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Prentice Curry Senior Vice President Quality and Compliance at Kite Pharma, USA

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Prentice Curry has been a biotechnology and pharmaceutical professional for more than 30 years.  He started his career at Cetus Corporation, one of the first biotechnology start-up companies in quality laboratory and manufacturing roles. Prentice then subsequently worked for Amgen, Xoma and MedImmune/Astra Zeneca in various operational leadership roles.  These operational roles included management of site quality assurance and quality control laboratories, corporate quality functions, validation, construction and manufacturing along with international assignments in Europe and Asia.   He has spent the last five years at Kite Pharma building out the technical operations functions in manufacturing, supply chain and quality.  Additionally, Prentice lead the design, construction and qualification of the El Segundo commercial and Santa Monica clinical manufacturing facilities.   Currently at Kite Prentice leads the global quality organization.  He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Biology and a BS in Food Science and is an active member in the PDA, biologics and cell therapy industry organizations.

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