Mr Jacobsen has over 30 years of experience in biotechnology manufacturing and operations. He has played key roles in the start-up, validation and operation of cell culture facilities at Genzyme, TKT and EMD Serono ranging from pilot to full-scale manufacturing. Mr. Jacobsen led the effort that established biologics manufacturing capabilities to support the EMD Serono New Biological Entities product pipeline. Most recently he led the $20M capital expansion for a newly established Contract manufacturing organization. Mr. Jacobsen received his BS in in-Vitro Cell Biology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.