Piera Fonte is R&D director in OLON ( Biological & Fermentation group). She is a chemist with PHD in “Applied biotechnologies” . In OLON she leads all R&D projects, managing the laboratory and pilot group of 30 researchers and technicians.
With the R&D team, Piera Fonte is involved in management of several projects for custom manufacturing, including various major pharma customers, as well as generic products. In the last years, the activities of the group are mainly focused on the development of process for the production of therapeutic peptides via recombinant approach. She has authored or co-authored several International or national patent applications and scientific publications.