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Located at IBC's Biopharmaceutical Development & Production Week
March 24-27, 2014 · Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel · San Diego, CA
Instructor: Julio A. Baez, Ph.D., Independent Consultant; former Technology VP/Science Fellow, BioFabrica, FibroGen and Monsanto
Dr. Baez has 31 years of bioprocessing and bioproduct development experience conducting discovery, development and manufacturing programs for agricultural, chemical, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical products. He developed protein, nucleic acid, and cell-based biopharmaceuticals and industrial products requiring biological processing. For 23 years he had been teaching biochemistry, bioprocessing, biopharmaceuticals and agricultural biotechnology courses and workshops at leading universities and international conferences. He received his BS/BA in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois.
Instructor: Nadine Ritter, Ph.D., Senior Analytical Consultant, Biologics Consulting Group, Inc.
Dr. Ritter is a CMC technical, regulatory and quality expert providing consulting and training services to the biopharmaceutical and biosimilars industry world-wide. She has designed and executed numerous pre and post approval comparability studies and stability programs for biotechnology and biosimilar products. In addition, she routinely performs third-party laboratory audits for due diligence, quality assessment and PAI readiness for organizations ranging from small to multinational firms
Instructor: Nathalie Frau, Ph.D., President and Scientific Consultant, NPOS BioConsult
Before founding NPOS BioConsult, Dr Frau has built experience with small and large biopharmaceutical companies working towards biomolecule manufacturing process development, process engineering, analytics, virus clearance technologies and validation, and disposable technologies. Nathalie led multiple teams to develop scalable and economic downstream processes up to the manufacturing of clinical batches. Nathalie has lectured on biochemistry for five years at the University of Sciences, La Rochelle, France. She earned a master degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Technology of Compiegne, France and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Univ. of Sciences, La Rochelle, France.
Instructor: Antonio R. Moreira, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering and Vice Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Dr. Antonio R. Moreira is an expert in cell culture and fermentation bioprocessing. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering and Vice Provost at UMBC. Dr. Moreira is Chairman and President of Peritus Consultants, Inc. Prior to UMBC, Dr. Moreira held senior management positions with International Flavors and Fragrances and with Schering-Plough. At Schering-Plough, he was responsible for the fermentation team that developed alpha-interferon under FDA approval and for manufacture of biologics for the US market. Dr. Moreira consults in bioprocessing areas, has an active research program and has authored over 200 scientific publications and presentations. He received the PDA James Agalloco award, was Founding President of the Chesapeake Bay Area chapter of ISPE and Chair of the Council of Biotechnology Centers of BIO.