Key Elements of Successful Technology Transfer

Event Location:
Berkeley City Club
1315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704 

5:00 - 5:45 pm        Registration Networking Reception  
5:45 - 6:30 pm        Buffet Dinner  
6:30 - 8:00 pm        Presentations 

Erica Brust, Process Engineer, Juno Therapeutics
Mark Thomas, Associate Director, Plant and Facilities Engineering Boehringer-Ingelheim  



ISPE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter will host a panel on May 17th, 2018 covering key elements of successful Technology Transfer with industry experts. We will focus on the prerequisites for technology transfer, specific risk-based approaches, and deliverables to enable success during transfer. Case studies detailing lessons learned will show the importance of a risk-based approach, cross-functional collaboration, and comparability during transfer. Come ready with questions for a discussion with the presenters.

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About the Speakers: 

Mark Thomas, Associate Director, Plant and Facilities Engineering, Boehringer-Ingelheim 

Mark Thomas is a Principal Process Engineer with 15 years of process engineering experience managing capital engineering projects in all phases of the project life cycle. Past projects include implementing new upstream and downstream manufacturing equipment, and modifying existing equipment to make it reliable and optimized for multi-product production campaigns. In addition, Mark has lead engineering groups capable of managing complex engineering projects. These responsibilities cover process equipment and utility evaluations, process technical transfer, client and regulatory agency iteration, change control documentation, performing factory and site acceptance tests (FATs/SATs), installation, commissioning, debugging, optimization, supporting Validation and training personnel.

Erica Brust, Process Engineer, Juno Therapeutics 

Erica Brust is a Process Engineer at Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene company, focused on technology transfer and process support for lentiviral vector and CAR-T cell therapy manufacturing processes. Her background is in biochemical engineering, with industry experience in vaccine process development, autologous and allogeneic process development and technology transfer.

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