Navigation Links
Althea Technologies Appoints Dr. Kristin DeFife, Director, Biologics Manufacturing And Jack Wright, VP, Sales and Marketing
Date:5/1/2012

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Althea Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of development and manufacturing services for biopharmaceutical products, announced today the appointment of Dr. Kristin DeFife as Director, Biologics Manufacturing, and Jack Wright as VP, Sales and Marketing.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020925/LAW010LOGO)

In her role, Dr. DeFife will be responsible for leading Althea's microbial biologics manufacturing operations, which include upstream and downstream process development and cGMP bulk drug substance manufacturing. Mr. Wright will oversee the Sales and Marketing group, and focus on strategic growth and driving new business development. The appointment of these two seasoned science and business managers marks a strong addition to Althea's leadership team to support the company's continued growth and expansion.

"I am delighted to welcome two such highly regarded and experienced professionals to Althea," said Rick Hancock, President of Althea. "I know that both Kristin and Jack will add enormous strength to our already outstanding management team."

Dr. DeFife stated, "I am excited to join Althea and have the opportunity to contribute my experience in biologics development and manufacturing operations to the company's continued growth and success.  It is an honor to be joining such a strong management team, and I am looking forward to building on Althea's impressive track record of quality biologics manufacturing services."

Dr. DeFife has over ten years of successful leadership and biologics development and manufacturing experience in the biotechnology industry. Most recently, she served as VP of Operations at PacificGMP where she was responsible for all aspects of company operations. Prior to her tenure at PacificGMP she held the position of VP of Research and Development at MediVas, LLC, where her efforts resulted in a multi-million dollar collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company. In addition to MediVas, LLC, Dr. DeFife held increasingly senior positions at Immusol Inc. and CyThera. Throughout her career, Dr. DeFife has published numerous peer-reviewed papers regarding biomaterials and immunology. Dr. DeFife received her Ph.D in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, from Quincy College.

Jack Wright added, "I am excited to join Althea to help lead a world class business development team. Althea's solid platform for biologic manufacturing, fill finish and Crystalomics® technology are positioned perfectly for the vast amount of NBE's (New Biological Entities) and targeted therapeutic areas."

Jack Wright brings over fifteen years of experience in corporate sales and business development in the pharmaceutical industry. Jack joins Althea after serving as Vice President of Business Development for Oral Technologies at Catalent Pharma Solutions. Prior to his tenure at Catalent/Cardinal Health, Mr. Wright was with Rhodia Inc, Mutual Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharm Pharmaceutical Services. He holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Drexel University, and a B.S. in Pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy.

About Althea Technologies

Althea Technologies is a fully integrated, contract development and manufacturing organization located in San Diego, CA providing clinical and commercial product development services. Althea offers cGMP drug product filling in both vials and syringes, and production of microbial-derived recombinant proteins and plasmid DNA. In conjunction with these manufacturing operations, Althea offers comprehensive development services including: upstream and downstream process development, analytical development, lyophilization cycle, complex formulation, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing. Althea's formulation technology platform includes Crystalomics®, a proprietary technology that offers a formulation solution for large molecule products that must be delivered at high concentrations or as sustained release formulations. For more information, visit www.altheatech.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Althea Technologies, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. AltheaDx Certified as Authorized Customer Service Provider by Ion Torrent
2. Althea Technologies Hosts Health and Wellness Week
3. Althea Technologies Receives FDA Approval to Initiate Commercial Manufacturing
4. Althea and Biotest Establish Commercial Filling Agreement
5. Althea Technologies Announces Appointment of Rick Hancock as President
6. Althea Technologies Announces the Installation of a High-Speed Prefilled Syringe Line
7. Althea Technologies Acquires Altus Pharmaceuticals(R) Assets and IP Portfolio, Establishing Technology Platform for Protein Formulations.
8. Althea Technologies Adds Formulation Development to Its Integrated Offering of Contract Services
9. U.S. Patent Office Issues Sixth Patent Covering Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewers to Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC
10. West Physics Consulting Teams with Mirion Technologies Dosimetry Services Division to Deliver Radiation Detection Services
11. Life Technologies to Accelerate Adoption of Next-Generation Sequencing in HLA Through Key Partnerships
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/17/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... October 17, 2019 , ... One of the most prominent features on ... are overly large or they stick out too far from the skull. This can cause ... for a way to alter and reduce the appearance of their ears. In order to ...
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... 14, 2019 , ... An Alabama jury has returned a $9 million verdict ... breaks records for Lee County. , In December of 2014, Hope Johnson visited Auburn ... there just two days earlier with similar, but milder complaints. On that first visit, ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2019 , ... ... Week starting October 13, 2019, to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality patient ... a collaborative process, providing a unique and vital link between patients, providers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/15/2019)... ... October 15, 2019 , ... In 2019, Unitek opened its doors ... in late 2018 . Students who started in July were only entering their ... if these students would have to start over. Then the leadership team at Unitek ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... ... October 11, 2019 , ... Only 6% of orthopedic surgeons in the country ... as a female physician leading the sports medicine program. These four work with a ... succeed in traditionally male-oriented fields. , Orthopedic medicine deals with the correction ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... , ... AltMed Florida , one of the fastest growing Medical Marijuana ... opening of its second MÜV™ Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the First Coast – scheduled ... Beach. , Located at Beach Plaza Shopping Center at the corner of Beach Boulevard ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 10, 2019 , ... In attendance at ... excited to hear the significant results of an independent study presented by researchers ... The clinical study poster entitled “The Acute Effects of Citrulline Malate and Bonded ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... ... SoCal Adolescent Wellness announces the opening of a second location in Lake ... better serve the families in Orange County," said Becca Moody, CEO of SoCal Adolescent ... this pre-intervention program has on the lives of the adolescents and families we work ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):