SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced the appointment of Harry Lam, Ph.D. as Head of Manufacturing. Dr. Lam brings to KaloBios more than 28 years of experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including 17 years at Genentech, where he ultimately served as Global Head of Contract Manufacturing Operations, Commercial Drug Substance, for the Roche Group.
" Harry Lam joins KaloBios with a wealth of experience in building and leading technical operations and manufacturing teams on a global basis, including the global oversight of drug substance contract manufacturing for all of the Roche Group's products," said David Pritchard, Kalobios' President and Chief Executive Officer. "His experience in directing science and technology on a global basis for drug substance manufacturing will be especially pertinent to KaloBios as we continue to advance the development of our patient-targeted antibody therapeutics towards commercialization."
Dr. Lam was most recently Vice President and Head of Manufacturing for Shire Regenerative Medicine. From 1996 to March 2013, he was an employee of Genentech where he held a variety of increasingly responsible positions related to manufacturing operations, manufacturing science and technology and fermentation operations. In addition to his roles as Global Head of Contract Manufacturing Operations, Commercial Drug Substance (2012-2013), and Senior Director, Global Biologics Drug Substance Manufacturing Science & Technology (2010-2012), during his time at Genentech, Dr. Lam led and managed the technology and operations groups in the commissioning, qualification, tech transfer, process validation, and licensure of Genentech's bacterial production facility in Singapore (2007-2010). He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.About KaloBios KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing a portfolio of proprietary, patient-targeted, first-in-class monoclonal antibodies designed to treat severe life-threatening or debilitating diseases for which there is an unmet medical need, with a clinical focus on severe respiratory diseases and cancer.