- Discuss how today’s pipeline and technologies are reshaping biomanufacturing
- Looking at the technologies that enable next generation manufacturing processes
- Review case studies and strategies for rapid manufacturing scale up for leading products
- Focus on the necessity of investing in people and robust strategies to support the workforce and culture
- Show opportunities that allow for successful navigation in the future of manufacturing, including leveraging legacy and culture as drivers of change
Chief Technical Operations Officer
Christopher Horan spent nearly 14 years at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, where he held several leadership positions across technical operations, including as Senior Vice President, Global Product and Supply Chain Management for Roche in Basel, Switzerland. In that role, he led a 480-person team supplying all of Roche biopharma products worldwide. Mr. Horan joins Artiva from SanBio, where, as Chief Technical Officer (CTO), he led the process development, manufacturing, supply, and quality systems for their mesenchymal stem cell regenerative medicine approach to brain injury in support of a near-term registration in Japan. Previous to SanBio, he was Chief Technical Operations Officer at Dermira, where he led all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and procurement to launch the company’s first commercial product. He led the effort to prepare Dermira’s IL-13 monoclonal antibody program for Phase 3 trials and commercial filing and had a key role in supporting the company’s successful acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Horan started his career with over a decade of increasing responsibility in technical operations at Merck & Co. He earned a B.E. in engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.
EVP, Chief Technical Officer
Tim Moore is Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer for Allogene, overseeing product sciences, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and technical operations. Tim has more than three decades of leadership experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and operations and was responsible for the global development of two of the most successful autologous CAR T manufacturing processes in the industry. Prior to roles as Chief Operating Officer of Instil Bio, and President and Chief Operating Officer of PACT Pharma, Tim was Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Kite Pharma (now a Gilead company) from 2016 to 2019, where he was responsible for the process development, manufacturing, quality and supply chain for Yescarta®, the first FDA approved CAR T therapy for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He and his team also developed the manufacturing process for Kite’s second FDA approved autologous CAR T therapy, Tecartus®. Tim previously served as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Technical Operations – Biologics of Genentech, Inc. and as a member of the Genentech Executive Committee where he oversaw global leadership for more than 7,500 professionals across 10 internal sites and over 37 contract manufacturing organizations, as well as global manufacturing and end-to-end quality supply performance of more than 20 biological product families. Tim serves as a Board member for Cerus and BioLife Solutions. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tulsa University and a M.S. in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.
SVP Global Supply Chain
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder
Dr. Pat Yang is one of the most accomplished biotech manufacturing executives and technical operations leaders in the industry.
From 2017 to 2019, Pat was executive vice president at Juno Therapeutics, a leading CAR-T biotech company (now part of BMS) based in Seattle.
Previously, from 2009 to 2013, Pat was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Technical Operations at F. Hoffman-La Roche based in Basel, Switzerland. In this role, he was responsible for Roche’s biopharma process research and development, analytical sciences, engineering, quality, technical regulatory, supply chain and all manufacturing plants with approximately 15,000 employees around the world. From 2003 to 2009, Pat was Executive Vice President of Product Operations at Genentech. He assumed his role as Global Head of the combined technical operations of Roche and Genentech upon the acquisition of Genentech by Roche in 2009.
Before Genentech, Pat worked for 11 years at Merck & Company from 1992 to 2003, based in New Jersey, in various leadership positions including vice president of Asia Pacific Operations and vice president of Global Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining Merck in 1992, Pat spent 12 years at General Electric, serving in research, engineering, technology, and manufacturing leadership roles with increasing scope of responsibilities.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science from the National Chiaotung University in Taiwan, a Master of Science from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in engineering from Ohio State University.
Pat is a member of the Board of Directors of three public companies, Amyris, Codexis and PharmaEssentia. In addition, he is on the board of several private companies, including Acepodia, AltruBio, Antheia and Sana Biotechnology.