About Us

EXPUTEC is a technology-driven consulting and software company delivering solutions for the biotech and chemical process industry. Exputec uniquely combines data science and engineering competencies to solve manufacturing challenges.

EXPUTEC data science services and software frameworks provide efficient data science support for projects ranging from fast trouble shootings finished within weeks to sustainable data science support for process development, technology transfer and continuous process optimization.

inCyght® from Exputec is a data science software framework specifically designed to enable scientists and engineers to extract the maximum benefits from process data. inCyght® features advanced process data visualization features, unique mechanistic algorithms, information mining routines and a simulation framework. inCyght® is used for biotechnological and chemical production processes.

The combination of engineering competencies with the unique inCyght® data science software framework ensure delivery of comprehensive results to the customer. Exputec’s customers increase their competitive advantage by the elimination of root causes for process variance, efficient process optimization and the reduction of failed batches.

Mission: Organizing Bioprocesses

We create impact for our customers enabling accelerated commercialization, speed up scale up & start of production, reduce fail batches and ensure safer quality lifecycle management by organization of bioprocesses via data science software solutions.

EXPUTEC’s scientifically proven and revolutionary approach delivers efficiency, scalability and quality to bioprocesses. This is ensured by an accurate quality management process, mechanistic process understanding for scalable processes, highly skilled interdisciplinary team of professional research consultants, creative thinking and commercial expertise combined with the best-in-class in-depth industry knowledge.


Our Goal

To get it right the first time, every time and strive to exceed customer expectations whenever possible.

Our Principles

Quality derives from a staff commitment to service and excellence.

Customer Focus: Customer requirements come first. Quality begins and ends with the customer and we strive to always satisfy their needs.
Relationships: We build mutually beneficial relationships with customers and suppliers.
Innovation: We search for, design and supply creative products and services.
Teamwork: Our Employees work together as a team to satisfy our customers.
Process Emphasis: We focus our Employees on practical processes to ensure consistent results.
Continual Improvement: Through management review of our Business Management System we aim to continually improve business performance, processes, products and services.
Employee Development: Through active mentoring we create a culture where staff have the skills and are empowered to take responsibility for the results of their actions which contributes to the success of the Company.

Exputec’s Quality Management System complying with the requirements of standard ISO 9001:2015.



Dr. Petra Lubitz

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Petra Lubitz has taken over the position as chief executive officer of the consulting and software developing company Exputec GmbH with 01.03.2019. After having finished her PhD in Microbiology, at the University of Vienna, she gathered sound experience in leading R&D projects in the field of vaccine development. She has gained more than 10 years of experience in managing an SME Biotech Company working as COO. “I am honored and excited to lead Exputec. Data management software solutions developed by Exputec will become state of the art in the pharmaceutical industry!”

Christopher Taylor

Head of Consulting

Head of Data Science Consulting at Exputec. He holds a MSc in Bioprocess Engineering, concurrently following up a PhD program and is a certified 6sigma BB. Christopher Taylor has over 15 years’ experience in the biotech industry, principally in the statistical application of models and risk assessment tools for bioprocess development and GMP operation. He has worked for large biopharma companies in the US, Switzerland, and Austria. He has led global teams in the industry towards QbD implementation, DoE design and analysis, implementing CPV plans, and statistical problem.

Valentin Steinwandter

Head of Software

Valentin Steinwandter leads the software development group at Exputec, developing a unique data science framework for the biotech industry. After his MSc in biotechnology, he gathered sound expertise at the interface between data science, software, and biotechnology with state of the art tools. He is currently finishing his PhD, focusing on various data science applications and workflows throughout the bioprocess lifecycle.

Lukas Marschall

Sr. Consultant

Lukas is a Sr. Consultant at Exputec and project lead in innovative lighthouse projects. He holds a MSc in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Technology Vienna. Over the last 5 years he was involved in basic engineering, process optimization and process validation projects. Always running at the exciting interface between data science and process engineering he masters both languages (statistics and process technology) fluently. Currently he has the lead on several process validation projects and helps top-tier pharmaceutical companies on reaching their goal of successful submission.

Thomas Zahel

Head of Innovation

Thomas Zahel is head of innovation at Exputec, with outstanding experience in statistics, algorithm development and turning complex challenges into easy concepts for our clients. His background is in bioprocess engineering and he holds a PhD in applied statistics for process development and validation. He is most passionate about developing new statistical methods and turn them into intuitive data science tools for consulting projects and features of our software inCyght. He has successfully helped top-ranked biopharmaceutical companies to develop, improve and validate their processes according to regulatory compliance.

Scientific Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Herwig

Founder and Scientific Advisor

Christoph Herwig, bioprocess engineer from RWTH Aachen, worked in industry in the design and commissioning of large chemical facilities prior to enter his interdisciplinary PhD studies at EPFL, Switzerland in bioprocess identification. Subsequently, he positioned himself at the interface between bioprocess development and facility design in biopharmaceutical industry. Since 2008, he is full professor for biochemical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. The research area focuses on the development of data science methods for integrated and efficient bioprocess development along QbD principles In 2013, he founded Exputec addressing data science solutions for the biopharma life cycle.

Partners and Memberships

Partners play a critical role in helping organizations to design and improve their unique business processes. EXPUTEC partners facilitate the innovative interdisciplinary approach with the benefit of creating beneficial synergies for our customers.



ZIT - Die Technologieagentur der Stadt Wien GmbH

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