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Expert in Vaccines, IVD, Animal Health, Coronavirus Virus and Vaccine Models

Expert ID: 722023 South Dakota, USA

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Expert has excelled in the animal vaccine field for over 21 years. He has directed licensing for over 40 U.S. and 55 international registrations for avian, bovine, canine, equine, feline and ovine species. Expert has consulted with the world's leading vaccine manufacturers through his own company. Formed in 1992, Expert's company provides consulting services in vaccines, diagnostics and animal health products.

Expert has worked extensively in reducing bacterial toxins in final biologic products through process control, downstream processing and toxin measurements.

He directed a division at SmithKline Beecham Animal Health on biologic response modifiers, adjuvants and delivery systems. Through his efforts, new materials were added to the veterinary and human biologics programs. In his consulting practice, Expert works with clients on various modifier and immune enhancers for disease prevention, treatment and vaccine augmentations.

Expert has been a scientific business manager for over 21 years. He has directed staffs up to 37 scientists and controlled a total budget of $7.5 million (operating, contingency and capital expenditures). He presently serves on the Board of Directors of ImmuCell Corporation where he contributes his business management skills to the biotech organization.

Expert is a seasoned professional in vaccination. He has licensed products which encompass cutting edge technologies, as well as market-proven older concepts. He was the first researcher to license a live recombinant virus for domestic animal use. He holds international patents on feline leukemia vaccines as well as rabies immunoenhancers. And he has worked with vaccines of various presentations (live, inactivated, vectored, synthetics and DNA) and for various species.

Expert helped design a new virus production facility for client. He also has experience designing a new animal holding facility.

He regularly does on-site in-depth R&D projects, on-site troubleshooting of biological processes, and on-site project management and project reviews.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Veterinary Virology and Immunology Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Year: 1976 Degree: M.S. Subject: Veterinary Virology and Immunology Institution: UMass Amherst
Year: 1974 Degree: B.A. Subject: Biology Institution: Boston University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: As president of his own private practice, Expert is responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as principal consultant on biotech project management and strategic alliances.
Years: 1985 to 1992 Employer: SmithKline Beecham Animal Health Title: Director, Virology and Immunology Development Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for two research divisions in animal vaccines development at SmithKline, and for regulatory affairs and marketing support.
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: TechAmerica Title: Project Leader Department: R&D Responsibilities: He led an R&D team that focused on IVD antigen production and animal vaccine development.
Years: 1980 to 1984 Employer: Sanofi, S.A. Title: Manager, Avian Vaccine Development Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for vaccine development and the diagnostic division of the company.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1975 to 1978 Agency: USDA Role: Hatch Grant Description: Expert performed research on the role of oncogenic herpesviruses in poultry.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Czech Republic Summary: In the Czech Republic, Expert assisted with a strategic partnering and transfer of technology to a U.S. partner.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: He did a complete site audit and process improvement program for a veterinary vaccine manufacturer
Years: 2009 to Present Country / Region: Ethiopia Summary: He conducted a complete site audit, implemented new production process and down stream processing methods for the State Veterinary Institute.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Expert assisted in FDA assessment of a new hormone vaccine product for the U.S. market.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: He collaborated on new vaccine delivery systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA): committee Chair Biologics and Biotechnology, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), AAALS, and the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD).
Professional Appointments
Expert was a Board Member for ImmuCell Corporation (Nasdaq: ICCC), a biotechnology company focused on the development and marketing of animal health products, targeting the bovine industry, the dairy and beef industry.
Medical / Professional
He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1978-1980.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 40 U.S. and 55 international license registrations, more than 25 publications and two international patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been an expert witness for the U.S. government in a federal court case. He has been an expert witness on two occasions for a Fortune 50 company.
Training / Seminars
Expert developed and presents the seminar, "Smart Starts mean Fast Finishes - Biological Development."
Vendor Selection
He routinely helps source vendors and supplies for his clients.
Marketing Experience
He has worked with domestic and international marketing groups in bringing 40 products to market in the U.S., and 55 internationally.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert possesses extensive experience in project management, especially keeping R&D projects on schedule. Additionally, he is considered by his peers and clients to be a bright, realistic scientist who knows what is required to license a product. He can design the experiments required for licensure without going overboard on costs, and can confidently defend the data to the licensing authorities.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Basic conversation (tourist level).

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