Nephi Jones is the R&D Manager leading the Advanced Technology team for the Bioprocess Production Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Logan, Utah. He holds BS and MS degrees in Biological Engineering from Utah State University and has 15 years of experience, focused on feasibility research, process development, and scale-up of biotechnology. Jones launched his career at HyClone Laboratories, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific. In 2004 he was a founding member of the team that would design the first commercially available stirred-tank single-use bioreactor. During his career his principal responsibilities have included: cell culture media development, bioprocess application engineering, system design engineering, process development, research engineer, and project management. He holds approved and pending patents covering applications for single-use bioreactors, mixers, single-use bioprocess containers, sterile fluid transfer, mixing/mass transfer optimization, fluid filtration, mechanical drive/sealing systems, biosensors, and downstream purification.