Our Team

Curriculum Vitae

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Eduardo R. Aycardi

Dr. Veterinary Medicine, National University, Bogotá, Colombia; M.Sc. Cornell University, Itaca, NY; PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis; Degrees in Virology and Industrial Microbiology.

Research on Infectious and transmissible diseases from animals to man (Zoonosis) in the Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Institute (ICA), Bogota, Colombia; International Tropical Agricultural Center (CIAT), Cali, Colombia.

Close to one hundred research and scientific publications on International Journals and in National and International Congresses.

Production and Research Manager, Colombian Company of Veterinary Products (VECOL SA), Bogotá, Colombia. Development and leadership on pharmaceutical and biological products for veterinary and human use for twenty years.

Consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation (US) on Industrial Production of Vaccine for human use in several countries of Europe and US Companies. More recently consultancy on development of Rabies Vaccine for human use in several countries in Asia.

For the last 18 years held a research and development company (BARI Consultants LLC.) to produce human and veterinary vaccines, Bogotá, Colombia. Main consultancies and technology transfer projects were conducted in China, Thailand, Egypt, India, and Peru.

With the group of Colombian Consultants, designed and stablished the production of Rabies Vaccine for human use and Japanese Encephalitis in the city of Shenyang, China. This company is the major producer of Rabies vaccine for human use in China and possibly in the world.

Starting last year the company name was modified as TERA Biotechnology SAS and is performing consultancies of industrial development and production of vaccines for human use in China and Peru.

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Martha Nelly Rodríguez León

Experience of thirty years as English-Spanish Executive Assistant, management of international communications, handling of special events, visitor’s attendance and international public relations.

Bilingual Executive Administration, Commercial Training Center, Bogota Business College, Bogota, Colombia; Advance English Proficiency, Colombo American Center and Winston Salem Language Center, Bogota, Colombia; Intensive Training in Managerial Development Skills; Communications and Public Relations, Bogota, Colombia.

Administrative Bilingual Executive Assistant to the Hospital Division in charge of implementation of improve office systems, international public relations, handling of special events and sales support, ABBOTT Laboratories Colombia S.A., Bogota, Colombia.

Executive Bilingual Assistant for the Financial Administrative Manager, in charge of office management, executive reports, international public relations, financial statements and customer attention, PURINA Colombian S.A. Bogota, Colombia.

Administrative Executive Assistant to the General Manager, in charge of Bilingual translations English-Spanish, International Communications, Public Relations, general office management and administrative support to Commercial Insurance Manager. ROBINSON Ford Ltd. Bogota, Colombia.

Administrative Assistant and Bilingual Executive to the Administrative Manager and Scientific Affairs Managers. Handling of International Relations, Office Management, translations of technical reports, Assistant to International Consultants, international communications, general office handling, management of meeting and special events and customers assistance. Colombian Company of Veterinary Products, VECOL S.A, Bogota, Colombia.

Administrative Executive Bilingual Assistant in charge of international communications, handling of meetings and international events, administrative handling of International Consultants, handling of activities and travel matters related to the Consultants and administrative managers in international technical trips. Handling of office management and local external communications and personnel attendance. TERA Biotechnology SAS and BARI Consultants Ltd, Bogota, Colombia.

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Marco Fidel Suárez

B.Sc. Biology, Free University of Colombia. Thirty-five years experience in research, development, and industrial production of veterinary and human vaccines.

Research Assistant in Research and Development Department of the Colombian Company of Veterinary Products VECOL S.A. Joint Development and research with scientists from the Pasteur Institute, especially on Rabies vaccine in BHK cells. Development of Vaccines on Oil suspension for Foot and Mouth disease, Vesicular Stomatitis, New Castle Disease, Gumboro, Avian Infectious Bronchitis and Bacillus Thuringiensis.

Senior supervisor in the Department of Biological Production at VECOL S.A for industrial production of rabies virus in Vero cells grown on microcarriers and inside bioreactors. 

Assistance Assembly and start-up of a pilot plant for the production of FMD Vaccine with BHK cells in suspension and Microcarriers at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Lanzhou, China.

Research assistant in the assembly and commissioning of a pilot plant for the production of Rabies Vaccine for human use using high-density techniques on microcarriers at the Jiangsu Yanshen, Biological Technology Stock Co, Changzhou China.

Research assistant in the assembly and commissioning of a pilot plant for development of a Vaccine for Swine Fever on Microcarriers and inside bioreactors at Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Veterinary branch, Shenyang, China.

International Biotechnology consultant for Bari Consultants and Tera Biotechnology S.A.S. on projects for Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production in Vero Cells on Microcarriers and inside Bioreactors. 

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Walter Ocampo Moure

B.Sc. Chemistry, National University, Bogota, Colombia.Advanced Molecular Microbiology, Andes University, Bogotá, Colombia.

-DNA cloning in expression vectors, production and purification of recombinant proteins, International Center for Training and Medical Research, CIDEIM, CALI, COLOMBIA.
-Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology, International Training Program, Gesellschafts fur Biotechnologische Forschung, Braunschweig, GERMANY.
-Methods, Concentration-Purification of Rabies Virus for Human Antirrabies Vaccine, Biovac, Institute Armand Frappier, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA.
-Biochemical methods for the evaluation and analysis of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus, Pan-American Center for FMD, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL.

Consultancy work for the development of the downstream processing of rabies virus harvests for the production of human vaccines, Cheng Da Biotechnology, Shenyang, CHINA and Jiangsu Yanshen Biotechnology Stock Co. Ltd., Changzhou, CHINA; Development of an ELISA test for the determination of bovine serum proteins; BARI consultants LLC.

Scientific work on: Development of a kit for Human DNA isolation; Standardization of the industrial Taq DNA polymerase production; Development of kits for molecular diagnosis; Evaluation of PCR in the diagnosis of human TBC, Corporation Corpogen, Bogota, Colombia.

Development of Analytical techniques for evaluation of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus: Innocuity, C.F., Serum neutralization, Ultracentrifugation, ELISA; Techniques for purification of Rabies Virus for production of Human Rabies Vaccine: Ultrafiltration and Molecular Exclusion Chromatography; 
Determination of residual Bovine albumin and DNA in Human Rabies Vaccine: Immuno-electrophoresis, ELISA, and Molecular hybridizations. VECOL S.A.,Bogota, Colombia.

International Biotechnology consultant for Bari Consultants and Tera Biotechnology S.A.S. on projects for Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production on Vero Cells, Microcarriers and inside Bioreactors.

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Fernando Andrade

B.Sc., Microbiology, UNIANDES UNIVERSITY, Bogota, Colombia; Bioprocess specialist, Merck Millipore, Boston, USA.

Thirty-four years of technical research and development in production of Veterinary and human vaccines.

Downstream purification specialist and consultant for Rabies vaccine for human and animals at the following institutes: Institute Armand Frappier, Montreal, CANADA; Rabies unit, Institute Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE; Institute Zooprofilattico Sperimentale, Brescia, ITALY; Human Rabies Vaccine Production Unit, Vecol, Bogotá, Colombia.

Human vaccine development assistant at the National Institute of Immunology, Bogota, Colombia. Junior researcher for Vaccine improvement and development at Vecol, Bogotá, Colombia. Director of Veterinary Viral vaccine production and development at Laverlam Laboratories, Cali, Colombia.

Bioprocess applications specialist and consultant at Purification and Fluid Analysis Co., Bogotá, Colombia.

Biotechnology development and industrial specialist with locations at: Cali, COLOMBIA; Quito, ECUADOR; Shenyang, CHINA; and Asuncion, PARAGUAY. Director Sterile Pharma production plant at Tecnoquimicas, S.A, Cali, COLOMBIA.

International Biotechnology consultant for Tera Biotechnology S.A.S., on technical projects for Cheng-Da Biotechnology Co., Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production on Vero Cells and inside Bioreactors.

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Clara Elisa Turriago Prieto

B.Sc. Microbiology, Andes University, Bogota, Colombia. Cell culture in- house training, Montreal, Canada. Thirty years’ experience in research and development of Veterinary biological products and human vaccines.

