BSTC who we are graphic. The Biomanufacturing Science and Technology Consortium (BSTC) is led by industry and academic leaders across the nation. BSTC is founded on the operational experiences of the Biopharmaceutical Process and Quality Consortium (BPQC) at University of Massachusetts - Lowell, which has been building collaborative efforts in advancing research and practice outcomes in the biopharmaceutical industry for four years.

The consortium is comprised of biomanufacturers, including small and medium-sized businesses, research colleges and universities, government institutes, and non-profit organizations, all focused on achieving the sustained U.S. leadership in biomanufacturing. BSTC encompasses multiple geographical locations and areas of industry expertise, including bio-engineering, regulatory and measurement sciences, education and workforce development.

Who We Are

Principle Investigator

  • Seongkyu Yoon (UMass Lowell)


  • Hyunmin Yi (Tufts)
  • William E. Bentley (University of Maryland)
  • Kelvin H. Lee (University of Delaware)
  • Wei-Shou Hu (University of Minnesota)
  • M. Nazmul Karim (Texas A&M)
  • Mel Koch (University of Washington)


  • Kevin J. Bittorf (UMass Lowell)
  • Jeff Doyle (Pfizer)


  • Michael J. Tarlov (NIST)
  • Kurt A. Brorson (FDA)

Industry Partners

  • biogen logo
  • Genzyme
  • Shire
  • Genentech
  • Lonza
  • GSK
  • pfizer logo
  • GEH
  • EMDM
  • MB
  • mlsc

Biopharmaceutical Core-faculty & Advisory Board Members

  • Rajesh Beri (Lonza)
  • Thomas Ryll (Biogen)
  • Jack Prior (Genzyme)
  • Sadettin Ozturk
  • Neil Schauer
  • Tom Porter (Pfizer)
  • William Thomas
  • Jin Xu
  • Carl Lawton

Academic Co-Directors

  • Weishou Hu (UMN)
  • Hyunmin Yi (Tufts)
  • Mel Koch (UW)
  • Naz Karim (TAMU)
  • Kelvin Lee (UD)
  • William Bentley (UMD)

Industrial Contributors

  • Chris Hwang (Genzyme)
  • Anurag Khetan (BI)
  • Daniel Bauer (GE)
  • David Beattie/Vin Donovan (EMD Millipore)
  • Brandon Downey (Bend Research)
  • David Lyon (Bend Research)
  • Jeff Breit (Bend Research)
  • John Cadwell (Fibercell Systems)
  • Maurizio Cattaneo (Biovolutions)
  • Dharmesh Bhanushall (GSK)
  • Brian Lee (PBS Biotech)
  • Brad Pindzola (TIAX)
  • Bert Frohlich (Shire)
  • Jason Starkey (Pfizer)
  • Kathleen Mihlbachler (Lewa)
  • Sun Koo Kim (Bayer)
  • Jean-Francois Hamel (MIT)
  • Ann D’Ambruoso (ApplikonBio)
  • David Strachan (Kaiser)
  • Terry Hudson (Genentech)
  • Melissa Calcagni (RDC)
  • John Smelko (Biogen)

Education/Training Contributors

  • Bruce Van Dyke (QCC)

PI & Co-PI:

  • Seongkyu Yoon (UMass Lowell)
  • Eric Masse (UMass Lowell)
  • Carl Lawton (UMass Lowell)
  • Kevin Bittorf (UMass Lowell)

State Institute:

  • Beth Nicklas (MLSC)
  • Susan Windham-Bannister (MLSC)
  • Pamela Norton (MLSC)


  • Mike Tarlov (NIST)
  • Kurt Brorson(FDA)