Maik Jornitz, President, G-CON Manufacturing Inc.; Principal, Bioprocess Resources LLC
Maik W. Jornitz, President of G-CON Manufacturing Inc. and Principal of Bioprocess Resources LLC, is a distinguished technical expert with close to 30 years of experience in bioprocesses, especially sterilizing grade filtration and single-use technologies, including regulatory requirements, integrity testing, systems design, and optimization. Jornitz has published 10 books, 15 book chapters, over 100 scientific papers and trains industry and regulators on a frequent basis. He is Vice Chair of the PDA Science Advisory Board, recipient of the PDA Agalloco Award for excellence in education and Martin Van Trieste Award for contributions to pharmaceutical science. Furthermore, he is an advisory board member of the Biotechnology Industry Council and multiple scientific journals. He received his M.Eng. in Bioengineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and accomplished the PED program at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Wayne Garafola, Application Specialist, Sartorius-Stedim Biotech
Mr. Garafola received special training and work experience in membrane filtration technologies, integrity testing, pre-filtration and sterilizing filters, Cross flow separations, membrane adsorber (chromatographic) separations, Utility IQ/OQ (air/gas/water/steam), and various filtration applications. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Pennsylvania State University. He has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, working in a variety of positions from QA, R&D, Validation Services, and Technical Services. Shared the 2016 James P. Agalloco Award for PDA TRI faculty member who exemplifies outstanding performance in education with co-teacher, Maik W. Jornitz. A member of PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) for 20 years, teaching at PDA Training Research Institute since 2006.