“PacificGMP has attracted two very experienced individuals from leading companies in the sector. These appointments will support the growth that PacificGMP has continued to make since joining Abzena and we look forward to their valuable contribution.”
PacificGMP is a contract process development and manufacturing company based in San Diego, acquired by Abzena in September 2015.
Jon Strauss has been appointed director of manufacturing at PacificGMP. He joins from Genentech where, for the last five years, he was involved in all aspects of the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. He was previously a senior scientist at CMC Biologics, having also worked at Momenta and Bayer Healthcare.
Mike Faughnan has been appointed to the new role of senior director of business development, PacificGMP. He joins from Lonza Biologics where he spent more than five years as a manager in the sales and business development group. His previous roles include contract manufacturing organizations, Eden Biodesign and Cytovance Biologics.