I am a Senior Technical Product Steward for Kymriah, at Novartis, supporting the manufacturing of Kymriah for PedALL and DLBCL patients here in Europe. I am also responsible for setting up a global manufacturing data and process analytics platform for the Cell and Gene Therapy at Novartis.
I entered the world of cell and gene therapy nearly 20 years ago through my PhD and postdoctoral research on polymeric materials for viral and non-viral gene therapy vectors at the University of Oxford. I started my industrial journey at UCB Pharma in the process analytics team supporting high throughput biologics process development and novel analytics to support late and early phase projects. I continued to extend my experience in the commercial drug product manufacturing of biologics and small molecule based products at Biogen in their Global Process Analytics Team.