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Spotlight Interview with Jaime Laguna Ramirez, Global Practice Segment Leader Oil & Gas and Mining at Nokia

Jaime Laguna is the Global Practice Segment Leader for Oil & Gas and Mining in Nokia. He has been working for Nokia 19 years, most of them dedicated into the Energy Segment. Before coming to the US, as Global Oil & Gas and Mining resource, he was Business Development Manager for South East Asia and later Asia Pacific region in the Energy segment, supporting Mining and Oil & Gas markets. Originally from Mexico, back in 2001, he was the Key Account Manager for Strategic Industries division, working directly with local and international EPC’s and Mexico’s Oil State Company.

Main activities and projects are related to the development of Wireless Technologies, Telecom Packages for open pit and underground mines, offshore platforms, refineries and LNG Plants were Mission Critical Networks are required looking also into the development and interoperability of applications.

Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in Science in Electronic and Communications Engineering, with a Post Grade in Finance.

  1. What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

A-JLR: Attendees will get a clear message about how LTE technology has become a prevalent wireless technology that enable multiple services at the operation of the mine being AHS a critical service that has been validated and is providing significant advantages compared to other technologies and the natural evolution into 5G that will look into future proof deployments.

  1. What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

A-JLR: Solve doubts about how a mature wireless technology like LTE can be deployed and bring broadband mobility to increase safety and productivity by connecting staff and assets.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your role?

A-JLR: Being able to be in front of mining professionals and discuss about their strategic initiatives and adaptation strategies to use technology that can help their operations and increase safety.

  1. How did you get into the industry?

A-JLR: Since the year 2000, I have been working in telecommunications applied for natural resources companies (oil & gas) to support mission critical control networks, starting 2013 the mining activity started to get momentum due to digitalization initiatives and by the proliferation of wireless networks for critical services.

  1. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

A-JLR: I love to be in the outdoors with my family, nature is a wonderful place to have fun and also to learn about simple things but very important. My daughters have a fascination for rocks, maybe they have some mining genes.

Join Jaime Laguna Ramirez on a webinar entitled Making Autonomous Haulage Systems a reality by Nokia on 23rd June at 4PM London/11AM New York.

BAE Systems and Business Review FREE Webinar Series Offers Specialized Content for Banking and Finance Industry Professionals

It’s time to fight back in financial crime.

Banking and Finance professionals need to consider finance protection and fraud prevention as a top priority, and particularly the implementation of technology such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). The fight against insurance fraud is a highly critical topic today; finding the correct voices and leaders in the field is what this partnership is about.

BAE Systems brought together key members of the insurance field to discuss how to future-proof yourselves against financial crime risks by discussing what they’ve learned through their many years of experience.

To sign up for this webinar and prepare for the future yourself please see more here: https://bit.ly/2Kh5rIg

BAE Systems joins Business Review this April to discuss how to use new techniques to be applied to detect better and quicker suspicious transactions.

Speakers:

Samantha Sheen, Financial Crime Prevention Advisor
Enda Shirley, Global Product Manager, KYC and CDD, BAE Systems

Will talk about the importance of the implementation of ML, AI and RPA and how to use new techniques to maximum benefit. the time is now to put technology to work!

Webinar: Shifting the balance of work from administration to investigation

When: 30 April 2020

Time: 9AM UK/ 10AM CEST/ 4PM SGT/ 6PM AEST

Cost: FREE. Registration required.

Key learning objectives:

  • New techniques to be applied to detect better and quicker suspicious transactions
  • How to use Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and RPA to maximum benefits
  • How to remove dependency on alerts by introducing different stages of evaluation7
  • How to adjust current technologies

To sign up for this FREE webinar, please visit: https://bit.ly/34LGiyR

Business Review Webinars allows individuals throughout the world to learn and to communicate. Particularly in the past few years, webinars have rapidly gained prominence as an important component of many marketing strategies. Trade shows and seminars in all sectors have become unviable due to the current global pandemic, now is the time to take advantage of webinars to promote your brand and products to new and existing audiences. Business Review Webinars deliver high level thought leadership presentations on intriguing and current topics, which appeal to a live audience. Ultimately, the key to designing a good, relevant webinar is in understanding what an audience is looking for.

