Senior Vice President, Process & Analtyical Development
Venkatesh Srinivasan has more than 25+ of experience in Bioprocess Development, Biologics Manufacturing and Tech Transfer in the biopharma industry. From 2011 – 2022, Venkatesh worked at Bayer, where he was most recently, Vice President Global MSAT with responsibilities for the end-to-end support of Bayer’s global internal and external commercial manufacturing network for biopharmaceutical Drug Substances and Drug Products. His team also worked closely with internal and partner pipeline products to ensure manufacturability and as well as evaluation of new technology for the company. Venkatesh started his career at Phyton Biotech, where he successfully developed, scaled-up and commercialized a novel plant cell culture technology platform. At Phyton, Venkatesh held leadership roles in Bioprocess Development, Business Development and in managing Phyton’s intellectual property portfolio. Venkatesh also cofounded GlycoRx, a company focused on developing novel, half-life extended pharmaceutical proteins and peptides based on a unique glycoengineering platform. Venkatesh received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York. He also held post-doctoral appointments at the School of Engineering, Cornell University, and at the Antibody Engineering Laboratory, UC Davis.