LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBOT), a leading manufacturer of a key protein utilized in multiple immunotherapy development pipelines targeting Alzheimer's, diabetes, lupus and cancers, among other diseases, today announced that Michael Kennedy has joined the company to lead the company's manufacturing activities.
Kennedy, who has extensive bioprocessing experience over the last 26 years related to advancing biopharmaceutical products from clinical to commercial manufacturing, will manage the company's optimization and scale-up activities, and oversee manufacturing and purification processes at Stellar's California manufacturing facility, which operates under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
"Michael is an excellent addition to our manufacturing team. His experience in process optimization, new facility engineering and quality system implementation will further enhance Stellar's ability to expand production of GMP grade KLH for the immunotherapy and diagnostic markets," said Gregory T. Baxter, PhD, Stellar Executive Vice President of Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Stellar, Kennedy led manufacturing teams and process engineering at Shire, Inc., Symex and Amgen, Inc. He has also consulted on complex biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations and regulatory submissions. He has a Master's Degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor's Degree from San Jose State University and is a California State Board of Pharmacy Designated Representative (Exemptee).
About Stellar Biotechnologies
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBOT) is the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), an important immune-stimulating protein used in wide-ranging therapeutic and diagnostic markets. KLH is both an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in many new immunotherapies (targeting cancer, immune disorders, Alzheimer's and inflammatory diseases) as well as a finished product for measuring immune status. Stellar is unique in its proprietary methods, facilities, and KLH technology. The company is committed to meeting the growing demand for commercial-scale supplies of GMP grade KLH, ensuring environmentally sound KLH production, and developing KLH-based active immunotherapies. Stellar KLH is a trademark of Stellar Biotechnologies.
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