Center for Breakthrough Medicines Taps Joerg Ahlgrimm as new CEO

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With a goal of expanding manufacturing capabilities to meet the growing demands of cell and gene therapy production, The Center for Breakthrough Medicines (CBM) promoted Chief Operating Officer Joerg Ahlgrimm to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Ahlgrimm joined CBM last year after serving as Head of Global Operations Pharma Biotech and Nutrition at Lonza. CBM, located within the Discovery Labs campus in suburban Philadelphia, is a quickly growing contract development and manufacturing organization that aims to provide pre-clinical through commercial manufacturing capabilities for client companies. CBM’s offerings include process development, plasmid DNA, viral vectors, cell banking, cell processing, and supporting testing capabilities.

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines at Discovery Labs Appoints Matthew Snyder as Associate Director, Engineering & Facilities

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The Center for Breakthrough Medicines at Discovery Labs, an ecosystem accelerating the path to commercialization for cell and gene therapy companies, has appointed Matthew Snyder to the role of Associate Director, Engineering & Facilities. Mr. Snyder will be responsible for establishing the critical support services necessary for laboratory and manufacturing operations. These include setup of a comprehensive safety program; implementation of equipment tracking and maintenance and calibration management systems; interface coordination between site infrastructure utilities, building monitoring and process control systems; and technical engineering support for process operations and facility design.