After completing his degree in molecular biology at the University of Reading, Robert Alvarez has been at Lonza Biologics for 17 years, of which 14 were spent working in the product stability group and 2 as Head of Business Planning and Innovation within Analytical Services (AS). Most recently he has accepted a new role as Site Head of Digital Transformation spearheading Lonza’s digitilisation strategy. Within AS he was a Subject Matter Expert responsible for the design and implementation of forced degradation and formulation studies, directing stability programs for multiple products and establishing standards for stability, as well as supporting stakeholders and customers. As analytical lead for mAb and non‑mAb programs, he has provided technical and advisory support for CMC development of biopharmaceuticals from pre-clinical through to clinical phases, including successful BLA licence applications.
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An ideal course for non-scientists and scientists who need to understand the basic theory, principles, techniques and potential of biotechnology.