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Thomas Villiger
Senior Manufacturing Scientist at Biogen


Dr. Thomas Villiger works as Senior Manufacturing Scientist at Biogen where he focuses on innovative biomanufacturing technologies, lifecycle improvement strategies, PAT and process modeling at the Next Generation Manufacturing facility in Solothurn, Switzerland.

In addition to his position at Biogen, he holds a lecturer position at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and is group leader of the Bioprocess Technology Laboratory. His major research activities include scale-up/down, model-based optimization and intensification of bioprocesses.

Thomas holds a PhD in Chemical and Bioengineering from ETH Zurich. Prior to his current dual role, he gained several years of experience in process development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals at Merck KGaA and Novartis.

Agenda Sessions

  • Next Generation Manufacturing at Biogen– PAT as an Enabler for Enhanced Process Control in Commercial Antibody Manufacture