BAE Systems – a global leader in finance – helps not only those in the financial sector but have also rallied in the unprecedented wake of Covid19 to donate more than 120,000 face shields to protect NHS staff on the frontline as well as supporting the ventilator effort. BAE Systems strives to help their customers to stay a step ahead. Putting both people’s security and national security to the forefront.

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Aneta Manningtonova, Head of Marketing, Business Review Webinars.

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Spotlight Interview with Juan Aguirre who heads up hospitality and MDU solutions for CommScope across EMEA & Carl Weldon, Chief Operating Officer Europe for HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals) & Paul Nisbett, Finance Director & Dale Nix, Consulting Director, Avenue9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers Photos: Juan Aguirre, Carl Weldon, Paul Nisbett, Dale Nix & Bryan Hammer

What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

Juan – After several exuberant years we expect that the current disruption will accelerate certain changes at multiple levels. Whether from the way buildings are designed, an increased desire for modularity and flexibility, sustainability concerns through to technology and data scalability and possibly a different global working and travel environment, we hope our attendees will come out of the webinar with their own take on where the industry is heading.

Carl – A view of what is or may be possible for Hotels and Technology –  that they have perhaps not considered previously…

Paul – Hopefully, they will think about how everything has changed, what will tomorrow look like and how we have to adapt to technology and social distancing.

Dale – At least one or two areas in which Hospitality as a sector must change or adapt in order to overcome the current crisis and prepare for the next.

Bryan –  Insight and ideas how different companies have not only reacted, but also been proactive in dealing with the current crisis.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

Juan – Most importantly their thoughts on the evolution of the industry. We may very well see a change in working and travelling behaviours with greater home working, less urban concentrations. Do our attendees see this as a challenge or an opportunity

Carl – The varying angles of today’s Hotel Models and types – and the influence that technology can have on these.

Paul – How do they see brands introducing technology that helps cost mitigation and not just marketing tools

Dale – How will travel as an industry recover? What if it doesn’t recover in the short term? Will the COVID-19 crisis be the proving ground for some technologies (video conferencing, particularly) to finally supplant face-to-face meetings? What impact will social distancing have on group travel and can webinars and virtual conferencing replace real-world/physical conferences?

Bryan – Interesting ways worker behaviours will change (or already have changed) in the long term as remote work is adopted at scale, and ways IT has been put in the spotlight to enable a global remote workforce.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Juan – I have a privileged role delivering converged technology solutions that extend across the lifetime of a property- from the core infrastructure of the building through to active network components as well as data solutions. So whilst I enjoy the convergence of the technology more importantly I enjoy the convergence of the people that make up this industry and in particular their passion and dedication.

Carl – The varied people from all across Europe that I meet – both hoteliers with different challenges and Vendors to the industry with differing and amazing Technologies to sell – all providing a really interesting mix of debate and opinions – and it is always very entertaining when we get the all together at a HITEC.

Paul – Being a part of the development of Valor as a Hotel Management company and continually challenging the way we do everything to drive efficiency’s.

Dale – Being able to work closely with our wide range of clients to see how each take their core operational or “utility” systems and use them in varying ways to create USPs.

Bryan – Working in a perfectly sized company with amazing products in fantastic locations, a great team to support me and the freedom to really drive IT strategy. The travel is not bad either!

How did you get into the industry?

Juan – By accident! I was recruited over 16 years as a product manager for a hospitality integrator after a start-up I was working for ran into difficulties. At the time I thought it would be short term till I found a “real” job. Since then it appears that I have checked into hospitality and will never check out!

Carl – I was born in a Hotel so not much choice. My parents ran hotels so I grew up in them – it is in my blood. I started actually working as a Hotel Porter (Concierge) at age 14. I was a Hotel (304 Rooms) FC at 22.

Paul – Straight from school, studied Hotel management and then joined Forte as a graduate.

Dale – I started in airlines but my desire to live and work in the UK pushed me into Hotels, for at that point in time, my employer rescinded their expat programmes. In 1993 I joined Forte Hotels in Boston for 18 months and subsequently transferred to New York before finally making it over the pond to London; and I haven’t looked back!

