BioInsights - Advancing cell therapy manufacturing towards industry 4.0

Advancing cell therapy manufacturing towards industry 4.0

Cell & Gene Therapy Insights 2022; 8(10), 1399–1406

DOI: 10.18609/cgti.2022.205

Published: 21 November 2022
Interview
Thomas Bollenbach

David McCall, Commissioning Editor, BioInsights, speaks to Thomas Bollenbach, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)

Thomas Bollenbach, PhD is Chief Technology Officer at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) BioFabUSA. Tom is responsible for providing leadership to the institute’s technical programs, which include the development of enabling platform technologies for human cell and tissue manufacturing, Quality by Design-based process development methodologies for scalability and GMP-readiness, and development and demonstration of modular, automated and closed manufacturing systems. Prior to joining ARMI, Tom served as Vice President of Research and Development at Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, where he led the development of cell- and biomaterial-based tracheal, bronchial and esophageal implants. Tom joined HART from Organogenesis, where he implemented IND-enabling preclinical programs for bioengineered living skin, and maintained strong cross-functional interactions with Clinical Operations, Manufacturing and Business Units to provide scientific support to corporate strategies. Tom received his BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo, a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame.