Meet Our 2017 BEBPA Scientific Committee Members

C. Jane Robinson, Ph.D, Consultant

Dr. C. Jane Robinson is a consultant in biopharmaceutical development, specializing in in-vitro bioassays and reference standards. Previously, she worked for 25 years at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK, where she established a laboratory for the testing and standardization of polypeptide growth factors of therapeutic and diagnostic potential. Dr. Robinson has advised regulatory authorities and other organizations on bioassay design and analysis, led collaborative projects to develop World Health Organization international standards and participated in the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) testing of Centrally Approved Products. Dr. Robinson has lectured and provided training for regulatory, professional, academic and commercial organizations. She received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium in 1982.

Dr. C Jane Robinson
United Kingdom

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Stan Deming, Ph.D, Statistical Designs

Stanley N. Deming, Ph.D. is president of Statistical Designs, El Paso, TX, through which he consults and offers short courses in the areas of experimental design, optimization, and the statistical analysis of laboratory data, with emphasis on bioassays. Dr. Deming received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Carleton College, Northfield, MN, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He has been on the chemistry department faculties of Emory University (1970-1974) and the University of Houston (1974-2001) where he is Professor Emeritus. Over his academic career, he was the major research advisor for 16 Ph.D. students and 19 M.S. students. Since 1975 he has taught (with Stephen L. Morgan) over 600 short courses.

Dr. Deming has been the author or co-author of approximately 100 papers and three books, including Experimental Design: A Chemometric Approach (Elsevier), Sequential Simplex Optimization: A Technique for Improving Quality and Productivity in Research, Development, and Manufacturing (CRC Press), and The 4PL: A Guide to the Use of the Four-Parameter Logistic Model in Bioassay (lulucom). He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Chemometrics (1987-2003), Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (1996-2002), and Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems (1987-1993). His web site is http://www.statisticaldesigns.com.

Stanley N. Deming
El Paso, TX
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tel: 281 841 3992
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Sian Estadale, Ph.D., Covance Laboratories Limited

Dr. Sian Estdale is Global Scientific Head of the Large Molecule Department of the BioPharm CMC Division at Covance.

 

Sian Estdale, PhD
Covance Laboratories Limited
Otley Road, Harrogate
North Yorkshire, HG3 1PY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)
1423 635438
Fax: +44 (0)
1423 569595
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Mike Merges, Catalent Biologics

Mike Merges is Director of Strategic Growth at Catalent Biologics where he oversees the accelerated growth of Catalent’s Biologics Analytical Services spanning business development, technology innovations and technical advisory to Catalent’s network. Mike has 30 years of experience in cell biology, immunology and virology. He joined Catalent from Lonza Biologics where he was Associate Director of Bioservices. Prior to that, he was at the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins University. Mike received his MS in immunology from Hood College and his BS in microbiology from The Pennsylvania State University.

 

 

Mike Merges
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Biologics Analytical Services
160 Pharma Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Telephone:
+1 (919) 809 4309
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Mike Sadick, Ph.D., Catalent Biologics

Dr. Sadick is Principal Scientist at Catalent Biological Analytical Services, in Morrisville, NC., where he coordinates and oversees Bioassay, ELISA and Molecular Biology projects. Previously, he managed the Bioassay/Relative Potency team, for 10 years, at Catalent Biologics in Kansas City, MO (formerly Aptuit, Inc). Prior to that, Mike worked for 6 years at Eli Lilly and Co. as a Research Advisor leading the Bioassay Groups, Molecular Biology and Virology in support of Phase I-III projects, as well as providing guidance for commercial bioassay testing. Before his tenure at Eli Lilly, Dr. Sadick ran bioassay groups for 10 years at Genentech in South San Francisco. Dr. Sadick has an extensive background in cellular biology, cellular immunology and receptor signaling, molecular biology and biochemistry. He received his MS and Ph.D. in immunology from University of Washington in Seattle, and his BA in biology from Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore.

Mike Sadick, Ph.D.
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Biologics Analytical Services,
Development
160 Pharma Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
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+1-919-465-85777
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