Daniel has over 15 years of experience in Manufacturing and MS&T leadership and Engineering roles in the pharmaceutical and CDMO industries. Most recently, Daniel was Director of MS&T for Clinical & Commercial Manufacturing for Cell & Gene Therapy with Catalent. In addition, Daniel was the Interim Site Head for Catalent’s Microbial & Plasmid Manufacturing. He successfully led tech transfer and production of viral vectors, plasmids, and recombinant proteins, ensuring adherence to quality standards, and optimizing manufacturing processes. Daniel held key leadership positions at Catalent, where he played instrumental roles in manufacturing, technical, and commercial operations.
Throughout his career, Daniel has demonstrated his abilities as a leader in various industries and overseeing the entire product process (clinical to commercial manufacturing). In addition, Daniel has been subjected to numerous regulatory agency audits, from general to pre-approval inspections for Cell & Gene Therapy products. His expertise spans multiple aspects of the industry, including process engineering and process development. He has also been responsible for developing and manufacturing monoclonal antibodies and biosimilars at Goodwin Biotechnology.
Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Havana University of Technologies. He is finishing his Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University. Daniel also obtained a certificate in Business Economics from Harvard University.