Sanfer, Mexico

Quality Operations Director

Francisco Kuri Breña Romero de Terreros (PhD.), born in Mexico City. He studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and a Masters in Science with specialization in Organic Chemistry, at the National Autonomous University (Mexico City, Mexico).

Doctoral studies were conducted at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) in a mixed discipline of Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology.

He has worked on both national and multinational industry in new product development as well as synthetic and biotechnological projects.  He is currently Sanfer Labs Corporate Development Director. He has experience in industrial production of recombinant proteins in bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells, in technical and regulatory affairs, in pharmaceutical synthesis of anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, antihypertensive and steroids, and has worked in the expert group together with the Mexican Ministry of Health in the discussion and writing of the registration requirements for non-innovator biotechnology products in Mexico, known elsewhere as biosimilars.

He is also the coordinator of the Biotechnology Products Expert Committee for the Mexican Pharmacopoeia (FEUM) and member of the Spanish Translation Expert Panel at the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).