A conversation with Guy Matthews – Market Development Manager at Parker
Guy Matthews has worked in the biopharm industry for the last 20 years starting his career as a Scientist at a well-known CMO in the UK before moving to more commercial roles.
During this time he has been involved in many projects implementing single-use technology in both upstream and downstream bioprocessing.
At Parker, Guy is focused on bringing Parker’s expertise in motion and control to bioprocessing to create robust solutions in single-use technology that enable customers to improve the quality and accessibility of biopharmaceuticals
BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
I hope to demonstrate that the validation of a single-use system goes beyond the usual areas of discussion – design, pressure, extractables and leachables, flow rates etc. – and that the audience needs to be thinking about how an assembly is used across a supply chain. Finally I’d like to show the value Parker can bring to ensuring the solution is fit for purpose.
BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
I look forward to hearing what level of testing they think is appropriate and where the line is drawn between the vendor and the end user in terms of responsibility for that testing.
BRW: What do you enjoy most about your role?
The role I am in gives me an opportunity to interact with a great many customer across our industry, from the Big Pharma household names at one end of the spectrum to the start ups at the other. I like working with the appropriate Parker technology to find a solution to the challenges they face. I really enjoy the challenge and take pride in the fact that the solutions we create working together with the customer ensure the supply of medicines and vaccines that have a positive impact on the world.
BRW: How did you get into the industry?
I would love to say it was all planned out, but in all honesty it was a series of happy accidents. I enjoyed Science at school had an interest in biology so I studied that at degree level. After graduation I worked at a CMO as a Microbiologist for a number of years before moving in to various commercial roles. The experience I have gained has given me a very board understanding of bioprocessing with a focus on single-use technologies.
BRW: Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
The centre of York racecourse. York is my home town and if I am on the race course ( on a non race day) it means I am walking the family dog, usually with one of my two teenage daughters. Trying to get a teenager to communicate with you can be a challenge, but throw a walk and a dog in to the picture and suddenly the dialogue moves from one word answers to a conversation.
Join Guy Matthews on 14th November for a webinar entitled ‘Is There a Gap in Your Process Validation?’ at 3PM London/10AM New York.