Dr. Kevin R. Ward, Ph.D. MRSC: Director of Research and Development - Biopharma Technology Ltd.

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Kevin Ward began his career in lyophilisation in 1993 with a PhD on protein and liposome stabilisation and the thermal properties of lyophilized amorphous and crystalline mixtures.  After working in the pharmaceutical industry and in vaccine development, he joined Biopharma in 2000.  As R&D Director, he has built up a team of dedicated freeze-drying scientists, worked on more than 2200 projects for over 500 client companies worldwide, developed 3 analytical instruments, run more than 250 training courses, and successfully secured EU- and UK- government funding for 15 novel research projects.  He has appeared on BBC television for his team’s work on the preservation of red blood cells and been an advisor to the BBC for one of their popular science shows.  From 2000-2014, Kevin was part of a not-for-profit focus group that produced a number of technical monographs to support users of freeze-dryers, and he chaired the group from 2007-2014.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has been industrial supervisor to two doctoral students, and authored numerous papers, book chapters and patents in the field of freeze-drying.

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