Ziccum’s Director of Development Anna Lönn has now been elected onto the Technical Activities Committee of the US National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), which will have its first meeting on May 23, 2022. NIIMBL, co-funded by the US Department of Commerce, funds and initiates a wide range of public-private research projects throughout the US.
Ziccum is one of a few European members invited to join NIIMBL, becoming a member in March 2021. NIIMBL is a public-private partnership that helps fund an ambitious range of research projects to accelerate biopharmaceutical innovation in manufacturing and supply. Members include industry, academic and government organizations within pharmaceutical manufacture and supply.
Anna Lönn, Ziccum’s Development Director has been elected to NIIMBL’s Technical Activities Committee (TAC) for the period 2022 – 2023. Anna, who joined Ziccum in September 2021 from TetraPak, has driven significant development throughout the company together with a highly skilled development team. Since September they have established the company’s expanded lab facilities and mRNA capabilities, and driven ahead its ambitious Quality by Design-led program of technological development. Fellow NIIMBL members on the TAC include representatives from noted vaccine developers, biologics companies working on viral vectors and viral vaccines, and academics from leading US universities within bioprocesses and pharmaceutics.
Ziccum Chairman Fredrik Sjövall: “The election of Anna really reflects her outstanding professionalism and expertise; she will bring fantastic qualities to fascinating work. We welcome the opportunities for networking and partnerships that TAC brings, and the possibilities for soft funding that can come through involvement with organizations like NIIMBL and CEPI (the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation.) Our recent invitation from CEPI to submit an application for their soft-funded project on innovation in thermostable vaccines, plus our ongoing work with NIIMBL, are all good examples of the awareness and interest in the industry around our technology. We look forward to making a valuable contribution.”