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Cécile Brocard studied Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology in France, holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Vienna (Austria).
After an academic career as protein biochemist, she has joined the industry to develop purification processes for biopharmaceuticals. Now she is Director of Downstream Development in the Process Science department at Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna. She is responsible for DSP processes development for non-platform recombinant proteins expressed in microbial including, clinical supplies for phase I/II/III and tech transfer to production. She heads a group composed of two downstream development units and a non-GMP pilot plant. Besides, she is critically involved in driving technology programs and strategic initiatives to develop innovation and improve process flows.