Arthur Degener, PhD

Sr. Quality Scientist/Engineer

Art is a PhD Chemical Engineer with specialized industry training in Quality Systems and Processes. Art’s strong technical background and analytical problem solving skills have been applied effectively across multiple responsibilities. He has more than 15 years’ experience with protein characterization, technical, process, test method and equipment characterization and validation. His experience includes tenure as a consultant providing test, equipment and process validation support during consent decree remediation.

Art’s technical, analytical and validation experience includes:

  • Audit of Validation Status
  • Cleaning validation
  • Specialty Equipment Validation
  • Filler/Capper Qualification
  • Automated ELISA Equipment Qualification
  • Water bath Qualification
  • Agitator Validation
  • Heating/Cooling Tank Validation
  • Spectrophotometer Validation
  • HPLC Validation
  • Autoclave Validation
  • Test Method Validation
  • Process Validation
  • Centrifugation
  • Heat Exchange
  • Solvent and Spray Bead Formation
  • Dialysis
  • Diafiltration
  • Filtration


  • Distillation
  • Polymer Extrusion
  • Fermentation
  • Protein and Sugar testing
  • Gel and Free Flow Electrophoresis
  • Dot Blot
  • Radial Immunoassay
  • Ligand Binding
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • GC
  • Ion-exchange Chromatography
  • Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography
  • Immuno-affinity Chromatography
  • Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography
  • Densitometry
  • NMR
  • HPLC 


Independent Consultant

Sr. Scientist /Engineer – BioStar Consulting, Inc.

  • cGMP validation assessment/remediation
  • Analytical validation support
  • Independent Consultant

Sr. Scientist -BioQuest Corporation

  • Validation status evaluation
  • Validation preparation and execution
  • Equipment IQ/OQ/PQ preparation and execution
  • Test method characterization and execution
  • Provision of client-specific requirements to assess and provide quality services 

Instructor – Engineering Fundamentals, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research Associate – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Responsible for developing protein purification protocols, instructing laboratory personnel and for maintaining a safe and clean laboratory.

Process Chemical Engineer, FMC, Baltimore, MD

  • Responsible for pilot plant operation to recover potentially toxic product from a waste stream.


B.S., Chemical Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ph.D, Chemical Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



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