Going to BPI West 2017? Don’t miss these great talks and activities!

BPI West 2017 begins February 27th in San Francisco. The conference is focused on providing companies the opportunity to share ideas, strategies and solutions to overcome challenges at every stage of development. Cell Culture Dish/Downstream Column will be attending and blogging from the event. Please don’t miss our BPI West related blogs over the next month.

If you are attending, don’t miss these exciting talks and activities!

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Interesting Talks in Each Track. Here are some examples:

Keynote Presentations

Priorities in Global Healthcare and Burden of Disease: Are We Doing the Right Things in Biopharma and Vaccines?
Günter Jagschies, Ph.D., Senior Director, Strategic Customer Relations, GE Healthcare

Development & Manufactuing of Exosomes – A New Therapeutic Modality with Tremendous Potential
Konstantin Konstantinov, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Process Sciences, Codiak Biosciences

Key Sessions

Drivers in Innovation and How Biosimilars Will Increase Price Pressures and Drive Innovation and Intensification
Jens Vogel, Ph.D., President & CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont Inc.

State of the Life Sciences Industry
Sara Radcliffe, President & CEO, California Life Sciences Association

Innovations in Biomanufacturing with Single Use Technologies – Overcoming the Challenges Through Collaboration
Jeffrey Johnson, New Technology Lead & Director, Center for BioManufacturing Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc.

Beyond Single Use and High Titer – More Efficient Facilities for the Next Frontier
Parrish M. Galliher, CTO Upstream, Xcellerex, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Achieving High Throughput Manufacturing in a Multiproduct Facility [CASE STUDY/NEW DATA]
Paul Jonjorian, Director, Global Technology Transfer, Patheon

Use of Confocal Microscopy to Study Virus Capture during Virus Filtration [NEW DATA]
Andrew Zydney, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Chemical Engineering, The Penn State University

Technology Workshops:


Outsourcing Biosimilars Process Development [CASE STUDY]
Cedric Bas, R&D Director, mAbxience

Accelerating Biotherapeutic Development through Simultaneous High-Titer, CHO Transient Expression & Generation of High-Yield Stable Cell Lines Using Scalable Transfection
Joseph Abad, Field Applications Scientist, MaxCyte

Single-use XCell™ ATF Systems for continuous processing: 100% Cell retention, 8x Faster set-up, No autoclave
Mario Sinani, Field Applications Scientist, Repligen


Process liquids and buffer handling: Solutions for increased efficiency
David Jones, Senior Product Manager, Buffers and Process Liquids

Understanding Sources of Variation in Chemically-Defined Media and Feeds Through Raw Material Characterization
Cory Card, Principal Scientist, Cell Culture, GE Healthcare

Controlling Glycosylation and Evaluating Antibody Function for Protein Product Quality 
Kevin Tan, PhD, Sr. Scientist, R&D, Irvine Scientific


Bioburden Challenge and Improve Productivity with Extended Disposable Downstream Tools
Josephin Bolik, Product Manager, GE Healthcare

Cell Culture Dish and Downstream Column Sponsor Activities:

BD Biosciences – Booth 814

Beckman Coulter – Booth 610

Cell Culture Company– Booth 711


A Perfusion Bioreactor Platform Enabling Fast, Cost-Effective Clinical Scale Biologics Production
Scott Waniger, VP BioServices Division, Cell Culture Company – Wednesday 10:15

Networking Event:
Join host Cell Culture Company (C3) at the University Club of San Francisco for a night of live music, food, drinks, and networking with other bioprocessing leaders.
Date and Time
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

University Club
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94108



Charter Medical – Booth 713

GE Healthcare Life Sciences – Booth 102


Overcoming regulatory uncertainty to fully realize the benefits of single-use technology
Jeff Carter, Ph.D., Strategic Projects Leader, GE Healthcare – Tuesday 8:00

A synergistic life cycle approach to understand and control raw material variability through collaborative process analytics
Gunnar Malmquist, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, R&D, GE Healthcare – Tuesday 10:15

Designing the next generation single-use film: Utilizing materials science to meet performance requirements and security of supply needs
Susan Burke, Staff Scientist, Material Science Leader, GE Healthcare – Tuesday 10:45

Single-use technology and sustainability: Quantifying the environmental impact
William P. Flanagan, Director, Ecoassessment CoE, GE Healthcare – Wednesday 10:15

Beyond single-use and high titer: More efficient facilities for the next frontier
Parrish M. Galliher, Chief Technology Officer, Upstream Bioprocessing, GE Healthcare – Thursday 8:05


  • Development of chemically-defined medium for virus vaccine production in a duck suspension cell line
  • Collaborating to address the bioburden challenge
  • Strategies for optimized cell culture media: Effectively using design space to influence product quality

For more information, please see – promo.gelifesciences.com/gl/K16013/home.html

Essential Pharmaceuticals – Booth 813


Glycolytic Complexity and Pattern Consistency can be Improved by Using Novel Lipid Delivery in Cell-Ess – #E7

Finesse – Booth 207

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies  – Booth 908


Process Design for an All Single-Use Manufacturing Facility: Scaling Low to High Titer Processes to Fit Articles mAb Equipment

Dr. Kelly Thom – Thursday 2:00

Irvine Scientific  – Booth 600

JSR Life Sciences – Booth 509


A Novel Chromatographic Technology: Enhancing Performance Utilizing a Modular Lattice Supported Resin Bed

Marty Siwak, Director Separation Science Group – Monday 3:15


Kaneka  – Booth 412

MaxCyte  – Booth 411

MilliporeSigma – Booth 406 & 407

PALL Life Sciences – Booth 607

Purolite Life Sciences – Booth 311

Roche Custom Biotech – Booth 307

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Thermo Fisher Scientific – Booth 301



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