SVP of Manufacturing
Baochuan Huang joined Frontera in 2021 as Senior Vice President and Head of Frontera’s Manufacturing Site at Suzhou, China. Prior to joining Frontera, Baochuan had worked in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical field for 20 years, most recently as Vice President of CMC at Abpro Corp.
Baochuan received most of his professional training from international biopharmaceutical companies including Amgen, Shire and Baxter. He worked there for over 14 years and developed expertise in different areas of CMC, from cell line, process development, scale up and tech transfer, to GMP manufacturing, process validation and BLA applications. During his eight years at Amgen, he provided technical support to production of the hemophilia drug Aranesp, and led tech transfer of more than a dozen upstream processes from research to GMP manufacturing, including the block-buster bone drug Prolia and diabetes drug Repatha.
From 2015 to 2021, Baochuan had CMC/Technical leadership roles at innovative smaller biotech companies Tesaro, Kiniksa and Abpro. He successfully led cross-functional teams to IND approvals of multiple protein drugs in US/EU in the fields of oncology, inflammation and autoimmune disease. He is a patent co-inventor for multiple innovative molecules including commercial PD-1 antibody Dostarlimab, and Cobolimab which is in phase 3 clinical development.
Baochuan obtained his BS/MS degrees in Fermentation Engineering from Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University at Bozeman.