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Frank Ritacco, PhD
Director, Scientific and Technical Affairs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Pharma Services


Frank Ritacco has a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University, and over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining ThermoFisher Scientific, Frank has worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Unigene Laboratories and Wyeth Research. His areas of expertise include mammalian cell culture, microbial fermentation, cell line development, media development and optimization, process development, scale-up, tech transfer, and clinical manufacturing.

In his current role at ThermoFisher Scientific, Frank oversees new technology development in the bioprocess and manufacturing sciences, driving scientific innovation and collaboration between internal and external partners. Frank also leads a team of technical subject matter experts who provide support for sales and business management, while also interfacing with customers and the biopharmaceutical community.

Agenda Sessions

  • Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology Development - Leveraging the ThermoFisher Ecosystem to Accelerate Platform Improvements in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing