Next Week BPI West in San Francisco – Don’t miss Exciting Talks and Activities!

BPI West 2018 begins March 20th 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.

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If you are attending, don’t miss these exciting talks and activities! Interesting Talks in Each Track. Here are some examples:

Key Conference Presentations

Process Development and Manufacturing of Autologous Cell Therapy Products
Vijay Chiruvolu, Ph.D., VP, Process Science and Engineering, Kite Pharmaceuticals

Accelerating Development and Innovation: Advances & Challenges in Vaccine Development
Tony D’Amore, Ph.D., Vice President, Sanofi

Application of Frontier Science – Lessons from Implementation of Next Generation Manufacturing at Amgen’s Singapore Facility
Christopher Crowell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Operations, Amgen Inc.

Redefining Competition – Thinking about our Industry in a Revolutionary Way
Kimball Hall, Senior Vice President and Head of Drug Substance Manufacturing, Pharma Technical Operations, Genentech, Inc.

Post Approval Changes in Biotechnology Products: Navigate through Regulatory Requirements
Arulvathani Arudchandran, Ph.D., Product Quality Reviewer, Microbiologist, FDA-CDER

California Life Sciences State of the Industry 2018: A Look at the Trends and Influences Driving the Life Sciences Industry In California for 2018 And Beyond
Sara Radcliffe, President and CEO, California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

Achieving Efficiency through a Comprehensive Approach to Facility, Organization and Process Design
Jason Bock, Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics CMC, Teva Pharmaceuticals


Scientific Presentations Track:

Tuesday

Producing More With Less – A Look at Total Cost of Ownership Using a Articlesized Approach to Single-Use Technology Implementation
Sara Bell, Senior Marketing Manager, Single-Use Technologies, MilliporeSigma

Implications of Choosing the Right Cell Engineering Technology on Early Stage Process Development
Joseph Abad, Field Application Scientist, MaxCyte

Expertise in Vaccine Process Development Leads to Successful Clinical Trials
David E. Clements, MD, Director of Vaccine Research, Hawaii Biotech

Wednesday

On Demand Nutrient Feed During Automated Cell Culture Process – Integrating an Eppendorf Bioprocess Controller, with the Flownamics Seg-Flow and the Roche CustomBiotech Cedex Bio HT Analyzer
Robert Berish, Scientist, Zoetis

A Molecule’s Journey – Breaking Down Roadblocks to Commercial Success
Guillaume Plane, Global Development and Marketing Manager, MilliporeSigma

Saturn™ and FlexFactory™: Transforming an Existing Facility to Multi-Product Ballroom
Thomas Page, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering and Asset Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies


Technology Workshops:

Tuesday

Process Characterization – A Road Map to Enhance Process Understanding
Eliza Yeung, Ph.D., Associate Director of Process Characterization, Cytovance Biologics

Start with the End in Mind: New Solutions for High Capacity mAb Capture and Efficient Transition to GMP Environment
Avril Vermunt, Bioprocess Hardware Specialist, GE Healthcare

Laboratory Data to Machine Learning in 30 Seconds
Tim Gardner, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Riffyn

High Throughput BLI Potency Assay for Screening of Product Degradation by Industrial Cleaning Solutions
Jonathan Crane, Ph.D., Senior Development Scientist, AGC Biologics

Wednesday

Scaling up? No Problem with New 80cm Diameter Pre-packed OPUS Columns
Fletcher Malcolm, Director, Product Manager, Repligen

A New Media Panel that Unlocks Your Cells’ Potential
Jenny Bang, Manager, Research and Development, Irvine Scientific

Pinpoint your Key Parameters for a Successful Perfusion Process
Helena Öhrvik, Ph.D., Scientist, R&D Bioprocess, GE Healthcare


Cell Culture Dish and Downstream Column Sponsor Activities:

BD Biosciences – Booth 613


Beckman Coulter – Booth 700


Eppendorf – Booth 500

Talk: Wednesday 11:30-12:00
On Demand Nutrient Feed During Automated Cell Culture Process – Integrating an Eppendorf Bioprocess Controller, with the Flownamics Seg-Flow and the Roche CustomBiotech Cedex Bio HT Analyzer
Robert Berish, Scientist, Zoetis


Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies  – Booth 507

Talk: Wednesday 11:30-12:00
Saturn™ and FlexFactory™: Transforming an Existing Facility to Multi-Product Ballroom
Thomas Page, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering and Asset Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies


GE Healthcare Life Sciences – Booth 307

Talks:
Tuesday
11:00-11:30
Expertise in Vaccine Process Development Leads to Successful Clinical Trials
David E. Clements, MD, Director of Vaccine Research, Hawaii Biotech

2:50-3:20
Start with the End in Mind: New Solutions for High Capacity mAb Capture and Efficient Transition to GMP Environment
Avril Vermunt, Bioprocess Hardware Specialist, GE Healthcare

Wednesday
11:30-12:00
Saturn™ and FlexFactory™: Transforming an Existing Facility to Multi-Product Ballroom
Thomas Page, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering and Asset Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

2:25-2:55
Pinpoint your Key Parameters for a Successful Perfusion Process
Helena Öhrvik, Ph.D., Scientist, R&D Bioprocess, GE Healthcare

For more information on product showcases, please see – BPI Flyer


Irvine Scientific  – Booth 406

Talk:
Wednesday 2:25-2:55
A New Media Panel that Unlocks Your Cells’ Potential
Jenny Bang, Manager, Research and Development, Irvine Scientific


JSR Life Sciences  – Booth 509


Kaneka – Booth 815


MaxCyte  – Booth 413

Talk:
Tuesday 11:00-11:30
Implications of Choosing the Right Cell Engineering Technology on Early Stage Process Development
Joseph Abad, Field Application Scientist, MaxCyte

Poster:
Maximizing Productivity and Data Relevance with a Scalable, Non-viral Cell Engineering Technology


MilliporeSigma – Booth 501

Talks:
Monday 4:30-5:00
High Cell Density Cryopreservation for Upstream Process Intensification Using Frozen Seed Train Intermediates
Mona Bausch, Scientist, MilliporeSigma

Tuesday 11:00-11:30
Producing More With Less – A Look at Total Cost of Ownership Using a Articlesized Approach to Single-Use Technology Implementation
Sara Bell, Senior Marketing Manager, Single-Use Technologies, MilliporeSigma

Wednesday 11:30-12:00
A Molecule’s Journey – Breaking Down Roadblocks to Commercial Success
Guillaume Plane, Global Development and Marketing Manager, MilliporeSigma

Thursday 11:15-11:45
Feedback on Single-Use Manufacturing and a New Approach for Scale Transfer Christophe Martin, USP Production Manager, MilliporeSigma


Pall Life Sciences – Booth 601 & 800

Tuesday 2:50-3:20
High Throughput BLI Potency Assay for Screening of Product Degradation by Industrial Cleaning Solutions
Jonathan Crane, PhD, Senior Development Scientist, AGC Biologics
For more information, please visit Pall’s BPI Event website


Purolite – Booth 416

Praesto ‘Jetted’ Agarose Resins
Discover Purolite Life Sciences’ latest Praesto ‘jetted’ agarose resins.  These resins are manufactured to demonstrate enhanced performance characteristics including: better pressure/flow properties, improved resolution, and tighter bead size specifications.  For further information or to discuss your purification challenges, come visit booth 416.

Poster:
The future of Protein A chromatography just arrived by Jet
For more information, please see –Purolite BPI Flyer


Roche Custom Biotech – Booth 305

Talks:
Wednesday
11:00-11:30
On Demand Nutrient Feed During Automated Cell Culture Process – Integrating an Eppendorf Bioprocess Controller, with the Flownamics Seg-Flow and the Roche CustomBiotech Cedex Bio HT Analyzer
Robert Berish, Scientist, Zoetis

4:15-4:45
Analytical Data Trends Used in Making Process Decisions
Frank Agbogbo, Ph.D., Cytovance Biologics
For more information, please see Roche BPI Flyer


Repligen – Booth 506

Talks:
Monday 3:30-4:00
How Can Continuous Bioprocessing Deliver the Flexibility and Cost Gains Promised by its Champions?
John Bonham-Carter, Director, Commercial, Repligen

Wednesday 2:25-2:55
Scaling up? No Problem with New 80cm Diameter Pre-packed OPUS Columns
Fletcher Malcolm, Director, Product Manager, Repligen


Thermo Fisher Scientific – Booth 400


WuXi Biologics – Booth 206