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FUCHS, Renato PhD. Passed away peacefully in Aventura, FL, on Monday, September 7, 2015, after battling brain cancer for two years; he was 72. PhD. in Biochemical Engineering from MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Chemical Engineering from Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia and international expert in the escalated production of biotechnical medications, widely used for the treatment of rare diseases. In the past 33 years, he has served as Director of Manufacturing in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry and has been in instrumental in the organization of the development and manufacturing processes for several prominent companies. Renato served as member of the Industrial Board of Directors of Lehigh University, Berkley and MIT. He has been linked to major companies such as Altus Pharmaceuticals, Shire (formerly Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.) Chiron Corporation (now Novartis), Centocor, Inc. and Shering-Plough Corporation and concluded his tenure a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the United States. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Caballero Rivero Hialeah, 373 W. 9th Street, Hialeah, Florida. Please feel free to leave your condolence and read his extended biography at www.dignitymemorial.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 10, 2015
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