Deb Grant is a Training Specialist at AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Worcester, MA.
Deb is a Quality Training Professional with extensive Manufacturing and cGMP experience in the biotechnology industry since 1992 including ten years in clinical and commercial biologics manufacturing, large and small scale; with technical experience in protein purification, analytical techniques, and aseptic processing. Deb joined the Training organization in 2002, with cGMP and related training program design and delivery experience. She has a strong working knowledge of cGMP regulations, with specialized skills in SOP writing, technical training, subject matter expert training in cGMPs and related topics.
She completed a Biotech Certificate Program from Minuteman Vocational Technical School in 1992. This was one of the first Biotech Certificate programs in the state of Massachusetts for manufacturing technicians. Deb worked at Genetics Institute, which became Wyeth, which is now Pfizer in Andover, MA. from 1992 until 1999. She started as an entry level technician and was promoted within 5 years to Supervisor, and left Wyeth as a Supervisor of the Commercial Protein Purification group in 1999. Deb moved to BASF in 1999, which became Abbott Bioresearch Center, then Abbvie Bioresearch Center, as a senior technician and then shift supervisor in the Protein Purification group and moved to the Training group in 2002. She has attended courses at Quinsigamond Community College in the Biotech Certificate Program and has a certificate from WPI Bioscience Regulations Management Certificate Program. Deb is a Member of BETA, Biopharmaceutical Education and Training Association. She is the Lead Instructor and Coordinator for the Quinsigamond Community College Techniques in Biotechnology Class taught at AbbVie. She is also an Instructor at WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) for their Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing program. Deb is an Advisory Board Member for the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center & Collaborative, Worcester Technical High School, Quinsigamond Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College.