Direction of Quality Control in Foot and mouth disease vaccine production at Vecol, S.A., Bogotá, Colombia.Biological and Virology Production Head for Human and Veterinary Rabies Vaccine; equally for Classical Swine Fever, Human and Veterinary Equine Encephalitis and Avian Marek´s disease vaccine.

Co-direction of Biological Production: Avian Vaccine as Fowl Pox, New Castle, Bronchitis; Bacterial Vaccines: Brucellosis, Clostridium, Anthrax. Vecol, S.A., Bogota, Colombia.

Research and Development on Classical Swine Fever Vaccine. Senior technologist for BARI Consultants Ltd and Co-Technology Transfer of CSF vaccine to Cheng Da Biotechnology, Shenyang, China.

Consultancy on Industrial Production and Quality Control technologies for Food and Mouth Disease Vaccine at Ourofino Animal Health, Riberao Petro, Brazil.

Chair on General Microbiology and Immunology at Veterinary Faculty, UDCA University, Bogota, Colombia. Associate professor on Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) in Industrial Production (GMP, GLP, ISO standards) at Andes University, Bogota, Colombia.

International Biotechnology consultant for Bari Consultants and Tera Biotechnology S.A.S. on projects for Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production in Vero Cells on Microcarriers and inside Bioreactors. 

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Juliet Castro Del Río

Doctor Veterinary medicine, National University; M.Sc. Animal production, Diplomate Molecular Biology. Twenty years’ experience on industrial production processes and quality control of human and veterinary vaccines in several projects around the world.

Extensive experience, and executive positions in Management; University teaching, research, development, production and control of veterinary and human vaccines. Thorough development of managerial skills, assertive communication, direction of work groups, planning and execution of projects.

Junior researcher for Vaccine improvement, development, and quality control at VECOL, Bogotá, Colombia.

Teaching experience in morpho-physiology and microbiology. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Veterinary Faculty, UDCA University, Bogota, Colombia.

Experience in epidemiology and immunology for the diagnostic, treatment and control of diseases of domestic animals and zoonoses. Extensive experience in laboratory techniques for the diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases. Knowledge in the implementation and development of biosecurity programs in intensive farming systems and the pharmaceutical industry.

Specialist in the design and development of tests in animal bio-models according to bioethical principles of animal welfare, especially in control testing for vaccines for human and veterinary use.

Direction and publication of scientific magazines. Seven years as Executive Director of the Colombian Association of Veterinary Medicine (ACOVEZ).

International Biotechnology consultant for Bari Consultants and Tera Biotechnology S.A.S. on projects for Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production on Vero Cells and inside Bioreactors.

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Adriana Sierra Gonzáles

B.Sc. Microbiology, Andes University, Bogota, Colombia.MSc. Industrial Biotechnology, Positivo University, Curitiba,Brazil. Twenty-five years’ experience in research, development and quality control of Veterinary biological products and human vaccines.

Senior technologist and Coordinator of the Human and Veterinary Rabies Vaccine development, Vecol S.A., Bogota,Colombia. Specialist in quality control of biological products and vaccines, Vecol S.A., Bogota, Colombia.

Senior Research Consultant, BARI Consultants LLC. Consultancy work for the development of the upstream processing of the human rabies vaccine production and of the ELISA test forrabies glycoprotein determination, Cheng Da Biotechnology, Shenyang, China. Consultancy on industrial production of Footand Mouth Disease vaccine at Lanzhou Veterinary Vaccine Industry, Lanzhou, China.

Coordinator In-process Quality Control for Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine, Ourofino Saúde Animal, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Coordinator Biological Products Quality Control, Ourofino Saúde Animal, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Specialist, Research and Development of Biological products, Project: Veterinary Rabies Vaccine production on BHK-21 Cellsin suspension. Ourofino Saúde Animal, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Specialist, Quality Control Department, Validation Procedures of Microbiological Quality Control Methods. Ourofino Saúde Animal, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

International Biotechnology consultant for Tera Biotechnology S.A.S. on projects for Cheng Da Biotechnology Co. Shenyang, China. Co-development of Human Rabies Virus Vaccine production in Vero Cells on Microcarriers and inside Bioreactors.

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