Catalent Scientist To Co-Chair Cell Line Development And Engineering Conference
on: February 19, 2010, 3:25 am
Jennings and Co.
Gregory T. Bleck, PhD., Senior Director of Cell Line
Engineering for Catalent Pharma Solutions, will be co-chairing the Cell
Line Development and Engineering conference being held in San
Francisco, California on February 25-26, 2010.
In addition to co-chairing the conference, Dr. Bleck will be presenting "Characteristics of an Effective Mammalian Cell Line Generation Process for
Bio-Pharmaceutical Production." His session will explore how steps in the
generation of mammalian cell lines have been optimized to make the process more
efficient. Dr. Bleck will also outline certain approaches to improve timelines and
throughput. Additionally, data collected from Catalent’s development of more than
200 cell lines, each producing a different antibody or recombinant protein, will be
Dr. Bleck received his BS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and
performed postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois-Urbana working in the
areas of gene regulation and expression, and joined Catalent Pharma Solutions in
1998. At Catalent, he transferred his knowledge of gene expression and transgenic
systems to the development and continued optimization of retrovector expression
systems and is one of the developers of the GPEx® gene expression technology. Dr.
Bleck has published over fifty-five research papers and authored three book
chapters. He has seven issued patents and eight patents currently under review.
For more information on Catalent’s broad range of biopharmaceutical development
services, go to http://www.catalent.com/development.
Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Catalent is one of the leading providers of
advanced dose form and packaging technologies, and development, manufacturing,
packaging and printing services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer
healthcare companies in nearly 100 countries. Catalent applies its local market
expertise and technical creativity to advance treatments, change markets and enhance
patient outcomes. Catalent employs approximately 9,100 at 30 facilities worldwide
and in fiscal 2009 generated more than $1.6 billion of annual revenue. For more
information, visit http://www.catalent.com.
Patricia A. McGee
(732) 537 6407