Sven Deutschmann

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Sven Deutschmann studied biology at the University of Brunswick where he obtained his PhD in cell culture technology. In 1995 he joined Roche Diagnostics GmbH. His current position is Head of Global Analytical Science and Technology “Adventitious Agents Testing & Alternative Microbiological Methods” within Global QC. In this role, he is responsible for the Adventitious Agent Control Concept and the evaluation, validation, and implementation of alternative microbiological methods into Roche’s Microbial Control Concept for their manufacturing processes.

Besides his global responsibilities, he is involved in External Interaction. Sven Deutschmann is member of the German Pharmacopeia Commission, the Microbiology Committee and the Working Party “Pyrogentests” of the German Pharmacopeia Commission as well as Germany’s representative in the Working Party “Bacterial Endotoxins Test”, and chairman of the “Mycoplasmas” and Expert Group 1 “Biological Methods and Statistical Analysis” of the European Pharmacopeia Commissions in Strasbourg, France. In 2009 he was appointed as commissioner of the Central Commission for Biological Safety, a brains trust of the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety. In addition, he is member of PDA Task Forces resp. co-author of PDA-Technical Reports (TR #50, TR #69, draft version of TR “Post Approval Change Management for Biologics and Pharmaceutical Drug Products"), member of several sub-teams of the BioPhorum Operations Group, and chairperson of the Advisory Board of the “Pharmaceutical Microbiology” Interest Group of the European Compliance Academy.