterization, pharmaceutical process equipment, and technology transfer for a variety of drug delivery systems. He has also taught a class on Plant Design and Process Engineering in Stanford University’s Chemical Engineering Department.

Mr. Dohner is a registered Professional Chemical Engineer in the State of California. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).