Vince Sewalt leads the Product Stewardship & Regulatory function for DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Palo Alto, CA. Vince focuses on creative ways to support innovation, foster product stewardship, drive advocacy for risk-based regulatory oversight while facilitating technology knowledge building and regulatory capacity building for emerging technologies and in emerging markets.
Vince is Chair of the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) and is a BIO Board member. Noticeable advocacy contributions include the successful joint BIO/ETA petition to EPA for Tier 1 designation of Trichoderma reesei, ETA’s redirect of FDA/CVM to follow due process for establishing regulatory guidance impacting the renewable fuel ethanol industry, numerous presentations on safety & regulatory paradigms for microbial biotechnology to authorities in the US, Canada, Brazil, and China, as well as the NAS Biotechnology Committee on Future Products of Biotechnology and New Harvest. Most recently, Sewalt spoke at SB 7.0 about the future of Regulatory for SynBio. Sewalt is the lead author of the landmark enzyme GRAS review paper in ‘Industrial Biotechnology’ and has blogged for New Harvest.