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Expert in Biopharmaceutical Development

Expert ID: 724881 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert, PhD, is a consultant in the field of BioPharmaceutical Development. He has over 23 years of biotech industry experience in biotherapeutic and diagnostics development, having held senior positions at several biotech companies, most recently, VP of Biologics Development at Biovest International.

He has extensive experience in analytical and process development, formulations, QC, and cGMP manufacturing. Expert has developed products derived from natural and recombinant sources for the treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. He has authored CMC sections for INDs and BLAs, and has been a thought leader in devising unique solutions to regulatory challenges for novel biological therapeutics.

He has advised on bioprocess and characterization issues for monoclonal antibodies and numerous other protein-based drugs. In addition, he has specific experience in the area of personalized medicines and has worked on stem cell therapies.

Provide technical and strategic advice on the development of a protein-based biologic therapeutic drug.Advisor to the investment management community on development, production and regulatory issues for biological therapeutics.Development of physicochemical and bioanalytical methods for the characterization and QC release of protein therapeutics.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biochemistry Institution: University of California
Year: 1977 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Indiana University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Biovest International Title: VP Biologis Development Department: Biologics Development Responsibilities: Directed analytical, process development and immunology departments in support of cancer vaccine and cell culture instrumentation divisions.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Antigenics Inc. Title: Senior Director, Scientific Services Department: R&D Responsibilities: Strategic planning and coordination of project activities between Development, Operations and R&D from discovery through commercialization.
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: Antigenics Inc. Title: Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Technologies Department: Pharmaceutical Technologies Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of analytical and process development, formulation, product characterization and discovery research for novel cancer vaccines.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: AutoImmune Inc. Title: Associate Director of Biochemistry Department: Operations Responsibilities: Directed team responsible for the characterization of proteins and protein-lipid mixtures for the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
Years: 1989 to 1996 Employer: Oncogene Sciences, Inc. Title: Principal Investigator, Diagnostic Research Department: Diagnostics Responsibilities: Managed the research and development program for cancer diagnostics.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association for the Advancement of Science;
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
American Association for Cancer Research

Publications and Patents Summary
15 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 7 patents.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Validation of Analytical Test Methods for Biopharmaceuticals
Marketing Experience
Extensive background with regulatory issues related to biopharmaceutical development and approval.
Other Relevant Experience
Due diligence for the Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical industry. Oversight of outsourced activities.

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