Faster, better, together: Biopharma collaboration trends in the pandemic, and the future of medicine

Faster, better, together: Biopharma collaboration trends in the pandemic, and the future of medicine | Avantor

The strategic collaborations born out of the efforts to help address the COVID-19 pandemic have offered a wealth of insight into how the biopharma industry will continue to change in the years to come. Companies across the supply chain—from raw materials and technology suppliers to biomanufacturers—view collaboration as a critical strategy to advancing biologics research, scale-up and manufacturing for all biologics development.

Register and join Avantor and C&EN for a webinar featuring Avantor subject matter experts and guest industry speakers, discussing the benefits of partnership and collaboration.

This webinar event, hosted by C&EN, took place, October 27, 2021

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Justin Moran, PhD

Executive Director, Head of Early Bioprocess Development
Pfizer Vaccines

The Impact of a Pandemic on Process Development


Jennifer Grossman, PhD

Business Development Manager, Pilot Bioproduction Facility
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Lessons on flexibility and scaling-up fast: how the biopharmaceutical industry is preparing to face the next pandemic


Claudia Berrón, MBA

Senior Vice President, Proprietary Research Products & Materials

The impact of decentralization and digitization on clinical trial logistics, kits, and sample management


Nandu Deorkar, PhD

Ph.D., MBA, Senior Vice President, Research & Development – Biopharma Production

Nandu Deorkar is Senior Vice President, Biopharma Production Research & Development for Avantor. He is responsible for innovation strategy and planning, and execution of new products and technology development. During his more than 25-year career in research & development, Dr. Deorkar has been leading teams working on various aspects of upstream and downstream bioprocessing, single use systems, chemical/polymer R&D, drug development, formulation, drug delivery technologies, process development, and technology transfer. He has published more than 30 articles and holds more than 20 patents. Dr. Deorkar received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, USA.


Pranav Vengsarkar, PhD

Manager, Process Development, Research Biopharma Production

Enhanced raw material delivery strategies: Debottlenecking of buffer and media preparation in mAbs and novel therapeutics