Richard has more than 20 years experience in the Biopharma industry. Before gaining a Microbiology degree and PhD at the University of Surrey, Richard spent four years as a technician manufacturing marketed veterinary viral vaccines. After graduating Richard spent four years as the GMP production manager at Novartis Animal Vaccines Limited. Richard then joined Microscience/Emergent Biosolutions as a senior manager leading the process development and technical transfer for GMP manufacture of its clinical human vaccine pipeline. Richard has taken research level clinical vaccine candidates and developed upstream and downstream processes suitable for transfer into GMP production. Richard has hands on experience of culturing bacteria and viruses from the laboratory bench to industrial GMP scale. Richard has worked closely with GMP contract manufacturing companies to produce clinical GMP materials with appropriate level of compliance to satisfy regulatory requirements for human clinical trials. Richard has been a Freelance Biopharmacuetical development expert since 2013 helping biopharma companies troubleshoot process and manufacturing issues.
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