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John Denny

Executive Partner, New Product Design and Manufacturing

John brings more than thirty years experience successfully commercializing new products in a number of industries. John is the founder and CEO of Alaeras, Inc., a drug delivery company currently developing dry powder vaccines. This platform inhaler is capable of delivering a variety of vaccines including flu, malaria, and rotavirus. He has launched more than fifty new products in his career, spanning many different industries, generating more than $1B in revenue. John brings the following areas of expertise to the SmartCore Business Solutions team:

  • Industrial Design
  • Product Engineering
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance

John has ten years experience designing and manufacturing pharmaceutical and medical devices. Prior to starting Alaeras, he worked for GSK and was responsible for all global pharmaceutical device programs, including dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, needle free syringes, and liquid nebulizers. He started the Veramyst nasal spray program, which has received many design awards and has been a huge commercial success.

John has worked for Global 500 companies (GSK and Alstom) as well as for three start ups. He has extensive project management experience and has worked with most major CAD design software, including Solidworks and ProE. John has expertise in all types of manufacturing processes such as plastics molding, metal processing, high volume manufacturing and assembly, and sterile and aseptic filling methods.

John has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an Executive MBA. from Columbia University.

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