Head Portfolio Management Device Development & Commercialization
Corinna Sonderegger received her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Innsbruck/Austria in 1998. As a post-doc at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego/California 1999-2002 she developed high-throughput cell-based drug-screening assays and performed cancer research applying virology and cell biology.
In 2002 she joined Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals, being responsible for cell culture derived drug substance upstream process development including QbD process characterization and process validation concepts. Among others Corinna was responsible for the development of the cell culture process of Ilaris™ and Sandoz’s first biosimilar monoclonal antibody RituxanTM.
2010-2016 Corinna was leading the development of biosimilar drug products at Sandoz in Austria as Head of Pharmaceutical Development. She was heavily involved in the drug product development of the first biosimilar approved in US, Zarxio™, as well as of Erelzi™ and HyrimozTM.
Since 2017 Corinna is heading the Medical Device Portfolio Management organisation for biopharmaceuticals at Novartis, covering a broad set of injection and alternative delivery systems for protein delivery as well as cell & gene therapy drugs.