Jon Viola brings hands-on experience in research and cell line development to Scorpius’ growing commercial team. He has previously worked as a research associate at The Ohio State University. Later, he joined Ximbio as a business development manager, where he played a key role in assisting academic research institutions in commercializing their novel research reagents such as cell lines, mouse models, and antibodies. Prior to joining Scorpius, he was a business development manager at Selexis, where he helped establish partnerships with clients in mammalian cell line development services. Jon earned his B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia. During his PhD research, he used a mammalian expression system to express and characterize members of the X-type lectin family.
Erika Wachs joins the Scorpius business development team with 25+ years of experience in process and product engineering and development, applications engineering, and product management. Her experience includes application engineering an, product specialist, and global business development roles in the PharmBIO division of W.L. Gore. She was most recently a global key account director at Meissner Filtration Products, where she further developed expertise in filtration and single-use technology. Erika earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Abby Sorensen joined Scorpius BioManufacturing in February 2023 after spending almost nine years in biopharma media with Life Science Connect. Her experience includes business development, content creation and strategy, trade show planning and execution, and project management. She has consulted on biopharma marketing strategies for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Abby graduated valedictorian from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania with a BA in Women’s Studies.