Claudia Berdugo-Davis, PhDDirector, Process Development at Catalent Biologics
Dr. Berdugo-Davis strives to implement biomanufacturing processes that are both scalable and optimized to complement overall unit operations. Claudia is responsible for managing both Cell Culture and Purification teams at Catalent Biologics. She applies her technical knowledge of bioprocessing in the areas such as: bioreactors, unit operations, mixing, cell damage, shear stress and scale up. Before joining Catalent, Claudia was a Scientist II at Becton, Dickinson, and Company (now BD), where she worked in development of media and media supplements for the pharmaceutical industry and studied the application of bioreactor scale down systems for process development applications. Claudia’s previous positions include an internship at GlaxoSmithKline, where she performed studies to evaluate mass transfer capabilities and improve bioreactor performance, and as a Process Engineer in the petrochemical industry where she applied her chemical engineering background for biotechnological applications. As part of her post-doctoral work, Claudia provided training in the use of a shear stress device to companies including Biogen, Genentech, Amgen, and Millipore. Claudia received her doctorate in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus in 2010.