IO Frontiers World 2019


Thomas R. Kreil

Dr Thomas R. Kreil

Associate Professor of Virolosgy, Head of Pathogen Safety, Shire

Beyond his work at Shire, he is Chairman of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association’s (PPTA) Pathogen Safety Steering Committee, a Steering Committee member of the Consortium on Adventitious Agent Contamination in Biomanufacturing (CAACB) as coordinated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Virology, Medical University of Vienna.

Dr. Kreil obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria, and spent several years on post-doctoral research at the same institution focusing on antiviral immunology and specifically, the role of antiviral antibodies. He then joined Shire (Immuno/Baxter/Baxalta), working in the area of pathogen safety of biopharmaceuticals, as well as research on virus vaccines. He is well-published, and has been a frequent international lecturer on the safety of biological medicinal products versus viruses and prions as well as antiviral defense, with particular emphasis on the role of virus antibodies/IVIG.

  • "Great venue to solidify and harmonize on the current challenges facing this sector - in real time. The caliber of the speakers and session contents was premier. “
    Dolores Baksh
    Innovation Leader, GE Healthcare
  • “A great event to learn about the hurdles that are needed to be overcome to get through the clinic.”
    Devin Bridgen
    Scientist, strategic partnerships, SQZ Biotech
  • "It was a great opportunity to share current data and thinking about the development of therapeutics directed at modulating the immune response to cancer."
    Lance Leopold
    Vice President, Head of Oncology Development, Incyte Corporation
  • "Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field."
    Dr James Trager
    Vice President, Research & Product Development, Dendreon
  • “In the rapidly moving Advanced Therapy market, Phacilitate remains one of the premier events.”
    David James
    CEO, Scinogy