“I’ve been able to grow BIOVECTRA and it has been wonderful for me.”
– Bruna Coutinho
Principal Scientist, Process Development – Biologics
Bruna Coutinho has experienced many adventures on her path pursuing a career in science. Her most recent journey was joining BIOVECTRA, finding a new home in Prince Edward Island and starting her family. Originally from Brazil, Bruna studied microbiology and immunology there, got her Biotechnology Ph.D. in Italy, and completed post-doctoral work in Seattle. Bruna’s pride in her team, commitment to problem solving, and pursuit of biotechnology is infectious – in the best way possible! Bruna thrives on challenges, performing her best, and encouraging others. She sets her sights on a career with industry because of her strong desire to do something tangible and productive with her knowledge. Bruna joined the company as a Research Scientist and was quickly promoted to Senior Scientist and then to lead of the Process Development Biologics team. She and her team work to help clients solve their early-stage problems in the lab and support them to scale-up their products to be ready for manufacturing. The collaborative and helpful nature of her team, new challenges to solve in the lab, and ongoing learning feeds Bruna’s professional growth and passion for her work.