Our Team of Senior Consultants
BioTechLogic’s highly skilled professionals work alongside your staff and resources throughout the course of your project. We blend as teammates into your organization; we not only serve as the technical expert and consultant, but also provide hands-on leadership to drive and successfully execute the plan.
David Fetterolf has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has held process development, manufacturing and validation positions at Covance Biotechnology Services, Diosynth (Akzo Nobel), Pharmacia and Pfizer, where he managed API and Drug Product manufacturing technologies, technology relocation and scale-up, validation, and product supply chains at internal and third-party manufacturing sites. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Elon University.
Julie Spyrison joined BioTechLogic in 2004 with a focus on CMC Regulatory and Project Management activities. Julie has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. As part of the BioTechLogic team, Julie is responsible for managing CMC Regulatory submission projects and preparation of CMC documentation. As part of the dossier preparation and its lifecycle management, Julie performs source document gap analyses, prepares Agency briefing packages, prepares Module 2.3 and Module 3 CTD sections, authors responses to Agency questions, facilitates the electronic publishing process, and evaluates change control requests post-dossier submission for Regulatory impact. Julie also provides clients with project management support for multiple Drug Substance and Drug Product technologies. Responsibilities include management of activities associated with the Drug Substance and Drug Product contract manufacturing sites, process scale-up and technology transfer, process validation, regulatory submission packages, and global regulatory inspection readiness. Previously, she was a project manager at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. During her tenure there she managed projects at Searle, Pharmacia and Pfizer, related to business process improvement initiatives and program management of product development projects, including deliverables related to Drug Substance and Drug Product manufacturing, analytical technology development, and preparation of CMC regulatory submissions. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Rachel Houp has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Her responsibilities at BioTechLogic include validation, preparation of CMC regulatory documentation submissions, quality assurance and project management support. Rachel has also gained experience in equipment qualifications. Her specialties include Process Validation over the lifecycle of the process/product, support validations and IND, IMPD, BLA, MAA and PAS CMC submissions in the CTD format. Previously, she held positions in quality assurance, validation, small scale cell culture manufacturing and QC testing at Human Genome Sciences, Diosynth (Akzo Nobel), Covance Biotechnology Services, BioReliance, and Tektagen. As part of the BioTechLogic team, Rachel provides API and Drug Product manufacturing and project support for clients with protein, vaccine, oligonucleotide and synthetic blood products. Rachel holds a B.S in Biology, with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from East Carolina University.
John Kandl joined BioTechLogic in 2008 with a focus on contract manufacturing management, process development, and validation activities. John has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has previously held Quality Assurance positions at Exelixis and Tercica, Inc where he maintained oversight of the contract manufacturing for numerous APIs and drug products, developed corporate quality systems, validation programs, and regulatory submissions. Prior to this John was a Project Engineer with SAVIS Inc. a consulting firm for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. At SAVIS, John led numerous analytical, equipment, computer, cleaning, and process validation projects. John holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Jeanette Young, PhD joined BioTechLogic in June 2018. Prior to BioTechLogic, Jeanette worked at Spark Therapeutics, where she was a Quality Control Scientist in the Technical Operations Department. While at Spark, Jeanette served as a leader in cell-based bioassay methods and the development and validation of bioassays, identity assays, and residual DNA and protein assays. Jeanette was a part of the team of scientists who contributed to the first approved gene therapy product for an inherited disease by the FDA. As a Senior Consultant, Jeanette will support clients by providing support on the development, qualification, transfer, and validation of analytical methods used to characterize, identify, and establish the quality of intermediates, drug substances or drug products, and draft, review, author and perform expert reviews of Pharmaceutical Quality/CMC sections (Module 3) of the CTD for regulatory submissions.
Mike Berry, PhD has more than 30 years of industrial experience working for companies such as MedImmune, Novartis, Dynavax, Portola Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi. Mike provides clients with technical expertise and strategic planning for projects involving process and analytical method development and validation, tech transfer and scale-up, yield improvements, technical support for manufacturing and QC and supply chain. He can provide services for recombinant microbial and mammalian expression systems as well as chemically synthesized oligonucleotides and peptides. His expertise covers cell line development, cell banking, fermentation, chemical synthesis, primary recovery, purification, formulation, and parenteral drug product fill/finish including aseptic processing. Mike has also led multiple statistically driven yield improvement projects resulting in substantial increases and more robust processes.
He also has extensive experience with analytical methods for product release, in-process control and product characterization. Mike has an extremely strong knowledge of cGMP and regulatory expectations and has been a key player in multiple face-to-face, teleconferences bi-annual inspections and pre-license inspections with FDA, EMA and ISO inspectors. Mike has a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the DeMontfort University in the UK, an M.Sc. in Bioreactor Systems from UMIST in the UK and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering/Microbiology from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Ted Condez joined BioTechLogic in September 2019 with a focus on medical device delivery systems. Ted has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry and has held both technical and management roles supporting various technologies including neuro and cardio implants, catheter delivery systems, and medical electrical equipment. He also has experience in combination product quality systems and design quality assurance. As a Senior Consultant, Ted’s primary responsibility is to provide support to combination product projects with focus on design controls, design verification and validation, design reviews, design transfer, design dossier/technical file writing, and quality systems development. Ted holds a B.S. in Health Sciences from California State University Hayward and has completed graduate courses in Systems Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Eileen Choi, PhD joined BioTechLogic as a Senior Consultant, Technical Operations in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience working in the biopharmaceutical and chemical engineering fields. Her role at BioTechLogic includes providing consulting services in all areas of technical operations including process and analytical method development and validation. She also provides project management and manufacturing support, process validation expertise, support for the development, qualification and validation of analytical methods including analytical method validation of intermediates for clients with antibody, antibody conjugates, recombinant protein, and blood-based products. Additionally, she supports validation activities for biologics clients, such as in-process/media/buffer/solution hold time studies, chromatography and TFF membrane re-use studies, shipping validation, filter validation, and leachables/extractables risk assessments for both in-process product contact material and container closure systems. Her role also includes leading remediation projects to enhance compliance for manufacturing processes and analytical methods in support of manufacturing and quality control of various products.
She earned a Ph.D., Chemical Engineering with emphasis in Molecular Biology and Bioscience form Michigan Technology University, Houghton, MI. Eileen earned her B.S., Chemical Engineering, also from Michigan Technology University.
Kirsten Pier joined BioTechLogic as Senior Consultant, Technical Operations in 2019. With more than 15 years of experiences in the biopharmaceutical industry working for leading companies such as Amgen, Shire and Bluebird Bio, her responsibilities at BioTechLogic include providing support for client contracts with a focus on Process Validation Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 activities. Her specific activities include technical support for drug substance and drug product technology transfer activities, implementation of product validation lifecycle programs, development of validation master plans, generation of DOE study protocols, process characterization studies, process risk assessments, process validation and supporting validation protocols.
Kirsten holds an MBA from Regis University, Denver, CO where she specialized in operations management. She also holds a B.S., Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in microbiology, immunology, and virology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.