Emily Tan

QA Operations Specialist, Cell & Gene Therapy, Lonza, Singapore

Prior to joining, Emily held a number of roles in validation and process engineering in the mammalian and E. coli cells function. Today, she holds the position of Quality Assurance Operations Specialist in the Cell and Gene Therapy department at Lonza Singapore.

I chose Lonza because…
…Of Lonza’s expertise and reputation in cell and gene therapy. Cell and gene therapy offers a new paradigm for the global healthcare landscape, one that goes beyond the traditional approach to disease treatment. It has great potential to treat, prevent or even cure diseases – and both approaches have shown promise in alleviating underlying causes of genetic diseases and acquired diseases.

Since I started at Lonza, my career has progressed…
I’ve been able to gain a variety of experience, from hands-on work reviewing manufacturing batch records and logbooks to planning Lot releases and compiling Lot disposition packages.

It’s special to work at Lonza because…
We’re one of the biggest players in the cell and gene therapy industry. I get to develop my career in a multi-product facility, producing both mammalian and cell therapy products – and I’m looking forward to what we will be able to achieve in the near future.

My work is meaningful because…
It has a direct impact on the manufacture of products people’s lives depend on. Every decision that I make in relation to different manufacturing campaigns has to be accurate, and based on defined policies and standard operating procedures from a quality assurance standpoint.

What makes me feel good at the end of the working day is…
Knowing that my work has had a direct impact on the lives of millions of patients worldwide.

The most exciting thing about working at Lonza is…
Cell and gene therapy represents the future of the pharmaceutical industry. The rapid advances in technology and innovation, as well as new commercial viability, are both exciting and equally challenging.

What I most appreciate about my team is…
They’re all fun-loving and helpful people. We’re always ready to share our opinions in a constructive manner and brainstorm solutions to work through challenges together.

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