Daniel Torok, Ph.D.

Senior Drug Substance Consultant


Daniel Torok, Ph.D.

Dr. Torok is a seasoned synthetic organic chemist who has been with DSI since shortly after its inception. Dan has served industry for over 30 years in many aspects of development ranging from synthetic to process development chemistry. He is a hands-on, results-oriented focused on process development, cGMP scale-up and transfer and cGMP commercial production.

Dan manages and oversees projects ranging from pre-IND chemistry development to pre-launch validation and material sourcing for late-stage clinical trials. Prior to joining DSI in 2008, he was with Lonza and Hovione for 17 years, where he honed his skills and expertise in API tech transfer, process validation and sourcing strategies. Dan uses his broad industrial experience to aid in the development of a client’s process, either in assisting as man in plant or as a project manager. Dan’s familiarity with most major worldwide CMO’s has made him invaluable to clients in support of existing API operations and sourcing new sites for production needs.

  • Oversees project management, API synthesis design and API/Formulation sourcing support to our clients
  • Assists clients in providing timely technical assistance as both an author and strategic advisor

Dan received his MS from the University of Arizona, his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Iowa and performed his post-doctoral fellowship in microbiology and medicinal chemistry at the NIH.

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Core Competencies

  • Pilot Plant Operations
  • Process Chemistry
  • Person in Plant
  • CMO Selection
  • Process Optimization
  • Custom Synthesis of APIs
  • Yield Improvement
  • High Potency API
  • Tech Transfer