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Christopher Pinto

Christopher Pinto

Product Development Engineer

Biogen Idec

Cambridge, MA

Innovative Product and Packaging Development Engineer


Biogen Idec

Product Development Engineer

• Work within a specialized team of cross functional engineers in the creation, evolution and use of designs and hardware for drug delivery devices and associated packaging

• Responsibilities include developing product specific testing , device manufacturing process technology demonstrators, precision measurement systems and other such activities

• Create innovative design solutions from concept to full production level detail utilizing Human Factors feedback, ASTM and ISTA system testing and FDA requirements

• Provide technical analysis of design and hardware for function and robustness by means of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and traditional methods

• Manage interfaces and line functions with internal groups as well as external CMOs/CROs

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Biogen Idec

Engineer I, Device and Container Systems

• Responsible for developing and executing device functionality testing, container closure integrity and package testing

• Evaluate experimental product and packaging designs, using human factor studies and user FMEA’s, (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

• Recommend appropriate packaging based on: Drug formulation, Device design, Manufacturing and Scale up activities

• Characterize device, container and protective packaging fragility using ISTA, ASTM and custom test methods

• Preform material leachable / extractable studies on package, container and drug interaction


Packaging Dynamics Lab

Lab Manager

• Manage the relationship between RIT Packaging Dynamics Test Lab and outside company clients

• Develop custom testing methods for current and in-development product and packaging

• Recommend product and packaging design changes based on customer limitations and needs

• Lead a cross-discipline team in the creation of custom packaging/product designs and associated testing

Career medium 03
Career medium 04


Packaging Engineer, Co-op

• Develop and implement new customer driven product packaging throughout Unilever’s cross-category product lines

• Design innovative product prototypes, keeping in mind key features such as form, fit, function and manufacturability

• Run plant line trials and shelf life stability tests, validating both product and manufacturing process

• Harmonize product specifications, while implementing cost saving projects in coordination with CMO’s


Rochester Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

• Class Lecture:
Introducing students to material conversion / production, physical / chemical properties and uses.

• Lab Exercises:
Designed to expose students to industry testing procedures through the operation of various instruments, data interpretation methods and evaluation of material properties and performance characteristics.

- Materials I:
Metals and Plastics, Adhesives and other component materials.

- Materials II:
Paper, Paperboard, Wood, Glass, and propellants used in packaging applications.

- Packaging for Distribution:
Structural design of shipping containers for product physical protection, methods for testing and predicting product performance are studied.

Career medium 02


Technical Development Sales Operations, Co-op

• Customize lifecycle management solutions for designing products, managing product information, and enhance product development processes worldwide

Town of Framingham

Head Lifeguard

• Manage 23 lifeguards, over 3 lakes.

Circuit City

Product Specialist

• Train staff in customer interaction and sales.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Master of Science (MS), Product Development

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Multidisciplinary Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology

AAS, Applied Arts and Sciences