Keith Everett

Director, Process Design and Research at Biolex Therapeutics
Biotechnology

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Director, Process Design and Research
Biolex Therapeutics
Privately Held; Biotechnology
January 2005 - Present

Director, Process Design and Research, 2005 - 2009 Conceived and designed the proven Biolex Therapeutics LEX system upstream production system. Lead designer, inventor, and project engineer, for the Biolex proprietary closed aseptic disposable upstream production system. Tech Transfer Lead for moving the process into production. Project lead for the creation/implementation of enhancements to our current biopharmaceutical production system. Successfully created the hardware and processes that will take Biolex to pilot and manufacturing scale production levels. Responsible for scaling strategy R&D, future hardware and process recursive optimization, automated process design and development, and plant growth hardware optimization including LED research. Technical lead on all intellectual property issues related to upstream production and automation patents and applications. While at Biolex, Keith authored multiple published patents, current patent applications, and invention disclosures.


Director of Automation
Biolex Therapeutics, Inc
Biotechnology
January 2000 - January 2005

Responsible for creation of a novel automated plant based high throughput screening system based on a modified TECAN liquid handler platform. Created an unprecedented automated plant growth maintenance system for use in screening and propagating the Lemna platform. Directed the team responsible for integrating automated system hardware and required biological components. Modified and programmed liquid handlers for use in asymmetric processes for non-standard applications as required for the Lemna sp. platform. Responsible for the conception, design, and fabrication of preliminary upstream production system components. Served as a member of the Biolex Executive Committee.


Senior Project Engineer
GlaxoSmithKline
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Pharmaceuticals
January 1996 - January 2000

Directed 12 engineers and was directly responsible for GMP compliance of analytical and development instrumentation for all RTP campuses in and around the Moore Drive Facility. Consulted on R&D automation projects and process design projects. Conceived, developed, and implemented tech transfer education program, HPLC operation techniques course, electronics basics for technical resources.


President and Senior Engineer
Alphatech Research Services
Industrial Automation
January 1994 - January 2000

Created and operated a private consulting firm primary assisting government and private laboratories with automation and equipment related issues. Consulted as an instrument broker and a process design consultant. Intellectual Property and Publications Issued Patents (does not include foreign patents):


Director, Molecular Genetics Core Facility
North Carolina State University Genetics Department
Biotechnology
January 1984 - April 1994

Education

North Carolina State University
Biology
1974 - 1981

Patents (16)

Aseptic bioreactor system for processing biological materials
Keith Everett, Lynn F Dickey
August 19, 2010: 20100209966-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
May 1, 2008: 20080098585-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
May 1, 2008: 20080102518-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
April 24, 2008: 20080096269-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
April 24, 2008: 20080096272-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
April 24, 2008: 20080096270-A1

Plate and method for high throughput screening
Keith Everett
February 5, 2008: 07326385

Bioreactor for growing biological materials supported on a liquid surface
Keith Everett, Eugene Johnston
May 24, 2007: 20070113474-A1

Bioreactor for growing biological materials supported on a liquid surface
R Edward Branson, Keith Everett, Bob Hester, Timothy B Vickers
May 3, 2007: 20070094926-A1

Bioreactor for growing biological materials supported on a liquid surface (15 worldwide citation)
R Edward Branson, Keith Everett, Bob Hester, Timothy B Vickers
February 13, 2007: 07176024

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