November 19th, 2010

Kristine Chin interviews Ann Lee and Jean Bender of Genentech

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
The recipient of this year's Corporate Innovation Award is Genentech. Ahead of their award lecture, Dr. Ann Lee, senior vice president and head of global technical development for Roche and Jean Bender, Ph.D. and principal engineer at Genentech, had a few minutes to sit down with manager of technical programing for AIChE, Kristine Chin, to chat a bit about Genentech. You can watch this interview in the video panel on the right. The Industrial Innovation Award recognizes a company for outstanding innovation. This year, Dr. Ann Lee, senior vicepresident and head of global technical development for Roche, described how Genentech scientists and engineers pioneered and then exploited the use of recombinant DNA technology to develop and manufacture proteins and monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic use. This presentation highlighted the chemical engineering innovations that contributed to several breakthroughs in therapeutic medicines, and that inspire us to focus our imagination on what is possible for patients. Genentech is a member of the Roche Group. The title of the presentation is: Genentech: A Rich History of Chemical Engineering Innovation. Check out all videos taken at the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, including:

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