Bryan – In 2000 I took a job as IT Manager for the Westin Resort on St John in the US Virgin Islands. It wasn’t so much to get into hospitality, it was rather a way for me to experience living on a small tropical island living the beach life, which lasted 7 years and took me all over the Caribbean and introduced me to my wife.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

Juan – There are many and choosing a particular one would do an injustice to the many amazing places I have been to. A favourite place is often determined by the place itself and the people that make up that place. However I would say my heart sways between the small quiet villages and mountain roads behind Nice France and the Andalucia region of Spain with stunning scenery and rich history.

Carl – Anywhere along the Maine Coast in the USA. The views, the seafood, the harbours, the fresh sea air, the ‘quaintness’.

Paul – St Maarten, have an amazing time with the family there when they were really young.

Dale – It often changes, but right now, it would be the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. I have a home in Fethiye and would have been there the first two weeks of April, but for the COVID-19 pandemic; I am having withdrawal symptoms from the sun, beach, food and views.

Bryan – Les Contamines Montjoie, France. In the summer it’s a great place to access the trails of Mt Blanc for running and hiking, and in the winter for skiing.

Join Juan, Carl, Paul, Dale & Bryan on a webinar entitled Facing rapid change: Survival of the fittest? by Commscope on 14th May at 3PM London / 10AM New York.

Spotlight Interview with Kieran Coffey & Amy Trotch at Pfizer CentreOne

Kieran Coffey – Technical Services Lead, Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Newbridge

What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

I hope that the attendees will come away with some new options for solving their oral solid dose challenges. So much can be done with coating and the controls needed are not as complicated as people may think. A little math can achieve a lot!

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

I am looking forward to sharing what we have achieved over the years and then using that as a starting point for a discussion on what could be achieved. I think everyone will come away learning something new, especially if attendees engage with their ideas and opportunities.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I love that every day I am still learning. Working on complex formulations means that there is no day where I can know exactly what to expect. My role gives me the opportunity to help come up with better ways to make life-saving medicine, which is challenging but very enjoyable.

How did you get into the industry?

My undergrad degree was in analytical science and despite visions of joining a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) team in some exciting location, I instead was lucky enough to get a graduate role that rotated into several areas of pharma production. I fell in love with process development and went back to university for a postgrad in Chemical Engineering. I have worked in development, scale-up and tech transfer since then.

Amy Trotch – Senior Manager, North America Contract Manufacturing Drug Product Sales, Pfizer CentreOne

What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

I hope attendees will gain a deep appreciation for the technologies and solutions that are available to enhance their oral dosage product and scale-up to commercial manufacturing. I also hope they gain insight into the fact that most challenges, even with complex formulations, have easier resolutions than we tend to think.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

I look forward to learning how we can help find solutions for others – this can be for coating or for our general insight on scaling-up complex oral dosage products for commercial manufacturing. I hope attendees will freely ask questions and share their own challenges and successes with the larger audience – there’s power in sharing your story and we’re all in this together.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I thrive on human connection and diversity and I am blessed with the opportunity in my role to get to know others in the industry on a global scale. Where this is particularly important to me, is that I learn what others’ lives are like around the world and I can see the direct impact that our business and our products have on their health and happiness – this feeds the soul. I can also help bridge science and business in my role, which I love.

How did you get into the industry?

As an undergrad, I double majored in Biology and Anthropology and kicked-off my career in a clinical research laboratory in Immunology. I enjoyed the research role that aligned well with my life sciences background, but I decided that I wanted to couple my passion for science with an equal passion for culture and human connection (perhaps the Anthropologist in me). I have never regretted taking a chance on my career to move more into the commercial side of the industry, holding customer interfacing roles in sales, marketing, and public relations.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

I fell in love with Naples, Italy. There’s a grit that Naples has that is captivating and inspiring. It’s rich in culture, in history, in food, and in experience. It’s raw, it’s real and honest, and it’s beautiful. Some say “Rome is the heart of Italy, but Naples is the soul of Italy,” and I could not agree with that more.

