Updated on 28 November 2013
Dr. Priyabrata Pattnaik, Director – Asia Vaccine Initiative, Merck Millipore
Asia Vaccine initiative is a market segment focused action plan by Process Solutions/ Merck Millipore, a division of Merck headquartered at Germany. Merck Millipore has been investing on technology, tools and services for vaccine development and manufacturing for more than a decade.
Dr Priyabrata Pattnaik is driving the initiatives and strategies for Asia market for vaccine programs, supporting R&D and integrating solutions for vaccine manufacturing through innovative technologies and processes. In an interview with BioSpectrum, Dr Pattnaik talks about how Asia is evolving as a center of new vaccines development, integrating new technologies to improve the process and the challenges involved in the region.
What are the activities involved in Asia Vaccine Initiative?
Merck Millipore provides tools, technologies and services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. As an integral part of this community, we understand the complexity and risk faced by our customers, and work in close partnership with them to ensure their success. In last several years, we have had a strong focus on the vaccine industry, including that in Asia which is the one of the fastest growing regions for vaccine development and manufacturing. Our objective is to deliver innovative and integrated products and services that address the evolving needs of vaccine developers and manufacturers.
What are the current projects?
We are currently working with several customers in Korea, China, India and Japan, supporting their vaccine process development and scale-up. We are also working with the Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) to share knowledge and provide education related to process development, scale-up and manufacturing to vaccine manufacturers in emerging countries.