Bioprocess Innovation Leaders Summit Speakers
Unit Head Cell Line Screening and Development
Zorica Dragic Arunasalam leads Cell Line Development team in Novartis Biologics Center, in Basel responsible for the technical development of all manufacturing cell lines for monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic proteins from early development up to and including commercial stage. Zorica graduated in Pharmacy and Medical Biochcemistry at the University of Zagreb and obtained her Ph D from the University of Basel, Switzerland. With 12 years of experience in Pharmaceutical industry, Zorica assumed different roles in biotechnology area. She led line function teams with the core expertise in the cell, process, and technology development, as well as cross functional CMC teams as technical project lead, looking into technical development and strategic aspects of early pipeline projects In her current role Zorica is leading team of motivated scientist at the interphase of discovery and development, assuring success of one of the fastest biologics pipelines in the industry.