Industry Speaker Series: Biotech Veteran Leads Biologics Manufacturing Site (Pran Patel, Vice President and General Manager at AstraZeneca) - Keck Graduate Institute April 20, 2021, 12:00 pm Skip to main content
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Headshot Pran Patel

Pran Patel has more than 30 years of combined industry experience in biologics manufacturing and engineering from AstraZeneca, Amgen, and Abbott Laboratories. Currently, Patel serves as the Vice President and General Manager of AstraZeneca’s Frederick Biologics Manufacturing Center located in Frederick, MD. The site is the largest biologics manufacturing facility within the company’s global network and includes a licensed, large-scale cell culture facility and small-scale facility.

Patel has a wide breadth of experience within pharmaceutical manufacturing, working in project management, capital project management, facility operations, engineering, and manufacturing. He has also cultivated a global perspective, from his early life in Africa through his work around the world including Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

Patel holds a master’s degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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