Yuchen Wang

Dr. Wang is an experienced leader in CMC product development within the global biotech space. She has been responsible for analytical development, process development, formulation, and fill and finish of clinical drug products for late-stage biologic programs. With a track record of success, she has effectively managed multiple Contract Drug Manufacturing Organizations worldwide and the supply chain for clinical studies involving 30+ sites. Dr. Wang is currently the Associate Director of Biologics Product Development at Calidi Biotherapeutics, a clinical stage biopharma utilizing stem cell-based platforms to revolutionize oncolytic virotherapies for cancer applications. Dr. Wang is responsible for establishing the CMC strategies and leading the tech transfer, clinical manufacturing, and supply chain with Calidi’s global CDMO network and clinical sites.

Before joining Calidi, Dr. Wang worked as a Senior Manager of product development at Emergent BioSolutions, where she led the technical development of virus-like particles vaccine programs from early to late phases. She has 10+ scientific articles published on her research work on developing various biologic modalities, nanotechnologies, and drug delivery systems. Additionally, she serves as the Vice Chair of the Women in Bio for the SoCal chapter.