Who We Are

K. John Morrow Jr., PhD President/CEO Newport Biotech

K. John Morrow, Jr.

K. John Morrow, Jr.

My training is in the field of genetics (PhD, University of Washington, Seattle).  I did post doctoral study at the Istituto di Geneticà, Universitá di Pavia, Italy, and the Institute for Cancer Research (now the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA). I have extensive experience in the academic community, including faculty positions at the University of Kansas and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I have authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications reporting original research in genetics, immunology, developmental biology, evolution, cancer biology and animal science.

I have been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $2.5M of federal and privately funded research grants, and I was the principal investigator on a small business innovative research grant (SBIR) from the National Institutes of Health to Meridian Biosciences, Inc.

In addition to my academic experience, I have been associated with Meridian Bioscience, Inc., an immunodiagnostics firm located in Cincinnati, for the last 20  years. I was first Principle Investigator on a research project supported by the company, and later as Director of Biological Sciences Research at their Cincinnati facility. In addition to my involvement as a research scientist at Meridian, I have consulted for numerous private companies.

I serve on the editorial boards of Biopharm International http://www.biopharminternational.com/biopharm.

In 2009 I was awarded a Science Journalism Laureate for excellence in scientific writing from Purdue University.

I speak and write the Italian Language and work as a part time interpreter for Affordable Language Services in Cincinnati.

In 2016 I joined Point A Consulting (Louisville KY; http://pointaconsulting.com/ABOUT-POINT-A-CONSULTING) as part of a team evaluating an expansion proposal developed by a Southeastern US research institute. The study was completed and the Point A consulting team is now advising its clients on the specifics of its recommendations.

In December of 2016 I completed with Dr. Cheng Liu editorial work on a coillection of essays entitled "Biosimilars of Monoclonal Antibodies". The volume, published by John Wiley, is now available.  

On a personal note, my wife and I share a third floor early 20th century penthouse in Newport, Kentucky with four cats who are responsible for deciding critical issues.


Representative List of Publications

These are some of my writings (last two years only), including books, peer-reviewed papers, editorial comment and articles in biotechnology trade papers. My Complete bibliography is available on request.

 

 

 

283. Morrow, K. J. 2016. Upstream Tools Hasten Product Development: Beware of Obstructions in the Upstream Processing of Biologics.  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Sep 15, 36(16):32-35. http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/upstream-tools-hasten-product-development/5837/?kwrd=morrow.

 

284. Morrow, K. J. 2016. Upstream Tools Hasten Product Development: Beware of Obstructions in the Upstream Processing of Biologics.  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Sep 15, 36(16):32-35. http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/upstream-tools-hasten-product-development/5837/?kwrd=morrow.

 

285. Morrow, K. J. 2016. The Dark Side of CRISPR FrontLine Security 11:(4).  http://security.frontline.online/article/2016/4/5714-The-Dark-Side-of-CRISPR

 

286. Morrow, J. 2017. How A Biotech Startup Networked Through The Valley Of Death. Life Science Leader. July 2017.

 

287. Morrow, J. 2017. Reaching a turning point with an unusual cancer therapeutic. Life Science Leader 9:(9)40-41. September 2017. http://lifescienceleadermag.epubxp.com/i/867368-sep-2017.

 

288. Morrow, K. J. 2017. Supplement: Advances in Upstream Technologies Reduce Viral Contamination Risks: Multilayered Approach Includes Virus-Resistant CHO Cell Lines, Advanced Filtration Technologies, and Careful Raw Material Selection. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Oct 1, 37(17):32-35.http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/upstream-tools-hasten-product-development/5837/?kwrd=morrow.

 

289. Morrow, K. J. 2018.  Life Science Leader. Magazine Article. February 7, 2018. How To Keep Employed In A Changing Biotech Workplace.

 

290. Morrow, K. J. 2018.  Life Science Leader. Magazine Article. July 5, 2018. A Medical Device Innovator's Long Road To Success.

 

291.Morrow, K. J. 2018 Bioprocessing Companies Push Limits of Upstream Technologies: Goal Is to Maximize Efficiency in Bioprocess Operations. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Sept 12, published online. https://www.genengnews.com/gen-exclusives/bioprocessing-companies-push-limits-of-upstream-technologies/77901147?q=morrow

292. Morrow, K. J. 2018. Building the Ideal Bioprocessing Strategy. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Oct 15, 38(18):1,22.https://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/building-the-ideal-bioprocessing-strategy/6429.


Latest Book:

Cheng Liu (Editor), K. John Morrow, Jr. (Editor). Biosimilars of Monoclonal Antibodies: A Practical Guide to Manufacturing, Preclinical, and Clinical Development. ISBN: 978-1-118-66231-1. 704 pages. December 2016. John Wiley and Sons, New York.


Books

85. Morrow K. J. Combination Antibody Therapy for Cancer Treatment. Insight Pharma Reports. January 2016. http://www.insightpharmareports.com/Combination-Antibody-Therapy-Report/.

86. Cheng Liu (Editor), K. John Morrow, Jr. (Editor). Biosimilars of Monoclonal Antibodies: A Practical Guide to Manufacturing, Preclinical, and Clinical Development. ISBN: 978-1-118-66231-1. 704 pages. December 2016. John Wiley and Sons, New York.


Chapters in Books

71.  Deng, J.  X. K., Raju, T. S., and Morrow, K. J. 2004. Achieving Appropriate Glycosylation During the Scale-up of Antibody Production. In: Antibodies: Volume II, Novel Technologies and Therapeutic Use (ed: S. Subramarium) Kluver/Academic/Plenum Press. pp 53-78.

72. Morrow, K. J., and Dorsett, P. 2004. New Frontiers in Bioprocessing. IN: “Advances in Large Scale Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Scale-up Production.” Volume I. ASM Press, Rockville, MD, pp1-28.

73. Morrow, K.J., R. Bawa, and C. Wei. 2007. Recent advances in basic and clinical nanomedicine. In:  Medical Clinics of North America: Nanomedicine 91(5):805-844, Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

74. Morrow, K. J. 2007 Advances in antibody manufacturing using mammalian cells. IN: Annual Review of Biotechnology 9:95-113. Editor: M. Raafat El-Gewely. Elsevier BV.

75. Morrow, K. J. 2007 Frontiers in Bioprocessing: 2006. IN: Advances in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing. Editor: Eric S. Langer. (in Press), ASM Press.


Book Reviews

85. Morrow, K. J. “Recombinant Antibodies” by Breitling and Dubel. Quarterly Review of Biology 76(4):487, 2001.

86. Morrow, K. J. “Inside the FDA” by Fran Hawthorne. Biopharm International. June 2005.


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