Are you feeling like the global pandemic makes it hard to keep your finger on the pulse of things? Do you have questions about the latest in CDMO trends, best practices, and technologies within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries?

Join AMRI’s experts for a Casual Nexus – an informal, discussion-based 30-minute webinar series where great minds come together to learn more about the ideas, topics, and trends that are driving the industry.

Each week AMRI will present a fresh, exciting topic; you bring the questions! Connect with AMRI’s panel of experts who will share what’s new in their field of expertise, in a discussion driven by you.

High Content Imaging and Analysis in Drug Discovery
Thursday, Nov. 19 | 11:30AM ET / 8:30AM PT | At Your Desk!

Matthew Betzenhauser, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist II, Biology, AMRI 
Clark Driscoll, MS, Research Scientist III, AMRI 
George Opoku-Kusi Ph.D., Research Scientist III, AMRI 

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Considerations for setting up phenotypic screens
  • Resources necessary for cell biology, imaging and data analysis
  • Current status of cell painting for drug discovery and future directions

Biocatalysis,  Biosynthesis, and Fermentation – the Evolution of  Chemistry via Biology
Thursday, Dec. 3 | 11:30AM ET / 8:30AM PT | At Your Desk!

Pete Michels, Ph.D., Head of Global Fermentation, AMRI
Jose Luis Barredo, Ph.D., Director, Engineering Services, AMRI

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • A brief history of biocatalysis with a look at its current and future growth trends
  • Role of practical process development for synthetic biology, fermentation, and biocatalysis
  • Case studies demonstrating industrial applications of synthetic biology and biocatalysis
  • cGMP and regulatory issues to consider for fermentation and biocatalysis
  • The value of a multi-disciplinary teams in development

Stay Tuned!

AMRI will post future Casual Nexus webinars. 

Register for 11/19 Event

Ravi Rai, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist III

Ravi Rai received his Ph.D. in carbohydrate chemistry from Utah State University in 2006. He then pursued an industrial post doctorate at a CRO called Organix Inc. in Woburn MA. Rai joined AMRI in 2007 as a Senior Research Scientist in the medicinal chemistry department where he worked on a diverse range of customer projects primarily developing an SAR based library of compounds that had the desired efficacy for the targets that were being pursued. His current role requires him to discuss pre-RFP projects with potential customers, oversee the same projects transition from various phases of development such as route scouting, process development, NCSS and finally into a GMP suite. Rai is also involved with planning and execution of late stage process development including CPP and DOE on various projects.


Todd Phillips, PharmD, RAC

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences

Todd Phillips, PharmD, RAC is Director of Global Regulatory Affairs for the Regulatory Sciences division of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. Dr. Phillips provides strategic development and regulatory consulting services to a variety of drug and biological product manufacturers. Dr. Phillips has more than 16 years of experience in regulatory affairs, drug development, clinical project management, and product marketing. Prior to joining Cardinal Health in 2011, his experience had been gained at FDA and in varying positions in the pharmaceutical and CRO industries.


Greig Ross

Director of Business Development
PCI Clinical Services

Greig has over 15 years of experience guiding pharma and biotech companies through clinical trials and preparing for commercial launch. Greig’s expertise includes packaging, packaging technology, inventory management, supply planning and new technologies.

Greig has lead the project management and distribution teams for both the US and the UK. He was on the lead team establishing PCI’s clinical business in North America, developing portal design and ERP system customization specific to clinical supplies.

Greig brings a unique perspective based on his global project management knowledge from his various roles within PCI.


Marisa Reinoso

Marketing Manager
PCI Pharma Services

Marisa has over 14 years of experience bridging life science companies to patients. She began her career researching medical vaccines and solutions to infectious diseases before shifting into marketing. Prior to PCI, she was the marketing manager of Sherpa Clinical Packaging where she implemented marketing programs that established Sherpa as a premier global clinical packager. With the acquisition of Sherpa by PCI, Marisa continues to bring thoughtful educational pieces to the forefront and promote clinical trial services globally. Reinoso has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed College and a master’s degree in business administration from Portland State University.


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