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Delivered as a Hybrid Event from September 20-30, 2021
Live Digital Agenda Runs 11am-3pm EST from Sept 28-30Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Darren Head
Chief Executive Officer at Bionova Scientific


Darren Head is Chief Executive Officer of Bionova Scientific. He has also served as Chairman of Bionova's Board of Directors since 2019.

Prior to joining Bionova, Darren was CEO of MaSTherCell, a global CDMO specializing in cell and gene therapy products. He steered MaSTherCell through a period of rapid growth leading to its acquisition by Catalent in 2020.

Prior to MaSTherCell, Darren spent nearly 10 years as President and CEO at Cytovance Biologics, which he successfully built into a premier biologics CDMO, culminating in its acquisition by Hepalink USA in 2015.

Darren joined Cytovance after nearly 20 years of biologics operations leadership experience.  At Immucor, he served as vice-president of worldwide operations, overseeing the manufacturing of biological products in the US, Europe, and Canada. Darren also served as operations manager and project manager for companies such as Aronex Pharmaceuticals (The Woodlands, TX), Allergan Optical (Waco, TX), and Abbott Laboratories (Rocky Mount, NC).

Mr. Head holds a B.S. in biology and attended the executive M.B.A. program at Texas A&M.  Additionally, he served in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm.

Agenda Sessions

  • Lessons Learned: Building and Booking a State-of-the-Art Biologics Manufacturing Facility in 18 months amidst Covid and Global Materials Shortages