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BioProcess International US West
Mark Your Calendar for BPI US West 2025!
March 18-21, 2025San Diego Convention Center

Sampath Kumar
Senior Director and Head of Cell Line Development, Biologics Process Development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals


Sampath Kumar heads the Cell Line Development Group that develops clinical-grade cell lines to produce protein therapeutics and is developing similar technologies to stably produce viral vectors for cell therapy. He earned a Ph.D. in biology from the National University of Singapore, and conducted post-doctoral research at The Lawson Health Research Institute (London, Ontario, Canada) and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (Baltimore, MA), both in molecular reproductive endocrinology. His 20-year biopharmaceutical industry career spans CuraGen, Wyeth, Pfizer, Biogen and Takeda.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: How many cell lines should you have?