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Seamus PenderProject Manager / Process Engineer
Pfizer Global ManufacturingBase/Location:Drug Product Plant, Loughbeg, Co Cork, IrelandLocal NGO Partner:National Veterinary Institute of EthiopiaNGO Partner:GALVmedAssignment Location:Debre Ziet, Ethiopia
Seamus has worked for Pfizer since July 2002; he started his career with Pfizer as a technician in the operations department in Loughbeg Drug Product Plant. He has worked as a Project Manager and Project Engineer on high value capital projects, new product technical transfers, scale-up and qualification. As Project Manager he has completed the design, construction and qualification on a state of the art continuous processing suite that will take drug product from the raw material stage through to the compression stage of the tablet manufacturing process, thus delivering a robust manufacturing process and significant cost savings.
On his Fellowship with GALVmed, Seamus will be supporting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes targeting numerous animal diseases. Through his GHF experience, Seamus hopes to learn more about the challenges related to the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products in the developing world. He expects to develop a greater understanding of the skills required to work in a developing industrial environment. In addition he will be able to enhance his coaching and mentoring skills and he believes that his development of effective communication will lead to significant improvements in team development and cohesion.
GALVmed is a not-for-profit global alliance of public, private and government partners, protecting livestock and saving human life by making livestock vaccines, diagnostics and medicines accessible and affordable to the millions for whom livestock is a lifeline. With offices in the United Kingdom and Africa, GALVmed is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development.