Join Kieran & Amy on a webinar entitled Coating: Curing Your Complex Oral Solid Dose (OSD) Challenges by Pfizer CentreOne on 12th May at 3PM GMT / 10AM New York.

Spotlight Interview with Renan Joel, Event Director of Easyfairs’ UK Packaging Portfolio, discusses what he is most looking forward to when Packaging Innovations 2020 returns to the NEC on 26 & 27 February.

What do you hope attendees will gain from your event?

Packaging Innovations NEC is the largest packaging event in the UK and is unique in its offering. Incorporating our co-located events Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Label&Print, and Empack, it is the only exhibition which caters for the whole of the packaging supply chain, all under one roof, and allows visitors the opportunity to meet with over 300 industry leading suppliers.

By providing this unique platform, the show offers industry professionals the opportunity to discover the most cutting-edge tools and solutions for every aspect of their packaging process, from concept through to fulfilment.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

Sustainability is a hot topic across the industry right now and I’m looking forward to discussing this with our visitors. It is a complex, multi-faceted issue and there certainly isn’t a one size fits all approach to creating truly eco-friendly packaging. It is a topic that will be taking centre stage throughout our seminar programme and will form the basis of our new BIG Carbon Debate, which aims to tackle the challenge of creating packaging that is truly sustainable throughout its entire lifecycle. Sustainability will also be a key focus across the show floor, with many exhibitors set to launch their sustainable solutions live at the event.

What do you enjoy most about your role? 

It’s innovative and requires original ideas. As lifestyles change, materials evolve and the competition for branding and market share continues. Packaging is the billboard for a product and its brand strategy. I just love the idea of joining such an amazing industry.

How did you get into the industry?

I have been in the events industry for over five years. Following university, where I studied business administration, I achieved my master’s degree in Marketing and Sales. I was approached by a head-hunter to join the event industry. I fell in love with its dynamism and the possibility of working in a different industry and meeting interesting people. This will be my first Packaging Innovations and I’m excited to begin this new journey on such a well-known and respected event.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

The UK, for sure. This is a country of opportunities with an amazing culture and history.

For further information, please visit the Packaging Innovations NEC 2020 website or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or PackagingUK@easyfairs.com

The Complex Issue of Sustainability in Packaging

Author: Renan Joel, Event Director of Packaging Innovations NEC 2020

Sustainability is one of the hottest topics within the packaging industry right now. For several years there has been a heavy focus on plastic as both the industry and consumers asked themselves how the reliance on single-use plastic products could be reduced and if there are sustainable alternatives out there that we should be using. However, the issue of sustainability cannot simply be solved by eliminating plastic in favour of alternative materials. It is much more complex than that.

Plastic is so often incorporated in packaging because it performs a vital role – to protect the product. For industries where there are strict regulations in place, such as throughout the food and pharmaceutical sectors, plastic often remains the option that is the best fit for purpose.

Where plastic can be substituted though, it is essential that we consider the entire lifecycle of packaging, and how materials perform at each stage, in order to find truly sustainable solutions. From raw material to disposal, every step of the supply chain has its own impact on the environment.

It’s undeniable that we have a single-use plastic problem. Indeed, in the UK alone it is estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging and only a quarter of which is recycled. However, simply replacing plastic with a ‘greener’ material doesn’t necessarily solve the problem. The resources needed to manufacture, transport, and dispose of alternatives can, in some instances, result in more damage to the environment than the plastic we are trying to replace.

We only need to look at the topics that have been hitting the headlines in recent months to get a sense of the complexity of the problem. For instance, the water and time needed to grow wood for paper used in packaging and the carbon impact of sourcing and shipping materials from overseas have all been put under the spotlight in recent weeks as consumers increasingly consider sustainability at every point in a product’s lifecycle. With this in mind, it’s also important that we weigh up the credentials of recyclable solutions against packaging that can be used hundreds of times, reducing the need to create new packaging from raw materials.

This shift in focus will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020, where leading industry experts will discuss the complex issue of creating packaging that is sustainable at every point in its lifecycle during our new seminar platform, the BIG Carbon Debate. The demand for packaging isn’t decreasing, after all, many of the products we buy will always need to be packaged in some way. However, we do have control over how we create and dispose of it and we strongly believe that the key to finding the sustainable answer is collaboration.

