Mr. Kane provides consulting services related to statistics and reliability engineering and he has experience with product/process development and manufacturing in the fields of: biopharmaceuticals, consumer, optical fiber, telecommunications, electronic, commercial aircraft, and infant care products. His areas of statistical expertise include, response surface modeling (RSM), statistical process control (SPC), comparison testing, linear and logistic regression, Monte Carlo and bootstrapping methods, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and reliability analysis. Mr. Kane has particular expertise with design of experiments (DOE), measurement systems analysis (MSA), and exploratory data analysis.
Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Kane was Director of Process Statistics at GlaxoSmithKline (formerly Human Genome Sciences, Inc.), where he provided statistical consultation services related to product and process development, assay development and validation, and analysis of manufacturing data. He was instrumental in developing a novel method for analyzing immunogenicity assay data, creating an intranet-based dashboard for simultaneously displaying multiple statistical control charts in the same window, and supporting the commercial approval of Benlysta and raxibacumab, products for the treatments of systemic lupus erythematosus and inhalational anthrax.
Mr. Kane also has extensive experience assembling and providing customized statistical training courses and he has been an invited speaker at more than 25 conferences. He has extensive knowledge of JMP, Minitab, R, Visual Basic (VB), and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and he is known to make full use of the VBA that is on the backside of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to automate analyses, simulations, or visualizations. He is also familiar with SAS, Weibull++, and S-Plus software for statistical and reliability analyses.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1994
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1993
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, Certificate #4724
Grillo A, Kane M, Penn N, Perkins M. Characterizing the formulation design space. Biopharm International 2010; 23(3):30–39.
Kane M. Weibull analysis: A call for standardization. Proceedings, SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics 2000; 4215:98–108.
Sloan D, Le Blanc S, Kane M. UV exposure and the tensile strength of optical fiber. Proceedings, SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics Vol. 4215, pp. 191-200, 2000.
Kane M. Statistical process control for assay development. 12th Annual CHI PepTalk: Formulation, Palm Springs, CA, January 21–25, 2013.
Kane M. Design of experiments—The primary tool in quality-by-design. American Society for Quality, Section 509, Biomed/Biotech meeting, Rockville, MD, December 6, 2012.
Kane M. How to develop a valid cutpoint—A cautionary tale. 8th Annual Bioassays and Bioanalytical Method Development, Berkeley, CA, October 1–3, 2012.
Kane M, Kubiak R, Zhang L. Intensive skill-builder for statistical analysis. 13th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, Baltimore, MD, April 17–19, 2012.
Kane M. Minimize error potential through firm establishment of acceptance criteria, baselines, cutpoints, and outliers. 7th Annual Cell Based Assays and Bioanalytical Method Development, Berkeley, CA, October 3–5, 2011.
Kane M. DOE 101: The basic principles of design of experiments. CHI The Bioprocessing Summit 2011, Boston, MA, August 22–25, 2011.
Kane M. Characterization and optimization using design of experiments. 34th Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, Muncie, IN, May 23–25, 2011.
Kane M. DoE 101: Basic principles of design of experiments. AAPS National Biotechnology Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 16–18, 2011.
Kane M. Validation methods for new critical reagents into assays—A round table discussion. 12th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, Washington, DC, April 4–6, 2011.
Van der Haegen B, Kane M. DoE and QbD: tools for optimizing the bioprocess. 10th Annual CHI PepTalk: Short Course, San Diego, CA, January 9–14, 2011.
Kane M. Statistical approaches for appropriate cut point determination. 6th Annual Cell Based Assays and Bioanalytical Method Development, San Francisco, CA, October 4–6, 2010.
Kane M. Use of DOE to determine process parameters for a robust design space in the formulation of a biopharmaceutical product. BioProcess International, Providence, RI, September, 20–24, 2010.
Kane M. Cut point for screening and confirmatory assays. 5th Annual Cell Based Assays in Drug Development for Biopharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA, October 5–7, 2009.
Kane M. Clarify data and statistical analysis tool for cell based assays. 5th Annual Cell Based Assays in Drug Development for Biopharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA, October 5–7, 2009.
Kane M. A discussion of the four-parameter logistic function. 10th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, San Diego, CA, May 4–6, 2009.
Kane M, Coleman D, Marsden R. Novel methods for improved statistical analysis. 10th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, San Diego, CA, May 4–6, 2009.
Kane M. Analysis of validation data. 13th Annual International Process Validation for Biopharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA, March 2–3, 2009.
Kane M. Statistical process control for improved assay development production and transfer. 4th Annual Cell Based Assays in Drug Development for Biopharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA, October 6–8, 2008.
Kane M. Introduction to DOE concepts, steps and analysis. 3rd Annual IBC BioProcess International Analytical and Quality Summit, Cambridge, MA, June 2–4, 2008.
Kane M. Cut point determination when your data are not normal. 9th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, McLean, VA, May 19–21, 2008.
Kane M. Overview of commercial off the shelf statistical software packages. 3rd Annual Cell Based Assays in Drug Development for Biopharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA, October 1–3, 2007.
Kane M. Effective statistical analyses: using benchtop tools, in-house statistician support and consultants. IBC Analytical Method Validation, June 4, 2007.
Kane M. Compare and contrast white paper screening cut point calculations. 8th Annual Immunogenicity for Biotherapeutics, San Diego, CA, May 8-10, 2007.
Kane M. Compare and contrast white paper screening cut point calculations for immunogenicity assays. SWE Strategies and Techniques for Immunogenicity Testing, San Diego, CA, March 8–9, 2007.
Kane M. Simplifying statistical analysis of cell based assay data for assay troubleshooting. 2nd Annual Cell Based Assays in Drug Development for Biopharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA, October 4–6, 2006.
Kane M. Leveraging experimental design in process validation. 10th Annual IBC Process Validation for Biologicals, Carlsbad, CA, February 27–28, 2006.
Kane M. Scripting JMP for automated analysis of factorial design of experiments. 2nd Annual JMP Users Conference, Cary, NC, June 7–8, 2005.
Kane M. Utilizing measurement variability to set internal specifications. 8th Annual IBC Process Validation for Biologicals, March 7–8, 2005.
Director of Process Statistics, GlaxoSmithKline (Formally Human Genome Sciences, Inc), 2002–2012
Statistical Consultant and Reliability Engineering Specialist, 3M, 1995–2002
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Intern, Boeing, 1994
Mechanical Engineering Intern, Kimberly-Clark, 1991 and 1992
American Society for Quality – ASQ (senior member)