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Frank Ho

Dr. Frank Ho, a Ph.D. graduate from UC Davis, has been working in the biotechnology industry since 1992 after spending 10 years in the academia.

His industry experience has been in the areas of process development, process transfer, manufacturing, and contract manufacturing at several biotech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Chiron, Fibrogen, Applied Biosystems, Raven, BioMarin and most recently in Asia worked with PharmaEssentia in Taipei and A-Bio in Singapore.

He has extensive experience in managing cross-functional teams, and bridging scientific and operational teams to achieve company goals. He has accomplished 10 FDA-approved biologics through process development, and has led and transferred more than 40 biologics for GMP manufacturing internally, and externally has led several international contract manufacturing campaigns in Europe, North America and Asia.

He has held positions in responsible for manufacturing facility/engineering design, start-up and operation. He is well versed in bioprocess equipment design and qualification for large scale fermentor, bioreactor, recovery equipment and chromatography skid for manufacturing.

In this exclusive interview Frank Ho, Ph.D., Vice President, EirGenix, speaks to Pharma IQ about the advantages of single-use technology in biomanufacturing and shares his outlook on this growing market, with a special focus on Asia. Ho discusses the key challenges surrounding commercial scale up of disposable solutions, and how to overcome them...Full Article »