Working with Kathy proved to be a truly enjoyable experience. What set her apart from other recruiters I engaged with was her dedication, her personal interest in the candidate and her responsiveness. I felt like she is really working on my behalf and tried hard to understand what I am looking for in the new position. Results speak louder than words – I am starting my new role in July and I’m very excited.

— Gilad Sivan, at Novavax

This is one of the fastest growing, competitive genres of the Twenty-First Century. Proven professionals in the fields of Biotechnology, Pharmacy and Life Sciences are always in high demand.

  • Upstream Cell Culture Process Development: Media development & optimization, bioreactor optimization, scale-up, perfusion and fed-batch cell culture processes
  • Downstream Protein Purification Process Development: Chromatography, Filtration, TFF, UF/DF
  • Cell Therapies, Gene Therapies and Personalized Medicine
  • Analytical Development: HPLC, Structural Characterization, Assay Development
  • Formulations Development: Stability studies, solubility studies, excipient testing
  • Large Scale Bulk Manufacturing and Fill/Finish: Lyophilization, Pre-filled Syringes, Sterile Filling
  • Quality Systems: Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC), Quality Compliance, Validation
  • Regulatory Affairs: IND, BLA, MAA, CMC filings with FDA, EMA and other global regulatory bodies in CTD formats.
  • Overall drug development for the advancement and approval of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), antibody drug conjugate (ADC), recombinant protein, cell therapy and biologic therapeutics.

Case Study:
Samsung Biologics

Samsung Biologics headquartered in Songdo, South Korea provides contract manufacturing services for mammalian bulk manufacturing through to fill and finish capabilities. Samsung Biologics is the world’s largest mammalian cell culture CMO with 362KL biologics drug substance, fill & finish manufacturing capacity and CDMO services. Laguna Source has partnered with Samsung Biologics since 2011 and successfully placed over 100 US Expatriate Employees living and working in Songdo South Korea.


Chris guided me with an international opportunity with patience and professionalism. He is detail-oriented and helped me land on a business development position that I wanted. I feel fortunate to get to know him. I am sure you will find that Chris is a great partner for your career advancement.

— Jae Beom Kim, at Samsung Biologics-Korea

Recent Placements

Senior Computer Systems Validation Engineer

Leading plant-wide CSV efforts for large-scale commercial mammalian cell culture CMO plant start-up and commissioning

Associate Director Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Leading All Downstream Manufacturing For Gene Therapy Manufacturing Derived From Adherent Cell Culture Processes.

Director Analytical Sciences

Leading bioanalytical testing, product control strategies, stability testing and QC testing within a CMC operations team developing mAb Oncology therapeutics.

Sr Manager Downstream MSAT

Leading Downstream Purification Manufacturing Support, Scale Down Studies and Tech Transfer projects.


Clients We Work with Include