Vice President of Drug Product Manufacturing, US
Bert Barbosa joined the leadership team in May 2018, bringing with him over 35 years of bio-pharmaceutical production, quality assurance and compliance leadership and management experience. At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services he is responsible for overseeing and managing the drug product manufacturing operations, ADC/Cytotoxic product development activities and associated personnel.
Mr. Barbosa previously worked at Allergan, where he most recently served as Director QA/QC, Drug Substance Operations, responsible for quality and compliance oversight of commercial and investigational drug substance at two facilities. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Barbosa was at Amylin Pharmaceuticals in the positions of Director, Development Quality and Director, Quality Manufacturing. There his duties included overseeing quality and commercial manufacturing activities for global distribution.
At Chiron Corporation (Novartis), Mr. Barbosa has also held the positions of Director of Parental Operations and Director of Quality, where he was responsible for sterile parenteral filling and finishing operations, and commercial QA product release activities. He gained considerable quality experience through progressing quality leadership positions at Vical, Inc. and Hybritech, Inc., bio-pharmaceutical manufacturers located in San Diego.
Mr. Barbosa holds a BS in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University.