Solomon Alva | Antibody Purification Group Head, Senior Scientific Manager
Biocon Limited | India

Solomon Alva, Antibody Purification Group Head, Senior Scientific Manager, Biocon Limited

Solomon leads the Antibody Purification Laboratory at Biocon Limited. He has over 10 years of experience in Novel and Biosimilar Biologics development. 
He is a subject matter expert in bioseparation technologies, and has extensive experience in the life-cycle management of product development - from early development to regulatory filing. He has been instrumental in developing the purification platform approach for biosimilar mAbs at Biocon and for Biocons multiple regulatory filings in India and globally . 

Solomon has a proven expertise in alliance management, leading multiple cross-functional initiatives with co-development partners and steering academic-industry collaboration projects for Biocon. He is an accomplished team manager leading a group of 25+ team members with PhDs and post-graduate degrees in engineering and science. 
Solomon has completed an Executive General Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, and is an Masters in Science (MSc.) from Bangalore University. 
He is an avid trekker and loves his treks to the Himalayas. If he’s not trekking he enjoys scuba diving at the Andamans. He plays club football in Bangalore.


Phar-East Day Two @ 11:30

Continuous processing in biosimilars development and production

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  •     Key strategies in developing quality, novel biosimilars
  •     Getting familiar with the regulatory processes to establish alignment with stakeholders 
  •     Exploring options to either invest in advanced production processes with the help of single use technology, or choosing a reliable external outsourcing partner

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