Senior Analytical Scientist, Allergan Biologics, UK
Lauren Ward gained her BSC degree in Microbiology from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011. After her studies, she joined Allergan Biologics as a Microbiology Scientist and after 3 years in this role she transitioned to a position within the Analytical Sciences team. Here she has worked on development of ELISAs, qPCR assays and some cell based potency methods. Lauren is the automation SME for her department and has successfully introduced many robotic systems to site to increase sample throughput, reduce analyst hands-on time which, in turn, has resulted in cost savings for site.
Senior Product Manager, Gyros Protein Technologies
Helena Nilshans joined Gyros Protein Technologies as senior product manager in 2014. She has many years of experience from product management in large and small life science companies such as GEHC Life Sciences, Biacore and Pyrosequencing. She has managed several market introductions of new technologies and products and led teams of product managers for more than 15 years. She also currently holds a position as deputy board member of CellSeed AB.
Director – Field Service and Application Support, EU and Asia, Gyros Protein Technologies
Karolina Österlund joined Gyros in 2003, working on MALDI-MS applications and then immunoassays using Bioaffy CDs. She has been providing technical support for the Gyrolab immunoassay platform in clinical and bioprocess development for ten years and was instrumental in establishing the technology in North America and Europe. Her experience covers applications for pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity testing, biomarker monitoring, impurity testing and product quantification for therapeutic protein development, in both regulated and non-regulated environments. Karolina currently manages the Gyros European field application scientists and service engineers as well as provides technical support to the efforts of Gyros Asia Pacific distributors. Karolina is involved in working groups such as the Global Bioanalysis Consortium, and the 21st Century Bioanalytical Initiative. She earned her M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Field Application Specialist, Gyros Protein Technologies
Ann Eckersten joined Gyros in 2000, working on immunoassays using Bioaffy CDs. She has a vast experience of providing technical support for the Gyrolab immunoassay platform in clinical and bioprocess development for more than ten years to Gyros customers globally. Her experience covers applications for pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity testing, biomarker monitoring, impurity testing and product quantification for therapeutic protein development, in both regulated and non-regulated environments. Ann earned her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Regional Sales Manager, Gyros Protein Technologies