Dr Adrian Haines is the Head of Science and Technology at Sobi AG, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Adrian has extensive experience in generating mammalian cell lines suitable for the GMP production of biologics and is extensively involved in the scientific oversight of both upstream and downstream process development, and process characteristion studies prior to regulatory filings. He joined the company (then Novimmune) in 2015 and prior to this he worked at Lonza Biologics in the UK working on projects to develop new technologies and processes for generating manufacturing cell lines. Before that he worked for ML Laboratories/Cobra Research developing UCOE technologies for the expression of proteins in mammalian cells and at Therexsys Ltd, developing antibody targeted gene therapies. Prior to this he worked at Celltech Research Ltd, generating radiolabelling and cross-linking technologies for antibodies. A biochemist by training, he has been involved in the protein chemistry and production of monoclonal antibodies ~30 years, starting with his PhD where he generated monoclonal antibodies (using hybridoma technology) for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. He received a bachelor degree from Imperial College, London, and a PhD from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London.
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