Robert Catolos has over 25 years of manufacturing experience working with recombinant protein and plasmid DNA platform technology at small and large-scale facilities. His knowledge includes cell culture /fermentation (i.e mammalian, microbial, and insect cell lines), bio separation, purification, and fill finish processing. Robert received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Cruz, home of the Banana Slugs. Prior to WACKER, Robert was the Director of Manufacturing for Vical, managing operations from drug substance to final drug product. Robert’s experience comes from various commercial-approved drug manufacturing facilities including Bayer, Chiron (Novartis), and Baxter and Phase 3 start-up companies such as Favrile and Vical who pursued drug approval.