“Applying Lessons Learned from Covid 19 for Future Pandemic Preparedness!”

Given the experiences of Covid 19 Pandemic Response, we are even more aware of the need to be ready for what lies ahead with emerging and existing infectious diseases. Covid 19 continues to be a problem with evolving variants, Flu season ahead is anticipated to be worst in years, and we’re learning about new or resurfacing infectious disease outbreaks around the world on a daily basis. Therefore, Pandemic Preparedness is more important now than ever. This presentation will share the key CMC lessons learned from the past two years that can be applied to Pandemic Preparedness – with focus on Manufacturing Processes, Partnerships and People!

Aine Hanly
Chief Technology Officer
Vir Biotechnology

Aine Hanly, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer at Vir Biotechnology, where she is responsible for overseeing the Company’s technical operations. Her purview includes product and process development, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and CMC strategy. Her career in the biomanufacturing industry, which has spanned roles in the UK, Ireland and the US, has been dedicated to advancing innovative solutions to accelerate the delivery of medicines to patients.

Prior to joining Vir, Dr. Hanly served as the Vice President of Process Development for Amgen, accountable for clinical manufacturing and global supply of clinical trial materials. During her nearly decade-long tenure, she led teams enabling the commercialization of Amgen’s pipeline products as well as providing technical support for ongoing commercial manufacturing operations. Additionally, as site head at Amgen’s Cambridge facility, Dr. Hanly led the site’s transformation and staff growth, and together with the research and development team, greatly increased Amgen’s partnerships and presence within the local Cambridge ecosystem. She also worked for more than 10 years at Pfizer (formerly, Wyeth), where she held roles of increasing responsibility in analytical R&D, process development, quality and product supply strategy.

Dr. Hanly received her bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Creighton University School of Medicine before joining the collaborative research wing at Yale University and CuraGen Corporation as lead scientist studying gene isolation and subsequent confirmation using a variety of molecular biology techniques.