For further information, please visit the Packaging Innovations NEC 2020 website or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or PackagingUK@easyfairs.com.

OUR BIOPRINTING WEBINAR IN ADVANCE: PART II

On January 21 2020, we will be hosting a webinar on the use of 3D bioprinting to generate in-vitro skin models. You are invited to join us! Register for free here.

During the webinar we will hear about the potential of printing cell-laden biomaterials to create functional skin in the lab. We will learn from experts at Regemat3D who are working on developing a reproducible 3D printed layered skin model. As part of Biogelx’s ongoing collaboration with Regemat3D, researchers from the bioprinting company are using Biogelx-INKs for the generation of such advanced models.

Today, we are thrilled to introduce Dr. Jose Manuel Baena and Mario Juarez-Rodriguez as our invited webinar speakers. Jose Manuel is the CEO and founder of REGEMAT 3D, a leading bioprinting company based in Granada, Spain. Mario is a bioprinting scientist at the Platform for Tissue Engineering and 3D Printing (PITI3D), Regemat3D’s close collaborator based in Madrid, Spain.

They will present their current project focused on skin tissue engineering which aims to set up a facility to produce human skin for clinical applications. The skin model is being developed using Regemat’s bioprinter and Biogelx™-INK-GFOGER; our collagen-derived bioink.

If this sounds of interest, and you would like to know more about the webinar in advance, you can read more details here. And if you’re curious, the benefits of our peptide Biogelx-INK platform can be found here.

Jose Manuel and Mario will be answering questions after the webinar, together with our other speaker Dr. Chris Allan, so be sure to register for the webinar here and join us on Tuesday, 21st of January. We would love to have you there!

OUR BIOPRINTING WEBINAR IN ADVANCE: PART I

As you might already know, we are hosting a webinar on the use of 3D bioprinting to generate reproducible skin models. It will be on Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 and you are invited to register for free here.

During this webinar we will hear about the potential of printing cell-laden biomaterials to create functional skin in vitro. We will learn from experts at Regemat3D who are working on developing their own 3D printed layered skin model. As part of Biogelx’s ongoing collaboration with Regemat3D, researchers from the bioprinting company are using Biogelx-INKs for the generation of such advanced models with the support from our bioink expert Dr. Chris Allan.

Now, we are happy to introduce Chris as the first speaker of the webinar. Chris Allan is a Biomaterial Development Scientist who has worked extensively on the development of our novel range of bioinks, which are based on Biogelx’s proprietary peptide hydrogel technology. On the upcoming webinar he will talk about the requirements of a biomaterial to be suitable for demanding bioprinting applications, and he will introduce Biogelx-INK versatile bioink technology.

Biogelx-INKs are synthetically made but biologically active. The Biogelx material utilized for this specific Regemat3D project is Biogelx™-INK-GFOGER which contains a key six-amino-acid biomimetic sequence that is relevant for the extracellular matrix protein collagen, and which offers the advantage of creating an accurate and standardised scaffold for this particular skin model.

If you’re interested and would like to know more ahead of the webinar next month, you can read about the benefits of our peptide Biogelx-INK platform here, and detail on the specific bioink utilised in the model which will be presented can be found here: Biogelx™-INK-GFOGER.

Chris will be answering questions after the webinar, so be sure to register here and join us on Tuesday, 21st of January, we would love to see you there!

Webinar Spotlight Interview with Sandy Bulloch The Future Is Here: Making In Vitro More In Vivo with Biogelx™ 3D Scaffolds

Sandy Bulloch, Director of Strategic Collaborations

Sandy is a qualified pharmacist who has 30 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has led multinational market access projects in the fields of drug development and regenerative medicine. He joined Biogelx’s business development team a year and a half ago to support the company’s growth strategy and establish new collaborations with future commercial potential.

 What is Biogelx for those who may not have heard of the company’s novel 3D peptide-based hydrogels scaffolds?

