Process Development & Manufacturing

Zhengming Du, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Head of Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (CMC)

Zhengming Du, Ph.D.

Head of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC)

  • More than 20 years of process and medicinal chemistry pharmaceutical R&D experience
  • Former Director, Head of Process and Synthesis, Deputy Head of CMC at Roche China
  • Vice President of R&D center at Huahai Pharmaceuticals
  • Fellow and Lead Chemist in Process R&D at Novartis
  • Senior Scientist in Global Drug Discovery Chemistry at Novartis
  • Ph.D. and M.S. with Professor Karen L. Erickson at Clark University
  • Visiting Scholar with Professor Albert W. Burgstahler at The University of Kansas
  • B.S. from Nanjing University
Changzhen Wu, Head of Manufacturing Operations

Changzhen Wu

Head of Manufacturing Operations

  • Over four decades of combined experience in overseeing construction of biopharmaceutical plants, leading manufacturing operations, process design and development
  • Instrumental in leading the construction of Pharmacia’s oncology manufacturing plant in China
  • Formerly Head Plant Manager at Pfizer Pharmaceutical (WuXi) for over 10 years
  • Chief Engineer at Sino-Sweden Pharmaceutical for 15 years
  • Process Engineer at China North-West API Pharmaceutical for 16 years
  • B.S. in Pharmacology from Shanghai Medical University
Jinyou Zhang

Jinyou Zhang, Ph.D.

Head of Bioprocess Development and Manufacturing

  • Over 24 years of industry experience in bioprocessing and biomanufacturing
  • Well-established in developing culture media and upstream processes
  • Published 40 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals (lead author on 24)
  • Former Vice President and Site Head of Biomanufacturing at WuXi AppTec
  • Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing at Immunomedics in Morris Plains, NJ
  • Executive Director of Bioprocess R&D at Novavax
  • Senior Investigator with 15 years development experience at Bioprocess R&D, Merck
  • Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 under supervision of Professor Arnold Demain (Fellow of U.S. Academy of Science, Ex-President of Society of Industrial Microbiology)