M. R. Azari, PhD
Expertise: Research, process development and manufacturing for therapeutic proteins and enzymes (modified proteins/enzymes and other biologically active proteins) used for clinical diagnostic applications, enzymatically synthesized pharmaceuticals and academic research. Up-stream process development/manufacturing for yeast/bacteria fermentation and mammalian cell culture. Down-stream process development/manufacturing for extraction, purification and fill/finish of proteins. Viral removal/inactivation for bio-pharmaceuticals. Batch sizing, production train design and manufacturing programming for throughput requirement and manufacturing suite design. Process scale-up, technology transfer and GMP compliance.
Experience: Directed Research, Process Development, Manufacturing and Technology Services Departments for Hoechst's Calbiochem-Behring Diagnostics and Baxter's Biotechnology/Bioscience.
Other: Has taught Basic Biochemistry, Fermentation Science, Molecular Enzymology and Industrial Biochemistry. Past long-time member of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Biochemical Society (UK) and American Society for Microbiology.
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