Nothelfer Consulting, Downstream Processing & Viral Safety
Franz Nothelfer is currently a professional consultant for downstream processing and viral safety. Before his retirement in 2017, he was heading a position as associate director of Protein Science at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG.
He was responsible for the development of novel purification processes for therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies. His major task was the transfer, establishment, and optimization of purification processes of customers to achieve robust and economic manufacturing processes.
He was also responsible for the establishment of new innovative techniques in purification. From 1989 until 2003 he was conducting viral clearance studies. From 2003 until 2016 he was responsible for planning and conducting of viral clearance studies for BI internal projects and for client projects.