PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laureate Biopharmaceutical Services, Inc., a full-service biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, today announced the appointment of Les Mintzmyer as Vice President, Operations. He will be responsible for continuing Laureate's transition to a full-scale commercial manufacturing operation. This will include preparing for upcoming pre-approval inspections at Laureate's Princeton facility, expanding production capacity with the commissioning of a new 2000L single-use bioreactor train, expanding Laureate's filling business in its freshly renovated filling facility, and planning for a new manufacturing facility. "Les brings a wealth of experience in managing every aspect of biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations," said Michael A. Griffith, Chief Executive Officer. "His combination of technical acuity and management savvy makes Les uniquely qualified to lead the continued expansion of our manufacturing operations to build our business."
Mr. Mintzmyer has more than 25 years of experience commissioning and operating full-scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Laureate as Vice President, Operations, Mr. Mintzmyer has served as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations for Avid BioServices, Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations at ImClone; Director, Operational Excellence and Director, Manufacturing for Genentech; and Director of Manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. As Director of Manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he led the creation of a biologics manufacturing capability that obtained FDA licensure and launched Orencia® in 2005. Mr. Mintzmyer earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science
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