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MilliporeSigma, 2909 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO, USA


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2909 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO, USA

Innovations in Upstream Development Technical Symposium

Intensified mAb Processes & Insights Into Gene Therapies

April 7 and 8, 2020 | St. Louis, MO, USA

Day One: 9AM - 8:30PM
Day Two: 9AM - 3:45PM

Join us and your peers for the Innovations in Upstream Development Technical Symposium for mAb and Gene Therapy. The days will cover the latest trends, developments and technologies to get upstream development right the first time.

During this two-day seminar you will:

  • Network with peers and learn industry trends
  • Gain insights on solutions for upstream through
    • Panel discussions with industry experts
    • A poster session highlighting innovations in upstream development
  • Tour our Center of Excellence for media development
  • Enjoy an evening reception at the St. Louis Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Space is limited, register now!
Attendance is complimentary, but advanced registration is required.

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Topics* and speakers

Day 1 AM: Cell & Expression Technologies
Platform process development of the next generation CHO expression system in PfizerJin Guo, PhD Senior Scientist - Pfizer
Meeting the challenges of supporting emerging modalities; Perspectives learned from the early days of exosome bioprocessingScott Estes, PhD Vice President, Process Sciences - Codiak BioSciences
Alternative hosts: Moving beyond CHO for biologics manufacturingChristina Alves, PhD, Principal Scientist - Biogen
Panel discussion Trissa Borgschulte, PhD, Senior Director and Head of Bioprocessing Upstream R&D - MilliporeSigma
Lunch and Poster Session
Day 1 PM: Next Generation Processes
Facets of perfused seed train: Driving value towards the evolution of upstream processesHabib Horry, PhD, Associate Director, Upstream Process Integration- MilliporeSigma
Advances in upstream development at Just - Evotec BiologicsMyles Hollenbach, MS, Scientist, Small Scale Bioreactor Development - Just - Evotec Biologics
Enabling advanced process control using process analytical technology in biopharmaceuticals manufacturingRavali Raju, PhD, Principal Scientist - Pfizer
Panel discussion Mike Phillips, PhD, Director, Next Generation BioProcessing R&D - MilliporeSigma
Evening event - St. Louis Anheuser-Busch Brewery – Closing 8:30PM
Day 2 AM: Vaccine and Viral Therapy
Development and scale-up of an AAV manufacturing platform for gene transfer and gene editing vectorsMarissa Stanvick, Scientist II - Homology Medicines
Towards the development of a templated process for LV and AAV manufacturingHank George, Head of Viral Vector Producing Cell Lines and Viral Gene Therapy Process Development - MilliporeSigma
Impact of raw material variability on gene therapy modalitiesAaron Mack, PE, Senior Engineer - Biogen
Panel discussion Daniel Teasley, Senior Product Manager, Viral Gene Therapy Manufacturing - MilliporeSigma
Lunch and Tour of our Center of Excellence
Day 2 PM: Next Generation Processes
Implementation of supplier upgrades in support of Next Generation Manufacturing Philippe de Vilmorin, Senior Engineer - Biogen
Biomanufacturing and development challenges in a rapid response worldMatt Caple, Executive Director Process Development - Ology Bioservices
Case studies in biomanufacturing: Academic consortium perspectiveMichael Betenbaugh, PhD, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Johns Hopkins Univ., Lead PI, AMBIC
Panel discussion Omar Wahab, Head of Franchise - Upstream, Cell Culture and Biopharmaceutical Materials - MilliporeSigma
Closing 3:45PM

*Agenda subject to change. Attendance to 'Innovations in Upstream Development Technical Symposium” is limited and available to Pharma or Biopharma companies and by invitation only. The offer does not extend to any company that provides Pharma or Biopharma products or services. We reserve the right to revoke or refuse participation at any time. Please register for an invitation. Lunches, evening event, and coffee breaks are provided courtesy of MilliporeSigma. Travel costs, hotel accommodations and any other costs incurred are at the expense of the attendees.