Biogelx was formed as a spin-out company Professor Rein Ulijn’s lab at the University of Strathclyde. Biogelx™ self-assembling synthetic peptide products have rapidly gained a global reputation in the area of 3D cell culture for both Regenerative Medicines and Drug Discovery. The materials’ unique ability to emulate specific physical properties of a wide range of different tissue types offer new opportunities for the development of tailored 3D models for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Building on the success of Biogelx™ core technology, the company designed and developed a novel bioink product family (Biogelx™-INKs) which opens the opportunity for the development of advanced three-dimensional tissue models. These hydrogel-based inks are biocompatible and easily printable, exhibiting excellent shear-thinning properties, which reduce the stress experienced by cells when subjected to the printing process. However, the key differentiator of these bioinks is the unique mix of their properties, which ensure versatility and consistency for bioprinting applications.

 What is new for this year as opposed to the previous one at Biogelx?

This year has been hectic for us. We launched the bioink product range early April. We signed off a few strategic collaborations with bioprinter manufacturers, such as 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Brazil, ONSBio in the US and Regemat 3D in Spain. We have also welcomed a distribution agreement with Merck Sigma-Aldrich and start working on the bioink product launch campaign in early January. In the webinar we will present a case study where working along with Regemat 3D and PITI3D, and demonstrate feasibility to develop a skin tissue construct model and we are hopeful of future funding to develop the concept further to tackle the debilitating condition caused by diabetic ulceration.

You mentioned that Biogelx will host a live webinar on January 21. What do the audience gain from attending this webinar?

 We will discuss the potential of 3D printing of biomaterials and cells and maturing them in a bioreactor to create functional skin in the lab. We will talk about the requirements of biomaterials and introduce a versatile bioink technology. Furthermore, we will present a case study on a recently developed 3D printed in vitro skin model.

We will have three great speakers: Dr José Manuel Baena, Founder and CEO, Regemat 3D; Dr Chris Allan, Development Scientist, Biogelx; and Mario Juárez Rodríguez, MSc – Research associate at the Platform for Tissue Engineering and 3D Printing, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid. They will be answering questions after the webinar, so it is worth to register and join us on Tuesday, January 21.

How can people learn more about Biogelx’s peptide-based hydrogel products?

We have an up-to-date website where we regularly publish the latest insight and perspectives from the world of 3D bioprinting along with the newest evidence for our products.  But above all, working in partnership is a priority for Biogelx so you can always contact us in person by emailing me at sandy.bulloch@biogelx.com. We are always here to answer questions, help solve problems and develop bespoke solutions.

 

 

Spotlight Interview with Robert Topping, Scientist at CordenPharma

A Conversation with Robert Topping, distinguished Scientist at CordenPharma

 

Robert is currently a Distinguished Scientist at CordenPharma Colorado, continuing development and implementation of manufacturing processes for peptide and highly potent APIs.

  1. What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?

I hope the audience will take note of the need to identify, consider & understand the process changes that are often needed in order to control the manufacturing process so that it can deliver the same quality outcomes that are expected based on the smaller scale, discovery and development process knowledge.

  1. What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?

I would like to hear feedback from the audience on issues they might have experienced and resolved. I think this webinar is an effective medium for sharing practical experience, technical knowledge and gaining insight into problems that others may not have encountered or resolved yet. Large scale peptide manufacturing can present a minefield of problems, but a gold mine of solutions.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy the challenge of figuring out what a molecule is doing, what influences the molecule receives, and then creating ways of controlling what that molecule does.

  1. How did you get into the industry?

After graduate school in chemistry, I felt the pharmaceutical industry, and its impact on global health care, was the most value-added career for me as a chemist. I was hired by Syntex in 1987 as part of a team to devise and develop a new, world-leading synthesis and manufacturing process what would soon become Aleve®.  That success nurtured a passion for seeing the whole process, from bench to commercializaton, and for insight into the value of critical medicines in the pharmaceutical industry.

  1. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. It is a great place to experience a wide range of nature without being lost in it.

Join Robert on a webinar entitled ‘Scale-up Considerations for Large-Scale Peptide Manufacturing‘ by CordenPharma on 20th November at 8 MST / 10 EST / 16:00 CET.